AIHS News  (Updated 1/13/19)

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It used to be that winter was a quiet time at the farm, not so any more. The archival building is hosting many events throughout the year, and work parties continue on Wednesdays, so there is almost always something going on here. This is also a good time to renew your membership or join if you haven’t done so yet. It is simple to do this through this website. Just click on "Join/Renew" above. 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.


Keep these dates on your calendars: The educational programs begin at 7pm, with the member potluck starting at 6pm


Please join us for the annual art show at the farm February 8 and 9, 2019. The artists, mainly from the island, will be sharing their recent work. It is such fun to see how many artists are living and working on the island. Friday the 8th is the opening reception 7-9pm. It is a lovely event where you can meet the artists, enjoy some appetizers and wine and view the artwork. Saturday the 9th the show will be open from 11-2pm


Planning will begin in February. 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)


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.


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 Work Parties Every Wednesday 9-noon

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.

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

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)