EVENTS AND EXHIBITS

Exhibits

Explore beautiful greeting cards and postcards in our virtual exhibit, Greetings: Good Wishes & Thoughts. This exhibit gives a visual look at communicating in the age before social media.

Test out your local history knowledge with our Peninsula History Quiz! (Check your answers here. No cheating!)

 

Events

 

The Archives has reopened by appointment only. We also continue to welcome inquiries by phone and email. The Log Cabin Museum remains closed as we put social distancing measures in place.

 

Museum is open Saturdays 1:00 - 4:00 p.m., mid-February to early December (Except Stat. Holiday weekends).

 

Admission to the Museum is as usual by donation, unless otherwise stated.

Sunday, March 22 2:00 pm Talk & Tea POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

 

The Most Beloved Room in the House: the evolution of the North American kitchen, presented by John Ota

New presentation based on author John Ota's new book released February 2020. John Ota was a man on a mission--to put together the perfect kitchen. He and his wife had been making do with a room that was frankly no great advertisement for John's architectural expertise. It just about did the job but for a room that's supposed to be the beating heart of a home and a joy to cook in, the Otas' left a lot to be desired. And so John set out on a quest across North America, exploring examples of excellent designs throughout history, to learn from them and apply their lessons to his own renovation. Along the way, he learned about the origins and evolution of the kitchen, its architecture and its appliances. He cooked, with expert instruction. And he learned too about the homes and their occupants, who range from pilgrims to President Thomas Jefferson, from turn of the century tenement dwellers to 21st century Vancouver idealists, from Julia Child to Georgia O'Keeffe, and from Elvis Presley to Louis Armstrong. John Ota has a refreshingly upbeat approach and a hunger for knowledge (and indeed for food). His energy and enthusiasm are contagious, and his insights of lasting value. The talk will include photographs and drawings. This talk and his book are for homeowners, home makers, interior designers, cooks, armchair historians, and for anyone who--like John Ota before them--is looking for inspiration for a renovation. Members: $5.00 - Visitors $7.50

We invite you to come and join Lori & Friends on the last Saturday of the month while they demonstrate Spinning & Knitting. 

They would love to have you join in, so bring along your knitting or come and learn how.

They will be spinning, knitting, crocheting, or demonstrating some new ideas, and they are always willing to help anyone who wants to learn. Come and join this fun group and the tea pot will be on as well. 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

We look forward to having you visit!

Please consider becoming a member. We appreciate your support and look forward to welcoming you. Individual: $15; Couple: $25. Membership includes a subscription to our quarterly newsletter and discounts on events.

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