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Located in La Conner
"Come to the top of the hill for a spectacular view of Skagit County history"

2018 EVENTS CALENDAR
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OLD TIME TOOLS AND NEW FANGLED FURNITURE: WOODWORKING….A PROCESS
February 24 through May 13

This exhibition features the new work of Skagit furniture maker Stuart Welch. A former student and studio assistant to noted furniture maker Wendell Castel, Stuart’s work re ects a high level of craftsmanship and imagination. He has exhibited internationally and in prominent galleries here in the United States. Stuart uses vintage hand tools in the creation of his furniture. The exhibition will also feature woodworking tools from the museum’s historic collection.

50 YEARS OF HISTORY AT THE TOP OF THE HILL
June 15 through March 2019

Join us as we celebrate 50 years of presenting Skagit History. The Skagit County Historical Society was founded in February of 1959, and opened the Museum in June of 1968. Join us for this wonderful celebration of our journey from a small idea to today!

GREETINGS!
February 9 through April 22

Valentines and postcards. See how folks communicated before Facebook and Twitter!

LET’S HAVE A PICNIC!
April 26 through Sept 2

Treasures from the collection that will put you in the summertime picnic mood!

OPENING RECEPTION OLD TIME TOOLS AND NEW FANGLED FURNITURE
February 23, 6 - 8 PM

Join us for an early viewing of this beautiful exhibit.
RSVP to 360-466-3365

SKAGIT RIVER POETRY FESTIVAL
May 17 to 19

We are pleased to be a host location for part of the 10th Biennial Skagit River Poetry Festival. For schedule details about the event go to www.skagitriverpoetry.org

SKAGIT TOPICS
All Skagit Topics are from 2 to 4 PM at the Museum March 10

EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT WOOD FURNITURE.
A lively presentation with Stuart Welch – sharing his expertise in the creation and care of wood furniture.

TOPICS @ THE SCHOOL From 2 to 4 PM at Skagit City School April 14
ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY OF SKAGIT COUNTY WITH TERESA TREBON

All of us who call Skagit County home, whether we are newcomers or long-established residents, know how special this place is. Our county’s doorstep, bordered by the Salish Sea on the west, sweeps up the broad fertile expanse of the Skagit Valley to green foothills and the steep mountains of the Cascade Range to the east. This landscape has changed dramatically in the past 165 years since non-Native settlement commenced here. How so? What social and economic forces have shaped our surroundings? Join historian and author (First Views: An Early History of Skagit County, 1850-1999) Theresa Trebon for a slide show and lecture that examines the environmental changes in Skagit County since pre-settlement time to present.

ORCAS IN PUGET SOUND WITH SUSAN MADSEN
May 5

Susan Madsen, Restoration Ecologist for the Skagit Fisheries Enhancement Group will give a presentation about restoration projects that are reconnecting  oodplain habitats in the Skagit River watershed to increase habitat availability for Puget Sound Chinook salmon. Chinook Salmon are the primary prey species of Orca whales so these restoration projects will help increase the amount of food available to our dwindling Orca populations

GLACIERS OF THE NORTH CASCADES WITH JON RIEDEL
June 2

Join Jon Riedel, geologist for North Cascades National Park, to explore the last 30,000 years of glacial history in Skagit County. Learn about how glacial activity shaped the land in the North Cascades and the lower Skagit Valley, and how glaciers continue to impact our community today.