Anacortes Movie Catalog


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The Anacortes Museum offers many ways to study and immerse yourself in the history of Fidalgo and Guemes islands. From our exhibit panels to our massive online database of old photographs, the museum prides itself on not only being a time machine for our town, but being one that is able to interpret history for a modern audience. We’ve gotten a little more modern with the launch of an official Anacortes Museum Youtube Channel.

Rare historical footage and films, from as early as the 1950s, have been released from our archives and are up for public viewing. Marvel at the legendary Anacortes Seahawks basketball teams, learn about the extensive waterfront history of Anacortes told by those directly involved, witness the breathtaking destruction of the “Little Chicago” fires of 1957, and more!

The museum has also begun producing exclusive original content for the channel. Whether it is a documentary exploring the early days of the Scott Paper Pulp Mill or an interview and performance with local musician John Van Deusen on our 1866 pump organ, there are more documentaries being produced in-house to look forward to.

Be sure to check our social media frequently for updates from the channel, or feel free to subscribe at


FEATURED: Anacortes Seahawks Football vs Bellingham

Today we are pleased to present some vintage AHS Football footage from 1983. The game pitted the Seahawks against the Bellingham football team. It was a tough game, as usual with Bellingham. The Hawks battled to the end. By relying on running back Todd Harris (on both sides of the ball), the 'Hawks were able to change the course of the game. His two touchdowns kept them in contention; then quarterback Dave Lowell sealed the game as he rifled a 20-yard touchdown pass to Morgan Finseth. The final score: 20 - 16. Coach Dick Andrew led the Seahawks through a season filled with adversity. Following the win against Bellingham, the 'Hawks would then lose their next 4 games. Coach Andrew, however, was still celebratory about the 1983 squad, saying, "It was exciting to see our athletes bounce back from this difficult situation and, in the last three games, play our best of the season."  Check out the footage of the game above! Included in the video is audio of the 1958-59 AHS band.


Series Listing

John_ShowChimeOrgan Territory

Our premier in-house series. Watch local musicians play on our 1866 antique Packard Pump Organ. Hear unreleased original music and exclusive interviews with some of Anacortes’ finest local artists.

Our TownHistorical Documentaries and Films

For decades, local filmmakers have profiled Anacortes. Its people, its culture and its stunning scenery. Watch how the town has evolved from as early as the 1950s in these incredible films.

elaineHistoric Talks

Experts on Anacortes relay their historic knowledge in these invaluable lectures. Dive into deep and rich lessons from those who know it best!

Little ChicagoHistorical Footage

Raw historic footage from a bygone era. Take a tour of the old mills, watch the devastating power of the Little Chicago fire, pal around with Bobo the Gorilla, all from the comfort of your own home.