The Lopez Island Historical Society & Museum

Lopez Island, San Juan County, Washington

2004 Events

Watmough Bay Archaeological Program

The Watmough program, in cooperation with the Burke Museum, Samish Nation, and Bureau of Land Management brought lots of new visitors to the museum.

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Dr. Julie Stein, University of Washington

LIHS hosted a team from the University of Washington's Burke Museum headed by Dr. Julie Stein, Archaeology Collections Manager Laura Phillips, and Russel Barsh, Director of the Samish Nation's Center for Coast Salish Environments for a 2-week program at the Museum and at Watmough Bay. The Bureau of Land Management had identified a need to stabilize a portion of the bank that was being eroded by waves and weather. Rich Bailey, BLM District Archaeologist, was project coordinator.

Julie, Laura, and Russel interpreted the site stabilization procedures and sorting and analysis of artifacts. It was a fascinating program—an opportunity to experience local history from many perspectives.

Textile Celebration

The Textile Celebration attracted more than 500 visitors to view our collection of Friendship Quilts, handcrafted clothing, and contemporary quilts.

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2004 Textile celebration at the Port Stanley Schoolhouse

Our first Textile Celebration was a great success. We featured vintage and contemporary quilts at the Port Stanley School, and spinning, weaving and knitting at the Museum. Local fiber artists demonstrated their skills at both locations. Our display of Friendship Quilts at the Port Stanley School was very popular, with more than 500 visitors attending the show.

Historic Homes Tour

We hosted the Historic Homes Tour with Lopez Center—a really fun way to see early Lopez.

Event Archives

Uncle Phil and Ken Rose with tractor

Uncle Phil and Ken Rose during the
Cascade Two Cylinder Club's 2004 visit

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