August 20th Program - Tour of the Sol Reed House
Join us for a tour of the historic Sol Reed House set on the northerly hill above downtown Shelton. Little has changed over time, either inside or out. The 1-½ story house was built in 1929 for Sol Reed and his new bride Patricia. Members will be meeting at the museum to car pool or you can meet in front of the house at 726 N 1st Street in Shelton at 2pm on August 20th for a tour.
September 21st – Dinner with Xinh
Xinh Dwelley will be opening her restaurant doors one last time before she retires for good. On Thursday September 21st she will be holding a special fundraiser for the Mason County Historical Society. The funds will go towards expansion of operations for and a larger facility for our museum.
The night will start off with a social hour at 5:00 pm followed by a dinner of oysters, clams, egg rolls, and Xinh's famous curry. Beer and wine will be served as well. Come toast to one of Shelton's finest and support Mason County History! Tickets are $50 and can be purchased online at masoncountyhistoricalsociety.org or in our museum.
September 24th Program – Maritime Washington: A Watercolor Collection by Robert Chamberlain
Artist Robert Chamberlain will be giving a presentation of 30 watercolor paintings that touch on the highlights of historical and modern marine facilities in Washington. Chamberlain grew up in Tenino and attended art school in Seattle. In 1960 he began operating his own art studio in Olympia doing graphic arts and painting. His paintings have been featured in one-man art shows in Washington, Arizona, and Oregon. One of his two most noted series of watercolors was a 75 painting show illustrating the history of logging in Western Washington, exhibited by the Washington State Historical Society in Tacoma.