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Through May 2017



“Anacortes at 125” exhibit opens at Carnegie Gallery

     Ever heard of a quasquicentennial? Well, Anacortes is having one on May 19, when the city celebrates the 125th anniversary of its incorporation.

     The exhibit, which opens on the official anniversary day,  details the city’s history from its boom days to today, as viewed through the lens of the city departments that have provided its citizens with both essential services (think water, streets, police and fire suppression) and enhancements to their quality of life (such as a library, museum, and parks and recreation).

     The “Anacortes at 125” exhibit complements the recent publication by the Anacortes  Museum of Wallie Funk’s “Pictures of the Past: Celebrating 125 Years of Anacortes History.”

 Admission is free!


1305 8th Street, Anacortes, WA 98221

Open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Sunday 1 - 4 p.m. (Closed Monday)

At the Maritime Heritage Center

The Maritime Heritage Center and W.T Preston are open April through October



Will re-open on weekends in April 2017: EXPLORE ANACORTES WATERFRONT HISTORY at the Maritime Heritage Center & our National Landmark - the W.T. Preston 


     New artifacts and vintage movies from along the waterfront have been added to the Maritime Heritage Center exhibit, including mural-size photographs of cannery row and mill row views from 100 years ago plus the six-foot wooden wheel and telegraph of the ferry Vashon. The exhibit provides an overview of shoreline activities, including boat building, mills and canneries, commercial and recreational boating and shipping and transportation over the seas. Admission to this exhibit is free, while guided tours of the W.T. Preston require a ticket ranging from $3 to $5.


     The Anacortes Maritime Heritage Center and W.T. Preston, our National Historic Landmark steamboat, are located on the Anacortes waterfront at 703 R Avenue.

Anacortes Waterfront Exhibit

An overview of Anacortes' rich waterfront history will include exhibits and artifacts relating to exploration, the fishing and cannery industries, ship building, ferry and Port of Anacortes history, lumber mill operations and the rise of recreational boating in the 20th Century.

The Maritime Heritage Center is next door to the National Historic Landmark W.T. Preston steamboat.  For more information, call (360) 293-1915 or visit

Anacortes Museum – 1305 8th Street, Anacortes, WA  98221 – (360) 293-1915