AIHS News  (Updated 10/12/17)

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Gift Shop (Every Saturday noon-4p, Sunday noon-4p)

Remember the Gift Shop at the Farm is open on weekends, and has all sorts of wonderful island-made merchandise.

AIHS Potluck, Saturday October 28, 6pm-9pm.

The program will feature John Horton, Vancouver (B.C.) Historian and Artist, who will present "Voyage of Discovery: Captain Vancouver's charting of the Pacific Northwest Coast"
This presentation has approximately 20 of the 53 paintings John has produced of the west coast showing places Captain Vancouver charted and named -from Washington to Alaska. John has travelled 4 times to Alaska, on his own converted 52’ admiral’s launch, to research all these intriguing facts about this voyage. Learn the inside stories about Vancouver’s exploration of the coast, including the discovery and protection of a Shaman’s burial cave; his friendship with England’s enemy, the Spanish, and many other stories. Vancouver’s extended survey of the northwest coast was an astonishing achievement. His voyage proved to be the longest continuous journey of discovery under sail in history, both in time and in distance covered. Neither Cook nor Columbus, nor any other explorer, equaled this accomplishment. And yet, his life ended at 40, in poverty and with no recognition. Why?
Potluck for members starts at 6pm. Program for all begins at 7pm. See you there!

Salmon Bake Poster Contest

We need to choose the image for the next Salmon Bake, which will be July 7, 2018. All of you artists and photographers please take note. We choose the artwork for the poster during our annual meeting (November 11, 2017). We accept original paintings, drawings and photographs which reflect themes of the salmon bake and the island in summer.  (No smaller than 8x10, or larger than 18x24) Past winners were Sue Huseby, Lynne Jacobsen and Sean Griffin.  The artwork chosen will be used to promote the 2018 Salmon Bake.  Contact Lynne Jacobsen (253-320-5571) for details, or click here for an entry form.

Farm Work Parties (Every Wednesday 9-noon)

Work at the farm continues through December 6, and then resumes on January 10. There are still projects to complete in the new building, maintenance of the old buildings, including retro fitting the barn to meet current standards for safety, some work in the orchard and the paths through the trees. Wednesdays are work party days, and you can drop in at 9am to help. Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday there will be a hot lunch served, so another benefit. Wayne Wallace is the contact for the work parties, he can be reached at 884-0843. Work party lunches are organized by Marsha Howells, her number is 884-4342.

Docents Wanted

Our group of docents is growing, but we could sure use you. If you are interested in helping, contact Peggy Hodge, 884-2078. Only qualifications are a love for the farm, and the ability to chat. Stay tuned for a fall training session. You would be most welcome just to come and sit-in at one of our trainings to hear about what we do.