Free beginner’s genealogy class in Lynnwood Nov. 5

Are you interested in researching your family history and don’t know where to start? Sno-Isle Genealogical Society is offering a free beginner’s class on the first Saturday of the month, Nov. 5. at 10 a.m. at its research library located at 19827 Poplar Way, Heritage Park, Lynnwood. The one-hour, in-person, drop-in session will get you…

Edmonds Historic Preservation Commission seeks new member

The City of Edmonds is inviting those interested to apply for the open professional position on the Edmonds Historic Preservation Commission (HPC). Qualified professional candidates will have experience in identifying, evaluating and protecting historic resources and a background in any of the following disciplines: history, architecture, architectural history, historic preservation, planning, cultural anthropology, archaeology, cultural…

Doing genealogy research? Sno-Isle Genealogical Society can help

Have you been away from researching your family history or maybe just now have time to do this? Sno-Isle Genealogical Society (SIGS) is here to help with this important and fun research. Free in- person as well as Zoom sessions are now being offered. There is a Monday morning workshop on Zoom, an evening Zoom…

Edmonds South Snohomish County Historical Society welcomes its first executive director

Edmonds South Snohomish County Historical Society (ESSCHS) board members have welcomed Maggie Kase as the society’s first executive director, a position newly created to expand the organization’s reach and service to the community. “Everyone on the board is extremely excited to welcome Maggie Kase to this new position and we all are confident that with…

Reminder: Get help with your ‘brick wall’ genealogy research problems Sept. 24 in Lynnwood

Sno-Isle Genealogical Society is offering researchers another opportunity to get help with their “brick wall” problems on Saturday, Sept. 24, at its Research Library, 19827 Poplar Way, Heritage Park, Lynnwood. Experienced researcher Caroll Budny is available for free, 40-minute, in-person appointments. To make a reservation call 425-775-6267 to leave a message.  Your call will be…

One more month to enjoy Floretum Garden Club exhibit at Edmonds Historical Museum

You have one more month to visit Deeply Rooted: Edmonds Floretum Garden Club 100 Years of Beautifying Edmonds, presented by the Edmonds Historical Museum, in partnership with Edmonds Floretum Garden Club. The exhibit runs through Oct. 9. Organized in 1922 by Anna V. Bassett and other local residents, the Floretum Club — meaning growth and the scientific…

A Walk Back in Time at Edmonds cemetery spotlights local pioneers

The histories of five Edmonds early settlers were shared at the annual Walk Back in Time event Thursday. Each year, the cemetery board picks a theme and features five people buried at the Edmonds Cemetery and Columbarium who fit the theme. After extensive research, board members share what they’ve learned– dressed in costumes to portray…

Reminder: ‘Walk Back in Time’ cemetery tour July 21 to celebrate Edmonds history  

The public is invited to attend the 32nd annual “Walk Back in Time” event from 1-3 p.m. on Thursday, July 21 at the Edmonds Cemetery and Columbarium, 820 15th St. S.W. in Edmonds’ Westgate neighborhood. Members of the Edmonds Cemetery Board will walk attendees through the cemetery, highlighting select gravesites of Edmonds early settlers that…

Hit a brick wall in your genealogy research? Get help June 25

Sno-Isle Genealogical Society is offering researchers another opportunity to get help with their “brick wall” problems on Saturday, June 25, at its Research Library, 19827 Poplar Way, Heritage Park, Lynnwood. Experienced researcher Caroll Budny is available for free, 40-minute, in-person appointments. To make a reservation, call 425-775-6267 to leave a message. Your call will be…

Edmonds Historical Museum looking for public feedback on lower-level exhibits

The Edmonds Historical Museum is asking for public feedback regarding the lower-level exhibits in preparation for the museum’s 50th anniversary in 2023. The Edmonds Historical Museum has encouraged the public to actively engage in connecting with the past through educational programming, special projects and events, and exhibits sharing the history and heritage of the community. However,…

Floretum Garden Club’s roots focus of new exhibit at Edmonds Historical Museum

The Edmonds Historical Museum, in partnership with Edmonds Floretum Garden Club, is presenting a new exhibit, “Deeply Rooted: Edmonds Floretum Garden Club 100 Years of Beautifying Edmonds.” The exhibit opens Saturday, May 7 and running throughout the summer.   Organized in 1922 by Anna V. Bassett and other local residents, Floretum — which means the growth and…

Changes coming as Edmonds Museum Summer Market prepares to open this weekend

It’s an Edmonds kind of tradition going back a generation. It was 1994. Bill Clinton was a year into his first term as president. The Dallas Cowboys were Super Bowl champs, beating out the Buffalo Bills 30-13 in a game that featured the Judds in the halftime show. The World Series was cancelled for the…

Reminder: Sno-Isle Genealogical Society offering research help April 23 in Lynnwood

Sno-Isle Genealogical Society is offering researchers another opportunity to get help with their “brick wall” problems on Saturday, April 23, at the society’s Research Library, 19827 Poplar Way, Heritage Park, Lynnwood. Experienced researcher Caroll Budny will be available for free, 40-minute, in-person sessions. To make a reservation, call 425-775-6267 and leave a message. Your call will…

Just in time for Easter: The sound of church bells returns to Edmonds

After a long silence, the sound of a real ringing church bell will once again fill the air in Edmonds. Starting Easter weekend, the newly refurbished bell in the tower of Edmonds’ Holy Trinity Church at the corner of Daley Street and 7th Avenue North will begin ringing out its message of hope and rebirth. Still…

Edmonds Historic Preservation Commission seeks new members

The City of Edmonds is looking for residents who would like to serve on the Historic Preservation Commission. Applicants must reside within the city of Edmonds, have a demonstrated interest or competence in historic preservation, and possess qualities of impartiality and broad judgment. The commission is recruiting for one professional opening and five general openings for…

Reminder: Get help with your ‘brick wall’ research problems March 19

Sno-Isle Genealogical Society is offering researchers another opportunity to get help with their “brick wall” problems on Saturday, March 19, at its Research Library, 19827 Poplar Way, Heritage Park, Lynnwood. The free, 40-minute, in-person appointment is with experienced researcher Caroll Budny. To make a reservation, call 425-775-6267 to leave a message. Your call will be…

On the Fence temporary art installation celebrates Floretum Garden Club’s 100th anniversary

Just in time for spring, Edmonds artist Mona T. Smiley-Fairbanks installed a large, brightly-colored installation featuring Edmonds’ official flower, the dahlia, in celebration of Edmonds Floretum Garden Club’s 100th anniversary. The installation is in a fitting location at the Frances Anderson Center playfield fence (700 Main St.) because it faces 729 Main, one of Edmonds’…

Reminder: Hit a ‘brick wall’ in your geneaology research? Help available Feb. 26

Sno-Isle Genealogy Society is offering researchers another opportunity to get help with their “brick wall” problems on Sat. Feb. 26, at its Research Library, 19827 Poplar Way, Heritage Park, Lynnwood. To make a reservation for a free, 40-minute, in-person session, call 425-775-6267 to leave a message. Your call will be returned later to confirm your…

Edmonds Historical Museum opens new exhibit, ‘Please Be Seated’

The Edmonds Historical Museum is presenting a new exhibit, “Please Be Seated: The Function & Fashion of Sitting Furniture.” Displaying chairs and other furniture from the museum’s collection, the exhibit explores how chairs and other sitting furniture tell us about culture, trends in design, and society as a whole. More information can be found at…

Reminder: Bootlegging history topic of Feb. 17 virtual Humanities Washington program

Learn about local bootlegging history and its impacts on Northwest politics and culture during an upcoming free program, “Whiskey and Wiretaps: The Northwest’s Rumrunning King.” The virtual program, set for 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, is presented by Sno-King School Retirees organization  and Humanities Washington. The speaker is Steve Edmiston, a member of the 2020-2022 Humanities Washington…