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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"

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Skagit County Historical Museum Spring Raffle Basket

Get into the spirit of spring and support the Museum at the same time by entering to win this awesome basket of goodies! Valued at $125- the basket includes a $50 gift certificate to Train Wreck Bar & Grill, polar bear tracking bracelet, Tulip Festival notepad, magnet, and hoodie. Tickets are $5 each. Drawing for the raffle is on May 12, Mother’s Day at 2pm. You need not be present to win. Please contact us at 360 466 3365 if you are interested in purchasing tickets. Or visit us on top of the hill in La Conner Thursday-Sunday 11-4pm. Thank you for your support!


Signs, Signs, Everywhere Signs!

Signs, Signs, Everywhere Signs features the life and work of local sign maker, graphic artist, and painter Bob Mortenson of Mortenson Signs of Mount Vernon. Since the early ‘80s, the family business has grown from a one-man operation in the garage where everything was done by hand to a team employing the latest of technology.  Mortenson’s signs are all over the county, from Rockport to Anacortes.  Examples of Bob’s oil paintings, sculpture, and collectibles will also be shown, in addition to other early Skagit sign makers who influenced his work. Exhibit will be open from 3/29-9/29. Join us for the opening reception on Thursday, 3/28, 5-7pm.


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
360-466-3365
www.skagitcounty.net/museum

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

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