AIHS News  (Updated 5/16/20)

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THE JOHNSON FARM STORY VIDEO

The Anderson Island Historical Society would like to make our stay-at-home time a bit more enjoyable, so we have made our documentary, “The Johnson Farm Story”, temporarily available on YouTube. This is the video that we presented at the February AIHS Potluck and Program. You can view the video from any device that accesses YouTube, including your smart TV, your computer, your tablet, or your phone. Just click on the link below (or copy the link into your browser or YouTube viewer):
https://youtu.be/3Vewq_sQF3o
"The Johnson Farm Story" is an 80 minute documentary about the Johnson Farm on Anderson Island. It tells the story of the Johnson family and their farm, from its founding in the 1890s to its current role as the museum of the Anderson Island Historical Society. The video features interviews with seniors who worked on the farm as teenagers. The documentary was produced by the Anderson Island Historical Society.
What islanders are saying:
"This was really enjoyable to watch. It's great to learn about the history of the farm and hear the stories of how different this island used to be. Thank you to everyone who worked so hard on producing this."
"Brought back memories when my Mom would drive around to the back porch and pickup fresh eggs and milk! Wonderful memories"
"This is great! We loved it and are excited to watch it again!"
"Thank you! My grandchildren are enjoying watching it. So much good information."
"Thanks. What a great documentary!"

MEMBERSHIP

Don’t forget to renew your membership or join AIHS. It is simple to do this through our website: andersonislandhs.org. 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.

FARM DAY PLANT SALE - May 23, 9 am - 11 am at the farm

The annual outdoor plant sale WILL happen. Vegitable plants and flowering plants for your garden or planters. However, all other Farm Day activities have been cancelled. Please wear a mask, maintain social distancing, and pay with correct change or a check. The only thing we want you to go home with is plants!

THE GARDEN MARKET, June - August, Every Saturday 10 am - noon at the farm

Fresh, island-grown vegitables, fruits, flowers, and plants. Please wear a mask, maintain social distancing, and pay with correct change or a check.

THE SALMON BAKE HAS BEEN CANCELLED

This event will not be held this year due to the large crowds (over 500 people) and communal nature of the event.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

We always welcome help in a variety of areas. We will be training new docents in the new year. Contact Peggy Hodge to help out with this: 760-521-4972. Work parties will continue throughout the winter, meeting weekly at the farm on Wednesdays from 9 until noon. Just show up and find out what interesting project is going on. Help is needed in weeding around the house and garden area, repair jobs on all the buildings, a new building project will be starting up and always maintenance work!

THE GIFT SHOP IS CLOSED until further notice

Just telephone 253-884-2135 to request information about the store or winter tours of the farm.

DOCENTS

ARE YOU STILL “SITTING ON THE FENCE” ABOUT JOINING THE AIHS DOCENT TEAM? Wait no longer, WE NEED YOU! Call Peggy (253-884-2078).

TAHOMA STORIES

ONE OF OUR MEMBERS IS COLLECTING “TAHOMA” STORIES about the ferry Tahoma. If you have one to share, please email Lee Ann: AIHSTahoma@gmail.com