The Fox Island Historical Society would like to thank the following
people who came to help "Raise The Barn" on Saturday, October 20,
George Miller, Dave McHugh, Jeff Feagin, Hank Henry, Tom Lockett, John Ohlson,
Gary Gruman, Herm Botnen, Bob Johnson, Roger Parker, Jim Harms, Vern Schuelein,
Jack MacDuff, Jeff Schuelein, Lois Miller, Lise' Ohlson, Nan Feagin, Hannah Jay,
Jeff Stroud, Mountain Construction, Gary Crowell, Bob Beavin, Skip Post, Charles
Thanks to Todd Drumm and Larry Lippert from Premier
Building Systems, Larry Booth and Yukichi Uesato.
The Fox Island Historical Society is building a new addition to the existing
building. An activity area for children is
planned. The present Museum building opened in 1980 after many years in
one room of the old School Building (Nichols Community Center). The amount
needed for the project is $90,000.00. The addition will be
approximately 30' x 40'. All of the work will be volunteer labor.
Everyone who donates will receive a green and white bumper
sticker that says: "We Helped Build The Fox Island Museum". You
can post this sticker proudly on your vehicle, your mailbox, your forehead,
anywhere! You may also contact the Museum by telephone 253-549-2239. The Museum can use your help!
Famous Authors From Fox Island
Did you know that we have four famous authors from our beautiful Island?
Our museum curator, the late George Miller,
wrote a book entitled: "Fox
Island, A History". This book was published in 1993 by the Fox Island Historical
Society and is available for sale in the Fox Island Museum.
Alexis Macdonald wrote a book entitled: "Fox Island - It's
History and Development", which was published on July 20, 1966 by J & J Press,
Fox Island. This book can be found in the Pierce County Library. As a child, Alexis
attended the Island School (now the Nichols Community Center). She is now a teacher in
Caroline Perisho wrote a book entitled: "Fox Island - Pioneer
Life on Southern Puget Sound", published in 1990 by Echo Bay Press. This book is also
available from the Pierce County Library.
Don Edgers wrote two books about growing up
in the 40's and 50's on Fox Island: |
Island In Time: Growing up in the 1940s", and An
Island In Time: Coming of Age in the 1950s
All four books make for fascinating reading if you are interested in the colorful
history of Fox Island.
Fox Island Historical Society
PO Box 242; Fox Island, WA 98333
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