items tagged with museum

March 31, 2011

Centennial bricks

Replacing blanks with library centennial bricks Thursday evening was former museum director Garry Cline. A 5 p.m. brick-laying preceded a Chamber of Commerce “after hours” attended by several dozen local business people.

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October 16, 2009

Museum mushrooms

I discovered a “family” of mushrooms this week on a visit to the Anacortes Museum.

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April 24, 2009

Local lore

Currently “playing” at the Anacortes Museum is a display titled “Colorful Characters & Local Lore.” It’s a must-see. The museum, located at 1305 8th Street in a former Carnegie Library, is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 10 a.m. to … Continue reading

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November 6, 2008

Museum welcome

Yet another colorful mural by the talented Bill Mitchell now stands in front of the Anacortes Museum on 8th Street. Characters represented in the mural include the late Bill Lowman, commercial fisherman and author. Bill also achieved some level of … Continue reading

November 1, 2008

Fountain art

Fall leaves provide a seasonal backdrop for the small fountain statue just outside the entrance to Anacortes Historical Museum.

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July 8, 2008

New museum show

Check out the Anacortes Museum to see a cast of characters from the city’s history … some past, some still making their mark. For details see

December 10, 2006


I got a big kick out of this clever effort on someone’s part to put a Christmas spin on the Wallie Funk photo display at the Anacortes Museum. Someone tacked a Santa hat onto the photo cutout of a young … Continue reading

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December 8, 2006

Honored volunteer

Among highlights of the annual meeting of the Anacortes Museum Foundation Friday night was acknowledgement of Laura Wynn (center) as Volunteer of the Year. The presentation was made by Museum Director Garry Cline. Mayor Dean Maxwell extended thanks to all … Continue reading

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November 9, 2006

Suspended in air

An initial glance would suggest this photographer captured an “action shot” as this leaf dropped from a branch and fell toward the ground. In fact, I suspect the leaf was blown into this bush, suspended in flight until a stronger … Continue reading

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November 8, 2006

Museum fountain

Fall colors provide a stunning backdrop for this “portrait” of the statue/fountain in front of the Anacortes Museum. The museum once served this community as a Carnegie Library.

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April 30, 2006

Funk exhibit

Anacortes native Wallie Funk (center) celebrated his 84th birthday on the same day as the opening of a new photo exhibit at the Anacortes Museum. Funk, former publisher of newspapers including the Whidbey News-Times and the Anacortes American, enjoyed a … Continue reading

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April 4, 2005

History on the bloom

Spring flowers decorate the grounds of the Anacortes Museum, a former Carnegie Library located at 1305 8th Street.