Edmonds Museum

Put on your creative hat: Edmonds Scarecrow Festival on again this year

Put on your creative hat: Edmonds Scarecrow Festival on again this year

The Edmonds Historical Museum is sponsoring the Second Annual Edmonds Scarecrow Festival, and it’s time to start thinking about what type of family-friendly scarecrow you’d like to build. Last year Edmonds businesses and families built and registered over 50 “official” scarecrows, and the Museum hopes to significantly exceed that number in 2014. Handmade scarecrows will be exhibi... »

This Month in Edmonds History: Picnicking in Edmonds

This Month in Edmonds History: Picnicking in Edmonds

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 July, we’ll revisit early picnics in Edmonds. The sun is out, the birds are chirping and the parks are brimming with people. That can only mean one thing—it’s time for a picnic. Picnics are a staple of summertime for many people in the Pacific Northwe... »

Edmonds IGA shoppers can support the Edmonds Historical Museum with every purchase

Edmonds IGA shoppers can support the Edmonds Historical Museum with every purchase

The Edmonds Historical Museum is now participating in the Edmonds Market Fresh IGA’s community contribution program, Home Town Heroes, which allows shoppers to support the Museum with every purchase. It’s easy to do, and 1percent of your IGA shopping expenditures will be contributed to the Museum. To get started, ask the checker to add the Edmonds Museum to your “We Connect”... »

Edmonds-Woodway students awarded scholarships following museum website work

Edmonds-Woodway students awarded scholarships following museum website work

Two Edmonds-Woodway High School computer whiz kids will have a little extra help this fall when they start their freshman year, thanks to scholarships awarded Tuesday by the Edmonds Historical Museum. “It was all part of our class project to help the Museum design a website for the upcoming Edmonds Scarecrow Festival,” said Shay Hastler, 14-year veteran computer teacher with the Edmond... »

This Month in Edmonds History: History goes digital

This Month in Edmonds History: History goes digital

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 June, we’ll visit the digital archives. As part of a grant-funded project last year, the Edmonds-South Snohomish County Historical Society and Museum was able to digitize several issues of its historical newspapers. These issues are now live, and avai... »

From the Edmonds Museum: Magic Toyota used to be drinks, dancing refuge during Prohibition

From the Edmonds Museum: Magic Toyota used to be drinks, dancing refuge during Prohibition

In an effort to raise awareness of the importance of Edmonds’ Highway 99 corridor, the Edmonds Historical Museum and local resident Jim Underhill recently embarked on a fact-finding mission. Underhill, a member of the city’s Highway 99 Economic Development Task Force, uncovered some interesting history at the corner of Highway 99 and 220th Street, where Magic Toyota is located today. A Roadhouse, ... »

Scene in Edmonds: Museum presents check for Edmonds Firefighters Memorial

Scene in Edmonds: Museum presents check for Edmonds Firefighters Memorial

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This Month in Edmonds History: Local happenings about town

This Month in Edmonds History: Local happenings about town

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 May, we’ll revisit 1916. On May 25, 1916, the Edmonds Examiner published the first edition of its newspaper in Edmonds. Ralph Emerson served as editor and publisher at this time, but it appears that his tenure was short-lived. Within a few weeks, the ... »

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... »

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... »

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 ... »

Our Scarecrow of the Day and a reminder to purchase tickets for Nov. 8 museum fundraising dinner

Our Scarecrow of the Day and a reminder to purchase tickets for Nov. 8 museum fundraising dinner

Here’s our Scarecrow of the Day from the Edmonds Museum website: Shingle Bill, a retired shingle mill worker who likes to spend his days at the Edmonds Senior Center chatting with friends and enjoying the wonderful view. The senior center is located at 220 Railroad Ave. You have until Oct. 31 to vote in each of the three categories: Business In The Bowl, Business Outside the Bowl, and Residential.... »

Don’t miss the Edmonds Museum’s big Birthday Party Nov. 8

Don’t miss the Edmonds Museum’s big Birthday Party Nov. 8

All the scarecrows popping up around Edmonds were inspired by the Edmonds Museum’s Scarecrow Festival. Voting continues through Oct. 30 and winners in each of the three categories — (1) businesses in the Bowl, (2) businesses outside the Bowl and (3) residences — will be announced Friday, Nov. 8 at the Museum’s Heritage Days benefit dinner auction. The dinner speaker is Rick Steves, aut... »

Scene in Edmonds: And that’s why they call them ‘scare’crows

Scene in Edmonds: And that’s why they call them ‘scare’crows

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Edmonds Museum’s newest exhibit presents 40 years of artifacts

Edmonds Museum’s newest exhibit presents 40 years of artifacts

The Edmonds Historical Museum opens its newest exhibit with a look back at its 40 years of history. The exhibit, “40 for 40: Forty years of artifacts from the museum’s collection,” opens at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, and runs through Feb. 9. The Edmonds-South Snohomish County Historical Society and Museum celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, and the exhibition highlights artifacts... »

Scarecrow of the Day: Scare Dog

Scarecrow of the Day: Scare Dog

Here’s our Scarecrow of the Day from the Edmonds Museum website: Scare Dog, built by Cathy and Diane Buckshnis. You can view Scare Dog at 9322 190th St. S.W. 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 winner will be announced at... »

Scarecrow of the Day: Chef Crow

Scarecrow of the Day: Chef Crow

Here’s our Scarecrow of the Day from the Edmonds Museum website: Chef Crow, a chef from PCC’s Deli made out of straw and a face made of pasta. Built by D. Myers, this scarecrow can be seen at the store’s east entrance, 9803 Edmonds Way. 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 ... »

Scarecrow of the Day: Farmer Joe

Scarecrow of the Day: Farmer Joe

Here’s our Scarecrow of the Day from the Edmonds Museum website: Farmer Joe, which can be seen at the corner of 9th Ave and Puget Way, and was built by Kristi Larsen. 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 winner will be ann... »

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