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AIHS News  (Updated 3/9/22)

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".
"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.

"March Program: Peter Puget Visits Anderson Island in 1972".
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.

PETER PUGET Dedication & Reenactment: Sat May 21, 1:30pm, Jacobs Point Trail.

The Dedication starts at 1:30 at the third lookout on the Jacobs Point Trail - At least a 25 minute walk from the parking lot. The Trail is VERY muddy; we recommend waterproof boots. Parking at Jacobs Point is EXTREMELY limited; consider being dropped off, carpooling, or walking to the event.
The reenactment group, HM Armed Tender Chatham, will set up camp at 11526 Oro Bay Road. Following the dedication, they will have an Open House, approximately 3:00 - 5:00. They have all kinds of period appropriate exhibits, including tents, costumes, navigational equipment, etc. Parking is also limited there. Space for about 8 Cars around the house, and parking on the WEST side of Oro Bay Road is reasonably good if you are able to hike down to the beach. CARPOOL! All welcome, though can only accommodate about 25 people at a time. They will gladly accept CA$H donations to offset their many expenses for this reenactment.

FARM DAY & PLANT SALE: Sat May 28, 10am-2pm.

Plant sale at the farm in the apple orchard. These plants have been grown by volunteers and all proceeds go to AIHS. Members only: 9am - 10am. General public: 10am - noon.
Food: cinnamon rolls, chili (meat and vegitarian), grilled hot dogs.
Kids games. Farm animals. Booths for island organizations.
Movie: "Kiss the Ground" 12:30 pm in the archival building. A full length documentary that sheds lignt on a new,old approach to farming called regenerative argiculture, that has the potential to balance our climate, replenish our water supplies, and feed the world. Popcorn and pop available.


Music of Woodstock (1969) performed by three island bands. At the archival building. (Outside in case of outstanding weather). Tickets $20.


2022 phonebooks will be available in June at the Johnson Farm Gift Shop.