Museum

Step into a portal of days gone by… of hopes and dreams… tragedies and triumphs. History comes alive again in the South Whidbey Historical  Museum.

Our Museum is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. year ’round and is free, though donations are greatly appreciated.

The Museum is staffed by volunteer docents who are happy to answer your questions.

We love having schoolchildren visit our Museum. If you are a teacher or scout leader, please email or call us to arrange a special tour.

From time to time the South Whidbey Historical Society also sponsors education presentations and historical walks.

If you are interested in researching our collections, please call us to arrange an appointment.

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The Society also maintains the McLeod Cabin, an original log building, and the Brooks Hill Log House with its photographs of early log structures.

Both are currently sited at the Island County Fairgrounds and draw hundreds of visitors during the Whidbey Area Fair, held in August. School groups can also arrange for docents to lead them on a tour of the cabin and log house by appointment.

Our antique farm machinery collection, housed in Ray Gabelein Barn at the Fairgrounds, evokes the lives of early settlers and farmers. These buildings are open to the public during the annual County Fair in August, during Living History week, or by appointment.

The Museum is housed in an old loggers’ bunkhouse. Click here for more information on its history: South Whidbey Historical Society Museum  Logger Bunkhouse