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Orcas Island Historical Museums

HERSTORY: Women's Clubs of Orcas Island

Through Spring 2021


Our current exhibit explores the history of three women's clubs on Orcas Island, as told by the groups themselves.

The Fidelis Circle, The Madrona Club, and Stitch & Gossip were all founded in the first half of twentieth century and are all still active today. They've helped connect generations of Orcas women with each other, and their decades of outward-facing community work have had outsized impacts on every Islander's life.

This exhibit gives these women a chance to tell their stories: what these clubs have meant for generations of members, and for the island at large.