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Exhibits

2015 Exhibit: Salmon was King

Our new exhibit is “Salmon was King,” showing the history of Lopez Island’s fishing industry divided into three 40-year eras. April 25 – September 30, 2015 Wednesday through Sunday  •  Noon to 4 Museum Members Reception April 24  •  5-7pm Millions of salmon spawn in the innumerable rivers and streams of the Pacific Northwest.  As they reach

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2014 Exhibit: Brave, Bold, Beautiful: Lopez Women

Not All Women Wore Bonnets… Our new exhibit is “Brave, Bold, Beautiful: Lopez Women,” a look at some of the notable and accomplished women in Lopez Island’s past. Lopez women were intrepid, enthusiastically participating in the male-dominated world of farming, fishing, and shopkeeping. They were postmistresses, hoteliers, cannery workers, music teachers, and switchboard operators. “Brave,

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Exhibits

2012 Exhibit: Children’s Corner

Our new Children’s Corner brings a fun, interactive element to the museum. It’s meant for children, but nearly irresistible to visitors of all ages. History and tradition depend on story telling, and the new activity encourages parents and kids to work together to tell their own Lopez story.

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2011 Exhibit: Island Places—Origins & Stories

What’s in a name? Please visit the museum to find out how our island’s history, from European discovery to early homesteaders, is still alive in our local place names. Sponsors: Islanders Insurance, Spencer’s Landing Marina, Richardson Fuel, Lopez Island Pharmacy, Lopez Village Market, Edenwild Inn, Jamie & Lauren Stephens, Karen Rousseau, Lopez Sand & Gravel,

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