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History Lives Here: May 1 through May 31, 2020

Experience the rich history of the San Juans during "History Lives Here" month. 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.

Watch for new events and specials here, and learn about the history of tourism in the San Juan Islands through these History Link essays!  Below are examples of 2019 events or new links to 2020 events.  

History Lives Here Events:

San Juan Island/Friday Harbor

•  Saturdays, San Juan Island Farmers' Market at Historic Brickworks Plaza

•  Sundays, George Pickett House Tours, American Camp

•  May 1 - 31, Marjorie Walker: Artist, Bohemian, Islander

•  May 1 - 31, Exaggeration Postcards Imagined

•  May 9,   Ed Warbass Public Art Installation with Sculptor Gareth Curtiss

•  May 10 & 16, Home Trust - If These Homes Could Talk

•  May 13, Town Hall Council Chambers - History Talk on Marjorie Walker: Artist, Bohemian, Islander

•  May 16,  Friday Harbor Laboratories Open House

•  May 16, San Juan Historical Museum -  Open House & Picnic

•  San Juan Island National Historical Park - Salmon Bank of the San Juan Islands

•  San Juan Historical Museum - Roche Harbor Pioneer Cemetery Tour

•  Guided Walking Tour: Considering Post War Architecture with Fresh Eyes

•  Traditional Memorial Day Parade

Orcas Island

•  Feb. 1 - June 28, Orcas Island Historical Museum - HERSTORY

•  May 16, Orcas Island Genealogy Club - "History Lives In Us"

• May 21,  Friends of Moran - CCC in Moran State Park

•  May 23, Friends of Moran - Mt. Constitution Stone Tower Tour

Lopez Island

•  KWIAHT - Heritage Orchard Tour and Tasting

•  Lopez Lamb, Wool & Goat Festival

Historic Lodging Properties

Experience island history first hand and stay in one of these historic properties!

San Juan Island/Friday Harbor

•  Bird Rock Hotel 

•  Roche Harbor Resort 

•  Driftwood Farm Cottage 

Orcas Island

•  Rosario Resort & Spa 

•  Doe Bay Resort and Retreat 

Lopez Island

History Lives Here Dining Specials:

Enjoy a delicious island meal at one of these historic sites. The buildings may be old, but the menus are always new and fresh!

San Juan Island

•  Coho Restaurant 

Orcas Island

Lopez Island


Rosario Resort, Orcas Island, Washington

Experience History

Stay in a hotel with history, or a quaint bed & breakfast inn with a story to tell. Take a look at our lodging options to find your favorite.