Orcas Island Historical Museums
Orcas History Lives Here!
Our winter exhibit is on the history of Patos Island lighthouse from its inception in 1893 through its automation in 1974, then the rehabilitation in 2008 by the Bureau of Land Management.
Curated by and in partnership with Keepers of Patos Light, this exhibit was on display this summer on Patos and will be available on Orcas until March 2019. It has been expanded to include items in the Museum's collection that have never been displayed before including the Patos Island Visitor’s Register.