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History Afloat 7 – Island Connections

HISTORY AFLOAT 7 tickets are now on sale! This year will be a little different, as we’ll be on board the Sylvan Spirit with Captain Skip Heeter on Saturday, JULY 27th, noon to 4. We’ll be taking a tour of the east side of Lopez, from Spencer’s Landing down into Lopez Sound and out through Lopez Pass, exploring the connections between Lopez, Decatur, and Blakely Islands. What will not change is the entertaining stories from long-time locals, great food and refreshments, and (we hope!) sunny, beautiful weather. We only have 50 seats this year, so call, email, or stop by now to reserve your tickets!

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Help us install a new heating and cooling system!

In an effort to keep improving our ability to care for and maintain our irreplaceable artifacts and archives, we are looking to install two new heat pumps in our museum and office spaces. These will improve our efficiency, help us to maintain a stable environment, and exclude bugs and dust. You can help us keep Lopez Island history preserved for the benefit of all!

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Lopez Island Historical Society welcomes a new Executive Director

In January of this year, the Lopez Island Historical Society bade Mark Thompson-Klein a happy retirement with deep gratitude for his years of service. We also welcomed Amy Hildebrand as our new Executive Director. Our thanks to the Islands’ Weekly and Gretchen Wing for the great article announcing this change and introducing Amy to the community.

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Events

Lopez History Afloat 6

Lopez History Afloat 6 will be Saturday, June 30 this year.

This year’s theme is Living Legends, featuring settler-family descendants (and some later arrivals) talking about life on Lopez in the “early” days. We’ll announce the speakers early-June.

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Support our work through GiveLocal

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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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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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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