History

Sno-Isle Libraries photo project puts region’s history online

Sno-Isle Libraries photo project puts region’s history online

One photo at a time, Sno-Isle Libraries is putting the region’s history online with its Digitize Our Community History Project. With 530 images in its catalog and more added daily, the project is celebrating the end of its first year and inviting new partners. The archive includes photos from the collections of the Snohomish, Edmonds, South Whidbey and Darrington historical societies, as well as t... »

This Month in Edmonds History: A sneak-peek of the Edmonds Museum Building Renovation Project

This Month in Edmonds History: A sneak-peek of the Edmonds Museum Building Renovation Project

My Edmonds News is proud to present a monthly look at Edmonds history, straight from the archives of the Edmonds Historical Museum. For the month of March, we’ll revisit 1910. This month’s look at Edmonds history is from the front lines of a renovation project for one of Edmonds’ most significant buildings. The Edmonds Historical Museum, located in the city’s original Carnegie Library building, is... »

Edmonds Historical Museum to return to 1910 with renovations this spring

Edmonds Historical Museum to return to 1910 with renovations this spring

The Edmonds Historical Museum continues with the second phase of renovations this spring with plans to return the upper level to its original 1910 layout. The Carnegie Library building (now the museum) opened to the public in 1911 and was used for the library and city offices through 1962. The museum has been occupying the space since 1973. The building still retains many original elements, such a... »

Charles Larsen House joins Edmonds historic register

Charles Larsen House joins Edmonds historic register

The latest addition to the Edmonds Register of Historic Places is — drum roll, please — the Charles Larsen House at 630 Main St. While the exact construction date is unknown, the house appears in an early 1890s photograph taken from the roof of the newly-constructed Edmonds Graded School. Built in 1891, the school provided an excellent panorama of the young city and the adjacent Larsen... »

This Month in Edmonds History: Winter Happenings, circa 1923

This Month in Edmonds History: Winter Happenings, circa 1923

My Edmonds News is proud to present a monthly look at Edmonds history, straight from the archives of the Edmonds Historical Museum. For the month of December, with winter fast approaching, we’ll revisit the week of Dec. 21,1923. The social and personal happenings of those in Edmonds were also accompanied by many holiday sales at the time, as can be seen below: The Yost Auto company this week deliv... »

2014 Historic Edmonds calendar available while supplies last

2014 Historic Edmonds calendar available while supplies last

The 2014 version of the popular Historic Edmonds Calendar is available now, courtesy of the Edmonds Historic Preservation Commission. This year the calendar is free, while supplies last, thanks to a grant received from the State Department of Archeology and Historic Preservation. Pick up your calendar in the lobby of City Hall, 121 5th Ave. N., between 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; the Edmonds Historical Museum,... »

Edmonds Museum fundraiser draws capacity crowd and highlights ‘Best Scarecrow’ winners

Edmonds Museum fundraiser draws capacity crowd and highlights ‘Best Scarecrow’ winners

Updated with a link to photos of Best Scarecrow winners It was a festive Friday night in Edmonds’ Holy Rosary parish hall as more than 200 guests gathered for an evening of delicious food, music and fun, and to hear speaker Rick Steves. The event was the first Heritage Days Benefit to raise funds for needed building improvements and programs at the Edmonds Historical Museum. Judging from the... »

This Month in Edmonds History: Thanksgiving, Circa 1894

This Month in Edmonds History: Thanksgiving, Circa 1894

My Edmonds News is proud to present a monthly look at Edmonds history, straight from the archives of the Edmonds Historical Museum. For the month of November, we’ll revisit 1894. In November 1894, the Edmonds Lyre newspaper pages were filled with sentiments of thanksgiving. An article titled, “Our People Give Thanks: Not Many Eat Turkey, But Thankful all the Same,” lists the comings-and-goings of ... »

Edmonds’ official flower? History says it’s the dahlia

Edmonds’ official flower? History says it’s the dahlia

On a slow night at home, I grabbed my worn copy of “Edmonds, The Gem of Puget Sound” by Ray Cloud. I picked a page with a turned-down corner, and noted I had written the word ‘Dahlias’ and started to read. Boy, I missed this before but, in 1925, our good citizens voted to select a city flower, and the result was a tie between the rose and the dahlia. The long-standing Floretum Club stepped in and ... »

Time to vote for your favorite Edmonds scarecrow

Time to vote for your favorite Edmonds scarecrow

Scarecrows have been popping up all around Edmonds, and it’s time to pick your favorite. Entries in the Edmonds Museum Scarecrow Festival are now posted on the Museum website. You have until Oct. 31 to vote in each of the three categories: Business In The Bowl, Business Outside the Bowl, and Residential. The contest is being held in conjunction with the museum’s 40th anniversary, and the win... »

Rick Steves to be guest speaker at Nov. 8 fundraising dinner for Edmonds Museum

Rick Steves to be guest speaker at Nov. 8 fundraising dinner for Edmonds Museum

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 ... »

This Month in Edmonds History: North Trunk Road

This Month in Edmonds History: North Trunk Road

My Edmonds News is proud to present a monthly look at Edmonds history, straight from the archives of the Edmonds Historical Museum. For the month of October, we’ll revisit 1927. After a long summer of road work, October is the month when many construction projects come to a close. And so it was in 1927, when the newly paved Pacific Highway from the King County line to Everett opened on Oct. 9. Cle... »

Scene in Edmonds: Win a fire truck!

Scene in Edmonds: Win a fire truck!

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George Brackett returns to Edmonds

George Brackett returns to Edmonds

Edmonds founder George Brackett dropped in for visit to the town he founded, putting in an appearance at the Saturday, Aug. 3 Edmonds Saturday Market to help commemorate the Museum’s 40th anniversary. Speaking from the steps of the old Carnegie Library (now the Edmonds Museum) Brackett regaled the crowd with stories of how he came to Edmonds, his adventures logging off the Edmonds Bowl, and ... »

This Month in Edmonds History: Edmonds Historical Museum opens its doors

This Month in Edmonds History: Edmonds Historical Museum opens its doors

                My Edmonds News is proud to present a monthly look at Edmonds history, straight from the archives of the Edmonds Historical Museum. For the month of August, we’ll revisit 1973.     On Friday, Aug. 3, 1973, the Edmonds South Snohomish County Historical Society opened the doors to its new museum. The Edmonds Museum, located in the former Carneg... »

George Who?

George Who?

Who is that man on the steps of the Historical Museum? His clothes are old fashioned and out of style, but he does look kind of familiar  I know! It is George Brackett, the founder of Edmonds. No, it looks more like John Hartquist from the Driftwood Players. Who is that guy? It is John Harquist, playing the role of George Brackett, as the museum is celebrating its 40th anniversary on Aug. 3. Come ... »

Ghosts of Edmonds pioneers rise again at annual Walk Back in Time event Thursday

Ghosts of Edmonds pioneers rise again at annual Walk Back in Time event Thursday

Each year on the third Thursday in July, the ghosts of Edmonds pioneers rise from their graves for the annual Walk Back in Time event sponsored by the Edmonds Cemetery Board. Board members dressed in period costume led visitors through the cemetery grounds where ghosts of Edmonds pioneers regaled the crowd with stories about their lives, and the parts they played in building our community. This ye... »

Reminder: Thursday’s ‘Walk Back in Time’ cemetery tour to celebrate Edmonds history

Reminder: Thursday’s ‘Walk Back in Time’ cemetery tour to celebrate Edmonds history

Do you want to find out a little more about the Edmonds Memorial Cemetery and Columbarium? Come to the cemetery on Thursday, July 18, at 1 p.m. to take a “Walk Back in Time” and learn about the history of the cemetery and the people buried there. The guided tour is conducted by members of the Cemetery Board, who will be dressed in period costumes. The tour is divided into three sections and lasts ... »

Life on 99: Where was The Ranch Roadhouse?

Life on 99: Where was The Ranch Roadhouse?

Here’s another of our occasional profiles featuring interesting businesses and people found on Highway 99 in Edmonds: By Jim Underhill Our Edmonds history really does take us all around the town — from the waterfront, up the hills to places called Holmes Corner, Seaview, Firdale Village and Lake Ballinger. Neighborhoods with their own stories, that makes Edmonds our kind of town. Even our po... »

Edmonds Historical Museum reopens May 4 with new exhibits for the summer

Edmonds Historical Museum reopens May 4 with new exhibits for the summer

After a month of remodeling and new exhibit installation, the Edmonds Historical Museum will reopen Saturday, May 4, with its main exhibition on display upstairs. “Growing Season: Farming in Snohomish County” will be on display the entire market season, from May 4 through Oct. 5. The exhibit celebrates Snohomish County’s rich agricultural history, and features vintage farm equipment and hist... »

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