History Lives Here

History Lives Here

Friday, May 1, 2015 to Sunday, May 31, 2015
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Most events are free

During the month of May, the Town of Friday Harbor, in partnership with the Lopez, Orcas and San Juan Island Historical Museums and the San Juan Island National Historical Park and other community organizations, will tell the stories of the people and places of the San Juans by celebrating National Historic Preservation Month as "History Lives Here." Guided walking tours, local history talks and other special events will attract visitors and residents alike, and portray the past as long-time islanders lived and remember it.

You can also experience San Juan Islands history with our self-guided Historic Friday Harbor Walking Tour, and watch for new events and specials here.

History Lives Here Events:

San Juan Island/Friday Harbor

•  Roche Harbor Pioneer Cemetery Biographical Tour, May 9, Roche Harbor Resort & San Juan Historical Museum

•  Historic Downtown Friday Harbor Guided Tour, May 16, Town of Friday Harbor

•  Know Your Island Walks: Nichols Neighborhood/Sunshine Alley Walk, May 23, Town of Friday Harbor & SJI Trails Committee

•  Officers' Quarters Open House, May 30, San Juan Island National Historical Park

Orcas Island

•  Smugglers' Blues Speaker History Matinee Pt. 1 Harry Patten, May 17, Orcas Island Historical Museum

 The Smugglers' Blues- Opening Gala, May 23, Orcas Island Historical Museum

Lopez Island 

 •  Signature Quilts as Carriers of Community & Women's History, May 13 - June 21, Lopez Island Historical Society & Museum

Historic Lodging Properties

If you want to experience island history first hand, stay in one of these historic properties:

San Juan Island

Acanthus Suites

Argyle House

Bird Rock Hotel

Driftwood Farm Cottage

Etta’s Place

Ferry Landing Suites

The Friday Harbor Grand

Harrison House Suites

Kirk House Bed & Breakfast

Tucker House Inn

Roche Harbor Resort

Orcas Island

Doe Bay Resort & Retreat

Kangaroo House Bed & Breakfast

Kingfish Inn

Inn at Ship Bay

North Beach Inn

Orcas Hotel

Outlook Inn

Rosario Resort & Spa

Turtleback Farm Inn

West Beach Resort

Lopez Island

MacKaye Harbor Inn