The Fox Island
1017 Ninth Avenue, Fox Island, WA
Fox Island Scouts
Lead Memorial Day Flag Ceremony
Cub Scouts of Fox Island's Pack 202 and Girl Scout Troops 290 and 1106
participated in the annual Memorial Day service
at the Fox Island cemetery on Monday, May 30th, 2005.
The service is put on each year by the Fox
Island Historical Society, and honors
Fox Island's war veterans.
The scouts performed the flag ceremony and led the
pledge of allegiance. Hannah Jay of the Fox Island Historical Society
presented the other participants, which included a short prayer led by
Pastor BJ Beau, and Reverend Lowell Torgerson recited the Cootiette's
The event concluded with the
reading of a list of Fox Island war veterans dating from the Civil War,
to present time; and Charles Stephens led the
singing of the Star Spangled Banner.
The following scouts
helped raise the flag, opening the
Cub Scout Pack 202: Christopher Stephens, Ben Long, Nathan
Miller, Alex Ohlson, Connor Spencer, and John Gilbert; Leaders: Randy
Long & John Ohlson.
Brownie Girl Scout Troop 290: Clare Tupper, Annie Gilbert,
Katherine Gilbert, Paige Ketcham, Heather Ohlson; Leader Lise' Ohlson.
Girl Scout Troop 1106: Jennifer Rudsit, Madeline Stephens, Hannah
Long; Leader: Linda Rudsit.
Fox Island Historical Museum Memberships
The Fox Island Historical Museum is accepting memberships. If you have not
renewed (or joined) as yet, now is the time to do so. Memberships are as
$25.00 per family
Please visit the Fox Island Museum's website:
for information about member benefits. Memberships are for the current calendar
year and may be purchased by mail, in person during museum hours, and on our
Send your memberships to
The Fox Island Historical Museum
1017 Ninth Avenue
P O Box 242
Fox Island, Washington 98333
|A Look Back In Time, at the Museum
Celebration At The Museum
Island residents young
and old, frolic under the Maypole at the Fox Island Museum.
|Children made May
Baskets under the watchful eye of Hannah Jay, Museum
The annual Historical Cruise around Fox Island
on Sunday, August 17, 2002.
Fox Island author
and historian Don Edgers narrated this popular event.
continues today, with an annual cruise narrated by Dave McHugh.
Would you like to be a part of Pacific Northwest
If so, then the Fox Island Historical Museum would like to
meet you. The museum has added a 1440 square foot addition to its
present building. Why, you may ask? The artifacts are so numerous
that they are stacked on top of each other. The museum has outgrown its
We have a veritable treasure trove of items that were either
used or donated by Fox Island and the Peninsula area residents. Also
included in the addition will be a hands-on children's museum, complete with
activities for all of our smaller guests.
We need your ideas, your suggestions, and your tax-deductible
For more information, call 253-549-2461
Historical Beach Walk
George Miller conducted a historical beach walk for the 100-year
picnic for the Chapel on Echo Bay, in September, 2000.
The Chapel on Echo Bay
President: Karen Kretschmer, 253-514-5884
Fox Island Historical Society
PO Box 242; Fox Island, WA 98333
|Pancake Feed At The Museum|
|Memorial Day ceremony at the Fox Island Cemetery|
|Annual Historical Cruise
August - See
photos of last year's historical cruise, and get information about this year's cruise.|
Mystery Machine! The museum owns a
piece of equipment that is a mystery to them. Click
here to look at photos of it, and help solve the mystery. Let the
museum know what you think it is used for.|
View the 1910 Fox Island Census|
|The Fox Island Historical Society held it's first meeting on February 22, 1897,
and has held a President's Day potluck every year since, for over 103 consecutive years.|
|The Historical Society was reactivated in 1959 and opened the first Museum
in the Nichols Community Center in 1959.|
|In 1980, the Museum was moved to its present site at 1017 Ninth
|The purpose of the Museum is to display artifacts used by
people here on the Island to illustrate the changes in life styles through the years.
There are more than 3000 artifacts on display in Dioramas, Showcases, and free
standing exhibits. Among them is a display describing the life of Dr. Dixy Lee Ray,
former Governor, the largest collection of pulley blocks in the State, and several antique
gasoline engines in working order.|
Museum hours are 1-4
PM Wednesdays, Saturday
& Sundays. Arrangements for special tours can be arranged by calling
Karen Kretschmer at 253-514-5884.
|Monthly Board meetings are held on the 4th Monday of the month at 7:00 PM, at the Fox
|Annual Meeting for the public is held on the last Wednesday in January, at 7:30 PM at
the Fox Island Museum.|
|$25.00 per family |
|$15.00 individual |
The Historical Society Newsletter is now online! It is
published on an as-needed basis, and is also available online on our newsletter
Washington State Historical
Visit the new
Fox Island Museum Website
Clothing for men, women, and children along with hats, visors, tote bags,
mugs, maps, note cards, books, and more are available for sale in the Museum
|Fox Island Photo Postcards
Great aerial views
|Clothing for Men, Women, Children & Babies
Tee Shirts, Sweatshirts, Embroidered Dixy Lee Ray Designs, etc.
|$12 - $40
|Color Fox Island Map
Shows historical points of interest; 16" x 26"
|Black & White Fox Island Map
Shows historical points of interest; 11" x 17"
|1908 Acheson Cabin Christmas Ornament
|Hats, Visors, Tote Bags
|An Island In Time by Don Edgers
Paperback, copyright 2002.
A reminiscence of growing up on Fox Island during the 1940's.
|An Island In Time II by Don Edgers
Paperback, 140 pages, 2007.
|"Echoes Of Yesterday" by
Chaunce W. Wight
Paperback, 100 pages Second edition - 2003
An autobiographical account of early
days on Fox Island.
|Fox Island: Images of America Series, by
Paperback, 127 pages, 2008.
|Fox Island - A History, by Alexis
Paperback, 30 pages, 1966.
|Mosquito Fleet of South Puget Sound -
Images of America Series, by Jean Findlay and Robin Paterson.
Paperback, 127 pages, 2008.
|Pioneers Coloring Book, by Eldridge
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