Croatia and Anacortes
with Bret Lunsford
Location Anacortes has been influenced by immigrants from many places; those from the Dalmatian Coast of what is now Croatia began arriving around the 1880s. This course will follow the patterns of Croatian immigration to Anacortes, navigate the fishing industry-- focusing on salmon & the development of Puget Sound’s purse-seine boats, & visit the neighborhoods of historic Anacortes to learn about small-town life here in a bygone era.
Instructor: Bret Lunsford, Anacortes Museum Director and a panel of instructors.
Bret is a 56-year-old historian, writer and Anacortes Museum Director who grew up in Anacortes. In his youth, Bret worked in local salmon canneries & on fishing boats in Puget Sound & in Alaska. He is the author of Images of America: Anacortes (Arcadia Publishing), and Croatian Fishing Families of Anacortes – about his hometown’s unique place in the history of the Pacific Northwest.
Location: American Croatian Club of Anacortes, Basement Level, 1202 7th Street.
(3 weeks: October 15, 22, 29)
Oct 15 - 29th, 2019
Tue for 3 weeks from 4:00 - 6:00 pm
American Croatian Club, Basement Level
1202 Seventh St
Anacortes, WA 98221 Get directions