You’re invited to share your Edmonds stories on video at Summer Market

History Club students will be wearing these t-shirts at the Edmonds Museum Summer Market. Pictured here are Youssef Shalaby, Connor Cameron, Caitlin Maury and Makenzie Murphy.

Through a unique partnership between the Edmonds-Woodway High School History Club and the Edmonds-South Snohomish County Historical Society, local residents are invited to share their memories of Edmonds and help preserve the city’s history, all while visiting the Edmonds Museum Summer Market.

For the past year, the after-school History Club—created by EWHS Assistant Principal and Historical Society board member Geoff Bennett—has been interviewing Edmonds residents and collecting their stories on video camera. Now the history club is expanding that project to the museum’s Saturday summer market, and beginning July 7, 2012, any resident who wants to participate can share his or her story.

Here’s how it works: Those interested in contributing to this oral history project can stop by the museum during the Summer Market to sign up for a time slot.  A pair of History Club students will meet you there at the time indicated and get you set up in the interview booth, which will be located inside the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce Office, next to Edmonds City Hall at 121 5th Ave. N.  Make sure you have a partner to interview you. You will sign up for a 40-minute time slot and can choose from a list of scripted questions or talk about any topic you choose.

Each participant will receive a copy of the recorded interview at the end of each session. The cost will be $20, with all proceeds donated to the museum. The videotaped interviews will be maintained in the museum’s archives.  The Historical Society and History Club received a grant from the Hubbard Family Foundation to purchase supplies and make this project a reality.

For more information, visit historicedmonds.org.

Members of EWHS History Club and Edmonds Museum Board gather for a recent photo. From left, front row: Board member Teresa Wippel, Museum Director Tarin Erickson, Board member and club adviser Geoff Bennett, former EWHS principal Michelle Trifunovic.
Second/third row: Daniel Kim, Kaelah Gendron, Robin Mutali, Daniel Cho, Emma Stelter, Connor Cameron, Stephanie Roper, Neeraj Sarnaik, Caitlin Maury, Jason Park, Sydney Ohly, Jonathon Lamb, Aly Alibhai
Back Row: Museum Board President Bill Lambert, Ahmed Elshafi,Youssef Bandary-Shalaby, Dru Baisden

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