‘Music Man’ exhibit at Skagit County history museum


“Hugo Helmer: Skagit’s Own Music Man” is the Skagit County Historical Museum’s new exhibit, now open. It celebrates accomplished accordionist Hugo Helmer, featuring his life and legacy.

Helmer instructed hundreds of children throughout the region, established Hugo Helmer’s Accordion Band in the 1930s, a dance band and first marching accordion band in the U.S.

Be prepared for Scandi-monium! Go to the Museum website for a schedule of performers of live accordion music in the Museum gallery by former band members Leif & Sunnie Accordion Duo, Sylvia’s Fjordsong Band, and invited gue...

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