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Explore the Museum: News

Events

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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Watmough Bay Archaeological Program

June, 2004 The Watmough program, in cooperation with the Burke Museum, Samish Nation, and Bureau of Land Management brought lots of new visitors to the museum. LIHS hosted a team from the University of Washington’s Burke Museum headed by Dr. Julie Stein, Archaeology Collections Manager Laura Phillips, and Russel Barsh, Director of the Samish Nation’s

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