AIHS News  (Updated 2/6/18)

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Salmon Bake Photo Contest - Due June 15

This year we will again hold a photo contest at the Salmon Bake on July 7. Photos are due June 15.
Pictures submitted must be 8x10 inches, color or black or white, and be taken on Anderson Island since June 2017. 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. For the full set of Photo Contest rules, Click Here.
For more information, contact Liane Heckman 253-884-4656, or Jeanne McGoldrick, 253-884-4096.

Farm Work Parties (Every Wednesday 9-noon)

Volunteer opportunities abound as the farm kicks into full summer mode. 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.

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 now OPEN Saturday and Sunday

The Gift Shop is now open Saturday 10a-4p, and Sunday noon-4p.

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 11a-2p

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 our 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’s event includes a farm clearance sale. The winter gave us a chance to inventory of tools, implements and artifacts. We found several duplicates as well as items that are not needed or not historically significant, plus some leftover building supplies. Come and browse, you may find just what you need! Farm Day also offers activities for kids, food for sale and a student art show.

Garden Market 6/2 - 9/15, 9am - noon.

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!

Farm Docent Training. Saturday April 28.

Docents are needed to show visitors around the house and grounds, and soon will be needed in the archival building as our displays become complete. Peggy Hodge is the contact for information on this program, please call her at 253-884-2078. The next scheduled Docent training program is scheduled for Saturday April 28th. This is a fun job with a chance to talk to a lot of visitors and learn about the farm’s history.