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Sherman Anderson exhibit highlights re-opened historical museum lineup

 

September 16, 2020

FINALLY! OPEN AND ABLE TO SHARE GRANDFATHER’S STORY – The Skagit County Historical Museum is open again. The fall exhibit shares the life of Sherman Anderson, Jr., the World War II bombardier from Mount Vernon. Grandson Kevin Anderson shared the family’s collection of his grandfather. Museum archivist Mari Densmore curated the exhibit. Check for open hours. – Photo courtesy of Skagit County Historical Museum

The Skagit County Historical Museum in La Conner has re-opened with an exhibit that literally hits the ball out of the park.

The life of Sherman Anderson, Jr., the World War II bombardier for whom the spacious baseball and fairgrounds complex in Mount Vernon is named, is the new display at the museum, which last Friday began greeting visitors again after having been closed since spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The exhibit, curated by museum archivist Mari Densmore, features a collection of photos, news clippings, service medals and related memorabilia provided by Kevin Anderson, gran...



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