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Skagit exhibit highlights farming, hunting, gathering

“Back To Our Roots: The History of Farm to Table Skagit County,” opens Thursday, June 11, and runs through Oct. 11 at Skagit County Historical Museum, in the waterside town of La Conner.

“Back to Our Roots” celebrates hunting, gathering and farming — from the first peoples to the pioneer settlers — in Skagit County, which is famed for its fertile farmland and abundance of waterways.

Permanent exhibits at the museum focus on the lives of early settlers; farming and agriculture; and Native American history and culture.

Skagit County Historical Museum is at 501 S. Fourth St. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Admission is $5 for adults and teens, $10 for families, $4 for people 6-12 and 65 and older, and free for museum members and children 5 and younger. Details: 360-466-3365 and

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