Museum of History and Industry (MHI)
Connecting the future to the past and the past to the present.
The San Juan Island Museum of History and Industry (MHI), is an interactive educational facility currently being developed at the Museum, housed in our late 19th century replica barn. The MHI will interpret and exhibit the living history of four industries that shaped and sustained San Juan Island for generations: Fishing, Farming, Logging and Limestone quarrying & processing. The exhibits will bring to life many pieces of the past including the stories of those who played a part in the profiled industries.
Making use of historical artifacts, images, multimedia and interactive displays, the exhibits will be installed in five separate sections, including a welcoming atrium. and rolled out in phases with an estimated completion date of late 2017. Displays in the welcoming Atrium will introduce the individual sections and include an approximately 7′ x 8′ 3-D topographical map to introduce and orient visitors to historical sites around the island.