Anacortes History Museum
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|O V E R V I E W|
|Facility:||Anacortes History Museum|
|Description:||Founded in 1958 and established at the Carnegie Library building in 1968, the Museum is a department of the City of Anacortes. In 1983, following a successful bid, the City acquired the National Historic Landmark, the W.T. PRESTON, as part of the Anacortes Museum. In 2005, the Snagboat Heritage Center opened to interpret the history of the W.T. PRESTON and the two boats that preceded it.
The Carnegie Gallery was originally designed as a Carnegie Library and was built between 1909 and 1911. It became the home of the Anacortes Museum in 1968, and in 1977 was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The first floor, once used as a social and musical center, now houses the Museum s offices, research library, and archives. The second floor is now handicapped-accessible and contains the exhibit gallery, with permanent displays on Native Americans and early settlers, fishing and logging industries, and regular special exhibits.
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|Address 1:||1305 8th St.|
|V I S I T I N G I N F O|
|Hours:||Carnegie Gallery: Monday through Saturday, 10-4 PM. Sunday 1-4 PM. Closed Wednesday. Open year-round.
Research Library: Monday through Friday, 10-4 PM. Closed Wednesday.
W.T. Preston: Open weekends only April, May, Sept, Oct. Saturday 10-4 PM; Sunday 11-4 PM
Open June, July, August, Monday through Saturday, 10-4 PM; Sunday 11-4 PM. Closed Wednesday.
|Admission:||Museum: Donations Welcome
W.T. Preston: $3.00 Adult; $2.00 65+; $1.00 8-16
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