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Historic Homes

The Joseph Burt Home

Joseph Burt was born in 1852 near Dunfermline, Scotland, north of Edinburgh. He came to the US with his parents and three siblings in 1854. His father was a mining engineer who worked in the coal fields of Pennsylvania and Ohio before becoming a blacksmith in Boone County, Iowa. Joseph farmed near Estherville, Iowa before

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Events

Textile Celebration

The Textile Celebration attracted more than 500 visitors to view our collection of Friendship Quilts, handcrafted clothing, and contemporary quilts. Our first Textile Celebration was a great success. We featured vintage and contemporary quilts at the Port Stanley School, and spinning, weaving and knitting at the Museum. Local fiber artists demonstrated their skills at both

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Events

Watmough Bay Archaeological Program

June, 2004 The Watmough program, in cooperation with the Burke Museum, Samish Nation, and Bureau of Land Management brought lots of new visitors to the museum. LIHS hosted a team from the University of Washington’s Burke Museum headed by Dr. Julie Stein, Archaeology Collections Manager Laura Phillips, and Russel Barsh, Director of the Samish Nation’s

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