Although it has nothing to do with flowers blooming or lambs jumping, the opening of the museum is a clear sign of spring on Lopez.
On Friday the museum opened to members. Although the event is held annually, this year it was a little special with the presence of Susan Ferguson, author of the recently published ‘‘Images of America: Lopez Island.’’ She was available for book signing and to answer questions about the writing of the book.
The way in which the museum is organized is also a little different. Previously, the museum opened a different show each spring. In with the new show, out with the old. However in 2010, the wall that used to hold the “Lopez timeline” has been cleared to allow both this year’s and last year’s exhibit to feature concurrently.
Thus 2009’s “down to earth, farming on Lopez Island” will hang opposite to this year’s “then and now pastimes and places.”
This latest offering features favorite places and characters of island history up to the present day. Director Mark Thompson-Klein says he is particularly pleased with the show because “young folks in the pictures on the wall are now putting on reading glasses to read the caption.”
The museum opened to the public on Saturday and will be open through September, wed through Sun. noon- 4 p.m. Donations accepted.