It’s History Lives Here Month

Posted May 1, 2019 at 5:49 am by

Enjoy free admission to the San Juan Historical Museum on May 18. Pictured here is the atrium inside its Museum of History and Industry (MHI) collection of exhibits. The interactive topographical map orients visitors to historical sites around the island.

The Amer­i­can expe­ri­ence is com­posed of many local his­to­ries, com­mon or unique. When we say “His­to­ry Lives Here,” it is to bring atten­tion to our com­mu­ni­ty’s often some­what hid­den, or at least not broad­ly remem­bered, rich local history.

It is an effort to bring our his­to­ry out of orga­ni­za­tion archives and per­son­al col­lec­tions to share it with our present day com­mu­ni­ty. So in the spir­it of shar­ing, May is the month when island orga­ni­za­tions, in obser­vance of His­to­ry Lives Here Month, pack the cal­en­dar with free events like these (just a sampling).

  • May 4/5 & 11/12 Salmon Bank pro­grams at San Juan Island Nation­al His­tor­i­cal Park
  • May 6 Mar­jorie Walk­er: Artist, Bohemi­an, Islander at San Juan Island Library
  • May 17 Coast Sal­ish Series: Swil Kan­im at San Juan Island Library
  • May 15 San Juan His­tor­i­cal Muse­um opens for the sea­son (Wednes­days through Sat­ur­days, 11–2)
  • May 18 San Juan His­tor­i­cal Muse­um Open House
  • May 19 Roche Har­bor Pio­neer Ceme­tery Guid­ed Tour
  • May 25 Fri­day Har­bor Guid­ed Walk­ing Tour: Con­sid­er­ing Post-War Archi­tec­ture with Fresh Eyes
  • May 25 Lime Kiln Point State Park Sum­mer Sea­son begins, with Light­house Tours weekly

For spe­cif­ic times and details of all His­to­ry Lives Here events in May, check out the online cal­en­dars of the San Juan Islands Vis­i­tors Bureau and The San Juan Island Library.

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