The Edmonds Historical Museum has appointed a new director, Tarin Erickson. A Pacific Northwest native, Erickson received an undergraduate degree in Journalism-Public Relations from Western Washington University in 2003, and a Masters of Fine Arts in Art and Design from Savannah College in Savannah, Georgia. She has experience working in museums in both Savannah and Oklahoma City.
“While I enjoyed writing and interacting with the public, architecture and old buildings have always been my real love,” Erickson noted in the biography announcing her appointment. “After I graduated from Western, I traveled to Europe and fell in love with the history there. During my time in Savannah, I was able to travel a lot and do quite a bit of hands-on architectural conservation. I always enjoy the creative process of restoring an object or work of art, or learning something new through research and investigation.”
Members of the community are invited to stop by and visit Erickson at the museum, located at 118 5th Ave. N. Museum hours are Wednesday-Sunday from 1-4 p.m.
The museum has also announced its latest exhibit, “The Martha Reynolds Diaries,” which runs through April 30. The diaries provide a fascinating glimpse into the life of a pioneer woman in the early 20th century, from the start of her journey in Michigan to her new life in Edmonds.