AIHS News  (Updated 6/15/19)

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Our biggest event of the summer is getting close. If you haven’t been to our salmon and rib bake you, you must get a ticket, the food is phenomenal, and there are so many other activities at the farm that day to enjoy. There is the silent auction, music, and lots of time to visit while you eat. The menu is unchanged, salmon or ribs, cooked to perfection, cole slaw, beans, bread and corn on the cob, with strawberry shortcake for dessert. All for only $15. If you want something different, there is a hot dog meal for $6.
The silent auction helps support the working of the farm, the farm house, and all of the out-buildings. Our Silent Auction committee is busy working on calling islanders. So, we hope that as you are doing your spring cleaning, you will look for antiques, new items you are not going to use, or consider services (fire wood, yard clean-up, pressure washing, etc.) you might provide to fellow islanders, please give Peggy Hodge (253-884-2078) or Diana Hasland -Fotheringill (206-384-1230) a call, if you can help with auction items or want to make a cash donation. Also, if you, or someone you know, has an island business and might be willing to donate, please call Peggy. All Silent Auction items need to be delivered to the committee by June 21 or call to arrange pick-up.
If you have an interest in helping out this coming year, we do have a need for help in the purchase of supplies for the event and setting up the silent auction as well as the usual need for day of event servers. Please contact Jeanne McGoldrick if you are willing to help out at this July favorite event. (253-884-4096)


ENTRY DEADLINE: Saturday, June 22, 2019
Phone numbers: 253-884-4656, Liane Heckman or 253-884-4096, Jeanne McGoldrick.
Please call before delivering photo entries to either of the above numbers.
Pictures submitted must be 8x10 inches, color or black or white, and be taken on Anderson Island since June 2018. Crop pictures, if necessary, to fit the 8x10 frames we use and to fit into the photo albums where they are stored. Do not frame your photos.
The prizes awarded in each category are: 1st prize $25, 2nd prize $10, 3rd prize $5
The photo judged Best of Show carries a $50 prize.
Please give the following information: Who took the photo—Date taken—Name, address and phone number of entrant—Indicate in which category you want your photo to be judged. It is recommended you write with soft pencil in one corner on the back of the photo to prevent damage to your photo. All entries become the property of the Anderson Island Historical Society and may be reproduced by the Society.
Photos will be displayed in Coop #2 beginning Saturday, July 6 (date of Salmon Bake) through the Apple Squeeze in October.


Don’t forget to renew your membership or join AIHS. It is simple to do this through our website: It is also the time of year to update any of your rewards programs, e.g. Fred Meyer Rewards or Amazon Smile to have donations sent to AIHS. It is simple and helps us quite a bit.


Event planning: Do you have a wedding or other event coming up in the next year? Call Jeanne McGoldrick, at the number above to talk to her about available dates and costs. The year is filling up fast so the earlier you are in contact the better. (253-884-4096)


Art class schedule for spring has been set. The classes will be a bit later this year starting May 2nd. Drawing and watercolor will be offered in the afternoon, and oil painting in the evening. Classes meet every Thursday through June 6. Contact Lynne Jacobsen (253-320-5571) for more information.


Help Wanted: One of the historical society’s missions is to have a group of docents who can share the AIHS farm with visitors. You, too, (male or female) could have a role on the exciting AIHS DOCENT TEAM! In February and March, we added six new members to our docent team, but there is still room for you! It is great fun to show off the farm and farmhouse during the season. During the summer, we need at least one docent per weekend day for a few hours, so the commitment is doable. We are also looking for islanders (male or female, 18 and over) who do not wish to be docents,but have a few hours on a weekend to “HOST” the displays in the AIHS Archival Building. If either of the above positions works for you, call Peggy Hodge (253-884-2078).


New this month are the first examples of our new signage project. More are in the works, they really will help with self-tours or showing the farm to visitors on days when docents aren’t available.

If you haven’t checked out our WEBSITE lately ( now is the time to do it. You can now follow a link to some historical videos explaining the workings of the farm. These are great fun and you can now find out how eggs were sorted! It is really fun to see some of our early and much missed members of the society showing the farm to visitors.

Dance at the Farm! Saturday July 13

Saturday July 13 will bring a return engagement of Daryl and the Diptones, offering their classic sixties rock and roll at the farm. This group is well known in the Pacific Northwest and is a favorite of islanders. Join us for a night of fun and dancing.