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

Nancy Leson
Edmonds resident and food columnist Nancy Leson is the featured speaker at Heritage Days.

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 speakers. And it’s all for a great cause, to raise money for the Edmonds Historical Museum to help it continue and grow one of Edmonds premier community assets. Money raised this year will help fund the ongoing renovations to the Museum’s home, Edmonds’ historic 1910 Carnegie Library, restoring this architectural gem to it original glory, and to fund the ongoing work of the museum. As a special treat, look for a display at this year’s event that will reveal the first sneak-peek at the renovation plans for the Museum exterior.

This year’s featured speaker will be Seattle Times food writer and the voice of KPLU’s “Food for Thought”, Nancy Leson. If you love food (and who doesn’t) this is a must-see event. Leson will be introduced by Edmonds Mayor Dave Earling.

Here’s the details, so mark your calendars:

What: Heritage Days banquet and auction to support the Edmonds Historical Museum

When: Friday Oct. 24, 6-9 p.m.

Where: Holy Rosary Church Parish Hall, 630 7th Ave. N., Edmonds

Tickets cost $60 if purchased before Oct. 1, and go up to $65 thereafter. Or purchase a table for $450 and invite your friends and family ($500 starting Oct.1)

“Last year’s event exceeded all our expectations,” said Bill Lambert, president of the Museum Board. “We originally planned on 200 guests, but demand was overwhelming and all tickets sold out. We added three additional tables at the last minute, but there were still people we couldn’t accommodate.”

Purchase your tickets online, by phone at 425-774-0900, or in person at the Edmonds Historical Museum, 118 Fifth Ave. N. The Museum is open Wednesday through Sunday between 1 and 4 p.m.

  1. Absolutely! Go to this event to support the Edmonds Historical Museum — a little gem in downtown Edmonds. Stay to hear Nancy Leson talk about, well, whatever she’s going to talk about. She’s a real crackerjack, whether she’s talking about food, community, books or the relative merits of rain hats vs. umbrellas!

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