AIHS News  (Updated 2/6/18)

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February 24 Pot Luck.

This speaker will be Jeanne Ross D.V.M. who works with wildlife research studies, mostly in the Northwest. Member potluck begins at 6pm and the program starts at 7pm.

March 24 Pot Luck.

This speaker will be Karen Haas, who was here last year. This time she will be appearing as NW historical figure Eliza Jane Meeker. Member potluck begins at 6pm and the program starts at 7pm.

Docent Training February 24

We will be training docents during the day on February 24 at 1pm at the Archival Building. You can: Please contact Peggy Hodge 253-884-2078 or Lynne Jacobsen, 253-320-5571 to be included in the training.

Farm Work Parties (Every Wednesday 9-noon)

Work at the farm is a year-round opportunity. This last week folks worked on setting new posts for the gardens, checked all our fire extinguishers, helped with the barn’s refurbishment, pruned the apple trees in the orchard, weeded and planted in the flower beds and stained the new display cases. If any of these jobs sound interesting to you, feel free to stop by on a Wednesday morning between 9-12 to lend a hand. These jobs and many more are available! Wayne Wallace is the contact for the work parties, he can be reached at 884-0843 (but you can just show up Wednesday morning.) Work party lunches are organized by Marsha Howells, her number is 884-4342.

Archival and Inventory Help Needed

Rick Anderson, our archivist, is looking for curators to adopt the buildings at the farm. He has found sponsors for 11 of the 17 buildings, and would love to talk to you about the job. His phone number is 253-884-4922.

Gift Shop closed till April 7

Our FANTASTIC GIFT SHOP raised $13,000 for the farm this year! Kathy Bailey, Leslie Lamb and their incredible roster of volunteers work tirelessly to keep the store looking wonderful and filled with new items, arts and crafts made by islanders and some antiques. The contribution to the coffers covers about 1/3 of our operating costs. Phenomenal! The store is on winter hiatus, and will re-open Saturday April 7. They will open for you if you have a “shopping emergency”, call Kathy at 253-884-9930.

Art Club

Art Club meets every Thursday at 230, the location varies, so check with Virginia Cummings at to be added to the contact list. Bring your supplies and project and come to work with other artists on the island. It is nice to have someone talk about your work and share your ideas.

Art Classes

Art classes begin again April 19th, 2018. This spring’s classes will be Thursdays from April 29th through May 24th Contact Lynne Jacobsen for details and supply lists (253-320-5571)

Farm Day May 26

Save the date: May 26th is Farm Day! This is the opening of the busy summer season for the farm. This year’s event will include the popular plant sale with lots of locally grown garden starts as well as cuttings and plants that are from the island, some deer resistant plants, and always some surprises. This year we will also have a farm clearance sale, this winter we have been doing an inventory of tools and implements and have found several duplicates as well as items that are not needed, some leftover building supplies and even a few antiques. Come and browse, you may find just what you need!

Garden Market

Farm day will also be the official start for the Garden Market, it is a bit early for many veggies, but there will be some starts and some greens for sure. May even have our most popular rhubarb!