Explore the Museum: News

Events

Lopez Legends, Myths & Yarns II

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

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Events

Lopez Legends, Myths & Yarns

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

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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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Projects

Oral History Project

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

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Projects

Signature Quilt Project

Update: the quilt is finished! Stop by the museum to see this beautiful quilt, which features nearly 600 signatures. Three Lopez Island quilters, Laurie Latta, Anne Dawson and Karen Alexander, decided this spring it was time to create a very special Lopez Island Signature Quilt. They presented the idea to the Lopez Historical Society, and

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Exhibits

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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Projects

The “Sally J”

The restoration of the historic gillnetter Sally J began in 2011. The Sally J is getting a fresh coat of paint. This beautiful boat seems to invite former, and current, fishers to share stories of their experiences on the water. The Sally J was built for Bastion Jevick, who fished off Iceberg Point. In addition

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Projects

Exhibits & Collections Project

The one constant characteristic of history is that things change. We work hard to collect and catalog important items that chronicle Lopez Island history. We make them available to you as exhibits and programs, archives, family records and photos. We help researchers discover long-lost family, and new islanders learn about their new home and neighbors.

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Events

2010 History Forum

Historic Barns of San Juan County Presented by Boyd Pratt & Sandy Strehlou Thursday March 18th, 7:00pm Port Stanley School, Lopez Island WA Big Sites, Small Sites, and Settlement Patterns in San Juan County Presented by Burke Museum Director Dr. Julie Stein Thursday April 8th, 7:00pm Lopez Center, Lopez Island WA

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