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Edmonds Museum sponsoring trip to China Oct. 24-Nov. 2

Edmonds Museum sponsoring trip to China Oct. 24-Nov. 2

The Edmonds Historical Museum is sponsoring a trip to China Oct. 24-Nov. 2, 2015, visiting Beijing, Suzhou, Hangzhou, Xi’an and Shanghai. The cost for the trip, which is open to the community, is $2,500 for the Beijing-Suzhou-Hangzhou-Shanghai trip and $2,700 for Beijing-Xi’an-Shanghai. The price includes round-trip airfare on Hainan Air, 4- to 5-star hotel accommodations, three meals ... »

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... »

Giving back: Museum collects hundred of toys for children in need

Giving back: Museum collects hundred of toys for children in need

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Reminder: Drop off Toys for Tots gifts at Edmonds Museum Saturday

Reminder: Drop off Toys for Tots gifts at Edmonds Museum Saturday

A reminder that the Edmonds Museum will stay open until 6 p.m. during the Edmonds Tree Lighting festivities this Saturday, Nov. 29 — and it’s the perfect time to drop off your Toys for Tots gifts. Two U.S. Marines in full dress uniforms will be on hand at the museum Saturday to accept new toy donations — which will help make this year’s holidays special for children who might oth... »

Edmonds Museum celebrates holidays with antique toy exhibit and Toys for Tots

Edmonds Museum celebrates holidays with antique toy exhibit and Toys for Tots

The Edmonds Historical Museum puts on a festive holiday air this week, and it’s all about toys. “Toys of Yesteryear,” the new exhibit in the freshly-remodeled upstairs space, opens this weekend and will feature toys that might have appeared under holiday trees of the last century. Adults may just see that favorite toy from their childhood, and younger folks will get to see what l... »

Now on My Edmonds News TV: 2014 Scarecrow Festival winners announced

Now on My Edmonds News TV: 2014 Scarecrow Festival winners announced

The winners of the Edmonds Museum Scarecrow contest were announced at a reception held at the Edmonds Museum Monday evening, Nov. 4. Congratulations to: 1) Category: Business In Bowl Winner: Windermere Real Estate Scarecrow Name: “Frozen” in Edmonds 2) Category: Business Outside Bowl Winner: Lynnwood Honda Scarecrow Name: Scrappy 3) Category: Residential Winner: Shannon and Kevin Black Scarecrow N... »

Public invited to scarecrow winners reception Nov. 3 (and there’s still time to vote)

Public invited to scarecrow winners reception Nov. 3 (and there’s still time to vote)

Edmonds’ second annual scarecrow festival is drawing to a close, and the voting is right down to the wire! Voting for this year closes at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1. May the best scarecrows win! Winners will be announced on Monday, Nov. 3, at 6 p.m. during a special reception at the Edmonds Historical Museum. Housed in the newly-renovated 1910 Carnegie Library, the museum is located at 118 F... »

Scene in Edmonds: A purr-fect evening at museum gala

Scene in Edmonds: A purr-fect evening at museum gala

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It’s time to get out the scarecrow vote

It’s time to get out the scarecrow vote

You’ve seen them around town. Scarecrows. Everywhere. All vying for YOUR vote for best in this year’s Edmonds Scarecrow Festival sponsored by the Edmonds Historical Museum. “With almost double the number of scarecrows from last year, the competition is stiff,” said Scarecrow Festival manager Dave Buelow. “This year’s entries run the gamut from beautiful to artsy... »

Scene in Edmonds: Flo the Scarecrow

Scene in Edmonds: Flo the Scarecrow

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Scene in Edmonds: And the list of scarecrows…grows!

Scene in Edmonds: And the list of scarecrows…grows!

From Larry Vogel, a photo album of scarecrows taken Tuesday around town. To enter your scarecrow in the Edmonds Scarecrow Festival, visit the Edmonds Museum website. The deadline is Oct. 15. »

First sneak peek at a new downtown public space, the Edmonds Museum Plaza

First sneak peek at a new downtown public space, the Edmonds Museum Plaza

With the completion of restoration and renovation work on the interior of the historic 1910 Carnegie Library earlier this year, the Edmonds Museum Board has shifted its focus to the building exterior with the goal of creating a new public space for the enjoyment of our citizens and visitors to our town. The Carnegie Library has been home to the Edmonds Historical Museum since 1973. My Edmonds News... »

Edmonds Museum names new director

Edmonds Museum names new director

The Edmonds Historical Museum and the Edmonds-South Snohomish County Historical Society has named Dr. Peter Bojakowski as the new Museum Director. He takes the helm starting Wednesday, Oct. 1. “We were fortunate to have a fantastic group of applicants,” said Emily Scott, chair of the selection committee. “It was a tough choice, but Peter’s combination of skills and backgrou... »

Tickets going fast for Heritage Days gala, with Nancy Leson as guest speaker

Tickets going fast for Heritage Days gala, with Nancy Leson as guest speaker

With just a month left to go, tickets are selling fast for the Edmonds Historical Museum’s gala Heritage Days event. Last year was a sell-out, and with ticket prices set to increase on Oct. 1, now is the time to get yours. What is Heritage Days, you ask? It’s a dynamite, fun-filled evening of raffles, auctions, a full dinner with hors d’oevures, beverages, desserts, music and spe... »

Edmonds, it’s scarecrow time

Edmonds, it’s scarecrow time

The first entrants in this year’s annual Edmonds Scarecrow Festival are beginning to show up on streetcorners, in front of homes and stores, and just about anywhere you can put a stake in the ground. It’s all part of the opening of this year’s Edmonds Scarecrow Festival, a community event sponsored by the Edmonds Historical Museum in which entrants build scarecrows and the whole ... »

It’s almost time for scarecrows — and the Edmonds Museum Scarecrow Festival

It’s almost time for scarecrows — and the Edmonds Museum Scarecrow Festival

That scary time of year is getting closer — Halloween, the time for ghosts and goblins, and in Edmonds, scarecrows!  What are scarecrows exactly? They can be defined as “a mannequin stuffed with straw; standing, sitting, or free-hanging, often with reflective parts that are movable by the wind. These reflective parts are commonly attached to increase their effectiveness in scaring the ... »

‘No-Noggin’ scarecrow appears before Edmonds City Council

‘No-Noggin’ scarecrow appears before Edmonds City Council

The Edmonds City Council had a surprise visitor at its Sept. 2 meeting: “No-Noggin,” a scarecrow built by 4-year-old Augustine “Gus” Nishino. “No-Noggin” was there to promote the upcoming second annual Edmonds Scarecrow Festival. With the help of his grandmother, Edmonds City Councilmember Lora Petso, Gus reached the podium microphone and was quick to assure the... »

Edmonds Booktalk: Still time for some late summer reading

Edmonds Booktalk: Still time for some late summer reading

Just because it’s already Labor Day doesn’t mean you have to give up on your Summer Reading! All kinds of great books and series have been quite popular this summer, and there is still plenty of time to read! Great series for young readers: “The Last Dogs” by Christopher Holt. Book #4, “Journey’s End,” was just released June 1. “Imaginary Veterinary” by Suzanne Selfors. Book # 4, “The Order ... »

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... »

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