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While the Anacortes Museum facilities are closed indefinitely to help contain the spread of the coronavirus, many museum resources are available on their website.

A great new feature is online Anacortes American newspapers, and more recent years (1989 to 1996) have just been added in March. Search and browse old Anacortes newspapers, including the Northwest Enterprise (1882 – 1887) and the Anacortes American (1890 – 1923 and more coming soon). An “influenza” keyword search for the year 1918 will bring up articles on how Anacortes dealt with that pandemic.

Here is a list of Anacortes Museum activities you can do from home or anywhere:

Their photo database has over 55,000 keyword searchable photographs, representing the artifacts in the Online Anacortes Museum Collection. You can browse random images or search for “salmon cannery” or “Anacortes veneer” and fine tune your results. Also, you can help us identify, add to and correct our photo descriptions by clicking the “send feedback” tab on website photographs.

The new Anacortes Museum Channel on YouTube has local historic films and new museum features.

Anacortes High School Rhododendron yearbooks are available to browse online.

Visit the Research Page on the website. If you don’t find the answer you are looking for then send an email toThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we’ll help you out.

Check out the online exhibits. We’ve posted a greatest hits of past exhibits.

Museum staff will be available by phone and email during normal business hours, but the facilities will be accessible to city staff only. No onsite volunteer hours until further notice, but remote volunteering is possible. The Museum will not be accepting artifacts for the collection or other materials until further notice.

If you need more assistance - send an email or phone:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  (360) 293-1915

COVID-19 Cases in Skagit County

4,942 Confirmed Skagit Cases
400-409 Total Cases in ZIP 98221

318 Hospitalizations
67 Deaths
44,613 Fully Vaccinated
57,198 Initial Doses Given


379,100 Confirmed Cases Statewide
22,614 Hospitalizations

5,539 Deaths Statewide
2,419,434 Fully Vaccinated
3,368,279 Initial Doses Given

Updated 6 pm, May 5, 2021.

County Map: Confirmed COVID-19 cases by ZIP code in Skagit County. Updated weekly.

Sources: Skagit County Public Health, Washington State Department of Health, New York Times