AIHS News  (Updated 11/4/18)

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Farm Work Parties Every Wednesday 9-noon

Volunteer opportunities abound as the farm kicks into full summer mode. Weekly work parties meet on Wednesdays with lots of options to help. We are sure you will find something that you would enjoy, there is yard work, mowing, maintenance of the buildings, painting, construction, wiring and plumbing and lots of cleaning. It is fun, a great way to meet other folks on the island, and twice a month we enjoy a lunch together provided by yet another group of volunteers. To join a work party, just show up on a Wednesday morning at 9am, or call Wayne Wallace at 253-884-0843. These jobs and many more are available! Work party lunches are organized by Marsha Howells, her number is 884-4342.

Winter hours at the farm

The Farmhouse will be available for tours during October, November, and December on the same schedule as the Museum store-noon-4. You will need to make a request for a docent at the Museum store for a tour. From November 23-25 (Thanksgiving weekend), the Farmhouse will be open during the same hours, with a docent on duty. This is a great opportunity to share our unique farmhouse with your Thanksgiving visitors.

Garden Market 2018

The Garden Market closed with enormous success thanks to all who graciously donated a great variety of produce from out Community Gardens and from other island gardens. To mention a few, we had the most wonderful string beans from Lucy Brumsfield, 24 quarts of raspberries from Robert Ball which sold within thirty minutes, the biggest onions from the Munsons, pears, apples plums and Asian pears from Dick Throm and peaches, plums and apples from the McGoldricks. Many thanks to the thirty people who donated their time to set up and staff the Garden Market sales each Saturday. Our sales were increased thanks to Lynne Jacobsen and crew in canning raspberry, blackberry and huckleberry jam, grape jelly, and the most popular item, baking apple pies made from the gravenstein apples grown in our orchard. For such generosity we earned $2,673 for the Historical Society. It is such a joy to provide the market for islanders and a wonderful event during which to meet new people and socialize. (from Jane Groppenberger)

Rewards programs

Both Amazon and Fred Meyer have shared reward programs benefitting non-profit organizations. You may designate the Anderson Island Historical Society as recipient of these awards very easily. Check out Amazon Smile, or the Fred Meyer Community Awards program on line. It only takes a moment to sign up and your purchases will add up to a nice donation to the Historical Society.

Archival and Inventory Help Needed

Rick Anderson, our archivist, is looking for curators to adopt the buildings at the farm. His phone number is 253-884-4922.

Farm Docent Training

Docents are needed to show visitors around the house and grounds, and the archival building. Peggy Hodge is the contact for information on this program, please call her at 253-884-2078. This is a fun job with a chance to talk to a lot of visitors and learn about the farm’s history.