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AIHS News  (Updated 6/30/23)

Fall 2022 Newsletter

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Thanks to everyone for a very successful Salmon and Rib Bake, and Silent Auction. We served over 800 salmon and rib meals (and another 100 hot dog meals), and auctioned off over 220 items at the Silent Auction. As a community event, it was a wonderful success, with great food and good weather (and we didn't run out of anything). As a fundraiser, it was also a great success - over half of our yearly operating budget is paid for by this event.

AIHS Feature-length Videos on YouTube

You can watch these documentaries on your TV (recommended), tablet, computer, or smart phone. Go to and search for "Anderson Island Historical Society".


"Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest".
Tom Cameron talks about mushrooms. Lucas Hedrick presents mushrooms of Anderson Island. Recorded at the AB on 2/25/23.

"Bats of the Pacific Northwest".
Dr. Bernice Tannenbaum discusses bats of the Pacific Northwest. Recorded at the AB on 1/28/23.

"Vivace Choir Holiday Program".
The Vivace community choir sings their holiday program. Recorded at the AB on 12/3/22.

"2022 Annual Meeting".
Our 2022 Annual Meeting. The AIHS board reviews their 2022 accomplishments and discusses goals for 2023. Recorded 11/12/22.

"The Birds of Johnson Farm".
Belen Schneider's October 2022 presentation on the birds at the Johnson Farm. This excellent presentation is highlighted by Belen's own photographs taken at the farm. Recorded 10/24/2022 at the Archival Building.

"The Anderson Island Story".
Rick Stockstad hosts this 80-minute video that presents the history of Anderson Island, from 20,000 years ago to today. The story is told through historic photos and on-location interviews with island residents.

"The Johnson Farm Story".
This 80-minute video presents the story of the Johnson Farm, which was founded in 1896 by John Johnson and his wife Alma Marie Bowman.

"Peter Puget Dedication"
A 30 minute video of the reenactment of the Peter Puget discovery of Anderson Island, and the dedication of the Peter Puget signs at Jacobs Point Park in May, 2022.

"March 2022 Program: Peter Puget Visits Anderson Island in 1792".
A 70-minute video of our March 26 program. Arild Barrett, Danny Marshall, and Rick Anderson present the visit of Peter Puget to Anderson Island in 1792.

"The Antique Apple Project, part 1".
"The Antique Apple Project, part 2".
Two 60 minute videos of David Benscoter's March 27 presentation on "Lost Apples of the Inland Empire": Apple varities that were very popular in the 1800s but were lost to history, and are only now being rediscovered.

Spring Concert Videos recorded May 28 at the Archival Building.