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.
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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.
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.
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
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.
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