50th Anniversary!

Part of the new Logging Exhibit at MHI - Tim Dustrude photo

Part of the new Logging Exhibit at MHI – Tim Dustrude photo

This weekend the San Juan Historical Society and Museum celebrates their 50 year anniversary. Lots will be happening up there and it will be a great opportunity for you to check out the progress they’re making on the newest exhibit – their Museum of History and Industry (MHI) of San Juan Island.

Part of the Lime Exhibit at MHI - Tim Dustrude photo

Part of the Lime Exhibit at MHI – Tim Dustrude photo

Dodie Gann's apple cider press is on display at the MHI - Tim Dustrude photo

Dodie Gann’s apple cider press is on display at the MHI – Tim Dustrude photo

When completed (hopefully within the next 2 years) the MHI will consist of 4 exhibits, each devoted to a significant industry that has shaped the island over the last 100 years – Fishing, Logging, Farming and Lime.

Currently, great progress is being made on the Logging and Lime exhibits, with Fishing and Farming coming up next.

Saturday, May 21st from 11am to 3pm. Go enjoy an admission-free day filled with exhibits, music, stories, and the opportunity to browse through some vintage local newspapers, and pore over Pioneer Picnic scrapbooks from decades gone by. There will be storytellers and docents to serve as guides, and there will be cake!

You can also support the museum and have your name or message proudly displayed on their grounds if you Buy a Brick for History.

Buy a Brick for History and support your local museum

Buy a Brick for History and support your local museum

Posted on May 18, 2016 at 5:53 am by

Categories: Around Here, Community, Education, History

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