Hey folks. Due to the recent increase in cases of the Delta variant of COVID, the board has elected to cancel our Community Picnic on September 12th. Thanks for your understanding, and here’s hoping that next summer we will be able to gather again more freely.
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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
Update: Please join us on September 19th at 3 p.m. at the outdoor pavilion at LCCA for a special event with authors David B. Williams and Iris Graville. Iris will interview David about his new book, Homewaters: A Human and Natural History of Puget Sound. Expect an engaging conversation between two beloved Northwest writers, as they discuss
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
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
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
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!
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!
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.