museum-meeting-22014The Museum of History and Industry is taking shape here, through the dedicated work of the Steering Committee.  Fred Yockers and Don Nixon met this month with local fishing experts and historians to review the plans for the Fishing wing of MHI.

Fred showed the model he and Don had created for the exhibits at the Museum, and discussed the design ideas.  There was a spirited discussion about fish traps, purse seining, and the Committee received valuable input about obtaining more historical photos, stories from Island fishers, and insights into the conditions and challenges facing those who made their living from the waters around San Juan Island.

Have anything to offer us as we create this exciting new project for the San Juan Historical Museum?  We need photos, old nets (not synthetic) and any artifacts you have will be considered.  Press the “email us” button at the bottom of the page here and let us know!