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….

Past and present meet at Mike Cooper’s historic Edmonds home

It was a family reunion of sorts at the house of Edmonds Mayor Mike Cooper Wednesday morning. Officially, Cooper and his wife Chrystal were commemorating the addition of their Maple Street home — known as the Palmer House — to the Edmonds Register of Historic Places. Unofficially, the event provided an opportunity for three members…

Historic Edmonds Log Cabin needs your help

Newcomers to Edmonds may not realize the history behind the Edmonds Log Cabin, located at 120-5th Ave. N. , next to the Edmonds Historical Museum. The cabin, originally located in the Seaview neighborhood and moved to its current site , was donated to the City of Edmonds by the Hanley family, which had used it…

It happened 126 years ago: the Bracketts filed a plat that became Edmonds

Publishers note: This report on the founding of Edmonds (126 years ago) is from HistoryLink.org. Thanks to Diane Hettrick for suggesting that we publish it. On August 23, 1884, George and Etta Brackett file a plat for the first townsite in Edmonds. The plat includes provisions for a mill site, water, and parks.  It is…

Plans take shape for Edmonds link in Interurban bike/walking trail

Sixty-one years after the last electric railcar traversed the shores of Lake Ballinger, the final Snohomish County link in the bicycle-powered version of the Seattle-to-Everett Interurban Line will be completed along the lake in 2010, according to plans unveiled last week by City of Edmonds planners and consultants. Residents who live near or along the…