Photo by Stephanie Colony/Crow Valley School classroom

Crow Valley’s back-to-school open house

  • Sun Aug 29th, 2021 1:30am
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Submitted by Orcas Island Historical Museum.

A leaking roof after heavy rains in September of 2020 forced the closure of Orcas Island Historical Society’s Crow Valley School. Thanks to Timberline Construction’s speedy response – tarps secured the school for the winter. The museum is grateful to the very generous donors in the community and the Orcas Island Community Foundation’s GiveOrcas campaign that enabled partial funding for a new roof for the historic one-room schoolhouse. The roof was installed in July and August of this year by Timberline Construction. The school reopened for tours August 13.

Please join the museum in thanking the community and celebrating Back to School time on Sunday, September 5 from 11 a.m.– 3 p.m. Refreshments will be served starting at 1 p.m. Tours of the school, and docents and children in pioneer attire will be featured. Learn how school was taught in the early 1900s!

Crow Valley School is open Friday, and Saturday, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. After Labor Day Weekend the school will be open for private tours by appointment only. Crow Valley School is located at 1668 Crow Valley Road.


Photo by Stephanie Colony/An old photo of Crow Valley students