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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
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
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
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,
An Afternoon Aboard the Mystic Sea June 28, 2014 This unique guided history tour by master story-teller and long-time Lopezian, Monte Hughes, will leave Spencer’s Landing at noon on June 28 to circumnavigate Lopez Island, returning around 4:00. We’ll hear Monte’s hilarious stories, many passed down from his grandfather and father, about early days on
May, 2014 Exhibit: Signature Quilts as Carriers of Community & Women’s History Friday, May 9, 2014 to Sunday, May 18, 2014 Noon – 4 p.m. Lopez Island Historical Museum, Lopez Village A display of signature quilts made by the Lopez community beginning in the late-1800s. History of Signature Quilts & How to Research Them Friday,
July 20, 2013 Please join us at the Port Stanley School on July 20 at 7:00 pm for: Live Performances Dramatic readings from diaries & letters of Lopez Island settlers ~~~~~~~~ After-dinner delectables & desserts “Eclectic” music Historic slide show from our archives A chance to win great stuff from the LIHS Gift Shop ~~~~~~~~
Featuring stories, photos and artifacts that show the traditions and culture early settlers brought to Lopez.