H & H ~ Hors d’oeuvres & History

Fall 2019 H&H Series of Sunday afternoon history programs series sponsored by the Stanwood Area Historical Society. All programs are free but donations are gratefully accepted

Sunday,  Nov. 17th,  4 – 6 p.m.  [link to poster]

Camano Island Shoreline (click to enlarge)

The Changing Shoreline of Puget Sound: A geologist’s perspective
Speaker: Hugh Shipman, Coastal Geologist, Washington State Dept of Ecology (retired)
The beaches, bluffs, and salt marshes of Camano Island and Warm Beach record a complicated story of glaciers, erosion, and human activity. In this talk, we’ll look at how the island’s shorelines formed, how they continue to change, and how people have become part of that story.

Floyd Norgaard Cultural Center
27130 102nd Ave N.W.
Stanwood WA 98292.
Refreshments will be served about 4 pm and program will begin soon after.  
There is no charge but donations gratefully accepted to support programs and project at the Stanwood Area Historical Society


Sunday,  Oct. 20th, 2019   4 – 6 p.m.
Old Camano Barns Slide Show
Speaker:  Jerry Magelssen
Click here for poster pdf

Sunday,  Sept, 15th 2019  4 – 6 p.m.
Harriette ‘Hiahl-tsa’ Shelton Dover: Her Life and Legacy
44 minute video documentary; produced by the Tulalip History Project, Hibulb Cultural Center

Syndat May 19th  4 – 6 p.m.
Ancient and Culturally Significant Textiles in Norway.
Kirsten Smistad, PhD., local teacher and textiles specialist,  will speak of her research into the textiles from the Oseberg Viking Ship.

Sunday, April 28th, 2019 4 – 6 p.m.
Native American Fishing Practices
Over thousands of years, the Native Peoples of the Pacific Northwest developed highly refined methods of catching and preparing a huge variety of seafood to embellish their diverse diet of the abundant plants and proteins of this region.
Guest Speaker: Rick Castellano, Director of the Island County History Museum.

March 17th,  4 – 6 p.m
She Traveled Solo: Strong Women in the Early 20th Century;  Speaker Tessa Hulls from Humanities Washington
(press release)  

Nov 18th, 2018  4 – 6 p.m. “Colonel Tracey Meck & Her Journey
Colonel Tracey Meck presented her story and book covering her career highlights along with her pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago Trail which she completed in 2015.

October 21st,  2018  4 – 6 p.m. “Musical Performance Sept 16th, 2018 4 – 6 p.m.by Graham Loken”

Sept 16th, 2018 4 – 6 p.m. “The Story of the Hero Quilters”

Sunday May 20th  2018
4:00 p.m. Featuring Washington State Parks Area Manager Jeff Wheeler
on the “Four Histories of Cama Beach”

Sunday April 15th  2018  3:30 pm (this time only)
Featuring Jack Gunter’s film “The Quest For The Lost Paintings of Siberia

March 18th at 4 p.m. The Life of Frederick Pilkington  Retrospective of Fred Pilkington’s life as a soldier and Camano Island artist.  Speaker: Mary Pilkington

November 19th, 2017  4 p.m. – 6 p.m.  Snohomish Culture and History –
Speaker, Tessa Campbell, Hibulb Cultural Center.

October 15th 2017 – Fanny Cory – Illustrator of Children’s books

Sept 17th 2017 – Peter Henning – The Builder, 1868 – 1955

May 21st, 2017 –   Stanwood’s Memorial Barn
Sunday afternoon
4 – 6 p.m. In Their Memory: The Stanwood Memorial Barn
A film by Kyle Porter and Anna Porter The story of life and death in a small American town as seen through the eyes of a barn. www.InTheirMemoryFilm.com

Sunday April 9th, 2017 • 4 – 6 p.m. Cancelled.  Tamara Neuffer, Outreach and Education Coordinator for the Stillaguamish Tribe Natural Resources Department will speak about the Stillguamish Tribe’s Festival of the River and Pow Wow.  Gloriana Tatro, A Stillaquamish Tribal member, will share traditional cedar and bead work from her collection

Hank Cramer Returns to the Floyd
Sunday afternoon March 19th, 2017  4 p.m.
Hank Cramer is a musician, historian, and educator.

Sunday November 20th, 2016 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Richard Blumental, Author and historian will share his insights after many years of research and study of the journals and logs of Captain George Vancouver and other pre-19th century voyages to discover the Pacific Ocean.

Sunday October 16th 2016 • 4 – 6 p.m. Program Cancelled due to weather
Stillaguamish Tribe Speakers Tamara Neuffer & Gloriana Tatro
Tamara Neuffer, Outreach and Education Coordinator for the Stillaguamish Tribe Natural Resources Department  Gloriana Tatro, A Stillquamish Tribal member, will share traditional cedar and bead work from her collection.

Sunday, September 18th 2016 Norway Night • 4 – 6 p.m.  

Sunday May 15th, maritime historian Chuck Fowler will talk on the tall ships which plied the waters of the Puget Sound. Mr. Fowler is author of Tall Ships of the Puget Sound and has two decades of research experience on these majestic ships.

Sunday March 13th Lincoln scholar and author Dr. Richard Hanks will present “Looking for Lincoln.” He will speak about Lincoln’s early life and the philosophies that guided him as president. Dr. Hanks, a recent Camano Island resident, is related to Lincoln through Nancy Hanks Lincoln, the president’s biological mother. He grew up in Beardstown, Illinois, a town familiar to Lincoln as a lawyer and politician.

Sunday April 24th historian Penny Buse  spoke on local Indian villages.
(Richard Blumenthal, author of Maritime Place Names: Inland Washington Waters, was to speak on the various explorations of the Puget Sound and how the names we know today were given to locations around western Washington’s inland waterways but that has been postponed until the Fall.)

Sunday afternoon, November 15, 2015 at 4:OO PM.
Guest Speaker: SAHS board member Penny Buse onthe subject of Stillaguamish Indian Esther Ross.
Esther Ross spent fifty years of her life fighting the U..S. Government for federal recognition for her tribe.Sunday afternoon ,

October 18th, 2015 4 p.m.
Guest Speaker: Chuck Fowler on the subject of “Tugboats on Puget Sound”. (Topic of program was previously advertised as the Tall Ships program and has since changed; Presenter is the same)

Silvana Area Schools History Program
Guest Speakers: Local Historians Loren Kraetz and Sue Walde
Sunday September 20th, 2015
4 p.m.

Hank Cramer Returns to the Floyd
Sunday afternoon May 17th, 2015 4 p.m.

April 12th, 2015  4 p.m.
Book Talk
by Val Schroeder on her recent publication
Exploring Camano Island – A History and Guide

March 8th 4 p.m. – “A Historical and Cultural Pilgrimage on a 14 foot Boat” by Tug Buse.

Join us for the Tug Buse’s Photographic Tour of the great rivers of the Midwest and the Intracoastal waterway in his self built 14-foot boat the “Adventuress“.

Sunday November 9th, 2014 4:00 p.m.
“Edson, Brady & Juleen- Three Photographers Active at Tulalip Early in the 20th Century.”
The program presents photographs taken on the Tulalip Reservation by Norman S. Edson (1876-1968), Ferdinand Brady (1880-1967) and J. A. Juleen (1874-1935). Edson was the son of a well-known Canadian landscape painter.

Sunday September 14th, 2014 4:00 p.m.
“One Trail, Many Voices: Songs of the Oregon Trail,” A Humanities Washingtonpresentation, featuring Hank Cramer, one of the best-loved folksingers in the West, who will share the history of the trail and the songs the pioneers sang as they made their arduous way West.

Sunday, October 12, 2014 4:00 p.m. (Columbus Day) —
“Columbus … What happened?” John Yarnell, Port Susan Middle School American history teacher will explain why, in Washington State, kids in school no longer sing “Columbus, hero, brave, and strong.”

H & H is a play on the name of the little one mile streetcar & railroad that ran between Stanwood’s waterfront lumber mills and the railroad depot from 1904 until the 1930s. It was once known as the shortest railroad in the world.