History Lives Here

History Lives Here events & specials run May 1 through May 31

Are you a history lover? There's so much history to experience in 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.

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. To access specials, click a link and see the right side of the page for information.

History Lives Here Events:

Orcas Island

•  Orcas Island Historical Museum - Shindig Auction, May 19

•  Orcas Island Historical Museum - Collection: Photos of Eastsound, May 12 - Sept 30

Lopez Island 

San Juan Island/Friday Harbor

•  Friends of Lime Kiln Society Lighthouse - Know Your Island Walk, April 28

•   Friday Harbor Labs Open House, May 12

•  KWIAHT with Ecologist Russel Barsh,  May 9

•   San Juan Island Farmers Market at Historic Brickworks Plaza, Saturdays May 5 - 26

•  Traditional Memorial Day Parade, May 28

•  Simplify Local History Research, May 31


Historic Lodging Properties

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

San Juan Island/Friday Harbor

•  Bird Rock Hotel - May Sneak Away, May 1 - 24

•  Driftwood Farm Cottage - A Piece of Pig War History, May 1 - 31

•  Earthbox Inn & Spa - Start Summer Early & Save, May 1 - 24

•  Etta's Place Suites - History Lives Here Special, May 1 - 31

•  Tucker House Inn - Happy 120th Birthday Tucker House Inn, May 1 - 24

Orcas Island

Lopez Island


History Lives Here Dining Specials:

Orcas Island

Lopez Island

San Juan Island

•  Cynthia’s Bistro - Garden to Restaurant in Historic 1920's Cottage, May 1 - 31