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…

Floretum Garden Club celebrates 100 years of beautifying Edmonds

On Aug. 22, 1922, a group of 14 local garden enthusiasts created the Floretum Society. Their overwhelming desire was to make Edmonds a “Bower of Beauty.” By their first anniversary, they were well on the way to achieving that vision, having made a design plan, received city approval, and raised funds to cover costs. To…

Historic Edmonds fire engine could find a new home in Main Street Commons

A familiar sight at public events ranging from the Fourth of July parade to the spring and summer markets, Edmonds’ classic 1938 Ford fire engine is a living piece of our community history. Parked for years in Edmonds Fire Station No. 17 next to the Public Safety Building, this icon of our past spends most…

Edmonds Floretum Garden Club seeks club yearbooks from the 1950s

Edmonds Floretum Garden Club is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year and needs your help. An exhibit at the Edmonds Historical Museum later this spring will feature club yearbooks from over the century, but those from the 1950s are missing. Do you have any old documents about Floretum — especially yearbooks — from that decade?  That box…

Volunteer opportunities available at Edmonds Historical Museum

Looking for a way to give back to your community? The Edmonds Historical Museum, located in the 1910 Carnegie Library building in downtown Edmonds, is seeking volunteers for 2022 — both at the museum and during the museum’s annual summer market. The museum buiding has two levels. The upper level provides display space for rotating…

Free Historic Edmonds 2022 calendars now available

They’re back! The popular Historic Edmonds calendars are now available at the Edmonds Historic Museum, the Log Cabin, and numerous downtown merchants. Produced by the Edmonds Historic Preservation Commission, this year’s calendar features a “then and now” theme, comparing historic and present-day photos of Edmonds homes, businesses, and buildings. Available for free distribution, these calendars…

Reminder: Saturday is final day to enter fire truck pedal car raffle

This is the final week to enter to win a fire truck pedal car being raffled by the Edmonds Historical Museum. Tickets will be on sale this Saturday, Dec. 18 from 10-11:30 a.m. in front of the Edmonds Historical Museum. The winner will be announced by Edmonds’ Emily the Elf at noon. The raffle, which…

Reminder: Hit a brick wall with your genealogy research? Get free help Dec. 18

Sno-Isle Genealogy Society is offering researchers another opportunity to get help with their “brick wall” problems on Saturday, Dec. 18 at the society’s Research Library, 19827 Poplar Way, Heritage Park, Lynnwood. Assistance will be provided by Caroll Budny, an experienced researcher who can direct your efforts. The free 40-minute session is an “in-person” appointment. Budny…

Snohomish County Historic Preservation Commission grant open for applications

The 2022 Snohomish County Historic Preservation Commission Grant Program is open for applications. The grant program was started in 2009 with the purpose of funding and promoting historic preservation projects across the county to educate residents on the past. Applications can be submitted for any of the four categories: Public programming, capital improvements and equipment,…

Reminder: Hit a brick wall with your genealogy research? Get help Nov. 13

Sno-Isle Genealogy Society is offering another opportunity for researchers to get help with their “brick wall” problems on Saturday, Nov. 13 at the society’s Research Library, 19827 Poplar Way, Heritage Park, Lynnwood. To make a reservation, call 425-775-6267 and leave a message — you’ll receive a confirmation call prior to Nov. 13. Assistance will be…

Reminder: Raffle ticket sales begin Saturday for fire truck pedal car

Just in time for the holiday season, the Edmonds-South Snohomish County Historical Society is once again raffling off a fire truck pedal car. The raffle, which supports finding permanent storage for Edmonds’ 1938 Ford fire engine and 1925 REO fire engine, was a longtime dream of the Edmonds Fire Safety Foundation. When the foundation disbanded…

Reminder: History of Native American schools topic of Nov. 3 presentation

November is Native American Heritage Month, and the Sno-Isle Genealogy Society invites the public to a National Archives virtual presentation Wednesday, Nov. 3 on the history of Native American schools. The presentation will run from noon-1 p.m. Nov. 3. To register, email distancelearning@nara.gov with the subject line: Nov 3 Native American Schools Your registration email must be received by Nov….

Love history? Edmonds Historical Museum looking for volunteers

The Edmonds Historical Museum is actively working to reopen, but needs your help. The museum is looking for volunteers to staff the upper and lower level exhibit gallery desks Thursdays and Fridays 1  to 4 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. — no experience needed. Museum…

Ghosts, spooks, opera and Masons: the Edmonds Masonic Lodge

The old Edmonds Opera House, later a skating rink, now home to the Edmonds Masonic Lodge, stands majestically in the center of the block of Dayton Street between 5th and 6th Avenues. The building serves as a symbol of the town’s history and of its present-day significance. Edmonds residents and current Masonic Lodge members Roger…

Sno-Isle Genealogical Research Library offering one-on-one sessions starting July 24

Sno-Isle Genealogical Research Library is now open and once again offering one-on-one brick wall sessions with a professional researcher, starting Saturday, July 24. The library is located at 19927 Poplar Way, Heritage Park, Lynnwood. To schedule an appointment call 425-775-6267 to register. The 40-minute free session is available via Zoom or in person at the…

South Snohomish County Old Settlers Picnic again canceled due to COVID-19 concerns

For the second straight year, the 122-year-old South Snohomish County Old Settlers Picnic that draws many families to Edmonds City Park, has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Picnic organizer Chris Deiner-Karr said she decided to cancel the event first held in 1899 mainly because those who would be traveling — many of whom are seniors…

Buy Dad a personalized paver brick and support the Edmonds Historical Museum

Looking for a unique Father’s Day gift? The Edmonds Historical Museum reminds the community that they are selling personalized paver bricks for the Museum Plaza, located at 118 5th Ave. N. in downtown Edmonds. According to Ann Wood, who is coordinating brick sales, the museum can provide a gift certificate informing the recipient about the…

Edmonds Log Cabin Visitor Center reopens

The Edmonds Log Cabin Visitor’s Center, managed by the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce, is re-opening its doors. Locals and out-of-town visitors are welcome to stop in and say “hello” to the cabin volunteers, or “Loggers.” The Loggers are well-versed in all of Edmonds’ shopping, dining, activities, and unique offerings. They are happy to help find…