Museum now 50 years old

Published July 14, 2018 / by Steve Berentson

Evening sun illuminates daisies at the base of the colorful sign welcoming visitors to the Anacortes Museum. The museum, once a Carnegie Library, is located at 1305 8th Street. This year marks 50 years of service to the community. For details see


About Steve Berentson
A fourth generation Skagit County native who was moved kicking and screaming from this island community in 1960. I finally reclaimed an Anacortes address in 1980, and I have been in constant celebration of my return since that time. Many of us who call Anacortes home love Fidalgo Island for its natural assets: among them are rugged beaches, pristine lakes, thousands of acres of forestland and some awesome views of the Skagit Valley and surrounding islands. Another element of my love affair with this community is its people, both natives and immigrants. They will “star” in many of my journal entries.

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