January 22, 2020
Croatian Fishing Families of Anacortes with Bret Lunsford
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Anacortes has been influenced by immigrants from many places; those from the Dalmatian Coast of what is now Croatia began arriving around the 1880s. This presentation will follow the patterns of Croatian immigration to Anacortes, navigate the fishing industry as it evolved, and visit the neighborhoods of historic Anacortes to learn about small-town life here in a bygone era.
The Anacortes Museum will host a series of presentations in 2020 on the multicultural history of early Anacortes and the Pacific Northwest. The authors and presenters will explore diverse subjects, relating to opportunities and barriers regionally, and focusing on particular immigrant communities in Washington State as well as the Coast Salish people who have been here since Time Immemorial.