Orcas Island Historical Museums History Matinee: Island Farming

  • Thu Feb 20th, 2020 1:30am
  • Life

Submitted by the Orcas Historical Museum.

Book Talk with historian and author, Boyd Pratt, at 3 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 23 at the Eastsound Firehall.

Farming in the San Juan Islands has always presented challenges and opportunities. From Coast Salish camas cultivation (camas bulbs were harvested and baked as a sweet, fructose-rich food by Native Americans) through homesteading to commercial farming, explore the islands’ rich agricultural history in the landscape and farms of today.

History Matinees are always a fun, relaxed way to spend a Sunday afternoon learning more about Orcas Island and the Pacific Northwest. Each matinee is unique and presenters are experts in their field. Many people are familiar with Boyd Pratt’s work and the historical contributions he has made. Please join the OIHM for a free and informative hour with Boyd Pratt.

The museum is currently open from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Wednesday-Saturday. Pratt’s book “Island Farming” is on sale at the museum and will be available at the event.