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La Conner's Most Interesting Museums

La Conner has a number of fascinating museums. Three of our favorites as discussed in this article. All three are walking distance from La Conner Country Inn. For more information on museums in our area, give us a call. We'll be happy to answer your questions.
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Museum of Northwest Art (MoNA)

Address: 121 N 1st St, La Conner, WA
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m until 5:00 p.m. Sunday, 12:00 a.m until 4:00 p.m
Distance from us: 500 ft

The Museum of Northwest Art (MoNA) is an art museum dedicated primarily to art from the Northwest School movement. The movement was started in the 1930s by Puget Sound artists, such as Guy Anderson and Morris Graves. Northwest art is defined by its use of symbols found in the nature of the Pacific Northwest, mystical elements, earthy tones, and the unique diffuse lighting found in the Skagit Valley.

MoNA features a permanent collection of Northwest art, as well as revolving exhibitions that showcase selections from the permanent collection and additional artwork. MoNA also has a comprehensive educational program that includes museum tours, artists' lectures, art classes, and workshops. In addition, MoNA has an excellent gift store onsite, which is stocked with a wide selection of artwork, books, cards, and jewelry.
Admission to MoNA exhibitions is free, and free parking is available. The building is wheelchair accessible.
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Skagit County Historical Museum

Address: 501 S 4th St, La Conner, WA
Hours: Friday through Sunday, 11:00 a.m until 4:00 p.m.
Distance from us: 0.3 miles

Like the name implies, the Skagit County Historical Museum is dedicated to preserving, displaying, and interpreting Skagit County's unique history and cultural heritage.

The museum houses an extensive collection (over 200,000 items) of artifacts related to Skagit County. Collections include artwork, documents, equipment and utensils, household items, Native American artifacts, dolls, and clothing.
You can research Skagit County history at the museum's onsite library and purchase copies of historic photographs, as well. The museum also has a store, where you can purchase books, toys, Native American craftwork, and much more.

Skagit County Historical Museum has a small admission fee for adults and kids 6 and over. Note that, if you need assistance when using the museum's research facilities, you'll need to set up an appointment.
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Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum

Address: 703 S Second St, La Conner, WA
Hours: Wednesday through Sunday, 11:00 a.m until 5:00 p.m.
Distance from us: 0.2 miles

The Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum presents exhibitions of traditional and modern fiber arts, including displays of quilts, needlework, knitting, and basketry. The museum is focused primarily on Pacific Rim textiles. In addition to rotating exhibits, the museum has a permanent collection of items dating back to the 1820s.

Members of the museum regularly conduct classes related to fiber arts. Classes are designed to appeal to a wide variety of age groups and artistic abilities.

The museum also hosts various events throughout the year. In the spring, they host FiberFest, where you can buy quilts and items from well-known artists. In the fall, the museum holds the International Quilt & Fiber Arts Festival, which features artwork from national and international artists. Note that it's worth visiting the Pacific Northwest Quilt and Fiber Arts Museum just to see the Victorian mansion it's housed in. The three-story mansion was constructed in 1891 and completely renovated in 1973.

The Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum has an inexpensive admission fee and kids 12 and older. Kids under 12 get in free. The museum's historical location means that handicapped access is limited.