Many newspaper publishers, including Amos Bowman and Legh Freeman, were also visionaries of imagined communities. They platted and promoted frontier towns, Anacortes and Gibralter respectively, which rarely lived up to their dreams or hype. Noting the historical context, these newspapers include materials that reflect the attitudes, perspectives and beliefs of different times, which includes unique detail about local personalities and occurrences from this period.
Two museum volunteers have assembled the best of the classic radios from their collections to fill the “Anacortes Presents” display case as a cool accompaniment to the new architectural exhibit, “At Home in Anacortes” at the Carnegie Gallery, located at 1305 8th Street.
The Maritime Heritage Center and W.T Preston are open April through October.