The Skagit County Historical Museum offers a variety of educational opportunities for school age students. Curriculum-based and in align with state educational requirements, students discover the history of Skagit County from Native American settlement to the turn of the century.
TO BOOK A TOUR AT THE SKAGIT COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM
Tours are offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays starting as early as 9:30 a.m. throughout the school year.
Cost: $3.00 per student; teachers and chaperones are free
One adult per every 6-8 students depending on age, please!
To book a tour or special program contact:
the Museum at 360-466-3365 (Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday) or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Scholarships are available for either admission OR transportation. See application form for more information. Scholarships are made available in part by a generous grant from the Skagit Community Foundation.
SKAGIT GENERAL TOUR:
Time: 2 hours
Complete tour of Museum. Includes history of the County: Native Americans, transportation, early industries, and family and settler life between 1860 and 1920. These tours can be adjusted to meet your grade level curriculum requirement, or the special needs of your students.
SOUTH GALLERY: First Peoples & early industries.
NORTH GALLERY: home life of early settlers, early schools
and lost cities of Skagit County.
EAST GALLERY: rotating Featured Exhibits.Teachers may choose between having their students view the
Featured Exhibit on display at the time of their tour or participating
in two of the following hands-on projects:
Life Cycle of Salmon bracelets: Students learn about the life cycle of the salmon while assembling a bead bracelet.
Native American mask making: Students learn about Native American masks, how Native Americans made colors and dyes while making their own masks.
Weaving: Students learn about sheep and wool while they weave bookmarks.
Bottoms Up: Students make paper dugout canoes and learn about the importance of canoes in the Native American culture.
Trunks can now be delivered and are available for a week at a time with no deposit charged unless trunks are returned with contents missing or broken.
Choose from the following:
- Early School Days
- Cedar, Stone & Bone