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.
We always welcome help in a variety of areas. We will be training new docents in the new year. Contact Peggy Hodge to help out with this: 760-521-4972. Work parties will continue throughout the winter, meeting weekly at the farm on Wednesdays from 9 until noon. Just show up and find out what interesting project is going on. Help is needed in weeding around the house and garden area, repair jobs on all the buildings, a new building project will be starting up and always maintenance work!
HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY DECEMBER 1
The Holiday Open House is set for Sunday, Dec. 1, hours are 1-3. Join us in the farmhouse for some hot cider, cookies and lefse (Norwegian flat bread). There will be special holiday decorations in the farmhouse and you can visit with your neighbors and sing Christmas Carols to the accompaniment of the old pump organ.
THE GIFT SHOP
Be sure to check out the gift shop as our shop will be open until December. There are plenty of holiday themed items (Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas) as well as gift ideas and island souvenirs. Winter hours are 12-4PM Saturday and Sunday. There will be special hours on Thanksgiving weekend with the store open of Friday, Nov. 29 and Saturday, Nov. 30 from 10-4, Sunday Dec.1, 12-4.