Last call for 2019 Edmonds Museum Summer Market

It feels like just a few weeks ago that we were setting up for the Garden Market, welcoming almost 60 vendors every week through May and into June. Then Father’s Day weekend arrived, and we opened the 26th year of the Summer Market, with about 120 vendors every week.  Now, as we enter October, it is…

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Time to plan your entry for Edmonds Scarecrow Festival

Just in time for Halloween fun, the Edmonds Historical Museum is sponsoring the seventh annual Edmonds Scarecrow Festival, a favorite yearly celebration of community, fun and the particular spooky joys of autumn in Edmonds. With summer vacation behind us, school bells ringing, and pumpkin spice everything showing up in stores and coffee shops, now is…

Reminder: Annual Community Volunteer Open House April 6 at Edmonds Museum

Spring into action at the 4th Annual Community Volunteer Open House set for Saturday April 6, noon to 3 p.m. at the Edmonds Historical Museum. This event, hosted by the museum, highlights local community-driven organizations looking for volunteers to enrich their activities.  “We live in a very special place — people who freely give their…

Why the boarded-up windows at Edmonds Museum? Renovations underway

Boarded-up windows have got people asking, “What is up at the Edmonds Museum?!” The Edmonds Historical Museum, located in the city’s historic Carnegie Library Building, will be getting a new look by the end of 2018. “We are so excited to unveil a glimpse into the past,” said Museum Director Katie Kelly. Since 2016, the…

Edmonds Museum honors donors, volunteers at Sunday reception

The Edmonds Historical Museum celebrated its generous donors and long-time volunteers during a reception at the downton museum Sunday afternoon. In remarks to those gathered, Museum Board Member and Governance Chair Barb Fahey noted the many volunteers present who have served across the museum’s 45-year history. The current board of directors “appreciates all the hard…

It’s almost Scarecrow Festival time — what will you build?

Halloween is just around the corner, and the Edmonds Historical Museum has already made plans for its sixth Annual Edmonds Scarecrow Festival! Last year, Edmonds businesses and families built and registered 73 scarecrows. This year the museum hopes to register 100 or more. Handmade scarecrows will be exhibited at Edmonds businesses and residences throughout the…

Edmonds Museum receives community heritage grant from Snohomish County

The Edmonds-South Snohomish County Historical Society has received a $4,507 grant award from the 2016 Community Heritage Grant Program to assist with preserving and storing collections at the Edmonds Historical Museum. The grant program, sponsored by the Snohomish County Historic Preservation Commission, provided matching funds awards to seven county organizations. Money is awarded from recording…

Edmonds Museum honors its scarecrow contest winners

The winners of this year’s Edmonds Scarecrow Festival were recognized and honored at a Saturday morning reception held in the main exhibit area of the Edmonds Historical Museum. An annual event, the Edmonds Scarecrow Festival combines fun, creativity and community building as residents compete for the top prize in several different categories. “This year we…

Walt Poirier wins 2015 Edmonds Museum pedal fire truck raffle

Long-time Edmonds resident and Community Transit operator Walt Poirier is the lucky winner of this year’s classic pedal fire truck raffle, courtesy of the Edmonds-South Snohomish County Historical Society and Museum. “We raffled off our first pedal fire truck five years ago,” said Museum Board president Bill Lambert. “It was so popular that we’ve continued…

On video: History of Edmonds Farmers Market

As part of its annual Heritage Days gala fundraising dinner, the Edmonds Historical Museum Friday night presented this video chronicling the history of the Edmonds Farmers Market. It gives us all something to look forward to when warmer weather — and the market — return in 2016. (Videography by Brandon Truesdell)

And the winning scarecrows are…

The winners of this year’s Edmonds Scarecrow Festival were announced at Friday evening’s Heritage Days banquet and auction held at Holy Rosary Church. An annual event, Heritage Days benefits the Edmonds South Snohomish County Historical Society, who in addition to operating the Edmonds Museum sponsors the Scarecrow Festival, the Spring and Summer Farmers’ Markets, and…

Full house for annual Heritage Days dinner as museum celebrates past, present and future

More than 200 supporters of the Edmonds Historical Museum gathered in the Holy Rosary Parish Center Friday evening to celebrate Edmonds history and raise money for future endeavors during the museum’s third annual Heritage Days gala. With a nod to the City of Edmonds’ 125th anniversary celebration Aug. 11, the museum honored two organizations celebrating…

Time to vote — for your favorite scarecrows, that is

Voting for political candidates isn’t the only kind of election going on in Edmonds. You’re also encouraged to vote for your favorite scarecrows entered in the annual Edmonds Historical Museum Scarecrow Festival, now available for viewing on the Museum’s Scarecrow Festival webpage. Here are the rules: You may vote for one entry in each of…

Scarecrow shocker: Dismembered remains discovered in Hummingbird Hill Park

On Thursday morning, walkers in Edmonds’ Hummingbird Hill Park came upon the grisly remains of two scarecrows missing since last weekend. Both had been recently entered as contestants in the Edmonds Museum’s annual scarecrow festival. Johnny Appleseed and the Tin Man were last seen Saturday night at their posts on Walnut Avenue in front of…

Heritage Days early bird ticket price extended to Oct. 20

With half the tickets already sold and just a few weeks until the gala Nov. 13 Heritage Days banquet and auction to benefit the Edmonds Museum, the reduced “early bird” ticket prices have been extended to make sure all members of the community have the chance to attend at the lower rate. Tickets cost $65…

Tickets on sale for Edmonds Museum’s Heritage Days Gala Auction

With just a few weeks left to go, tickets are selling fast for the Edmonds Historical Museum’s gala annual Heritage Days event. Last year was a sell-out, and with ticket prices set to increase on Oct. 1, now is the time to get yours. What is Heritage Days, you ask? It’s a dynamite, fun-filled evening…

Edmonds Museum on a mission to fill city with scarecrows

The Edmonds-South Snohomish County Historical Society has declared that its mission, in October 2015, is to encourage and invite as many scarecrows as possible to come to the city of Edmonds and South Snohomish County, for a visit. Certainly a challenge to be taken up by all! Are you going to create a scarecrow? Could…

125th Anniversary museum time capsule dedicated, with Edmonds items inside

The Edmonds Historical Museum on Saturday officially dedicated a time capsule to be opened in 2040 as part of the 150th anniversary celebration of the founding of Edmonds. The capsule will be placed at the base of the bell tower in the new Edmonds Museum Plaza at 118 Fifth Ave. N. Earlier this year, the…

Edmonds Museum 125th Anniversary Essay contest winner: Maura Canney, 1st place

Earlier this year, the Edmonds Historical Museum launched an essay contest open to all fourth graders who live and/or attend public or private school in Edmonds, or who are home-schooled at a comparable grade level. This contest was held in conjunction with the City of Edmonds 125th Anniversary, which is being formally celebrated this Tuesday,…