Historic Preservation Month

History Lives Here!

The American experience is composed of many local histories, common or unique.

When we say “History Lives Here,” it is to bring attention to our island community’s often somewhat hidden, or at least not broadly remembered, rich local history.

It is an effort to bring our history out of archives and personal collections to share with our present-day community.

May is the month when local historians, in observance of “History Lives Here Month,” fill the calendar with free events like these. Visit the Event Calendar below for descriptions of experiences coming up later this month, showing how you can participate virtually or on the two guided walking tours.

There is so much interesting history of island life in the San Juan Islands. We hope you can enjoy these events and more this month. For more information, feel free to contact Sandy Strehlou, Historic Preservation Coordinator.

Proclamation for "History Lives Here Month"

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History Lives Here! May 2021 - Calendar of Events on San Juan and Orcas Islands