Heritage

Here are some of the upcoming events and latest articles of historical nature on Whidbey and Camano Islands.

Holland Happening

Holland Happening
Holland Happening is a celebration of Oak Harbor’s Dutch heritage. Held each spring usually on the same weekend as the Dutch “King’s Day.” While there’s no king to celebrate, the weekend is more about fun and celebrating that spring is going to show itself soon.

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Easter Egg and Scavenger Hunts

Easter Egg and Scavenger Hunts
Easter Egg and scavenger hunts at Clinton's Dan Porter Park and Ft. Casey State Park.

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Independence Day on Whidbey and Camano Islands

Independence Day is celebrated over four days with carnivals, parades, and fireworks. Fireworks are July 3 in Freeland and July 4 in Oak Harbor.

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Bellingham Herald: “Fort Casey Profiled in Military History Book”

The history of the forts built around Puget Sound is detailed in a new book. Read about it at the Bellingham Herald's website...

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Camano Schoolhouse Foundation Works to Preserve School – Read article at HeraldNet…

Love the classics? How about a classic one-room school house? Everett Herald writer Karl Bray reports on efforts to preserve a one-room school house on Camano Island. Read article at HeraldNet...

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Camano Historic Sites Tour

Camano Historic Sites Tour - March 24 - 26, 2017When settlers first came here and travel was either on boat or on foot, the islands of Puget Sound were among the first places settled. Many of the remnants of those early years live on and, courtesy of the Camano Island Historic Sites Group, Camano Island...

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Live Science: “Long-Lost Anchor May Soon Give up Its Secrets”

Researchers at Texas A&M University's Center for Maritime Archaeology and Conservation are working to learn the secrets of a possibly 200-year-old anchor found off Whidbey Island. Read more at the Live Science website...

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Oak Harbor History Published

6th generation islander Peggy Darst Townsdin has published a history of Oak Harbor, t part of the Arcadia Publishing “Images of America” series. Previous books in the series have featured Langley and Coupeville.

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