At the upcoming monthly meeting of the Whidbey Island Nordic Lodge on Saturday, April 18th, well-known local historian Roger Sherman will be the program speaker, sharing his knowledge of Central Whidbey Island’s history and helping us appreciate its past, present and future through his pictures, stories and musings. Roger was born on Whidbey Island and has lived on Ebey’s Prairie all his life. He is a fourth-generation farmer and along with other members of his family is part of the Sherman Farms organization.
Roger leads at least a few special guided tours of the pioneer section of historic Sunnyside Cemetery each year, the cemetery being located on the hillside overlooking Ebey’s Prairie, and is the narrator of the 31 minute historical documentary on DVD “Sunnyside Cemetery: Where Central Whidbey Sleeps” that was released in December 2013. He is also the author of The Sinking of the Calista – a Maritime History of Central Whidbey Island and the accidental sinking of a local passenger ferry in the 1920’s.
This meeting & program will be held at the Nordic Hall, 63 Jacobs Rd., Coupeville. A light breakfast will be served at 9:30 (donation appreciated), a brief business meeting will begin at 10am and the program will start about 10:15am. Jacobs Rd is located about one mile south of the intersection of No. Main and Highway 20 in Coupeville.