Keeping alive the heritage of the original homesteaders of the Stillaguamish River Valley.
Our museum is located in Arlington, Washington. We have three ponds on the property and numerous large trees. We are open three days a week and frequently host special tours. We have thousands of items on display. Items as small as teacup and big as a bull-dozer. Displays with full size wildlife; including bear, deer, and others in real life settings. Another display modeled in HO (model train) gauge size, depicts the (Darrington Logger) going along the North fork of the Stillaguamish River. The key theme of logging is woven into our local history and many of the museum displays. We also have a series of out buildings for acquisitions too large to display in the museum. These include printing presses, tractors, trucks, and early farming machines.
Monday: Our staff is “all” volunteer. This museum is truly a labor of love. Each Monday, we gather for work, fellowship and idea swapping. Most of our working staff are senior citizens. The typical day could include yard chores, display improvement, research and study. The day would not be complete without coffee breaks. We also distribute a periodical to update our membership and extend our fellowship to members who can not come to the museum.
During November/December time frame, we are visited by COHO SALMON. The ponds on the property are networked with Portage Creek. Portage Creek finds its way to the Stilly (Stillaguamish River). The Stilly flows in Puget Sound and out to the Pacific Ocean. It is hard to imagine the migration of the Coho Salmon. In front of the museum, we have a handy observation deck which spans the creek. The deck offers you an excellent view of the salmon working their way up the fish ladders. Muskrat, Beaver, and River Otter have also been observed in the ponds.