Presentation will feature photos of more than 50 local, historic barns

You might call Gerald Magelssen a barn expert.

He grew up on a Camano Island farm that has a historic barn.

He’s worked in many barns on Camano Island.

And he’s photographed more than 50 of them.

Magelssen will show photographs and slides of these dozens of barns during the program “Barns of Camano Island and Surrounding Areas — A Photographic Slide Program by Gerald Magelssen” on Jan. 26 at the Floyd Norgaard Cultural Center in Stanwood.

Many of the barns Magelssen has photographed are no longer standing. Most of the photographs were taken in the 1970s, though some more recently.

Magelssen’s father, Johan, accompanied Gerald while he photographed many of the barns and helped identify them because Johan usually remembered who lived on the farm when the barn was built, according to press material about the program.

The Magelssen Barn is one of three barns on Camano Island on the Washington State Historic Barn Register. The remaining barns of the area are landmarks from a bygone era, along with being architectural wonders.

Photographs of barns in Stanwood, Silvana, Arlington, Whidbey Island will also be featured.

“Barns of Camano Island and Surrounding Areas — A Photographic Slide Program” will be at 7 p.m. Jan. 26 at Floyd Norgaard Cultural Center, 27128-130 102nd Ave. NW, Stanwood.

For more information call 360-629-6110 or go to

Herald staff

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