Painting Begins on The Whale Museum

Here’s the latest news from the Whale Museum…

Location of the new mural - Contributed photo

Location of the new mural – Contributed photo

The Whale Museum is open daily 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. even though there is a lot of construction & painting going on outside! Thanks to Stegman Painting and Select Structural LLC, work has begun on our historic building. First used as an Odd Fellows Hall, the building was constructed in 1892. It is an original wood-framed structure, one of the few remaining in our area! It was last painted in 1992, so it is definitely due for a new coat.

Tuesday is the big day! Artist Lindsay Carron arrives on-island to begin the mural painting which will depict three orcas chasing salmon following forage fish through a bull kelp forest. All who see it will know that we not only care for our building, but are stewards of our marine environment.

Thanks to the following who have supported the project with cash and in-kind contributions: The Norcliffe Foundation, Friday Harbor Grand B & B, Town of Friday Harbor, Friday Harbor House, Harbor Rental, Ace Hardware, and many individuals.

We are about half-way to our fund raising goal of $36,000 which is for the entire project. If you would like to make a donation and add your name to the list of contributors, please click here.

Posted on May 31, 2016 at 4:08 pm by

Categories: Community, Education, Environment, Nature, Wildlife

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