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News

The Perfect Lopez Island Stocking Stuffer!

We have two Richardson Store wood ornaments, and an awesome paper folding model available for purchase this holiday season.

The paper folding model (above, left) is around 6″ long when assembled (you cut out and assemble.) The hanging etched wood ornaments (above, right and below) are approx. 5” high.

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Events

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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Projects

Lopez Heritage Garden

Imagine a garden space in which modern Lopez families can share meals and special moments in the very heart of the island’s past.

The Lopez Island Historical Museum is beginning work on the Lopez Heritage Garden, a family picnic area in which memorials, tributes and remembrances can be displayed in a landscape of native plants and heritage apple trees. Lisa Hummel, descendant of the Hummel Lake family and a well-known Seattle landscape designer, has volunteered to design the project.

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News

Congratulations to our Raffle Winners

Many thanks to all of you who participated in our recent raffle!

CONGRATULATIONS to the following winners:
Bob McCabe’s ‘Old Growth Salmon’ ~ Margaret Moreney
Steve Hill’s ‘Spring Sunrise at Port Stanley’ ~ Steve Sullivan
Ralph Bladt’s ‘Barlow Bay Cold Plant’ ~ Olivia Hermann

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Events

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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Events

Lopez History Afloat 3

An Afternoon Aboard the ‘Mystic Sea’

June 27, 2015

Our first big event this summer is Lopez History Afloat 3, an Afternoon Aboard the Mystic Sea on June 27. Lopez historians Jack Giard, Bob Hughes and Ralph Bladt will join master story-teller and long-time Lopezian, Captain Monte Hughes, to narrate a beautiful trip around Lopez Island on the 100ft. Mystic Sea. We’ll leave Spencer’s Landing Marina at noon, planning to return at 4:00.

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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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News

2015 Preview

We have lots of projects in the works for 2015, beginning with our museum members opening on April 24. Members get the first opportunity to see our new wolf exhibit (Yes! There were wolves on Lopez!) and a new yet-to-be-named fishing exhibit. We’ll host History Afloat again this year with a narrated trip around Lopez on

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Events

Community Picnic

 July 26, 2014 We’re hosting a community picnic on July 26, starting at 11:00 on the museum grounds. You bring blankets and your picnic lunch, we’ll provide the entertainment. In addition to a great afternoon of music produced by Bill Johnson, we’ll have activities for the kids and storytelling for both kids and adults. The

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