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Category: EventsHistory Walk: Salmon Bank

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2:00 pm

Location: American Camp Time: 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM Fee Information: Free Contact Name: Mike Vouri Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 360-378-2240, ext. 2227

Accompany a park ranger or volunteer on this cross-prairie journey to the historic Salmon Bank at South Beach, where springs attracted Indians and Europeans alike. This activity can be strenuous. Wear a hat, sturdy shoes and bring water. Meets in the American Camp visitor center parking area. Thursdays, 2 to 3:30 p.m., June 5 to August 28, American Camp parking area, or by request. Call 360-378-2240, ext. 2233.

Category: EventsFrazer Homestead Walk

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2:00 pm12:04 am

Many of today's island families are descended from U.S. Army soldiers. Join Park Historian Mike Vouri and learn more about how American Camp's "frontiersmen in blue" played a key role in pioneering Euro-American settlement on San Juan Island. Vouri also will discuss how agricultural operations changed the character of island landscapes, at American Camp.

Location: American Camp | Map Time: 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM Fee Information: Free

Tags: farming,U.S. Army,homesteading,pine forests,wetlands

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Category: EventsPig War History Tour

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11:00 am12:00 pm

Location: American Camp | Map Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 AM,11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Park rangers and volunteers describe events leading up to and including the Pig War and the peaceful joint occupation of San Juan Island by English and American troops. Meets in the American Camp parking area. Bring a hat, water and sturdy shoes. Fee Information: Free. Phone Number: 360-378-2240, ext. 2233

Category: EventsLiving History @ English Camp

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12:00 pm3:00 pm

Park rangers and volunteers recreate military and civilian life during the island's early pioneer period. Activities include blacksmithing, coopering, weaving, needlework and exhibitions of military equipment and skills. Wear a sun hat, bring water and sturdy shoes.

Location: English Camp parade ground | Map Time: 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM Fee Information: Free Contact Name: Doug Halsey Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 360-378-2240, ext. 2228

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Category: EventsYoung Hill Marine Cemetery Guided Hike

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2:00 pm4:00 pm

Serious hikers will enjoy this two-hour journey, led by Park Historian Mike Vouri up the south slope of 650-foot Young Hill, where the summit offers views of the northern straits, Vancouver Island, and the Olympic Mountains. The hike can also divert to 410-foot Mitchell Hill. See the Royal Marine Cemetery and the Garry oak woodland. Meets at the north end of the English Camp parking area.

Location: English Camp | Map Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Fee Information: Free Contact Name: Mike Vouri Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 360-378-2240, ext. 2227

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Category: EventsHistory Walk: Salmon Bank

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2:00 pm

Location: American Camp Time: 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM Fee Information: Free Contact Name: Mike Vouri Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 360-378-2240, ext. 2227

Accompany a park ranger or volunteer on this cross-prairie journey to the historic Salmon Bank at South Beach, where springs attracted Indians and Europeans alike. This activity can be strenuous. Wear a hat, sturdy shoes and bring water. Meets in the American Camp visitor center parking area. Thursdays, 2 to 3:30 p.m., June 5 to August 28, American Camp parking area, or by request. Call 360-378-2240, ext. 2233.

Category: EventsFrazer Homestead Walk

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2:00 pm12:04 am

Many of today's island families are descended from U.S. Army soldiers. Join Park Historian Mike Vouri and learn more about how American Camp's "frontiersmen in blue" played a key role in pioneering Euro-American settlement on San Juan Island. Vouri also will discuss how agricultural operations changed the character of island landscapes, at American Camp.

Location: American Camp | Map Time: 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM Fee Information: Free

Tags: farming,U.S. Army,homesteading,pine forests,wetlands

Category: MeetingsHistoric Preservation Review Board Meeting

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6:00 pm7:00 pm

The Town of Friday Harbor Historic Preservation Review Board discusses preservation issues and assists residents with rehab and preservation projects. These meetings are open to the public. Upcoming agendas and video recordings of past meetings are available at www.fridayharbor.org.

Historic Preservation Review Board Meeting

Category: GeneralHistory Talk: Belle Vue Sheep Farm (at American Camp)- Who came next?

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7:00 pm

San Juan Island historian Boyd Pratt describes how Belle Vue Sheep Farm at American Camp transitioned from a corporate to a private farm and will explore the legacy that can be seen and experienced each week at the Friday Harbor Farmers Market.

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Category: EventsPig War History Tour

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11:00 am12:00 pm

Location: American Camp | Map Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 AM,11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Park rangers and volunteers describe events leading up to and including the Pig War and the peaceful joint occupation of San Juan Island by English and American troops. Meets in the American Camp parking area. Bring a hat, water and sturdy shoes. Fee Information: Free. Phone Number: 360-378-2240, ext. 2233

Category: EventsLiving History @ English Camp

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12:00 pm3:00 pm

Park rangers and volunteers recreate military and civilian life during the island's early pioneer period. Activities include blacksmithing, coopering, weaving, needlework and exhibitions of military equipment and skills. Wear a sun hat, bring water and sturdy shoes.

Location: English Camp parade ground | Map Time: 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM Fee Information: Free Contact Name: Doug Halsey Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 360-378-2240, ext. 2228

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Category: EventsYoung Hill Marine Cemetery Guided Hike

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2:00 pm4:00 pm

Serious hikers will enjoy this two-hour journey, led by Park Historian Mike Vouri up the south slope of 650-foot Young Hill, where the summit offers views of the northern straits, Vancouver Island, and the Olympic Mountains. The hike can also divert to 410-foot Mitchell Hill. See the Royal Marine Cemetery and the Garry oak woodland. Meets at the north end of the English Camp parking area.

Location: English Camp | Map Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Fee Information: Free Contact Name: Mike Vouri Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 360-378-2240, ext. 2227

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Category: EventsHistory Walk: Salmon Bank

Close
2:00 pm

Location: American Camp Time: 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM Fee Information: Free Contact Name: Mike Vouri Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 360-378-2240, ext. 2227

Accompany a park ranger or volunteer on this cross-prairie journey to the historic Salmon Bank at South Beach, where springs attracted Indians and Europeans alike. This activity can be strenuous. Wear a hat, sturdy shoes and bring water. Meets in the American Camp visitor center parking area. Thursdays, 2 to 3:30 p.m., June 5 to August 28, American Camp parking area, or by request. Call 360-378-2240, ext. 2233.

Category: EventsFrazer Homestead Walk

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2:00 pm12:04 am

Many of today's island families are descended from U.S. Army soldiers. Join Park Historian Mike Vouri and learn more about how American Camp's "frontiersmen in blue" played a key role in pioneering Euro-American settlement on San Juan Island. Vouri also will discuss how agricultural operations changed the character of island landscapes, at American Camp.

Location: American Camp | Map Time: 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM Fee Information: Free

Tags: farming,U.S. Army,homesteading,pine forests,wetlands

Category: EventsEinstein's Cat: The Coming of Telegraphy on San Juan Island

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7:00 pm

Einstein's Cat: The Coming of Telegraphy on San Juan Island with Park ranger Doug Halsey 7 p.m., San Juan Island Library. Time and distance had a profound effect on events as they unfolded during the Pig War crisis of 1859. Learn when the telegraph arrived here and how it affected communications on San Juan Island in the second installment of this presentation introduced in 2014 by Park Ranger Doug Halsey.

When Einstein was asked to explain what is wireless, in the days when wireless was very new and mysterious, he is quoted as saying:

“The wireless telegraph is not difficult to understand. The ordinary telegraph is like a very long cat. You pull the tail in New York, and it meows in Los Angeles. The wireless is exactly the same, only without the cat.”

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Category: EventsPig War History Tour

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11:00 am12:00 pm

Location: American Camp | Map Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 AM,11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Park rangers and volunteers describe events leading up to and including the Pig War and the peaceful joint occupation of San Juan Island by English and American troops. Meets in the American Camp parking area. Bring a hat, water and sturdy shoes. Fee Information: Free. Phone Number: 360-378-2240, ext. 2233

Category: EventsLiving History @ English Camp

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12:00 pm3:00 pm

Park rangers and volunteers recreate military and civilian life during the island's early pioneer period. Activities include blacksmithing, coopering, weaving, needlework and exhibitions of military equipment and skills. Wear a sun hat, bring water and sturdy shoes.

Location: English Camp parade ground | Map Time: 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM Fee Information: Free Contact Name: Doug Halsey Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 360-378-2240, ext. 2228

Category: EventsContra Dance @ the Grange Hall

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7:00 pm9:00 pm

On the third Saturday of every month the SJI Grange #966 holds a community contra dance in the historic Grange Hall. No experience is necessary because all dances are taught. No partner? No worries, everyone is welcome! A $10 per person donation is suggested; students $5. For information call 360.378.3836.

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Category: EventsYoung Hill Marine Cemetery Guided Hike

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2:00 pm4:00 pm

Serious hikers will enjoy this two-hour journey, led by Park Historian Mike Vouri up the south slope of 650-foot Young Hill, where the summit offers views of the northern straits, Vancouver Island, and the Olympic Mountains. The hike can also divert to 410-foot Mitchell Hill. See the Royal Marine Cemetery and the Garry oak woodland. Meets at the north end of the English Camp parking area.

Location: English Camp | Map Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Fee Information: Free Contact Name: Mike Vouri Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 360-378-2240, ext. 2227

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Category: EventsHistory Walk: Salmon Bank

Close
2:00 pm

Location: American Camp Time: 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM Fee Information: Free Contact Name: Mike Vouri Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 360-378-2240, ext. 2227

Accompany a park ranger or volunteer on this cross-prairie journey to the historic Salmon Bank at South Beach, where springs attracted Indians and Europeans alike. This activity can be strenuous. Wear a hat, sturdy shoes and bring water. Meets in the American Camp visitor center parking area. Thursdays, 2 to 3:30 p.m., June 5 to August 28, American Camp parking area, or by request. Call 360-378-2240, ext. 2233.

Category: EventsFrazer Homestead Walk

Close
2:00 pm12:04 am

Many of today's island families are descended from U.S. Army soldiers. Join Park Historian Mike Vouri and learn more about how American Camp's "frontiersmen in blue" played a key role in pioneering Euro-American settlement on San Juan Island. Vouri also will discuss how agricultural operations changed the character of island landscapes, at American Camp.

Location: American Camp | Map Time: 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM Fee Information: Free

Tags: farming,U.S. Army,homesteading,pine forests,wetlands

Category: MeetingsHistoric Preservation Review Board Meeting

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6:00 pm8:00 pm

Current historic preservation issues and projects are discussed by the Town of Friday Harbor's Historic Preservation Review Board on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. These meetings are open to the public.

Historic Preservation Review Board Meeting

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Category: EventsPioneer Lore @ English Camp

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7:00 pm

Storytelling with Karen Haas
7 p.m., Royal Marine Barracks, English Camp

Join Washington State’s beloved storyteller Karen Haas for an entertaining evening of pioneer lore as told by the people who lived it.

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Category: EventsPig War History Tour

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11:00 am12:00 pm

Location: American Camp | Map Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 AM,11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Park rangers and volunteers describe events leading up to and including the Pig War and the peaceful joint occupation of San Juan Island by English and American troops. Meets in the American Camp parking area. Bring a hat, water and sturdy shoes. Fee Information: Free. Phone Number: 360-378-2240, ext. 2233

Category: EventsLiving History @ English Camp

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12:00 pm3:00 pm

Park rangers and volunteers recreate military and civilian life during the island's early pioneer period. Activities include blacksmithing, coopering, weaving, needlework and exhibitions of military equipment and skills. Wear a sun hat, bring water and sturdy shoes.

Location: English Camp parade ground | Map Time: 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM Fee Information: Free Contact Name: Doug Halsey Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 360-378-2240, ext. 2228

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Category: EventsEncampment & Candlelight Ball @ English Camp

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The Candlelight Ball is the highlight of the annual Encampment at English Camp. Visitors and re-enactors dance to 19th-century period music and celebrate the peaceful resolution of conflict. This year's Encampment is scheduled July 26-27 with the Candlelight Ball at 8 p.m., Saturday the 26th.

Category: EventsYoung Hill Marine Cemetery Guided Hike

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2:00 pm4:00 pm

Serious hikers will enjoy this two-hour journey, led by Park Historian Mike Vouri up the south slope of 650-foot Young Hill, where the summit offers views of the northern straits, Vancouver Island, and the Olympic Mountains. The hike can also divert to 410-foot Mitchell Hill. See the Royal Marine Cemetery and the Garry oak woodland. Meets at the north end of the English Camp parking area.

Location: English Camp | Map Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Fee Information: Free Contact Name: Mike Vouri Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 360-378-2240, ext. 2227

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Category: EventsEncampment & Candlelight Ball @ English Camp

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The Candlelight Ball is the highlight of the annual Encampment at English Camp. Visitors and re-enactors dance to 19th-century period music and celebrate the peaceful resolution of conflict. This year's Encampment is scheduled July 26-27 with the Candlelight Ball at 8 p.m., Saturday the 26th.

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Category: EventsHistory Walk: Salmon Bank

Close
2:00 pm

Location: American Camp Time: 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM Fee Information: Free Contact Name: Mike Vouri Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 360-378-2240, ext. 2227

Accompany a park ranger or volunteer on this cross-prairie journey to the historic Salmon Bank at South Beach, where springs attracted Indians and Europeans alike. This activity can be strenuous. Wear a hat, sturdy shoes and bring water. Meets in the American Camp visitor center parking area. Thursdays, 2 to 3:30 p.m., June 5 to August 28, American Camp parking area, or by request. Call 360-378-2240, ext. 2233.

Category: EventsFrazer Homestead Walk

Close
2:00 pm12:04 am

Many of today's island families are descended from U.S. Army soldiers. Join Park Historian Mike Vouri and learn more about how American Camp's "frontiersmen in blue" played a key role in pioneering Euro-American settlement on San Juan Island. Vouri also will discuss how agricultural operations changed the character of island landscapes, at American Camp.

Location: American Camp | Map Time: 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM Fee Information: Free

Tags: farming,U.S. Army,homesteading,pine forests,wetlands

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Category: EventsPig War History Tour

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11:00 am12:00 pm

Location: American Camp | Map Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 AM,11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Park rangers and volunteers describe events leading up to and including the Pig War and the peaceful joint occupation of San Juan Island by English and American troops. Meets in the American Camp parking area. Bring a hat, water and sturdy shoes. Fee Information: Free. Phone Number: 360-378-2240, ext. 2233

Category: EventsLiving History @ English Camp

Close
12:00 pm3:00 pm

Park rangers and volunteers recreate military and civilian life during the island's early pioneer period. Activities include blacksmithing, coopering, weaving, needlework and exhibitions of military equipment and skills. Wear a sun hat, bring water and sturdy shoes.

Location: English Camp parade ground | Map Time: 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM Fee Information: Free Contact Name: Doug Halsey Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 360-378-2240, ext. 2228

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Category: EventsYoung Hill Marine Cemetery Guided Hike

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2:00 pm4:00 pm

Serious hikers will enjoy this two-hour journey, led by Park Historian Mike Vouri up the south slope of 650-foot Young Hill, where the summit offers views of the northern straits, Vancouver Island, and the Olympic Mountains. The hike can also divert to 410-foot Mitchell Hill. See the Royal Marine Cemetery and the Garry oak woodland. Meets at the north end of the English Camp parking area.

Location: English Camp | Map Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Fee Information: Free Contact Name: Mike Vouri Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 360-378-2240, ext. 2227