Orcas History Lives Here!

Orcas Island Historical Museums

Historian of the Year

HELP IN OUR OFFICE

Computer and phone skills welcome

HELP US FUNDRAISE

Work with our Finance Committee to improve the Museums' finances

Volunteer of the Month

Irene McKinley
She sketches and paints, spends the winters in Mexico and owned The Orcas Wine and Oyster Bar for 8 yrs. Besides volunteering as a docent at the Crow Valley School, she's also actively involved in the Deer Harbor Community Club and Kiwanis. You'll likely see her selling pies at the Museum Pie Booth in July!
"To young people i say 'learn your history' and the context under which things happened."



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.

BE A GARDENER

Help maintain our front garden and create our historical kitchen garden

in back

BE A DOCENT

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

BE A WRITER

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

The very generous help of our island friends is what keeps the 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.

Volunteer Opportunities