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Students give back at museum

June 24, 2013 · Updated 1:03 PM

The Orcas Island Historical Museum has supported many students over this past year.

Iris Parker Pavitt, a graduate from Orcas Island, has donated much of her time and talents to the local community. She is now in college, studying history.  She is learning all aspects of museum operations, publicity, marketing, exhibits and docent training.

Kajetan Bullock, and a group of homeschool students researched the long-gone Orcas Island lime kiln town named Ocean, located near Turtlehead, which culminated in a  Sunday afternoon Historical Matinee in May. The project was spearheaded by Ellen Winter, a local home school teacher. Bullock and Winter worked with museum volunteers and Curator Clark McAbee to find information about Ocean. During their presentation, they shared a slideshow.

Di Wang Mowrey, who graduated from Orcas High School this year, spent many hours this spring working on a large data entry project. He also helped out in many other areas of the museum, including an exhibit on Moran State Park, constructed to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Washington State Parks.


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