‘Researching Our History’: A free workshop for anyone with a story to tell

  • Thu Apr 20th, 2017 9:37am
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Join members of the Writing Our History Project and their partners History Link (historylink.org) as well as the Orcas and San Juan island libraries and historical museums for a workshop on the resources available for finding information about your favorite local history topic. The workshops are free to the public.

The workshop’s presenters are local WOHP writers who will discuss the tricks-of-the-trade that they use for finding information, including genealogy websites, and local, regional, state and national archives, maps and photographs.

The Orcas workshop is Saturday, May 13 from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall of the Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Eastsound. The San Juan Island workshop is Saturday, May 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the San Juan Island Library community meeting room in Friday Harbor.

WOHP is a county-wide group of local history writers, researchers and local history buffs who are documenting the yet untold stories of the San Juans. Together we use a variety of archives, local libraries and historical museums, and treasures passed down by island families to create essays and informal content published by our on-line partner www.historylink.org.

For more information about WOHP and to register for Researching Our History contact Sandy Strehlou sstrehlou@fridayharbor.org or 360-622-2037.