Dining at Doe Bay Helps the Orcas Island Historical Museums

— from Carol Kulminski — Every month, Doe Bay gives back to the island by supporting non-profits. For the month of January on Thursdays, they will be supporting the Orcas Island Historical Museums. Each Thursday in January, Doe Bay Open Mic Night gives a percentage of the sale from each entree … Continue reading

Boo…what? Boo-seum! Orcas Island Historical Museums

Saturday, October 28, 12 – 3 p.m., Orcas Historial Museum — by Carol Kulminski — Don’t miss the chilling, thrilling excitement at the Orcas Island Museum this Halloween. Saturday, October 28, 12-3 p.m. visit Orcas Island Historical Museum for Halloween crafts, guided tours, and more. Come in costume for the photobooth! Entrance to the … Continue reading

History Matinee: Quarrying and Limemaking in the San Juan Islands Presentation by author, Boyd C. Pratt

Sunday, October 22, at 3 p.m. in the Eastsound Fire Hall — by Carol Kulminski for the Orcas Historical Museums — Boyd C. Pratt has recently published a book called Lime: Quarrying and Limemaking in the San Juan Islands. Boyd is a popular speaker and has presented outstanding programs for … Continue reading

History Matinee: Coast Salish Women and Cross-Cultural Marriages Sunday, Sept. 24, at 3 p.m. at the Eastsound Fire Station

— from Carol Kulminski for the Orcas Island Historical Museum — Candace Wellman, author of the book Peace Weavers, is the presenter at the History Matinee sponsored by the Orcas Island Historical Museums on Sunday, September 24, 3:00 pm at the Eastsound Fire Station. The following is a book review … Continue reading

60-plus Island Businesses Support the Historical Society’s Silent Auction A free event open to the community

Saturday, Sept. 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Village Green — by Carol Kulminski for the Orcas Island Historical Society — Visit the free festivities on the Village Green on Saturday, September 2, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and bid on gift certificates and items of … Continue reading

Cancer Survivors/Supporters to Meet

— from Carol Kulminski — The Cancer Survivorship Group will meet on Thursday, August 10, at 5 p.m., in the Fireside Room of Orcas Island Community Church. At our informal meetings, you’ll have a chance to share your experiences, problems, and feelings with those who are currently going through treatment, or … Continue reading

Orcas Island Historical Museums Host Independence Day Celebration Festivities celebrated on Saturday, July 1

— from Carol Kulminski — This is the 66th year that the Orcas Island Historical Museums has sponsored this summer celebration of the island’s history. The day’s festivities will kick off at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 1st, on the Village Green with the pie booth. Volunteers will be serving slices of … Continue reading

Master Storyteller Weaves Spooky Tales of History and Mystery Antoinette Botsford brings back "Spooky Tales" this summer to Orcas Historical Museums

— from the Orcas Island Historical Museums– Master Storyteller, Antoinette Botsford will again delight audiences this summer with stories weaving mystery with history. Stories of Orcas ghosts, limekilns, and local folklore will be told this summer at the Pioneer Museum at 8 p.m. beginning July 5, and the Crow Valley … Continue reading

Cruise into History: Sentinels of Orcas Island and Surrounding Waters

Sunday, May 21 at noon — by Carol Kulminski — Eclipse Charters once again hosts a benefit cruise for Orcas Island Historical Museums, this year on Sunday, May 21. The cruise will focus on the main water ways in the San Juan Islands, noting the markers, navigation aids, and the light … Continue reading

Orcas Lions Club Makes a Generous Donation Blaine Camp for Adults with Disabilities benefits

— by Carol Kulminski — Don Webster, an Orcas Island Lions Club member, has volunteered at the Lions Camp Horizon in Blaine, Washington, for 11 years. He has seen firsthand the needs of this unique camp and knew that the kitchen remodel would be costly, but was long overdue. A … Continue reading

Good News Abounds at Orcas Historical Museums’ Annual Dinner

— by Carol Kulminski — There were so many good reports coming from Board President Jim Biddick, and the new museum director Brittney Maruska, at the Annual Membership Dinner on Saturday, it was hard to keep up. In 2016, the mortgage was paid off, all events showed an increase in … Continue reading

Experience a Pioneer Christmas at the Orcas Historical Museum

Join in the holiday festivities  Friday, December 2nd, at the Pioneer Museum from 3pm-5pm.  We are joining in the Chamber of Commerce Eastsound Holiday Celebration & Tree Lighting. The Boede Cabin will be decorated in vintage Christmas decorations. There will be crafts for children, making paper chains and writing letters to Santa.  Tours … Continue reading