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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