Friday, February 17, 2012

Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon

It is no secret that without our volunteers, we would have a very hard time doing our jobs. They are the backbone of this institution; our docents that look after the exhibits; our collections crew that adds new artifacts to our database; our research committee that helps visitors find historical information; our Shenandoah Restoration volunteers that help to restore the vessel, even in the freezing cold; our education volunteers that have put together an incredible Midway Pioneer School Experience for elementary students; and the countless more that don't fit into a "type" but are just as helpful and appreciated.

We thank you, volunteers!

Here are some photos from our volunteer appreciation luncheon on February 14, 2012. (click on "read more" to view more photographs)

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Starvation Heights on TLC's "Mysteries of the Museum"

Next Thursday, TLC's "Mysteries of the Museum" TV crew will be filming at the Harbor History Museum! The museum is partnering with Gregg Olsen, author of Starvation Heights and Olalla historian, to share the story of Dr. Linda Hazzard and her controversial form of treatment promoted at her Olalla sanitarium in the 1910s. 
Mysteries of the Museum will focus on an original copy of Dr. Hazzard's book Fasting for the Cure of Disease from Mr. Olsen's collection. The museum will have on display other objects relating to Starvation Heights and will host a presentation by Mr. Olsen later in the year. 
The TLC program will air sometime in May. We'll keep you posted.

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Work on the Shenandoah

This past weekend, volunteers on the Shenandoah Restoration Project did a little bit of laminating. They also built a railing for the deck on the Shenandoah. Volunteers included Pete Hegarty, Mel Bill, Ian Stewart, Orin Saunders and Pete Lancaster.

Anyone who is interested in volunteering on the project can stop by on Saturdays between 10:00am and 1:00pm to sign up and get started! We are always accepting new volunteers, and there is a lot of work to be done. Volunteer hours are Saturdays and Sunday, 10-1.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

The Art of Chocolate Walk and Gift Shop Promotion

There is a sale going on in the Museum Store which will end on February 14th; many of the items in the shop are marked with a colorful heart, and depending on the color visitors can get 10%, 15%, or 20% off an item!