Friday, May 17th, 7 pm— The Crook House: A San Juan Island Icon
Location for this event will be at the Historical Museum and not the San Juan Island Library.
San Juan Island National Historical Park’s Ranger Doug Halsey will provide details about the Crook House at English Camp. Beginning with the construction by Jim Crook in 1903 to today. The National Park Service has exciting plans for this structure which has never been open to the public. The event happens on the eve of the Historical Home Tour.
Saturday, May 18, 11 am—4 pm – Historical Home Tour—Annual Fundraiser
San Juan Island Historical Museum offers an opportunity to step inside some of the unique and history-filled houses on the island, during the Historic Home Tour slated for Saturday, May 18, 2013, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Most of the six homes on the tour this year were built in the late 1800’s, with one notable exception: a modern home filled with the antique collection of a lifetime. Another added treat for this year’s tour is a guided tour of the Crook House at English Camp, courtesy of San Juan Island National Historical Park.
The tour begins with the James King House on the grounds of the San Juan Historical Museum, where, starting at 11:00 am, tour participants can check in to purchase or pick up your tickets and tour packets. Tickets are $20 each adult, children under 15 years are free of charge and are available at the museum or by clicking the link below. The tour packet will include a detailed map to each of the six houses on the tour. The tours are self-guided and self-paced. The map and guide will feature photos of the home as it was in the past, and how it appears today. The photos included here are of Olympic Lights Bed and Breakfast, built as a farmhouse in 1895, and now providing quant and beautiful accommodations to visitors around the world.
Sponsors include King’s Market, Browne’s Home Center, Islanders Bank, San Juan Interiors, VanderYacht Propane, Coldwell Banker and Friday Harbor Electric.
Sunday, May 19, 10 am—3 pm – Wildflower Tour of Yellow Island***This event is SOLD OUT***
Our tour will depart Shipyard Cove on The Pintail at 10:00 am, and will return at approximately 3:00 pm.
Yellow Island, managed by the Nature Conservancy since 1979, is covered with more than fifty species of wildflowers. Many of these plants can be seen on other San Juan Islands; however, with Yellow Island’s open fescue meadows and the absence of resident grazing animals, there are more dense and diverse populations of these plants. For detailed information about the island, see www.nature.org and search for Yellow Island. The proceeds from this trip will benefit the museum. Tickets are available at the museum for $20 per person or by clicking the link below. Tickets are limited by boat capacity.
A few ground rules: You are encouraged to bring a brown bag lunch and water, however they must be consumed on the boat. There are no facilities on Yellow Island, but a portable restroom will be provided on the boat. Dress accordingly for changing weather conditions and please leave pets at home.
For a listing of all events commemorating Heritage Month in the San Juan Islands please click: historicfridayharbor.com