Check out our THREE Education Programs!
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. | Download the brochure
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 | 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. Join us for a two-hour guided tour of our museum. Our docents can tailor the tour to fit your special interests. Tours are $3 per student, free for teachers and chaperones. 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.
We’re excited to loan you a trunk full of resources for you and your students to enjoy. Each one includes artifacts, teacher’s manuals, curriculum, craft ideas, and photos. History trunks are a great teaching tool and can be reserved with or without a SCHM staff/volunteer presenter. They are also an excellent pre- or post-tour enhancement.
Reservations are one-week minimum with a $50 refundable deposit required.
Choose from the following:
- Early School Days
- Cedar, Stone & Bone
Share a fun filled day of pioneer-life workshops, games, and craft stations held at our recently renovated Skagit City School. Note: we book at least 4 weeks in advance to ensure available space, supplies and staff. Pioneer Days are $5 per student, free for teachers and chaperones.