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December Programs

Click here for information on the revival of the “Old Fashioned Christmas

On December 3rd 10 am to 2 pm

Then the final in our Fall programs series:

“Leque Island – From Island to Tidal Marsh”

December 11th, 2022
Sunday afternoon
4 – 6 pm

Guest Speakers: Loren Brokaw & Lindsey Desmul –

Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) and partners transformed the landscape between Camano Island and Stanwood over the last three years by removing dikes and returning the area to tidal marsh.  This area is called Leque Island and it now has an elevated walking trail that has been popular with the community.  In this presentation, WDFW staff will cover the site history, the story of how the restoration project came to be, and the results of what has been observed since the project.
For a history of Leque Island, here is an article from a 2004 issue of the SAHS newsletter Stanwood Area Echoes.
This will be an in-Person program at the Floyd

2004 view of Leque Island from the old Mark Clark Bridge looking southwest.  The Eide House has not yet been removed and the white in the distance are snow geese.

.This program and the three other programs were funded through the Snohomish County Historic Preservation 2022 Grant.

November Programs

Click the image for info on the History Lecture: “Dreamland: The Lost World of James Tilton Pickett, 1857 – 1889”
Guest Speaker, Gwen Whiting, Lead Curator, Washington State Historical Society

Nov. 13, 2022,
History Lecture: “Dreamland: The Lost World of James Tilton Pickett, 1857 – 1889”
Guest Speaker:
Gwen Whiting, Lead Curator, Washington State Historical Society
4 pm Sunday Afternoon

An artist and visionary of Native ancestry born near Bellingham, James Tilton Pickett was well-known in the late 1800s for the paintings and sketches that he  did for local newspapers and patrons. Today, his artistic fame is overshadowed by his more famous father, Confederate General George Pickett.  This talk will explore some of the mythology around the Picketts in the Pacific Northwest, while focusing on what is currently known about James’ life and career.
Gwen Whiting is visiting from Tacoma where she works as Lead Curator at the Washington State Historical Society
This program sponsored by The Stanwood Area Historical Society with funding from the 2022 Snohomish County Historic Preservation Community Heritage Grant. Stanwood, WA