AIHS News  (Updated 1/13/19)

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There is a meeting for all potential gift shop consignors on Saturday March 15, at 11 am at the Farm Archival Building. A light lunch will be served. Kathy Bailey will present the gift-shop program for consignors. If you are an island artist that makes products for possible sale in the gift shop, this meeting is for you.


The March member potluck, planned for Saturday, March 23, will present “Pieced Together,” a documentary featuring the story of one woman’s effort to create a quilt square trail! The idea started in 2001 in Ohio. Today there are painted quilt squares hung on barns and buildings across the U.S. and Canada. The member potluck begins at 6pm, followed by the public program at 7pm. You will not want to miss this engaging presentation of American public art. AI might just be inspired to “get on the Trail!”


Farm Day is just around the corner: Summer kicks off with Farm Day on Saturday, May 25th. This is the first of our summer events. This event features activities for the kids, music, including two opportunities to hear the Anderson Island Ringers (our bell choir), and a Plant Sale where you can find locally grown veggie starts and many deer resistant items for your yard. There will also be food to purchase and the opening of the garden market.


Save the Date for the Salmon and Rib Bake: July 6th, 2019. Of course, that means it is also time to think of the SILENT AUCTION! This event really helps support the working of the farm, the farm house, and all of the out-buildings. So, as you are doing your spring cleaning or downsizing, please keep your eyes open for gems - antiques, art, handcrafts, new items you are not going to use, and think of services (fire wood, yard clean-up, pressure washing, etc.) you might provide to fellow islanders. If you have an island business and have a service or item that might be available for auction or if you have auction items at home, please give Peggy Hodge a call (253-884-2078) or Diana Hasland (206-384-1230).
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 Classes: 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.

Farm Docent Training

We are in need of folks who are interested in helping out at the farm. The work entails being available at the farm to share the exhibits and answer questions about the farm and island. It is fun to interact with our visitors. Please contact Peggy Hodge if you are interested in this: (253-884-2017)