History

From HistoryLink.org: Edmonds incorporates on August 14, 1890

From HistoryLink.org: Edmonds incorporates on August 14, 1890

This essay was posted in HistoryLink.org on Friday: On August 14, 1890, Edmonds, Washington, becomes incorporated when Washington Secretary of State Allen Weir files the order creating it as a fourth-class town. The process leading toward this result had begun months earlier and included action by local citizens, Snohomish County commissioners, a local election, and even, according to local legend... »

Edmonds Museum 125th Anniversary Essay contest winner: Maura Canney, 1st place

Edmonds Museum 125th Anniversary Essay contest winner: Maura Canney, 1st place

Earlier this year, the Edmonds Historical Museum launched an essay contest open to all fourth graders who live and/or attend public or private school in Edmonds, or who are home-schooled at a comparable grade level. This contest was held in conjunction with the City of Edmonds 125th Anniversary, which is being formally celebrated this Tuesday, Aug. 11 in downtown Edmonds. The topic: What were the ... »

Edmonds Museum celebrates refurbished south plaza

Edmonds Museum celebrates refurbished south plaza

The Edmonds Historical Museum officially celebrated both its new south plaza area and its latest exhibit — Essence of Edmonds — Sunday afternoon, with a reception that included music from the Jazz Pearls, a few tugs on the newly refurbished 1890s-era Edmonds School Bell, speeches and a visit by the adult delegation visiting from Edmonds’ Sister City — Hekinan, Japan. “... »

Edmonds Museum 125th Anniversary essay contest winner: 2nd place, Jessie Tong

Edmonds Museum 125th Anniversary essay contest winner: 2nd place, Jessie Tong

Earlier this year, the Edmonds Historical Museum launched an essay contest open to all fourth graders who live and/or attend public or private school in Edmonds, or who are home-schooled at a comparable grade level. This contest was held in conjunction with the City of Edmonds 125th Anniversary, which is being formally celebrated this Tuesday, Aug. 11 in downtown Edmonds. The topic: What were the ... »

Edmonds Museum 125th Anniversary essay contest winner: 3rd place, Peyson Smith

Edmonds Museum 125th Anniversary essay contest winner: 3rd place, Peyson Smith

Earlier this year, the Edmonds Historical Museum launched an essay contest open to all fourth graders who live and/or attend public or private school in Edmonds, or who are home-schooled at a comparable grade level. This contest was held in conjunction with the City of Edmonds 125th Anniversary, which is being formally celebrated this Tuesday, Aug. 11 in downtown Edmonds. The topic: What were the ... »

Scene in Edmonds: History tour

Scene in Edmonds: History tour

My Edmonds News photographer Larry Vogel found himself on the opposite end of the camera lens Thursday morning as we sent intern Olivia Fuller to capture an Edmonds history walk that Vogel led for the Edmonds Senior Center — just in time for the 125th anniversary celebration of the city’s founding. »

Public invited to presentation on city’s historic properties Aug. 13

Public invited to presentation on city’s historic properties Aug. 13

The public is invited to a slide show and presentation on recently surveyed historic properties in Edmonds, featuring a number of “Mid‐Century Modern” homes from the post‐World War II period. The presentation will occur during a meeting of the Historic Preservation Commission on Thursday, Aug. 13 at 5:30 p.m.  in the third floor Brackett Room of Edmonds City Hall, 121 5th Ave. N. As a Washington S... »

Now on video: Interview with former Edmonds Parks Board member Bill Phillips, and his work to put parks on waterfront

Now on video: Interview with former Edmonds Parks Board member Bill Phillips, and his work to put parks on waterfront

In April 2015, former Edmonds Parks Board member Bill Phillips led a group of more than a dozen interested citizens on a tour of Edmonds’ waterfront parks, a legacy he played a key role in shaping during his 20 years on the Parks Board during the 1960s and ’70s. While reporter Larry Vogel wrote a story about that tour here, My Edmonds News wanted to capture the 92-year-old Phillips’ recollec... »

Scene in Edmonds: Cemetery history lesson

Scene in Edmonds: Cemetery history lesson

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What’s that structure at Salish Crossing?

What’s that structure at Salish Crossing?

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Sno-Isle Geneaological Society book reading set for June 28

Sno-Isle Genealogical Society will presents a book reading on Sunday, June 28, at 1 p.m., by member/author Gisela Wicks on “Born into Hitler’s War.” This memoir is the story of Wicks’ childhood and teen years having to live with a spiteful stepmother, surviving the hardship of World War II, fearing the Russian fronts, fleeing from them and the bombings, and ending with the ... »

1890s school bell returns to Edmonds Museum Plaza

1890s school bell returns to Edmonds Museum Plaza

The school bell that first called children to class in the 1890s returned to the Edmonds Historical Museum Wednesday, taking its place as a centerpiece of the soon-to-be-completed Museum Plaza. The bell was installed in its new bell tower Wednesday, just in time to be seen by visitors on opening day of the Edmonds Summer Market, this Saturday June 20. This year market-goers will get a first-hand l... »

‘Snapshots in Time’ at Edmonds Historical Museum shows same image, years apart

‘Snapshots in Time’ at Edmonds Historical Museum shows same image, years apart

Ever wonder how your favorite “Edmonds kind of place” looked 25, 50 or even 100 years ago? Take a walk through “Snapshots in Time,” the latest exhibit at the Edmonds Historical Museum, and you may just find out. Created with the help of local photographer Bob Sears, the exhibit pulls together interesting photos from the Museum archives and compares them with present-day ima... »

Scene in Edmonds: Plaque presented to Schumacher Building

Scene in Edmonds: Plaque presented to Schumacher Building

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Historic Schumacher Building to join Edmonds Register of Historic Places

Historic Schumacher Building to join Edmonds Register of Historic Places

The Edmonds Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) as announced the newest addition to the Edmonds Register of Historic Places: the Schumacher Building at 316 Main Street, which now houses Chanterelle bistro. A plaque ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. June 2 outside of Chanterelle, with Edmonds Mayor David Earling, HPC commissioners, and local business owners participating in the official unveiling... »

Reminder: Edmonds Museum sponsoring Edmonds history essay contest for fourth graders

Reminder: Edmonds Museum sponsoring Edmonds history essay contest for fourth graders

The Edmonds Historical Museum is sponsoring an essay contest open to all fourth graders who live in and/or attend public or private school in Edmonds, or who are home-schooled at a comparable grade level. This contest is being held in conjunction with the City of Edmonds 125th Anniversary, which is being formally celebrated on Aug. 11, 2015 in downtown Edmonds. The topic is: What were the three mo... »

Looking Back: Reuben Hunter and an early-day mystery

Looking Back: Reuben Hunter and an early-day mystery

Over 70 years before there was a City of Lynnwood, and even before Alderwood Manor, a few pioneer families were living on land that is now part of Lynnwood. They were the homesteaders, and three of the most well-remembered family names were Hunter, Breed and Morrice. Without a doubt, the most interesting of these was the Hunter family: Duncan, a Scotsman; his wife Jennie; and their four sons, Will... »

Looking Back: 50 years ago — February 1965

Looking Back: 50 years ago — February 1965

Fifty years ago this month on Feb. 3, one of the major events taking place was the opening of Interstate 5 from Seattle to Everett. Two o’clock ceremonies at the Northeast 145th Street Interchange in Seattle included the U.S. color guard from Fort Lawton and the Queen Anne high school band. Following was an address by Gov. Dan Evans, and then Miss Rose Clare Menalo, a senior at Meadowdale High Sch... »

Go back to school with new exhibit at the Edmonds Historical Museum

Go back to school with new exhibit at the Edmonds Historical Museum

Remember the old schoolhouse desks where your seat was connected to the desk of the student behind you? How about when Edmonds High and Woodway High were two different schools? Ever attend a one-room schoolhouse? See and learn about all this and more at “Washington Schoolhouses,” the new exhibit at the Edmonds Historical Museum. Beginning with the mid-19th century roots of public education in Wash... »

Edmonds Museum storage is history — can you help?

The Edmonds Historical Museum and the Edmonds-South Snohomish County Historical Society need your help! Thanks to generous donations from citizens and businesses over the years, the Society has added many family treasures and community artifacts to the Museum collection. While some of these are on permanent display, most are kept in storage and brought out for special exhibits like the recent R... »

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