T h e r e i s s o m u c h h a p by Mark Thompson-Klein, Museum Director p collections of photos, archives and artifacts. This is a huge project that will take several years to complete. Our goal is to know what we have, where to find each item, and what the significance of each item is to Lopez history. We are still getting together with groups of long-time islanders to identify the many hundreds of unlabeled photos we have found. e n i n g a t t h e m u s e u m t h i s s u m m e r , i t ' s h a r d t o k n o w w h e r e t o s t a r t . L I H S S u m m e r U p d a t e First, I want to thank all the volunteers who have worked with us this year. We had a very successful fund raising auction, put together a beautiful exhibit, developed a dedicated team of Docents, and have a great start on our collection management project. This is all due to the dedication and generosity of our volunteers and the Lopez community. With constuction of a 30+ space parking area, an insulated storage building, gravel path, and a few other small, but important, tasks we have finally opened the Port Stanley School for public use. We have hosted a few events already–the Lopez Art Guild had a very successful show this spring, and we have a couple of weddings already booked for next year. Please call the museum for rental information. We are two years into our three-year program to reconfigure the museum into a warm and welcoming exhibit space. We have worked hard to develop high quality exhibits, and are encouraged by visitors' reactions to Maritime Lopez. The greatest compliment is observing visitors enjoy a relaxing hour (or more) catching up on Lopez Island's colorful stories. We hope you will visit soon. And fnally, I want to welcome our two interns, Julia McCallum and Amy Frost. They each bring new skills and great energy to LIHS, and we are lucky to have them with us this summer. We are also lucky to have been selected by Spring Street School student, Alice Haefele, as beneficiary of her community service efforts. Our intern program is funded this year (and in 2006 & 2007) by a generous donation from Charles & Nancy Givens. We plan to produce a new exhibit every summer–we really want you and your guests to stop in every year to see what's new. Look for After Hutch–Life on Lopez 1850-1900 in 2006; First Islanders in 2007; Lopez Communities, Organizations & Businesses in 2008, and Lopez Island's Natural History in 2009.
We have also, thanks to Ginger Lowell's skills and leadership, started stabilizing and cataloging our
We still have plenty of fun and rewarding volunteer opportunities. Please call the museum for information.
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