By Lynne Jacobsen
Anderson Island Historical Society is pleased to announce the much anticipated groundbreaking for our new Archival Storage Building. The ceremony for this event is May 9, 2015 at 1pm, rain or shine.
The planning for this very necessary addition to our museum has been going on for several years, and will now be built, thanks to generous donations of our membership. This addition will provide much needed storage for our priceless documents, photographs and artifacts that trace the history of this small island in the south end of Puget Sound.
Anderson Island is accessible by ferry service from Steilacoom and remains a quiet, and peaceful home for about 1000 residents. The Anderson Island Historical Society is centered on the Johnson Farm on the island, and provides a glimpse of a working farm from the early 1900s. You will find exhibits about farming and a lovingly preserved farmhouse built in 1912. More than the farm, the island is preserving a sense of this early time, the people who came to find a new life, and the challenges and joys of life in this fantastic setting.