Edmonds Museum hosts Shirley Temple…in doll form

Paper doll collector Nan Moorehead co-curated “Paper People Go To the Movies,” currently displayed at the Edmonds Historical Museum, 118 Fifth Ave. N. The show features two-dimensional images from the golden years of paper dolls, the 1920s through the 1950s, tapping out in the Brady Bunch years. Moorehead’s collection is so complete that it even…

This Month in Edmonds History: ‘Build With the Birds’

My Edmonds News is proud to present a monthly look at Edmonds history, straight from the archives of the Edmonds Historical Museum. For the month of May, we’ll revisit 1922. The spring of 1922 brought with it a campaign for better housing in Edmonds.  Sponsored by a number of local businessmen to increase the number…

This Month in Edmonds History: Spring break, circa 1922

My Edmonds News is proud to present a monthly look at Edmonds history, straight from the archives of the Edmonds Historical Museum. For the month of April, we’ll revisit 1922. With so many newspapers printing the social activities of their readers, Edmonds High School followed suit and printed those of its students in a spring…

Reminder: Edmonds Museum ‘Winters of Yesteryear’ exhibit closes Sunday

The Edmonds Historical Museum as the “Winters of Yesteryear” exhibit features vintage skis, sleds, ice skates and historic photographs from the museum’s collection, including the Big Snow of 1916. But you only have until Sunday, Jan. 27 to see it. You can visit the Edmonds Historical Museum, located at 118 5th Ave. N. in downtown…

‘Weavers, Wobblies, and Woe’ at Edmonds Historical Museum Jan. 11-March 4

The Edmonds Historical Museum will open its first exhibit of 2012 next week with “Weavers, Wobblies, and Woe: The story of shingle workers in Snohomish County.” The exhibit runs from Jan. 11 through March 4, 2012. Shingle mills were once Snohomish County’s economic backbone, and their employees — shingle weavers — were often regarded as…

This Month in Edmonds History: ‘About Town’ in 1918

My Edmonds News is proud to present a monthly look at Edmonds history, straight from the archives of the Edmonds Historical Museum. For the month of January, we’ll revisit 1918. Like many newspapers of its time, the Edmonds Tribune-Review often printed the comings and goings of its residents in a column called, “About Town.”  Each…

This month in Edmonds History: Edmonds’ first merchant Matthew Hyner

My Edmonds News is proud to present a monthly look at Edmonds history, straight from the archives of the Edmonds Historical Museum. For the month of November, we’ll revisit 1887. In November 1887, Matthew E. Hyner was named postmaster of Edmonds. Hyner and his family arrived in Edmonds nine months prior, in February, when only…

Reminder: Register by Monday for Edmonds Historical Society annual dinner

Register by Monday, Oct. 3 to attend the Edmonds-South Snohomish County Historical Society’s annual dinner and program set for Friday, Oct. 14 at the Edmonds Senior Center, 220 Railroad Ave. Guest speaker Louise Lindgren will talk on “Then and Now: A Century and More of Farming in Snohomish County.” In honor of the Edmonds-South Snohomish…

A storm causes damage to the Edmonds waterfront, 1913.

This Month in Edmonds History: Big storm hits Edmonds

My Edmonds News is proud to present a monthly look at Edmonds history, straight from the archives of the Edmonds Historical Museum. For the month of October, we’ll revisit 1934. Edmonds, like many towns along the shores of the Puget Sound, has weathered its fair share of storms over the years. It is said that…

This Month in Edmonds History: Back to School

My Edmonds News is proud to present a monthly look at Edmonds history, straight from the archives of the Edmonds Historical Museum. For the month of September, we’ll revisit the school days of yesteryear. September is back-to-school month, and the Edmonds School District has a long and interesting history to celebrate this month. Edmonds School…

City to highlight results of historic resources survey Thursday

The City of Edmonds this Thursday will present results of a survey of historic resources at the regularly scheduled Historic Preservation Commission meeting, 5:30 p.m. in the Brackett meeting room, 3rd floor of Edmonds City Hall. Prepared by The Johnson Partnership, this survey project has expanded on a 2004 survey of historic sites in the…

This Month in Edmonds History: Princess Theater through the years

My Edmonds News is proud to present a monthly look at Edmonds history, straight from the archives of the Edmonds Historical Museum. For the month of August, we’ll revisit 1929. On Aug. 29, 1929, the first movie with sound was shown in Edmonds.  Broadway Melody opened to a packed house at Princess Theater that night,…

This Month in Edmonds History: Edmonds mail service expands

My Edmonds News is proud to present a monthly look at Edmonds history, straight from the archives of the Edmonds Historical Museum. For the month of July, we’ll revisit the 1930s. By the 1930s, population in Edmonds had surpassed 1,100 and the city was faring better than larger and more highly industrialized communities. During these…

All aboard for new train exhibit in Edmonds

In its early years, the economic growth of Edmonds was closely tied to the railroads. So it was only fitting that the Edmonds Historical Museum on Saturday opened a Train Room to the delight of railroad fans of all ages, featuring a model train created by local businessman Donald Drew. Drew, who passed away in 2008,…

Edmonds Historical Museum presents Library Exhibit through July 17

Come explore the pages of Edmonds’ history through libraries, books and printing at the Edmonds Historical Museum Carnegie Library Centennial exhibit, open now through July 17. The exhibit traces the history of Edmonds’ first public library, which opened its doors in February 1911 and now houses the museum, located at 118 5th Ave. N. Exhibit…

This month in Edmonds history: 1928 fire strikes downtown buildings

My Edmonds News is proud to present a monthly look at Edmonds history, straight from the archives of the Edmonds Historical Museum. For the month of April, we’ll revisit 1928.   In April 1928, Edmonds suffered its second major downtown fire.  The fire started in the back room of a building occupied by the Edmonds…

Historical Society Vice President Jack Hall and Mayor Mike Cooper cut the 100th birthday ribbon Thursday.

Well-wishers say Happy Birthday to Edmonds’ Carnegie Library building

One hundred years ago, on Feb. 17, 1911, a new library opened in Edmonds on 118 5th Ave. N. The building was funded through the foundation of self-made millionaire Andrew Carnegie, who believed that libraries should be available to everyone. The brick and stone building, which is now on the National Register of Historic Buildings,…

Share your Edmonds stories about life on 4th Avenue

Did you ever visit the doctor’s office where Semantics Gallery is now located? Did you tap dance at the Edmonds Center for the Arts when you were a child? Do you know people who stayed at the old motel or lived there when it became apartments? The Cultural Heritage Tour project, recently funded with a…

This Month in Edmonds History: Carnegie Library opens its doors

My Edmonds News is proud to present a monthly look at Edmonds history, straight from the archives of the Edmonds Historical Museum. For the month of February, we’ll revisit 1911. On February 17, 1911, Edmonds’ Carnegie Library opened its doors to the public. The building was erected largely through the efforts of city librarian Rev….

New director, new exhibit for Edmonds Historical Museum

The Edmonds Historical Museum has appointed a new director, Tarin Erickson. A Pacific Northwest native, Erickson received  an undergraduate degree in Journalism-Public Relations from Western Washington University in 2003, and a Masters of Fine Arts in Art and Design from Savannah College in Savannah, Georgia. She has experience working in museums in both Savannah and…

This Month in Edmonds History: Alice Kerr becomes town’s first woman mayor

My Edmonds News is proud to present a monthly look at Edmonds history, straight from the archives of the Edmonds Historical Museum. For the month of January, we’ll revisit 1925. The election of Edmonds Mayor in December 1924 was expected to be a foregone conclusion with incumbent M. C. Engels having been re-nominated with no…

On this day in history: Snow collapses roofs at Port of Edmonds Marina

According to HistoryLink.org, on Dec. 29, 1996, the weight of heavy snow collapses roofs at the Port of Edmonds Marina, sinking more than 200 boats and damaging hundreds of others. The snow, which blankets  the Pacific Northwest between Christmas 1996 and New Year’s Day, also damages marinas at Oak Harbor, Kingston, Port Orchard, and the…

Edmonds Uplift Society prepared to take the New Year’s Day plunge

What do New Year’s Day, beer, bathrobes and history have in common? Well, if you’re in Edmonds, those are the elements of our town’s own Polar Bear Plunge, which celebrates its fourth year this Saturday at Brackett’s Landing. The festivities start at 11 a.m. at Daphnes, 415 1/2 Main St., where members of the Edmonds…

Edmonds ‘Shop Hyperlocal’ Deal of the Day: Edmonds Museum

The perfect gift idea for the history buff on your list? Historic Edmonds Playing Cards, now on sale at the Edmonds Museum Store. Cost is $8 per deck or two decks for $15, and they are available during regular business hours, Wednesday-Sunday from 1-4 p.m. The Edmonds Museum is located at 118 5th Ave. N….