Topic: History

Trail Times: Fall, 2021 — King Sisters Preserve Trail

Written on November 4, 2021 at 5:50 am, by

Trail Times is a con­tin­u­ing series of arti­cles intro­duc­ing the Old Mil­i­tary Road Trail (OMRT), a pro­posed 18–21 mile cross-island non-motor­ized mul­ti-use trail link­ing Eng­lish Camp and Amer­i­can Camp and hon­or­ing the orig­i­nal Old Mil­i­tary Road. The King Sis­ters Pre­serve is an often over­looked lit­tle gem in our San Juan Island Trail Sys­tem. Strate­gi­cal­ly locat­ed in  Con­tin­ue Reading

Historic Preservation in Friday Harbor — Update

Written on October 8, 2021 at 5:47 am, by

Wel­come Karl! The Town of Fri­day Har­bor His­toric Preser­va­tion Review Board recent­ly filled one of the two recent vacan­cies. Our newest mem­ber is Karl Eber­hard who has a wealth of expe­ri­ence in archi­tec­ture and munic­i­pal his­toric preser­va­tion pro­grams and cit­i­zen preser­va­tion advi­so­ry boards. Just one more…. The good news is that there is one more vacant  Con­tin­ue Reading

Museum Says “Thanks!”

Written on October 4, 2021 at 8:43 am, by

The Board of Trustees and staff of the San Juan His­tor­i­cal Soci­ety and Muse­um thank the San Juan Island Com­mu­ni­ty Foun­da­tion and gen­er­ous donors for their finan­cial sup­port. Dur­ing this year’s Coun­ty Fair through a match­ing grant pro­gram, we were able to secure funds to help pre­serve island trea­sur­ers. The dona­tions received have made it  Con­tin­ue Reading

San Juan Island National Historical Park Hit with Vandalism 

Written on September 21, 2021 at 9:59 am, by

Fri­day Har­bor, WA – On Sep­tem­ber 4, 2021 unknown indi­vid­u­als dam­aged pub­lic lands and destroyed pub­lic prop­er­ty at the Amer­i­can Camp Unit of San Juan Island Nation­al His­tor­i­cal Park. The park needs your help to iden­ti­fy and appre­hend these law­break­ers. Any tips will be treat­ed as con­fi­den­tial. The dam­age to the park was exten­sive includ­ing  Con­tin­ue Reading

News from NPS

Written on September 13, 2021 at 9:41 am, by

Greet­ings! I am writ­ing to keep you informed about the acces­si­bil­i­ty plan­ning process at San Juan Island Nation­al His­tor­i­cal Park. Our Self-Eval­u­a­­tion Tran­si­tion Plan is still avail­able for com­ment until the end of Sep­tem­ber 2021 at this link. We also will be host­ing an open house to explain the plan­ning process and answer ques­tions from  Con­tin­ue Reading

Vacancies on Historic Preservation Review Board

Written on September 4, 2021 at 9:30 am, by

Change is inevitable. But some things are worth pre­serv­ing because they tell a sto­ry. Our sto­ry. The Town of Fri­day Har­bor is look­ing for islanders who appre­ci­ate Fri­day Harbor’s his­to­ry and his­toric sites, who val­ue Fri­day Harbor’s unique sense of place, and who enjoy archi­tec­ture and pub­lic ser­vice. The His­toric Preser­va­tion Review Board (HPRB) cur­rent­ly has  Con­tin­ue Reading

A New Digital Scanner for the Historical Museum

Written on August 17, 2021 at 5:36 am, by

The mis­sion of the San Juan His­tor­i­cal Soci­ety and Muse­um for the past 60 years has been to share and inter­pret the sto­ry of the peo­ples of San Juan Island. One way of doing that is through preser­va­tion of his­tor­i­cal pho­tographs of the island com­mu­ni­ty. In recent years over 4,000 pho­tographs have been researched, dig­i­tal­ly  Con­tin­ue Reading

Help Wanted

Written on August 12, 2021 at 5:45 am, by

Change is inevitable, but some things are worth pre­serv­ing because they tell a sto­ry, our sto­ry. The Town of Fri­day Har­bor is look­ing for an islander who appre­ci­ates Fri­day Harbor’s his­to­ry and his­toric sites, val­ues Fri­day Harbor’s unique sense of place, has expe­ri­ence and skills relat­ed to preser­va­tion, and who enjoys pub­lic ser­vice. Five cit­i­zen  Con­tin­ue Reading