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The Museum & Historical Society

Collecting, Preserving, Interpreting Island County history since 1949

Our Museum, in historic Coupeville

is operated by the Island County Historical Society. Permanent and changing exhibits on local history are featured. Special interpretive events bring Island County history to life for our visitors.

 

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Janet Enzmann Archives 

Research local history and meet our team of experts

A very important part of what we do is to serve as stewards of the written and photographic history of Island County. The Janet Enzmann Archives are located at our Museum in Coupeville. Call to make an appointment with one of our Archivists, and we will be happy to assist you with your research. 

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LARC

NOW OPEN - Our new Archive & Research Center!

The Langley Archive and Research Center is now open and ready to help you embark on your genealogical adventure. LARC houses the majority of our collection and offers extended research space, in addition to the Janet Enzmann Archives at our Museum. 

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WE ARE WORKING 

ON A BRAND NEW EXHIBIT. 

Follow Island County's early settlers as they traversed the Oregon Trail or sailed around Cape Horn to start a new life in the Pacific Northwest.

Current EXHIBITS

Industrious Islanders

Native People, Native Places

Dale Conklin Prehistory Exhibit

Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve 40th Anniversary

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Events BLOG

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TESTIMONIALS

I have been a front desk docent for 3 years now and find the job completely fulfilling.What an honor and delight to greet people to our wonder of a museum and orient them to where they are, the heart of Ebey’s Landing National Historic Reserve “a national park established in 1978 in recognition of the significant history in this small area of central Whidbey going back tens of thousands of years.” Then it is on to the first car on Whidbey, a true horseless carriage and the oohs and ahhs proceed to pour forth even more.One of the best things about the job is that you never know who or what is coming through the door next.Someone related to one of the early pioneer families or Native American families who moved away but have stories and memories yet passed down to them.An precious heirloom they want to donate or someone who thinks they got an ancient object only to learn it’s a common concretion. In short, the pay ain’t great but perks are terrific.

Gary Piazzon PT

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© 2018 by Island County Historical Society                                                                    908 NW Alexander St / PO Box 305, Coupeville, WA  98239   (360) 678-3310