The Edmonds Historical Museum Sunday afternoon hosted a rededication ribbon cutting commemorating 50 years since the facility opened its doors in the old Carnegie Library building at 118 5th Ave. N.
“For 50 years, the Edmonds Historical Museum has been the local repository for Edmonds and South Snohomish County history,” said Museum Director Katie Kelly. “Even before the museum officially opened to the public on Aug. 3, 1973, volunteers were collecting artifacts, documents and pictures with the goal of preserving and displaying the community’s history.
“Since that time, the museum has collected more than 25,000 items,” she continued. “Though our mission has evolved over the years, we remain dedicated to the core values of our founders: to share and promote the history and heritage of our community.”
Among the attendees were several in costume, portraying notable figures from Edmonds’ past and who were key to realizing the facility that exists today.
— Story and photos by Larry Vogel