The Edmonds Historical Museum will open its first exhibit of 2012 next week with “Weavers, Wobblies, and Woe: The story of shingle workers in Snohomish County.” The exhibit runs from Jan. 11 through March 4, 2012.
Shingle mills were once Snohomish County’s economic backbone, and their employees — shingle weavers — were often regarded as the elite workers of the lumber industry. This status came with a price, though. Their jobs were dangerous, often ending in death, and the constant struggle between mill owners and unions made work unpredictable at best. Come to the Edmonds Historical Museum to learn more about these people and the industry that shaped Edmonds and Snohomish County.
The Edmonds Historical Museum is located at 118 5th Ave. N. in downtown Edmonds. It is open Wednesday through Sunday from 1-4 p.m. Suggested donation is $2 per adult and $1 per child.