Heritage

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

Whidbey SailFest – May 18 – 20

Whidbey SailFest – May 18 – 20
SailFest - May 19 & 20 - Coupeville Whidbey SailFest is a celebration of Whidbey Island's maritime heritage. Whidbey Island was a natural stop in an era where sailing ships were the main means of long distance transportation. Three amazing sailing ships are the centerpieces for this nautical weekend that includes:• Vessel tours• Sailings with historians•...

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Holland Happening – an International Festival

Holland Happening – an International Festival
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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The Haunted Fort

The Haunted Fort
When the sun goes down, old Ft. Casey becomes a scary labyrinth of concrete caves. Already scary in the daytime, the rooms for storing munitions and fighters are windowless cells buried in the bluff. Halloween is the perfect time to tour the fort, and, who knows, you might just scare up a few scary ghouls...

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Independence Day on Whidbey and Camano Islands

Independence Day is celebrated over five 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

When 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 is showing them off!

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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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Holiday Events, Performances, and Shopping 2018

Holiday Events, Performances, and Shopping 2018
Holiday Events Activities and Shopping 2018 Tree and lights at Cook's Corner in Coupeville. Noteworthy Events and Activities ▸ Sip 'n Shop on the Cove Saturday - November 24 Spend the day shopping and exploring historic Coupeville for your one of a kind holiday gifts, have lunch in one of our local eateries, stroll the...

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Earth and Ocean Month – April

Earth and Ocean Month – April
Whidbey Earth and Ocean Month - AprilThe entire month of April is Earth "Day" on Whidbey Island, with a full calendar of celebrations, classes, clean-ups, and more. Welcome the Whales Festival - April 1611 am - 5 pm - Featuring Joel Reyolds, Western Director and Senior Attorney at the National Resources Defense Council. In addition,...

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