The Edmonds Historical Museum celebrated its generous donors and long-time volunteers during a reception at the downton museum Sunday afternoon.
In remarks to those gathered, Museum Board Member and Governance Chair Barb Fahey noted the many volunteers present who have served across the museum’s 45-year history. The current board of directors “appreciates all the hard work that you all did over the years to keep us alive, growing, healthy with the possibility of continuing the vision and the dream that you had,” Fahey said.
Larry Carpenter of the museum board’s finance committee explained that the Donor Tower, which was on display during the reception, was created with the goal of honoring those who have donated both time and money to the museum.
The tower was designed by Edmonds artist Clayton Moss of Forma Design, using a former announcement board located at the Windermere Edmonds Real Estate office. The structure was donated by Windermere owner broker Greg Hoff for the museum’s use, and Moss modified it to meet the museum’s needs.
Hoff’s donation “really helped us a lot. It save us a lot of money,” Carpenter said.
The multi-sided tower is on wheels, so it can be moved to different locations within the museum, and it also rotates for easy viewing. It has an acrylic cover so that new names of volunteers and donors can be easily added using decals, Carpenter explained.
The museum also on Sunday recognized Wanda Pederson for her continued service as a volunteer since the museum’s founding in 1973.
— Story and photos by Teresa Wippel