Last updated: 2/20/2019
Sedro-Woolley, Washington
Street Address
725 Murdock Street
Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284
Mailing Address
725 Murdock Street
Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284
phone: 360-855-2390
e-mail: swmuseum@comcast.net
web: www.sedro-woolleymuseum.com/
Hours
Wednesday12 PM - 4 PM
Thursday11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Saturday9 AM - 4 PM
Sunday1 PM - 4 PM
Other days and times by appointment.
Admissions
Suggested donation $2.50
Donations Accepted.
Museum Type(s)
Services
Gift Shop
Group Tours
Staff
Dale Robertson, Vice President
Description

The Sedro-Woolley Museum is dedicated to preserving and sharing the history of Sedro-Woolley, Skagit County, and beyond. We receive visitors from all over the county and state--and from all over the world. We're proud of our extensive collection, donated by the community and cared for by our friendly volunteers. Spend an hour or two browsing the exhibits. Conduct research in our library. Attend our special events. What you find will surprise you!

History

The Sedro-Woolley Museum Committee was formed in December of 1991. In 1992, our articles of incorporation were finalized and we became an official non-profit organization. The City of Sedro-Woolley gave us a 25 year lease on the former "Murdock Mall" building. The building originally was Emil Jeck’s Ford Garage, built in the 1920’s. The inside of the building had badly deteriorated due to a leaking roof and with a generous donation from the Soroptimists we replaced the ceiling.

Artifact Collections

Step into another time. Immerse yourself in the olden days--the days of logging and mining, company towns, the war years. Learn the history of our first hospitals in private homes. ​Learn of Northern State Hospital. Spend some time with the pioneers of the Skagit Valley. Walk down historic main street--the bank, the mercantile, the saloon, the jail. Visit the classic cars and the model railroad. Stop by the farm and the smithy. Remember the events. Get close to the history. Find your ancestors here. Find yourself here. We'll see you soon!

Research Collections

The Museum Research Library is open during business hours for research on Central Skagit County history. Many items are available to browse, including books, newspapers dating back to the early 1900s, Sedro-Woolley school yearbooks, Northern State Hospital News, and assembled collections on the lumber industry and logging, churches, businesses, schools, family histories, the Loggerodeo, and many more research topics. Several guides to collections are available and more continue to be added to assist researchers.

Collections include photographs, archival records, correspondence, maps, atlases, books, and other items. Guides are available for a few larger collections, including newspapers, Northern State Hospital, Kimberley-Clark and predecessor lumber industry companies, School District 101, and Skagit Steel (in progress).

Educational Programs

We regularly feature special programs. Visit the events page on our website for further information, www.sedro-woolleymuseum.com

Library

Access: General Public, Students, Scholars, Members

Appointment required: No

Publications

We publish a quarterly newsletter for museum members.

ADA

Wheelchair Accessible

Parking

Restrooms

Services

Museum Store

The museum store features gifts, local crafts, vintage post cards, artwork, and books by local authors. ​Take some Skagit County history home with you!

Gift Shop

Group Tours

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MUSEUM CONFERENCES
Tuesday, September 6 - Friday, September 9, 2022 — Portland, Oregon
WMA 2022 Annual Meeting in partnership with the Oregon Museums Association
Portland, Oregon
Wednesday, September 14 - Friday, September 16, 2022 — Enid, Oklahoma
2022 Oklahoma Museum Conference
Enid, Oklahoma
Wednesday, September 14 - Saturday, September 17, 2022 — Buffalo, New York
American Association for State and Local History 2022 On-site and Virual Conferences
Buffalo, New York
Thursday, October 6 - Sunday, October 9, 2022 — Portland, Oregon
2022 Oregon Annual Conference, co-hosted with Western Museums Association
Portland, Oregon
Monday, October 24 - Wednesday, October 26, 2022 — Rogers, Arkansas
SouthEastern Museum Conference 2022 ANNUAL MEETING
Rogers, Arkansas
Tuesday, October 25 - Thursday, October 27, 2022 — Temecula, California
2022 International Conference of Indigenous Archives, Libraries, and Museums
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2023 American Library Association Annual Conference & Exhibition in Chicago
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