Welcome to Camano Schoolhouse Foundation


Sorry, this event has been cancelled due to unforseen health issues.

Saturday, May 7

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

"Mother's Day Tribute"


“The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world.” (Poet William
Ross Wallace). Come share stories and poems of our mothers at the
historic 1906 Camano City Schoolhouse, May 7th at 7:00pm.  Storyteller,
Marianne McGarry-Bloom will lead an interactive evening on the eve of
Mother’s Day.  Bring your stories, pictures and poems of your mother
or woman of influence for an exchange of memories, laughter and tears.
The event is free, however donations for restoration/preservation of
the schoolhouse are greatly appreciated. The schoolhouse is located at
993 Orchid Rd, Camano Island. Please enter/exit from Chapman Road.
Our Covid policy is in alignment with WA state guidelines.  Looking
forward to seeing you!


Saturday, Mar 12

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

"The Women Who Helped Shape Abraham Lincoln"

Lincoln Photo

In celebration of Women's History Month, The Camano City Schoolhouse will present a lecture by Dr. Richard Hanks on March 12, 2022  at 3:00 pm.  Richard was born in Beardstown, Illinois on August 4, 1951.  As a Hanks (Lincoln’s mother was a Hanks) Lincoln was an omnipresent figure in his household.  Richard’s father’s courtroom was the site of Lincoln’s famous murder case known as the “Almanac Trial.”  His research has documented Lincoln’s interaction with members of his family, some of whom were appointed to government positions during the Civil War.  The schoolhouse is located at 993 Orchid Road, Camano Island, just off Chapman Rd.


Friday, Mar 4 & Saturday, Mar 5

9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Camano City Schoolhouse Benefit Garage Sale


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Come one, Come All!  You can find something big or something small.  A great variety of quality items at super prices!  Rain or shine with lots of parking.  Cash & local checks only. The garage sale will be held at the adjacent Fire Station, 993 Orchid Rd, Camano Island just off Chapman Rd.


A Magical Snowy Christmas!

CCS Xmas Pic (2021)


"The Wonder of Christmas"

Nov 27 - New Year

XMas (2021)


The Schoolhouse Bell to Be Raised Once More!

Our bell went missing in the early 1950’s and was found over 60 years later in the basement of Camano Chapel in 2014.  We feel extremely grateful to have found the bell so we can return it to its original glory atop our beloved 1906 schoolhouse.  Raising of the bell would not be possible without our amazing donor’s generosity and local business community (Pelletier & Schaar, Brothers Construction Inc, Silvestri Construction Inc, McShane Bell Co, DG Hopkins Painting, Ace Masonry Corp, Ace Hardware)  There are simply no words to express our gratitude for our community's support!

We will be celebrating the “Raising of the Bell” in spring of 2022.  Stay tuned!

Bell Progress


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Specific Events to Camano City Schoolhouse

Friday, September 17th

3:00 pm – Talk on “Why is Camano Island part of Island County, not Snohomish County”

Saturday, September 18th

7:00 pm – Performance by actress Debbie Dimitre as Eleanor Roosevelt. Cost $15.00

For all other events on the historical tour visit


12:00 pm – 4:00 pm – All Sites Open for Tours
Masks will be required for all visitors.


Friday, July 9, 2021

12 pm - 8 pm
“Secrets of the Mount Vernon Culture” Exhibit


Jack Gunter Photo


Come check out our newly acquired firehouse and celebrate Jack Gunter’s discoveries with his impressive large scale exhibit which is back out of storage where it belongs!  Seen by 30,000 visitors, Jack’s blockbuster installation is an exhibit you truly don’t want to miss! The public is welcome at no charge, however donations are always welcome for preservation of the Historic 1906 Camano City Schoolhouse and the newly acquired Camano City Firehouse.


James Glenn Turk

(Founder of Camano City Schoolhouse)
3/14/29 – 4/29/2020

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The Wonder of Christmas
11/28/20 – New Year

The Camano City Schoolhouse & Holiday Lighting NW present “The Wonder of Christmas” Special Drive-By Holiday Event. At 6:30pm we FLIP THE BIG SWITCH to illuminate the historic 1906 Camano City Schoolhouse and the HUGE Official Schoolhouse Christmas Tree with THOUSANDS OF LIGHTS! Bundle up the family and Drive-By for the annual Holiday Tradition! The Historic 1906 Schoolhouse will be illuminated every evening November 28 thru the New Year! 993 Orchid Road, Camano Island. A heartfelt thank you to our sponsors for bringing this AMAZING annual Holiday Tradition to our community for everyone to enjoy! Holiday Lighting NW – Orchard’s Nurser – The Crab Cracker – Rhonda’s Design – Boots Construction

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We need you, only your donation can make this happen!!!