Orcas History Lives Here!

Orcas Island Historical Museums

Historian of the Year


Computer and phone skills welcome


Work with our Finance Committee to improve the Museums' finances

Volunteer of the Month

Aleksander Taylor
 Every Wednesday, Alek will be found photographing the museum's archival collection - a major job!  He volunteers for Meals on Wheels and Moran State Park and he is  a stone carver too. 
His San Juan Islands roots are long and deep and he's lived on San Juan Island, Lopez and now Orcas. We're lucky to have him!

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 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