Welcome to the
Guemes Island History Project
Preserving and recording the history of beautiful Guemes Island, Washington
View the Wash. Rural Heritage photo collection of unique images documenting the growth and development of Guemes Island.
The stories of Guemes Island residents are told by them in these oral history recordings and transcripts.
Guemes Tide & Evening Star
The Evening Star (1995-2009) and The Guemes Tide (2010-2016) were "published to connect, inform, amuse, serve, and inspire our island community."
The Life of Bubbles
Henrietta Blaisdell, 1903-1995, was better known as "Bubbles" and in her later life as "Bubble." She was a very talented artist and an avid explorer who was loved by many.
Learn about and listen to some of the talented musicians that came from Guemes Island.
Clippings & Misc.
View newspaper clippings & ephemera that feature Guemes Island.
Guemes Island Environmental Trust is an island-based group that deals with challenges to the integrity of our environment. They published a newsletter from 1989-1996, and collected documents about their efforts.
Anderson's General Store
Anderson's Store was opened by Win and Elaine Anderson in June, 1998 near the site of Guemes Island's first market. Their moto was, "If we don't have it, we'll explain how you can get along without it."
Guemes Island Mailboxes
Guemes Island is home to many creative islanders. Some have taken their creativity out onto the streets with brightly colored and uniquely designed mailboxes. They are sure to make you smile!