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Category: EventsDancing at English Camp

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7:00 pm9:00 pm

Contra Dancing at English Camp. Folk singer Michael Cohen and local folk musicians present an evening of traditional folk tunes and dancing for those wishing a turn on the floor. Cohen plays regularly at the San Juan Farmers' market. He has worked with the Smithsonian in cataloguing America folk music. Some dancers come in period clothing; the dance takes place in the historic English Camp barracks. This is a beautiful and fluid step (or dance) back in time. Dancers welcomed whether in period clothing or contemporary. There is no charge for this event. Mondays, 7:30pm - 9pm, June 9th through August 18, English Camp.

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Category: EventsA Walk to the Salmon Bank

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2:00 pm3:30 pm

Accompany a park ranger or volunteer on this corss-prairie journey to the historic Salmon Bank at South Beach, where springs attracted Indians and Europeans alike. This activity can be strenuous. Thursdays, 2-3:30pm, June 5 through August 28th. American Camp parking area. For info call 360.378.2240 x2233. This event is free.

Category: EventsPioneer Stories

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8:15 pm

Join Washington State's beloved storyteller Karen Haas for an entertaining evening of pioneer lore as told by the people who lived it. Highlight of the evening will be her renditions of Thea Foss, on whom the "Tugmoat Annie" stories are loosely based. 8:15pm, Thursday, July 31, San Juan Island Library. There is no admission fee for this event.

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Category: EventsWeaving Weekend

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Weavers from throughout San Juan Island and Washington State will gather for the weekend to demonstrate how European and American Indian and First Nation techniques melded to create woven objects and clothing unique to the Pacific Northwest. All day, Saturday and Sunday, August 2-3, English Camp parade ground.

Category: EventsPig War Story Guided Walk

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11:00 am12:00 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. Saturdays, 11am - noon, June 7 to August 30th, American Camp, San Juan Island, WA. Free to the public.

Category: EventsCapt. Delacombe's English Camp History Walk

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11:00 am12:30 pm

Join National Park Services volunteer Paul Kitchen for this guided walk and learn how the Royal Marines lived during the 12-year joint occupation by British and American troops on San Juan Island. Saturdays, 11am to 12:30pm, June 7th though August 30th. Meet in the English Camp parking lot.

Category: EventsLiving History: Reenactors of the Pig War

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12:00 pm3:00 pm

Living History:L Life during the Joint Military Occupation on San Juan Island. Park rangers and volutneers recreate military and civilian life during the island's early pioneer period. Activities include blacksmithing, coopering, weaving, needlework and exhiibitions of military equipment and skills. Saturdays, noon until 3pm, June 7th to August 30th, English Cmp parade ground. For information call 360.378.2240 x2233.

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Category: EventsWeaving Weekend

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Weavers from throughout San Juan Island and Washington State will gather for the weekend to demonstrate how European and American Indian and First Nation techniques melded to create woven objects and clothing unique to the Pacific Northwest. All day, Saturday and Sunday, August 2-3, English Camp parade ground.

Category: EventsYoung Hill/Royal Marine Cemetery Guided Walk

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2:00 pm4:00 pm

Serious hikers will enjoy this two-hour journey, led by Park Historian Mike Vouri upon 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 cal also divert to 410-foot Mitchell Hill. See the Royal Marine Cemetery and the Garry oak woodland. Sundays from 2-4pm, June 8 to August 31st. Meet at the north end of the English Camp parking area. This event if free.

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Category: EventsDancing at English Camp

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7:00 pm9:00 pm

Contra Dancing at English Camp. Folk singer Michael Cohen and local folk musicians present an evening of traditional folk tunes and dancing for those wishing a turn on the floor. Cohen plays regularly at the San Juan Farmers' market. He has worked with the Smithsonian in cataloguing America folk music. Some dancers come in period clothing; the dance takes place in the historic English Camp barracks. This is a beautiful and fluid step (or dance) back in time. Dancers welcomed whether in period clothing or contemporary. There is no charge for this event. Mondays, 7:30pm - 9pm, June 9th through August 18, English Camp.

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Category: EventsThe Victorian Internet

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7:00 pm

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 ad how it affected communications on San Juan Island . Park Ranger Doug Halsey presents.7pm, Wednesday, August 6, San Juan Island Library. This event is free to the public.

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Category: EventsA Walk to the Salmon Bank

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2:00 pm3:30 pm

Accompany a park ranger or volunteer on this corss-prairie journey to the historic Salmon Bank at South Beach, where springs attracted Indians and Europeans alike. This activity can be strenuous. Thursdays, 2-3:30pm, June 5 through August 28th. American Camp parking area. For info call 360.378.2240 x2233. This event is free.

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Category: EventsPig War Story Guided Walk

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11:00 am12:00 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. Saturdays, 11am - noon, June 7 to August 30th, American Camp, San Juan Island, WA. Free to the public.

Category: EventsCapt. Delacombe's English Camp History Walk

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11:00 am12:30 pm

Join National Park Services volunteer Paul Kitchen for this guided walk and learn how the Royal Marines lived during the 12-year joint occupation by British and American troops on San Juan Island. Saturdays, 11am to 12:30pm, June 7th though August 30th. Meet in the English Camp parking lot.

Category: EventsLiving History: Reenactors of the Pig War

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12:00 pm3:00 pm

Living History:L Life during the Joint Military Occupation on San Juan Island. Park rangers and volutneers recreate military and civilian life during the island's early pioneer period. Activities include blacksmithing, coopering, weaving, needlework and exhiibitions of military equipment and skills. Saturdays, noon until 3pm, June 7th to August 30th, English Cmp parade ground. For information call 360.378.2240 x2233.

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Category: EventsYoung Hill/Royal Marine Cemetery Guided Walk

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2:00 pm4:00 pm

Serious hikers will enjoy this two-hour journey, led by Park Historian Mike Vouri upon 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 cal also divert to 410-foot Mitchell Hill. See the Royal Marine Cemetery and the Garry oak woodland. Sundays from 2-4pm, June 8 to August 31st. Meet at the north end of the English Camp parking area. This event if free.

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Category: EventsDancing at English Camp

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7:00 pm9:00 pm

Contra Dancing at English Camp. Folk singer Michael Cohen and local folk musicians present an evening of traditional folk tunes and dancing for those wishing a turn on the floor. Cohen plays regularly at the San Juan Farmers' market. He has worked with the Smithsonian in cataloguing America folk music. Some dancers come in period clothing; the dance takes place in the historic English Camp barracks. This is a beautiful and fluid step (or dance) back in time. Dancers welcomed whether in period clothing or contemporary. There is no charge for this event. Mondays, 7:30pm - 9pm, June 9th through August 18, English Camp.

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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

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Category: EventsA Walk to the Salmon Bank

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2:00 pm3:30 pm

Accompany a park ranger or volunteer on this corss-prairie journey to the historic Salmon Bank at South Beach, where springs attracted Indians and Europeans alike. This activity can be strenuous. Thursdays, 2-3:30pm, June 5 through August 28th. American Camp parking area. For info call 360.378.2240 x2233. This event is free.

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Category: EventsPig War Story Guided Walk

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11:00 am12:00 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. Saturdays, 11am - noon, June 7 to August 30th, American Camp, San Juan Island, WA. Free to the public.

Category: EventsCapt. Delacombe's English Camp History Walk

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11:00 am12:30 pm

Join National Park Services volunteer Paul Kitchen for this guided walk and learn how the Royal Marines lived during the 12-year joint occupation by British and American troops on San Juan Island. Saturdays, 11am to 12:30pm, June 7th though August 30th. Meet in the English Camp parking lot.

Category: EventsLiving History: Reenactors of the Pig War

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12:00 pm3:00 pm

Living History:L Life during the Joint Military Occupation on San Juan Island. Park rangers and volutneers recreate military and civilian life during the island's early pioneer period. Activities include blacksmithing, coopering, weaving, needlework and exhiibitions of military equipment and skills. Saturdays, noon until 3pm, June 7th to August 30th, English Cmp parade ground. For information call 360.378.2240 x2233.

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/Royal Marine Cemetery Guided Walk

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2:00 pm4:00 pm

Serious hikers will enjoy this two-hour journey, led by Park Historian Mike Vouri upon 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 cal also divert to 410-foot Mitchell Hill. See the Royal Marine Cemetery and the Garry oak woodland. Sundays from 2-4pm, June 8 to August 31st. Meet at the north end of the English Camp parking area. This event if free.

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Category: EventsDancing at English Camp

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7:00 pm9:00 pm

Contra Dancing at English Camp. Folk singer Michael Cohen and local folk musicians present an evening of traditional folk tunes and dancing for those wishing a turn on the floor. Cohen plays regularly at the San Juan Farmers' market. He has worked with the Smithsonian in cataloguing America folk music. Some dancers come in period clothing; the dance takes place in the historic English Camp barracks. This is a beautiful and fluid step (or dance) back in time. Dancers welcomed whether in period clothing or contemporary. There is no charge for this event. Mondays, 7:30pm - 9pm, June 9th through August 18, English Camp.

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Category: EventsA Walk to the Salmon Bank

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2:00 pm3:30 pm

Accompany a park ranger or volunteer on this corss-prairie journey to the historic Salmon Bank at South Beach, where springs attracted Indians and Europeans alike. This activity can be strenuous. Thursdays, 2-3:30pm, June 5 through August 28th. American Camp parking area. For info call 360.378.2240 x2233. This event is free.

Category: EventsTheatre: The Life and Times of General George Pickett

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7:30 pm

Mike Vouri and Michael Cohen join with the San Juan Community Theatre in presenting an evening of drama and song as George Pickett comes back to life and talk about his days on the fgrontier and Civil War battlefields. 7:30pm, Thursday, August 21. San Juan Community Theatre. Tickets $15 for adults, $8 student and $5 student rush. Call the theatre at 360.378.3210.

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Category: EventsPig War Story Guided Walk

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11:00 am12:00 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. Saturdays, 11am - noon, June 7 to August 30th, American Camp, San Juan Island, WA. Free to the public.

Category: EventsCapt. Delacombe's English Camp History Walk

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11:00 am12:30 pm

Join National Park Services volunteer Paul Kitchen for this guided walk and learn how the Royal Marines lived during the 12-year joint occupation by British and American troops on San Juan Island. Saturdays, 11am to 12:30pm, June 7th though August 30th. Meet in the English Camp parking lot.

Category: EventsLiving History: Reenactors of the Pig War

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12:00 pm3:00 pm

Living History:L Life during the Joint Military Occupation on San Juan Island. Park rangers and volutneers recreate military and civilian life during the island's early pioneer period. Activities include blacksmithing, coopering, weaving, needlework and exhiibitions of military equipment and skills. Saturdays, noon until 3pm, June 7th to August 30th, English Cmp parade ground. For information call 360.378.2240 x2233.

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Category: EventsYoung Hill/Royal Marine Cemetery Guided Walk

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2:00 pm4:00 pm

Serious hikers will enjoy this two-hour journey, led by Park Historian Mike Vouri upon 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 cal also divert to 410-foot Mitchell Hill. See the Royal Marine Cemetery and the Garry oak woodland. Sundays from 2-4pm, June 8 to August 31st. Meet at the north end of the English Camp parking area. This event if free.

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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: EventsA Walk to the Salmon Bank

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2:00 pm3:30 pm

Accompany a park ranger or volunteer on this corss-prairie journey to the historic Salmon Bank at South Beach, where springs attracted Indians and Europeans alike. This activity can be strenuous. Thursdays, 2-3:30pm, June 5 through August 28th. American Camp parking area. For info call 360.378.2240 x2233. This event is free.

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Category: EventsMapping the San Juan Islands

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7:00 pm

Join architectural historian Boyd Pratt, Doug McCutchen, of the San Juan County Land Bank, and Mike Vouri San Juan Island National Historical Park historian for an evening of 1890s images of the San Juan Islands. Vouri will open the discussion with a look at the first survey of the islands by John Gilbert who participated in the first survey of the island by the coast Survey's navel assistant, Lt. Cmdr. James Alden, and survey and map maker George Davidson operating from the U.S. coast Steamer "Active," from 1853-1860. Pratt will follow with insights on Gilbert's land-use T-sheets. McCutchen will then present a series of slides that capture from the same perspective today the sites of Gilbert's images. 7pm, Friday, August 29, San Juan Island Library.

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Category: EventsPig War Story Guided Walk

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11:00 am12:00 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. Saturdays, 11am - noon, June 7 to August 30th, American Camp, San Juan Island, WA. Free to the public.

Category: EventsCapt. Delacombe's English Camp History Walk

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11:00 am12:30 pm

Join National Park Services volunteer Paul Kitchen for this guided walk and learn how the Royal Marines lived during the 12-year joint occupation by British and American troops on San Juan Island. Saturdays, 11am to 12:30pm, June 7th though August 30th. Meet in the English Camp parking lot.

Category: EventsLiving History: Reenactors of the Pig War

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12:00 pm3:00 pm

Living History:L Life during the Joint Military Occupation on San Juan Island. Park rangers and volutneers recreate military and civilian life during the island's early pioneer period. Activities include blacksmithing, coopering, weaving, needlework and exhiibitions of military equipment and skills. Saturdays, noon until 3pm, June 7th to August 30th, English Cmp parade ground. For information call 360.378.2240 x2233.

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Category: EventsYoung Hill/Royal Marine Cemetery Guided Walk

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2:00 pm4:00 pm

Serious hikers will enjoy this two-hour journey, led by Park Historian Mike Vouri upon 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 cal also divert to 410-foot Mitchell Hill. See the Royal Marine Cemetery and the Garry oak woodland. Sundays from 2-4pm, June 8 to August 31st. Meet at the north end of the English Camp parking area. This event if free.