Skagit County Historical Museum's holiday fundraiser is this Saturday


November 29, 2023

Head up the hill in La Conner to the Skagit County Historical Museum on South Fourth Street Saturday, Dec. 2, to celebrate the holidays. The museum is The combined holiday party and annual appeal kickoff is 6-8 p.m.

The museum is decorated for the holidays with trees and lights. Even some of the displays are spruced up for the festivities. A dessert buffet and interactive activities are part of the evening, which is open to the public.

“It’s just a time to celebrate and let people see what we’re doing at the museum,” said Executive Director Jo Wolfe. She looks forward to a fun evening.

The annual appeal is a critical part of the museum’s funding. Unrestricted giving goes to the operation budget. “It’s the most important part,” said Wolfe, “because without that, we can’t operate.” The highest priority, Wolfe said, is to maintain the staff.

The funds raised pay for the services the public expects, including research appointments, collection care, exhibits and staff salaries. There is maintenance on six buildings. Keeping the lights on and insurance paid are fundamental needs that the annual appeal helps fund.

Donations can be mailed in, too.

Wolfe looks forward to a “fun evening” no matter how many people show up, although the more is merrier.

There is no need to RSVP. Just head to the Skagit County Historical Museum on South Fourth Street Saturday night.


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