Eastsound before 1900.

Eastsound before 1900.

‘From the Collection: Photos of Eastsound’ opens at Orcas Island Historical Museum

  • Wed May 9th, 2018 1:30am
  • Life

The Orcas Island Historical Museum’s 2018 featured exhibit showcases 75 historical Eastsound images from the museum’s archives.

The exhibit will run May 12–Sept. 30. The museum’s hours are from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday–Saturday and from noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday.

“Photos of Eastsound” marks over 120 years of change in the life and spirit of Eastsound on Orcas Island. The exhibit traces the dramatic evolution from an expanse of orchards in the 1890s to the commercial center of Orcas that it is today. Visitors will have a chance to see the people, culture, and places that have made Eastsound a vibrant community in which to live, work and to visit. Visitors will also have a chance to vote for their favorite photograph, and the winning photo will be honored at the conclusion of the exhibit. “Photos of Eastsound” is also a chance for the Museum to survey and expand its collection of photos. By presenting the collection to the community, the historical museum hopes to identify gaps and build a fuller and more cohesive representation of Eastsound for generations to come.

For more information, contact Brittney Maruska at director@orcasmuseums.org or call 360-376-4849.