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Events


Aug
11
to Aug 12

2018 Big Lake Historical Society Biennial Exhibit

Dates: August 11 & 12

Times: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

NEW Location: The Community Room at the new Big Lake Fire Station

Theme: How Timber and Mills Shaped the Big Lake Valley

The Big Lake Historical Society is presenting its biennial display at the new Big Lake Fire Department’s Community Room, across the road and opposite the Big Lake School at the north end of Big Lake.  The event will be held Saturday, August 11 and Sunday, August 12, 2018, from 10:00 AM-5:00 PM each day. The exhibit's theme is: “How Timber and Mills Shaped the Big Lake Valley”. Historical photos and artifacts will be displayed. At l:00 PM, Melba Hall, the Historian, will have a power-point presentation about early days.  This will be followed at approximately 2:00 PM with Andrea Xaver leading a walking tour of old town Big Lake.  Entry is free, but donations are appreciated. Big Lake Valley books will be available for purchase. Coffee and cookies will be offered as well as opportunities to sit and visit with friends and neighbors in this room with a view and comfortable setting. Please join us as we share the history of the Big Lake Valley. Parking is at the north side of the building, so as not to obstruct emergency vehicles and firefighters’ activities.

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Jul
26
6:00 PM18:00

BLHS Quarterly Meeting

Big Lake Historical Society Annual Business Meeting

Big Lake Community Church of the Nazarene

Join us Thursday July 26 at 6:00 PM for the annual business meeting including the election of officers and board members. Our guest speaker is David Granstrom, he will be sharing early stories of life in Finn Settlement. Following Dave's presentation there will be a time of discussion and sharing over coffee and cookies.

At 5:30 before the business meeting is called to order, those who are willing and able to help with the set-up of the display for the August exhibit will meet at the church to organize and plan.

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Apr
26
6:00 PM18:00

BLHS Quarterly Meeting

Big Lake Historical Society met Thursday, April 26, 2018 at the Big Lake Community Church of the Nazarene. The meeting was called to order at 6:00 PM and a short business meeting was held, with discussion centering on the date and location of the biennial display. 

The business meeting was followed by a presentation by Jim Farmer, formerly of Montborne. Jim shared his research into the life of Nelson Bennett, best known for building the railroad tunnel through Stampede Pass. Bennett, next to Mortimer Cook, was most responsible for opening up Sedro-Woolley to settlement and commerce with the construction of the Fairhaven and Southern Railroad.

Jim also read a poem he had written of his memories of sounds while growing up at Montborne.  

Washboard Memory

             Walker Valley Farms

             Garden, Orchard, Chickens

            Couple cows for milk

             Extra for neighbors four-bits a gallon

            Thick cream on top.

 

            Up and down the hill each morning

            The Darigold truck rattled.

            Empty cans for full at the stoops

            Evening and morning milk for the creamery.

 

            Gravity, chains, washboards, and milk cans

            It’s a symphony from Grandmother’s yard.

 

Jim Farmer

April 2018

 

 

 

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Jan
25
6:00 PM18:00

BLHS Quarterly Meeting

ANNOUNCING

BIG LAKE HISTORICAL SOCIETY’S 

Quarterly Meeting

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Big Lake Community Church of the Nazarene

 

6:00 PM. The meeting will be called to order and a short business meeting will convene and include reports and minutes. Also, the nomination of Dyrk Meyers to the board, and discussion of time and place for a special board meeting to consider tabled items from October meeting. 

 

6:30 PM. The evening’s speaker is Deanna Ammons, Clear Lake and Day Creek historian, followed by open conversations about local history. Coffee and cookies will be served. 

This is an open invitation to please join us in support of the Big Lake Historical Society.

 

For more information contact Trudi Davis at biglakehistoricalsociety@gmail.com

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Aug
13
to Aug 14

Big Lake History Exhibit

AUGUST 13 and 14—Plan to attend the Big Lake Historical Society’s Biennial Display at Big Lake Elementary School. This year’s display is dedicated to the presentation of our new book. Schedule includes:
Saturday, August 13
        10:00 AM—Doors Open, Exhibits
        11:00 AM—Meet the Authors and Book Signings
        12:00 PM—PowerPoint Presentation with Melba Hall
          1:00 PM—Tour of Day Lumber Company Town Site with Andrea Xaver
Exhibits, antique and classic cars, sharing history and stories, meet old and new   friends, enjoy refreshments
      5:00 PM—Doors Close

Sunday, August 14
        12:00 PM—Doors Open, Exhibits
          1:00 PM—Meet the Authors and Book Signings
          2:00 PM—PowerPoint Presentation with Melba Hall
          3:00 PM—Tour of Day Lumber Company Town Site with Andrea Xaver
Exhibits, antique and classic cars, sharing history and stories, meet old and new   friends, enjoy refreshments
      5:00 PM—Doors Close

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Jan
21
7:00 PM19:00

Quarterly Meeting

Please join us for our quarterly meeting held on Thursday, January 21 from 7:00PM to 8:30PM at the Big Lake Community Church of the Nazarene.

Point of discussion: An update from Arcadia on the progress of editing and publishing of the society's new book Images of America-The Big Lake Valley.

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