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“Authentic Island Roots”

Orcas Island Historical Museum
Ranked #15 of 40 things to do in Orcas Island
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Owner description: The largest of the San Juan islands is also one of the prettiest, with rocky terrain for hiking and dramatic shorelines for kayaking and whale watching.
Boise, Idaho
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Authentic Island Roots”
Reviewed May 16, 2013

Run by the dedication of volunteers, the museum strives for authenticity. It's housed in reassembled pioneer cabins and full of unusual artefacts (have you ever seen a wool carder?) that do honor to the Native Americans and white pioneers alike. The volunteers available onto visit, Bill and Denise, knew fascinating stories.

Visited May 2013
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Elma, Washington
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Lots of History”
Reviewed October 5, 2012

Great selection of historical photos, and artifacts from the past. Built inside historical landmark buildings.

Visited October 2012
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Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“Excellent source if you are intrested in the local history.”
Reviewed June 26, 2012

Local volunteers whose families have lived on the island for generations were there and were very helpful and informative. There are many artifacts and written stories about the history on Orcas Island that were recorded from many people who lived there.





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Orcas
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
26 attraction reviews
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“small and local”
Reviewed April 12, 2012

A great little museum with some wonderful items and history and herstory......great pictures too.

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