Reminder: Edmonds Museum seeks board members with event planning, fundraising expertise

The Edmonds Historical Museum Board oversees the operation of the popular garden and summer markets in downtown Edmonds. (File photo by Larry Vogel)

Do you enjoy history? Do you want to learn more about the history of Edmonds? The Edmonds-South Snohomish County Historical Society has openings on its board of directors — and it is seeking candidates skilled in event planning and fundraising.

“Whether you are new to Edmonds and want to learn more about our history, or you’ve lived here a long time and want to give back to the community, we need you,” said Edmonds Museum Board President Jerry Freeland. “Adding board members with fundraising and event planning experience will enhance our efforts to develop a sustainable, long-term budget and to engage the community – from children to families to senior citizens – in our activities.”

The museum board is charged with overseeing operations of the Edmonds Historical Museum — including the annual spring garden and summer farmers markets as well as museum collections and exhibits.

The Scarecrow Festival is one of several events sponsored by the Edmonds Historical Museum. Here is Grandma Gargoyle, a residential entry in the 2018 festival.

Based out of the historic Carnegie Library building at 118 5th Ave. N. – across from Edmonds City Hall – the society and museum also sponsor the annual Scarecrow Festival and the Halloween Haunted Museum.

The museum always welcomes volunteers of all ages and abilities who have an interest in history and a little time to share – whether as a museum ambassador, helping at the spring or summer markets, or performing research or clerical duties.

Those interested in serving on the Edmonds-South Snohomish County Historical Society Board should contact Board President Jerry Freeland at Jerry.Freeland@Comcast.net or 206-818-1488 no later than Feb. 10, 2019. Those who want to learn more about other volunteer opportunities should contact Sandra Butterfield at volunteer@historicedmonds.org or call the museum at 425-774-0900.

 

 

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