to Sep 21

Camano Island Historic Sites Tour

  • Floyd Norgaard Cultural Center (map)
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Come visit the historic sites that make up Stanwood and Camano Island! Over the weekend the public will have the chance to tour some of the historic sites and chat with their owners. Many of these buildings or sites are not normally open to the public, making this the perfect event for every historian or tourist! This year buses are available to take visitors to each sites.

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1:00 PM13:00

Pioneer Days

  • Stillaguamish Valley Pioneer Museum (map)
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Come and have lots of fun learning how chores were done back in the ol' pioneer days!
There are plenty of hands-on demonstrations and activities for all ages, including:
- Milking a cow
- Churning butter
- Spinning yarn
- Sawing logs
- Construction paper quilting patterns
- An old school lemonade stand
- Salmon fishing game
... and much MUCH more!!!

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1:00 PM13:00

Who Was Chief Seattle

Chief Seattle wrote nothing down during his life, yet his words—both real and imagined—are known throughout the world. The result is a man made up of both historical and fictional aspects, from which conflicting messages can be gleaned.

David M. Buerge, a biographer and a historian to the Duwamish Tribe, Seattle’s mother’s people, spent more than 20 years exploring the man from a variety of sources to reveal a leader of epic character. He was a warrior, an orator, a benefactor, and a visionary who helped found the city that bears his name, Seattle, the largest city in the world named after a Native American.

Chief Seattle’s vision was ambitious: a prosperous, multiracial city. But toward the end of Seattle’s life, he saw that vision become a tragedy. In the current century, is Seattle the city edging any closer to the vision of Seattle the man? Buerge explores this complex figure to uncover how one man’s story still shapes the identity of the city.

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