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Lopez Legends, Myths & Yarns II

November 4, 2012 It’s back! The July edition of LLMY was so much fun, we’ve created an afternoon of Winter Stories. Please join us at the Port Stanley School on November 4 at 3:00 pm to hear fascinating tales from the museum’s archives, enjoy special hot drinks and delectable treats, a small silent auction and

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Lopez Legends, Myths & Yarns

July 21, 2012 This summer, the Historical Society is doing something we do better than anyone else…bringing history alive. We have a new format for our summer fundraiser – Lopez Legends, Myths & Yarns will be the first of a series of unique and irresistible programs. Please join us at the Port Stanley School on

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2010 History Forum

Historic Barns of San Juan County Presented by Boyd Pratt & Sandy Strehlou Thursday March 18th, 7:00pm Port Stanley School, Lopez Island WA Big Sites, Small Sites, and Settlement Patterns in San Juan County Presented by Burke Museum Director Dr. Julie Stein Thursday April 8th, 7:00pm Lopez Center, Lopez Island WA

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The Big Event: a Celebration of Lopez Island’s bounty

July 25, 2009 Fabulous food! Chef Kim Bast and her talented crew are working with Lopez farmers and fishers to gather the best seasonal local foods for a truly memorable meal. The evening begins at 6:30 with delectable finger foods and fine wines, down-home live music with Matt Hummel, Carol Noyes, Eric Hall & Lance

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2008 History Forum

Camp Community—Nor’wester Memories Presented by Bill & Marty Holm, Paul Henriksen, Donn Charnley, Richard Carter Thursday March 13th, 7:00pm Bill & Marty Holm, Paul Henricksen, Donn Charnley and Richard Carter will share Camp Nor’wester history and recollections. Who was Frank Carlton Henderson, and why did he decide to open a children’s Camp in 1935? Why

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2007 Fundraiser

July 21, 2007 Gourmet local foods dinner by chef Kim Bast featuring the finest foods grown on Lopez Island. Download: LIHS_Menu_2007-07 Program—“Exploring the Mysteries: Island Archaeology” by Laura Phillips, Archaeology Collections Manager at the Burke Museum Music by Hawk Arps & Friends A very small auction with Dick & Sharon Friel featuring ten unique, but

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2007 History Forum

Mammals on Lopez—an historical perspective Presented by Jim Kenagy Thursday February 8th, 7:00pm The diversity and natural history of Lopez Island mammals now and in the past, presented in an illustrated talk by Jim Kenagy, Curator of Mammals at the Burke Museum. With glacial ice covering the San Juan Islands on many occasions during the

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The Walnut Tree Invitational

Walnut Tree Invitational The Walnut Tree Invitational was the Lopez Island Historical Society’s big fund raiser in 2006. More than 40 painters, sculptors, photographers, musicians, and writers created original works inspired by a magnificent walnut tree at the south end. On July 22, we hosted a celebration with fabulous food, fine wine, foot-tapping music, and

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Textile Celebration

The Textile Celebration attracted more than 500 visitors to view our collection of Friendship Quilts, handcrafted clothing, and contemporary quilts. Our first Textile Celebration was a great success. We featured vintage and contemporary quilts at the Port Stanley School, and spinning, weaving and knitting at the Museum. Local fiber artists demonstrated their skills at both

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