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    Collecting, Preserving, Interpreting Island County history since 1949

    The Museum & Historical Society

    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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    Research local history and meet our team of experts

    Janet Enzmann Archives 

    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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    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. 


What's New

Welcome to the Interactive Display all about the Native Tribes of Whidbey and Camano Islands.

Click on the picture to access....and enjoy!

This a great way to "come to the Museum" without leaving home!




  • Native People, Native Places

  • Dale Conklin Prehistory Exhibit

  • Chinese Farmer's Shack

  • Suffrage Centennial Exhibit

        (courtesy of WA State Historical Society &               Island County Historical Society Through               February 28th, 2021)

  • Eight authentic Native American Dugout Canoes

  • 1855 Blockhouse Fortress

  • 1904 Holsman Auto Buggy


Blog & Events

Attention Friends:


Island County will be in Phase 1 of reopening, beginning January 12. This allows our museum to be open to same-household family tours of up to six – one group at a time.  Their time allotment in the museum will be for up to one hour.  If there are no others waiting to get in, their time is not limited.


Our Phase 1 temporary schedule will start February 6th.  We will be open Weekends  (Saturday 10-4; Sunday 11-4.  Regular admission is by donation.


All who visit will be offered a FREE one-year membership (new members only), which will entitle them immediately to a 10% discount in our Museum Store.


We will also offer special VIP guided tours for same-household families of up to six by reservation only.  Charges will apply for guided tours, based on the size and needs of the group, and the duration of the tour.


Questions or reservations, please call 360-678-3310, or email ed-ichs@whidbey.net. If we miss your call someone with get back with you as soon as possible.


Thanks for sticking with us. We’ll get through this together, and we all look forward to seeing your smiles again!


The Docents, Volunteers, and Staff of your Island County Museum.

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Denis Hill Photography

We have received the most amazing gift from Denis Hill and his family.  When Denis passed recently, he wanted Island County Museum to have his catalog of works.  Denis was a fine art photographer, and earned the Qualified Panoramic Photographer designation from the International Association of Panoramic Photographers in 2001 He was a long time friend of the museum and is sorely missed. 

Thank you Denis!


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

For a copy of any images, contact ICHS Janet Enzmann Archives.