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.

April 13 - 25th


Help Support Island non-profits!

The GiveLopez Fundraiser is April 13-25


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.

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Help Support Island non-profits!

It’s spring, and that means it’s time for GiveLopez again! GiveLopez is a collaborative spring fundraiser benefiting seven Lopez nonprofits. If that’s all you need to know, hop on over to www.givelopez.org to contribute. If you want to know more about what we’ve got planned for this year, read on…   We know that everyone has

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Help Us Preserve Our Schoolhouse!

Help Us Preserve Our Schoolhouse!

The Port Stanley Schoolhouse is an island gem. Saved and restored by the generosity and hard work of many in this community, we now count on your goodwill and love of Lopez history to help us maintain it. At times like these, the importance of preserving our history and coming together as a community are

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