Historian of the Year


Computer and phone skills welcome

Sandy Huie
Sandy and her husband Pete have lived on Orcas since 1990. She taught 8th grade history and English for 30 years in Stockton,CA.
She's  been volunteering at the museum for 15 years and has enjoyed meeting people from all over the US and the world.  In her spare time she enjoys reading, gardening, needle point, traveling,playing the ukelele, and  living on Orcas.
Sandy is here to greet you every Thursday. Come on in and meet her!.

Edrie Vinson

Edrie was honored for her work on locating and digitizing all of the 140+ oral history tapes in the Society's archives for the Saving Orcas Voices Project and many other Archival Projects.


Help maintain our front garden and create our historical kitchen garden

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Friendly people who donate a few hours a week to greet museum visitors. No prior experience necessary

Spence Clark

Spence Clark is a tremendous asset to the Crow Valley School, and we are proud to name him Historian of the Year.  A long established genealogist and experienced local historian, Spence brings that same knowledge, research, and energy into lively tours of the Crow Valley School. As a docent, Spence integrates the lives of the Crow Valley schoolchildren (circa 1888-1918) along with stories of individuals who shaped Orcas Island and intertwines both with fascinating local historical vignettes.

Volunteer of the Year

To volunteer, just give us a ring at 360-376-4849 or email us at info@orcasmuseum.org


Work on Newsletters and/or write "History Nook" columns

The very generous help of our island friends is what keeps the Pioneer Museum in Eastsound and the Crow Valley School Museum open and functioning. We always need a few extra hands for specific events, so if you’d rather not be an ‘official’ volunteer but would like to pitch in for a specific event, simply tell us how you’d like to participate.

We truly appreciate your contribution, no matter what it is or how it comes our way.

Orcas History Lives Here!

Orcas Island Historical Museums


Work with our Finance Committee to improve the Museums' finances

Volunteer of the Month

Volunteer Opportunities