Edmonds Museum

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... »

Scarecrow of the Day: Hammering Man

Scarecrow of the Day: Hammering Man

Here’s our Scarecrow of the Day from the Edmonds Museum website: Hammering Man, which can be seen at Chermak Construction, 655 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 held in conjunction with the museum’s 40th anniversary, and the winner will be announced at the Museum’... »

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... »

Coming this fall: the first-ever Edmonds Scarecrow Festival

Coming this fall: the first-ever Edmonds Scarecrow Festival

Just in time for Halloween fun ahead, the Edmonds Historical Museum is sponsoring the first-ever Edmonds Scarecrow Festival! While fall festivities may seem far away, now’s the time to start thinking about what type of family-friendly scarecrow you’d like to build. The museum has even provided a flier with step-by-step instructions, including a list of all materials you need. The conte... »

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 ... »

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