This Month in Edmonds History: Ford Automobiles Come to 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 August, we’ll revisit 1915. In 1915, the Ford Auto Company in Detroit announced that it sold 300,000 automobiles during the previous year.  An article published in Edmonds’ The Tribune-Review…

Edmonds Police Exhibit opens at Museum July 28 with coffee and donuts

The Edmonds Historical Museum opens its much-anticipated exhibit, “Stick ‘Em Up! Celebrating 100 years of the Edmonds Police Department,” on Saturday, July 28. The exhibit will run through Nov. 4, 2012. The Edmonds Police Department was officially created by ordinance on Oct. 16, 1912. At that time, an ununiformed and often unarmed town marshal kept…

Ghosts from Edmonds’ past make an appearance at ‘Walk Back in Time’ event

Story and photos by Lily Jaquith Western Washington University communications intern On Thursday, many current Edmonds residents gathered at the Edmonds Memorial Cemetery and Columbarium to hear about residents of the past during the annual “Walk Back Through Time” event. Cemetery board members put on period costumes to lead a tour of the historical graves…

You’re invited to share your Edmonds stories on video at Summer Market

Through a unique partnership between the Edmonds-Woodway High School History Club and the Edmonds-South Snohomish County Historical Society, local residents are invited to share their memories of Edmonds and help preserve the city’s history, all while visiting the Edmonds Museum Summer Market. For the past year, the after-school History Club—created by EWHS Assistant Principal and…

Celebrity of sorts in town for Edmonds museum assessment program

The Edmonds Historical Museum is welcoming a peer reviewer as part of a year-long museum assessment program this week—and he’s a bit of a celebrity.  Mark Hall-Patton is the administrator of the Clark County Museum system in Nevada and a regular history consultant on the History Channel’s Pawn Stars.  Hall-Patton will be meeting with staff…

This Month in Edmonds History: Edmonds as ferry hub, then and now

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 June, we’ll revisit 1935. With the long days of summer in sight, many Edmonds’ residents will jump aboard a ferry and head out of town. It’s the same pattern…

Starting Saturday, Edmonds Museum to have book sale at Garden Market

The Edmonds market season has arrived, and for those who can’t wait to shop at the museum’s sales booth, you’re in luck: Volunteers will be on site for a massive book sale during the next four Saturdays. Stop by the museum’s booth at Centennial Plaza on Fifth and Bell May 19, May 26, June 2…

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…