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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... »

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... »

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