The Orcas Island Historical Museum is housed in a complex of six original homesteader log cabins located next to the Village Green in the heart of Eastsound. The log cabin complex is a unique representation of pioneer homestead construction, created from native materials found when early white settlers first started populating the San Juan Islands in the late 1850’s. It serves as a historically accurate repository for the fabulous cultural and historic artifacts in the museum collection.
The museum’s exhibits on early island industry, including salmon fishing, lime kilns and lime production, farming and fruit-growing, tourism and resorts, offer a fascinating counterpoint to the extensive and well-known collection of native artifacts in the museum. A visit to Orcas Island is not complete without experiencing the history of this Gem of the San Juans through the exciting and informative exhibits at the Orcas Island Historical Museum.
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Orcas Island Historical Museum
P.O. Box 134/181 North Beach Road, Eastsound, WA 98245 | 360.376.4849