Lopez Island Grange rug makers, 1936. Willie Gallanger, Lenore Weeks, Leora Todd, and Sadie (Coffelt) Forest.

Exploring Lopez Island History

The Mission of the Lopez Island Historical Society is to collect, preserve, interpret, and share local history to increase awareness and appreciation of this resource for the benefit of future generations.

Fisherman Bay, 1945-1955

Tide of Change

Tourism arrives on the scene to add a new layer to the traditional economies of farming, fishing, and services.

Recent Posts

Botanical Walk & Sketch with Linda Vorobik

We are pleased as punch that the wildly talented and delightful Linda Ann Vorobik is teaching a Botanical Walk & Sketch class for the museum on Sunday, August 22. Deepen your experience of the visually stunning Fisherman Bay Spit Preserve with a master botanist, illustrator, and instructor. We’ll soak in some of Linda’s vast knowledge

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Homewaters: A Talk with Author David B. Williams

Join us on September 19th for a special evening with authors David B. Williams and Iris Graville. Iris will interview David about his new book, Homewaters: A Human and Natural History of Puget’s Sound. Expect an engaging conversation between two beloved Northwest writers, as they discuss the human and natural environment they call home –

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