One of the San Juan Historical Museum’s primary missions is to provide education to its patrons. To this end, we have partnered with local schools and adult education organizations to provide customized tours and workshops.
The Museum converted one room of the Scribner Cabin to a late 19th century San Juan Island school classroom. In the “Living Lesson” program, today’s students are transformed by donning period clothing, then participating in typical reading, writing and arithmetic lessons. Since beginning in 2012 nearly 200 students have participated.
Each year, in partnership with Skagit Valley College San Juan Center, a yearly average of 35 Road Scholar Groups have included the Museum on their tour of San Juan Island bringing over 700 participants from across the U.S.
During the year, the Museum arranges for a variety of lectures to be presented either at the Resource Center or at the San Juan Public Library. Historic home tours, guided explorations of sites of interest, and participation in the county-wide History Lives Here Heritage Month each May.