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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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.
November 4, 2012 It’s back! The July edition of LLMY was so much fun, we’ve created an afternoon of Winter Stories. Please join us at the Port Stanley School on November 4 at 3:00 pm to hear fascinating tales from the museum’s archives, enjoy special hot drinks and delectable treats, a small silent auction and
Lorraine McConaghy presents an illustrated historical travelogue of the history of Washington Territory and State
Where: Port Stanley School When: Saturday, August 25th 7:00 pm Free Admission This program is based on Lorraine McConaghy’s new book New Land, North of the Columbia. The research project for New Land involved more than a year of travel throughout Washington, drawing from archival material ranging from maps, correspondence and public records to patent
July 21, 2012 This summer, the Historical Society is doing something we do better than anyone else…bringing history alive. We have a new format for our summer fundraiser – Lopez Legends, Myths & Yarns will be the first of a series of unique and irresistible programs. Please join us at the Port Stanley School on
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.
We are introducing an exciting new program in 2012 that will allow you to hear Lopez Island’s unique stories, told by folks who grew up on the island in the early 20th century—island history from people who were there. Willie Cousins was quite a storyteller. Imagine sitting with Willie, hearing him recall his life on