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History Lives Here Heritage Month – May 1-31

Side-Table-Still-Life-SJ-Hist-Museum-Collection1-300x225Each year the Town of Friday Harbor celebrates local history by coordinating a month-long calendar of  local history events including guided tours, history talks, and special events at historic sites. Most of the events are free and open to local residents and island visitors alike. Get to know people and events that make Friday Harbor and the San Juan Islands unique. Discover for yourself what attracted the first islanders to live on an archipelago of islands in the Salish Sea, and what lures others still today.

For a complete list of events go to New events are being added, so check back in April. For information contact 360.378.2810 or write via email to

Some of the events already scheduled:
Quilt Exhibits – The Lopez and Orcas Historical Societies will present new exhibits and programs that feature historic and contemporary quilts. The central theme will be quilts as carriers of community and women’s history, with an emphasis on signature quilts.
May 1 – History Lives Here Town of Friday Harbor Proclamation
May 3 at 10 a.m. – Local History Walk: Historic Downtown Friday Harbor
May 14 – Brann cabin bake-off and campfire
May 17 – San Juan Island Historical Museum Quilt Show
May 24 from 1-4 p.m. – Local History Walk: Historic Churches of Friday Harbor
May 28 at 7 p.m. – History Talk: The History of Sunshine Alley
May 30 at 7 p.m. – Fireside History Talk: The Buildings of American Camp
May 31 at 10 a.m. – Local History Walk: Sunshine Alley
Admission: Free to most events
Dates/Times: Throughout the month of May
Location: various locations throughout the island

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