Glen Russell, Whidbey Island resident and artist, was commissioned by the


Monday – April 5th – Rick Castellano, Executive Director of the Island County Museum in Coupeville was a guest on Whidbey Chat with Gwen.  As Executive Director of the Museum Rick is the “go to man” for everything Historical Whidbey.  Rick will be a regular guest on Whidbey Chat.  THANKS RICK!!!!   The show is replayed on KWPA 96.9 or streamed on your computer each Thurs at 9am and Fri at 4pm. 

Below you will find the information about one of the museum’s current programs – the “Why History” writing contest.  Gordon Grant, program director at the museum will be handling all the details.  ENTRIES must be recieved by April 30th, 2010.

ISLAND COUNTY HISTORICALSOCIETY is holding the first “WHY HISTORY?” Writing Contest in two groups:   Group One is open toall High School students on Whidbey Island;   Group Two is open to all adults on Whidbey Island. Parameters: Write an essay at least three pages long but not longer than six, double-spaced, on the importance of history in general and of historical awareness here on Whidbey. The winner of each group will receive a $50 prize, free museum membership, and a yearlong discount on purchases from the museum store.

Please submit entries, with $1 High School entry fee, to:

ICHS, attn: Gordon Grant,
Box 305, Coupeville WA 98239. 
-All entries must reach us by April 30, 2010-

Winning entries will be printed and available in the museum store – and mailed to all policymakers for our area. See your name in lights and help us stay vigilant! Be sure to include your name, phone, email, and high school name at the top of your submission. ICHS website:

For information contact Gordon Grant, ICHS Education & Programs, 360-678-3310.