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.
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)
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 AT THE FARM
New 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 (andersonislandhs.org) 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.