The Edmonds Historical Society and Museum is celebrating its 40th anniversary Friday, Nov. 8 with a “Heritage Days” fundraising dinner, featuring Rick Steves, author, television personality and owner of Edmonds-based “Europe Through the Back Door.” Steves will share his perspectives on growing up in Edmonds.
The event, which runs from 5-9 p.m., will include a catered buffet dinner; wine and appetizers; raffles and a silent auction that includes gift baskets, artwork and vacation packages; live music throughout the reception; and an opportunity to learn more about the museum’s work and future plans. The location is Holy Rosary Parish Center, 630 7th Ave. N., Edmonds. Ample parking is available.
The Historical Society and Museum serves Edmonds and South Snohomish County by:
– Collecting, preserving and displaying historical documents, artifacts, memories and events like the antique fire engines;
– Providing educational programming;
– Supporting and sponsoring community events including the Halloween Haunted Museum and the annual Scarecrow Festival.
– Partnering with Edmonds-Woodway High School’s History Club on its oral history project, aimed at capturing the memories of area senior citizens.
– Operating the Edmonds Farmers Markets.
Cost of the dinner is $50 per person; you may also purchase a table of 8 for $400. Tickets may be purchased by calling 425-774-6507. Have an item to donate to the auction or want to volunteer? Call 425-774-0900. Online ticket purchase will be available soon by visiting the Museum website at