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H & H Program ~ The Life of Illustrator Fanny Cory

H & H ~ Hors d’oeuvres & History
At the Floyd
Sunday October 15th, 2017 • 4 – 6 p.m.
Celebrate the Life of Illustrator Fanny Cory
Join us to discover the art and story of Fanny Y. Cory.
Fanny Cory began illustrating children’s books in 1898.  Between 1926 and 1956, she created popular comic strips such as Sonnysayings and Little Miss Muffet; this, in an age when women cartoonists were rare.  Fanny Cory regularly sold her illustrations to national periodicals such as Harper’s Bazaar, Scribner’s, Youth’s Companion, McClure’s and Saturday Evening Post.
The event is co-sponsored by Cory’s descendants, the Dorsey family of Camano Island.  They’ve produced a book and DVD of her life which will be shown.  Its author will be present to sign books.  Examples of Cory’s art will be displayed and Ann Dorsey will offer some insights on her grandmother’s life and talents.  The bluegrass band, Days Brothers, will perform a musical tribute to Cory.
All talks begin at 4 p.m. at the Floyd Norgaard Cultural Center. Refreshments include appetizers and desserts served with coffee, tea, and sparkling juice and wine. Floyd Norgaard Cultural Center (Google map) located at 27130 102nd Ave. NW. in Stanwood, Washington. 

Peter Henning – The Builder, 1868 – 1955

Join us for this Sunday’s (9/17) H & H Program featuring the life story of the intrepid Swedish American pioneer, Peter Henning.

Henning (1868-1955) was one of our colorful and influencial pioneers who settled in and helped develop the community known as East Stanwood.  His career included experience as a Yukon Gold Rush entrepreneur, railroad and road builder, logger, farmer, and millworker.  He was influential in the development of the East Stanwood school district of the day, the early banks, the Snohomish County Roads Commision and the Stevens Pass Highway Assn.

Enduring many hardships and setbacks he still led a life of hard work with many more successful accomplishments.

The program features a DVD presentation highlighting the story told in the book.

Refreshments include appetizers and desserts served with coffee, tea, and sparkling juice and wine. Floyd Norgaard Cultural Center.

Stanwood’s Annual Spring Tea April 19th

Stanwood’s Annual Spring Tea Set for April 29th

The Sixth Annual Spring Tea and Vintage Fashion Exhibit will be held on Saturday April 29, 2017 from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. with tea served at 1:30.  As in past years, the venue will be the Stanwood Area Historical Society’s Floyd Norgaard Cultural Hall in Stanwood at 27130 102nd Ave.  
Tickets are $20.00 and prepaid reservations are required by April 21st.
The Tea will be honoring some of Stanwood’s dynamic women leaders, such as Carrie Wang, Belle Keitel and Anna Hanson Stubb.  Everyone is invited to share their memories of these very capable women.
A refreshed “Waistlines and Hemlines” exhibit will be open for viewing and will include, this year, a display of uniforms and stories of veterans from the greater Stanwood area. 
Raffle baskets and a silent auction are part of the festivities and prizes will be given for the best hat and vintage outfit.
For more information call 360-629-6110,  Follow us on Facebook.

Begin your Camano Historic Sites Tour Here!

Stanwood’s Floyd Norgaard Cultural Center will be the Welcome Center for Camano Island’s Historic Sites tour March 25th and 26th.

Maps and information on the Island’s sites will be available at the Center between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.  The entire complex, owned by the Stanwood Area Historical Society, will be open during this time, highlighting exhibits in the Pearson house and SAHS museums and including a new Veteran’s display in honor of the memorial being planned by the SAHS.

In addition the Floyd will feature historic and cultural organizations from the greater area which will provide information and crafts of their respective groups.  These include book signings by local historians, Stanwood’s Park and Trails Commission, the League of Snohomish County Heritage Organizations, the Stanwood House, the Camano Quilter’s Guild, Josephine Caring Community as well as the Stillaguamish Tribe and Tulalip Tribes of Native Americans.  Homemade soups and treats will also be available for sale before visitors begin their trek of the Island.  Passports noting visits to the various sites will be available at the Floyd.  The passports can also be dropped off at the Floyd for those participating in drawings for prizes.

The Floyd is easily accessible at 27108 102nd Ave NW (Market Street), two blocks off State Highway 532.  A great day of exploring Camano Island begins with a preliminary visit to the Floyd in Stanwood.

New Exhibits Afternoon & Norway Night – Sunday Sept 18th

Sunday, September 18th

Open House • Tour the New and Updated Museum Exhibits in Museum behind the D. O Pearson House
1 – 4 p.m.

Followed By
Hors d’oeuvres & History
Norway Night • 4 – 6 p.m.
Sunday, September 18th
Join us for Norwegian desserts and refreshments while hearing Norwegian pioneer family histories and short presentations on the Norwegian influence on Stanwood and vicinity.
Floyd Norgaard Cultural Center