The Whale Museum turns 39 | Photos

Friday Harbor’s iconic Whale Museum opened its doors to the public 39 years ago on July 8. To celebrate, Jenny Atkinson, executive director, museum staff and volunteers were on hand serving up burgers and the works, with cupcakes for dessert. The event took place from noon-3 p.m. in the American Legion parking lot, which is located to the north of the museum. The legion also generously opened up their downstairs patio for attendees.

 

Staff photo /Heather Spaulding Jenny Atkinson, museum executive director

Staff photo /Heather Spaulding Jenny Atkinson, museum executive director

Staff photo/Heather Spaulding Ready for the party.

Staff photo/Heather Spaulding Ready for the party.

Staff photo/Heather Spaulding Busy grilling.

Staff photo/Heather Spaulding Busy grilling.

Staff photo/Heather Spaulding Jenny Atkinson and Brenna Wood.

Staff photo/Heather Spaulding Jenny Atkinson and Brenna Wood.

Staff photo/Heather Spaulding Young guest has his cake and eats it too.

Staff photo/Heather Spaulding Young guest has his cake and eats it too.

Staff photo/Heather Spaulding Islanders Steve and BJ Brandli.

Staff photo/Heather Spaulding Islanders Steve and BJ Brandli.

Staff photo Heather Spaulding Young guest has his cake and eats it too.

Staff photo Heather Spaulding Young guest has his cake and eats it too.