It’s History Lives Here Month
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.