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A boy with a picnic basket is photographed in front of Deception Pass Bridge in 1950.

Washington State’s most popular park turns 100

The most visited state park in Washington celebrates a century of recreation and conservation.

 

Skagit County Historical Museum photo.

Discover Skagit County’s remarkable hidden history

Museum offers a glimpse into the community’s storied past

 

Hugo Helmer's Accordian Band. Skagit Historical Museum photo.

Who was Hugo Helmer? New exhibit at Skagit Historical Museum strikes a local chord

Many folks who live in Skagit County know the name of Hugo…

 

On the move: Hugo Helmer’s band. Photo courtesy Skagit Historical Museum

Who was Hugo Helmer? New exhibit at Skagit Historical Museum strikes a local chord

Many folks who live in Skagit County know the name of Hugo Helmer because of Hugo Helmer Music. But who was the man behind the… Continue reading

On the move: Hugo Helmer’s band. Photo courtesy Skagit Historical Museum