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Help Us Preserve Our Schoolhouse!
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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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Lopez Legends, Myths & Yarns 7

Lopez Island Historical Society presents Lopez Legends, Myths & Yarns 7 – Tales from Richardson

Featuring Mary Anne Lundy Nowicki,
Mary Jennison, Connie Chandler, and Becky Smith
Emceed by Larry Cochran
Saturday, November 23rd • 7 pm
at Woodmen Hall
Bring a tale to share! • $5 Suggested donation

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Community Picnic August 11th!

Eliza Wilson’s birthday picnic, ca. 1912, at Sam Wilson’s place shortly after they arrived on Lopez The Lopez Island Historical Society board and staff would like to cordially invite you to join us for a Community Picnic on Sunday, August 11th from noon to 3 p.m. All are welcome, so bring friends, family, visitors, whomever! This

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The Sylvan Spirit
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History Afloat 7 – Island Connections

HISTORY AFLOAT 7 tickets are now on sale! This year will be a little different, as we’ll be on board the Sylvan Spirit with Captain Skip Heeter on Saturday, JULY 27th, noon to 4. We’ll be taking a tour of the east side of Lopez, from Spencer’s Landing down into Lopez Sound and out through Lopez Pass, exploring the connections between Lopez, Decatur, and Blakely Islands. What will not change is the entertaining stories from long-time locals, great food and refreshments, and (we hope!) sunny, beautiful weather. We only have 50 seats this year, so call, email, or stop by now to reserve your tickets!

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Help us install a new heating and cooling system!

In an effort to keep improving our ability to care for and maintain our irreplaceable artifacts and archives, we are looking to install two new heat pumps in our museum and office spaces. These will improve our efficiency, help us to maintain a stable environment, and exclude bugs and dust. You can help us keep Lopez Island history preserved for the benefit of all!

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Lopez History Afloat 6

Lopez History Afloat 6 will be Saturday, June 30 this year.

This year’s theme is Living Legends, featuring settler-family descendants (and some later arrivals) talking about life on Lopez in the “early” days. We’ll announce the speakers early-June.

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Support our work through GiveLocal

The Lopez Island Historical Society is participating in GiveLocal with other Lopez non-profits, May 1 – 12. You can access the campaign through lopezrocks.org or by going directly through each organization’s website. Please join us in supporting the common good by making a donation today. Your gift will help make a long-term difference in our community.

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Lopez History Afloat 5

This year’s theme is Living Legends, featuring settler-family descendants talking about life on Lopez in the “early” days. We’ll announce the speakers early-June.

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Art Raffle

Win a beautiful carved cedar salmon, original pastel or original watercolor. These pieces, all by Lopez artists, were donated to the Historical Society to help fund museum operations in 2015.

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