A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
The Anacortes Museum was commissioned by the city of Anacortes in 1958. Its first photo exhibit was a culmination of pioneer photographs gathered by Wallie Funk, editor and publisher of the Anacortes American at the time.
During the first stages of the museum, people would bring in their old photos, which were copied, enlarged and put on display at Anacortes City Hall. Today, the Anacortes Museum has a rich collection, with an online database spanning 25,000 photographs.
The Anacortes Museum regularly works with the non-profit Anacortes Museum Foundation, which has raised funds for museum projects. A past fundraising drive allowed the museum to install an elevator so guests with disabilities can reach and enjoy the second gallery level.
The museum's exhibitions range from historical quilts to expositions exploring the different home styles and architecture of Anacortes over the years and are updated on a semiannual basis.
There is always something fascinating to experience - so do stop by, you never know what you may discover!