Caitlin Kelly, collections manager at the Edmonds Historical Museum since 2009, has been named the new director, replacing Dr. Peter Bojakowski who resigned in May. She starts her new duties immediately.
“Caitlin has done a stellar job as collections manager,” said Museum Board President Bill Lambert, “and was the unanimous choice of the selection committee. In addition to expanding and curating our artifacts collection, she’s taken a hands-on approach to day-to-day operations at the museum that has helped it to grow into an integral thread in the fabric of our community.”
Caitlin, who prefers to go by Katie, has lived in Edmonds since 1994. A 1998 graduate of Edmonds’ Holy Rosary School, she went on to earn her baccalaureate in history from Oglethorpe University in Atlanta.
“I’m greatly honored to have been named Museum Director,” she said. “I love the Edmonds community, and look forward to working with the Museum Board and everyone in Edmonds to continue building and showcasing the museum as a vibrant local asset.”
In addition to being the custodian of our local history, the Edmonds Historical Museum and the Edmonds-South Snohomish County Historical Society sponsor numerous events throughout the year. These include the annual Scarecrow Festival, the Summer Farmers’ Market and Spring Garden Market, the Halloween Haunted Museum, and the annual Heritage Days Banquet and Auction.
The museum is located in Edmonds’ historic 1910 Carnegie Library at 118 5th Ave. N. It is open year-round between 1 and 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, but opens early on market days. Suggested donation in lieu of an admission fee is $5 for adults, and $2 for students.
Learn more at the museum’s website.