Edmonds Historical Museum looking for public feedback on lower-level exhibits

The Edmonds Historical Museum is asking for public feedback regarding the lower-level exhibits in preparation for the museum’s 50th anniversary in 2023. The Edmonds Historical Museum has encouraged the public to actively engage in connecting with the past through educational programming, special projects and events, and exhibits sharing the history and heritage of the community. However,…

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…

Scene in Edmonds: Scarecrows around town

A few of the scarecrows spotted in downtown Edmonds in recent days. There’s still time to enter the Edmonds Museum’s Scarecrow Festival. Deadline is Oct. 15. Learn more here.

The scarecrows are coming back to Edmonds this fall

The Edmonds Historical Museum announced Monday that the 8th Annual Edmonds Scarecrow Festival will be held as usual this fall. After leading the Scarecrow Festival for seven years, Dave Buelow is passing the torch to new Edmonds Museum board member Emily Scott. “I felt the event needed new energy, enthusiasm and ideas,” Buelow said. “It takes a unique…

Edmonds Historical Museum still accepting survey responses regarding pandemic

The Edmonds Historical Museum is still gathering responses to their COVID-19 Survey which will provide information for the historic record. The survey can be found here: https://bit.ly/2ydLnnx This is the beginning in a three-phase initiative to capture the experiences of Edmonds and South Snohomish County people during these unprecedented times. This is a critical moment…

Edmonds Museum temporarily closing starting March 13

For the safety of visitors, volunteers and staff, the Edmonds Historical Museum said it will temporarily close starting Friday March 13. “As a community gathering space, we are taking the proactive step to limit person-to-person contact and slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus in our area, by temporarily closing our doors to the public,”…

Reader view: Why I volunteer at the Edmonds Historical Museum

A lot of fun vocabulary words can help explain my urge to volunteer: support, community, learn, active, inspire, involvement, and most importantly joy. We all get wrapped up in our worlds, myopically so, that we forget to look up and out to our larger community. As a bit of a history nerd with an unusual…

Statehood traveling exhibit now at Edmonds Historical Museum

“Washington 1889: Blazes, Rails and the Year of Statehood,” a traveling exhibit developed by Legacy Washington, is now showing at the Edmonds Historical Museum through Jan. 12, 2020. A year of big dreams, big burns and big politics, 1889 captured a place in our history as a time of great prosperity and adversity. The face…

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…

Port of Edmonds scarecrow

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…