Posted by: Kirsten | Tuesday, 7 August 2007

San Juan Island NHP: August 2007 Park of the Month

San Juan Island National Historical Park, Washington

San Juan Island is well known for splendid vistas, saltwater shore, quiet woodlands and orca whales. But it was also here in 1859 that the United States and Great Britain nearly went to war over a dead pig.


San Juan Island National Historical Park offers a full range of special programs, most of which are scheduled during the summer season. The highlight each year is the annual Encampment at English Camp, featuring living historians from throughout the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia. Encampment 2007 is scheduled August 25-26 with the Candlelight Ball set for 8 p.m., August 25 in the Royal Marine barracks. The Life and Times of General George Pickett, a one-man show featuring park ranger and historian Mike Vouri is scheduled July 6 and August 24. More…



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