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Historical Museum

Located in La Conner

"Come to the top of the hill for a spectacular view of Skagit County history"


Tulip Festival Poster Search

Spring is just around the corner and that means soon we will see tulips en masse in the valley. The SCHM will be curating a North Wing temporary exhibit called ‘Tulip Time’ which will look at the history of the festival, the commercial industry, and how tulips came to Skagit County.

In preparation for this exhibit we have realized that we have some gaps in our collection. We are in search of Tulip Posters for the years of 1988, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015. We are also looking for any tulip related equipment used in the industry.

If you or someone you know would be willing to donate or loan the museum any of these items for our upcoming exhibit, we would love to hear from you. Please contact our Collection Manager, Laynie Moran at lmoran@co.skagit.wa. us or call 360 466 3365 for more information. Thank you! #tuliptime #skagitcounty #historicalmuseum #historymuseum #laconner

Community Service Opportunity

Want to be a part of preserving and sharing history? How about teaching children history through games and interactive displays? Or are you more organized and willing to research artifacts from long ago? If so, we have an interesting opportunity for you. Spend some time with our curators, collections specialist at the museum and socialize at special events hosted throughout Skagit County.

We are flexible and offer projects from one day per week to one day per month. Although our museum is open to the public Thursday – Sunday, our friendly volunteers show up a variety of days and times. Complete the form below and expect a follow-up email from us to schedule a quick telephone interview.

Meet Ian Anderson

Ian is our digitization intern who is working on scanning and documenting a large collection of negatives in the Museum’s archival collection. The negatives paint a portrait of life in Skagit County in the 40’s and 50’s.

Pictures include but not limit to people, businesses, cars, buildings, accidents and much more. “It’s been a really interesting look at history in this area- a good snapshot of every day life in the 40’s and 50’s,” Ian said.

When he is not helping us preserving history, Ian is working as a jeweler’s apprentice. This project is made possible by a grant from Washington State Archives.

Skagit City School Experience!

Skagit County Historical Museum Education Program
Location: Skagit City School 17508 Moore Rd. Mount Vernon, WA 98273

Skagit City School Experience available Tues - Fri between 9:30am and 3:00pm, by appointment only.

Event generally lasts 4.5 hours including sack lunch break (bring your own lunch).

More information and Reservation Form

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The family friendly Skagit County Historical Museum is located
at the top of the hill in La Conner.

501 South 4th, La Conner

Our schedule is Thursday – Sunday
11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

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