Newsletter Archive 2000-2009

20002000 May – This is the first year for the 50/50 raffle. A little history about Estes School. Rick Holmes writes about “A Killer Pig” that chased him in the mid 1960’s, as he, Joel Feyedelem, Bob Swanson, Jack Lamb, Dave Gast and Francie Betzenheimer were trying to get to the Corsair. 2000 November –… Continue reading Newsletter Archive 2000-2009

Newsletter Archive 1990s

19901990 April – The Museum, in cooperation with Council and the Chamber, will dedicate a plaque to be placed on Kelley’s Hall designating the entire Island as an Historic District. Much of the research was done by Kevin and Betty Pape. The last remaining Bake Oven has been restored and rebuilt. The West Bay Dock… Continue reading Newsletter Archive 1990s

Newsletter Archive 1980s

1986 September – This is our first newsletter. We announced that KIHA would be accepting the deed to the Stone Church and hold a celebratory lunch at the Zion Church. There is also a short history of the German Reformed Church. 19871987 May – Events for the year include Dr. Richard C. Knopf and ‘200… Continue reading Newsletter Archive 1980s

Newsletter Archive 2010-2015

20102010 Spring – Read what the Island was like in 1865, continue Webb’s story. 2010 Summer – Our new museum will be opening soon, but the 2010 tour of homes was cancelled. Webb continues writing about his troop of Island men in a letter dated July 9, 1864. Jake and Jessie Martin donated a collection… Continue reading Newsletter Archive 2010-2015

Newsletter Archive 2016-2020

20162016 January – Rare Kingbird discovered by Gary & Jackie Finger and Tom Bartlett. 2114 people visited the museum. When you shop at GFS or Amazon – they donate back to us. We received an award for our efforts in bringing our inventory online and we welcome Wendy Bromfield, an Americorp volunteer, who will help… Continue reading Newsletter Archive 2016-2020

Newsletter Archive 2021-2025

2022April 2022 – NOT AVAILABLE ONLINE YET – We remember Laura Jean Pohorence Mary Ellen Thinnes, and Robert Howley Jr. Explore our new website. Look who donated. Board vacancy as Leslie Korenko resigns. Opening Day book signing. Church doors are complete. March 1867-Winter. Part 5 of the Frances Alice Williams Toepfer visit to the Island… Continue reading Newsletter Archive 2021-2025