Dory Hicks originally wrote and illustrated the Redmen Hall Coloring Book in the 1980s as a “Restore Redmen Hall Project” to raise funds for the repair of the building.
When Friends of Skamokawa board member and archivist Keith Hoofnagle was searching for a special project for the “Silver Jubilee,” he chose Hicks’ original coloring book. “Though produced on a very limited budget, Dory’s drawings bringing the Skamokawa Central School of the 1890s to 1910s to life, exuded great charm,” Hoofnagle stated. “The reprint is a way of celebrating by stepping lightly into the past, retrieving something very special, giving it new life and recycling it as interpretive publication and fundraiser.”
A limited number of editions have been reprinted. The books will be available during normal opening hours this year, Thursdays through Sundays from noon till 4 p.m.