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,…

Edmonds Museum celebrates refurbished south plaza

The Edmonds Historical Museum officially celebrated both its new south plaza area and its latest exhibit — Essence of Edmonds — Sunday afternoon, with a reception that included music from the Jazz Pearls, a few tugs on the newly refurbished 1890s-era Edmonds School Bell, speeches and a visit by the adult delegation visiting from Edmonds’…

Edmonds Museum 125th Anniversary essay contest winner: 2nd place, Jessie Tong

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,…

Edmonds Museum 125th Anniversary essay contest winner: 3rd place, Peyson Smith

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,…

Thinking green? Think about Saturday Museum Market’s White Elephant table

The Edmonds Museum Summer Market needs your old stuff. Call it living green, recycling, re-purposing or discovering used treasures, if it is in good condition, clean and reusable — the market can sell it! We can use glassware, dishes, casseroles, dolls, jewelry, books, artwork, office supplies, maps, photographs, clean working small appliances, games, tools, and…

Scene in Edmonds: Bell-ringer

Floyd Barker, bell-ringer for many years at the old Hughes Memorial Methodist Church at 5th and Dayton, once again had an opportunity to ring the bell that called the congregation to worship between 1930 and church’s demolition in 1959. Originally hung in the Edmonds Grade School in 1891, the bell called generations of children to…

Support the Edmonds Museum: Buy a tile and ring the school bell

Don’t be surprised if you hear bells ringing this weekend during the Edmonds Saturday Market. It’s all part of the Edmonds Historical Museum’s new Museum Plaza renovation, which is being helped along with the sale of personalized, engraved paving tiles for the patio area. And as a special incentive, everyone who purchases a tile during…

Caitlin Kelly named new Edmonds Museum Director

Caitlin Kelly, collections manager at the Edmonds Historical Museum since 2009, has been named the new director, replacing Dr. Peter Bojakowski who resigned in May. She starts her new duties immediately. “Caitlin has done a stellar job as collections manager,” said Museum Board President Bill Lambert, “and was the unanimous choice of the selection committee….

1890s school bell returns to Edmonds Museum Plaza

The school bell that first called children to class in the 1890s returned to the Edmonds Historical Museum Wednesday, taking its place as a centerpiece of the soon-to-be-completed Museum Plaza. The bell was installed in its new bell tower Wednesday, just in time to be seen by visitors on opening day of the Edmonds Summer…

Coming to Edmonds June 20: Summer time means market time

What do you think of as summer approaches and it warms up? The Edmonds Museum Summer Market, of course! If you have missed the Garden Market, you do not want to miss the opening of Edmonds Museum’s Summer Market on June 20; hours from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. You won’t be disappointed! Fresh vegetables,…

‘Snapshots in Time’ at Edmonds Historical Museum shows same image, years apart

Ever wonder how your favorite “Edmonds kind of place” looked 25, 50 or even 100 years ago? Take a walk through “Snapshots in Time,” the latest exhibit at the Edmonds Historical Museum, and you may just find out. Created with the help of local photographer Bob Sears, the exhibit pulls together interesting photos from the…

Eagle Scout project highlights Perrinville history

Lynnwood Troop 304 Scout David Laush is one step closer to achieving Eagle rank with the completion and installation of his Eagle Scout project, a new historical marker in Perrinville. “I got the idea for this more than a year ago,” said Laush, “but really got working on it earlier this spring.” Under the guidance…

Edmonds Floretum Garden Club officially honored at Chamber luncheon

Members of the Edmonds Floreum Garden Club, chosen by the Edmonds Kiwanis Club as the 2015 Edmonds Citizen of the Year, received a special gift at Thursday’s Edmonds Chamber of Commerce Luncheon held in their honor: An inscribed Heritage Brick paving stone that will be installed as part of the Edmonds Historical Museum Plaza Project…

Peter Bojakowski leaving as director of Edmonds Historical Museum

The Edmonds Historical Museum announced Friday that Dr. Peter Bojakowski will be leaving as executive director of the museum, effective June 2. Bojakowski joined the Museum as director in September 2014. “While I love working with the museum and the Edmonds community, the study of archeology is my professional calling,” Bojakowski said. “As my museum…

Scene in Edmonds: Museum school bell removed for rehab

First installed in the belfry of the old Edmonds Graded School in 1897, the original Edmonds School Bell became a feature in its new home in front of the Edmonds Historical Museum in 1977. With construction of Edmonds’ newest public space, the Edmonds Historical Museum Plaza, scheduled to begin next week, the school bell was…

Make your event Historic: Hold it at The Edmonds Museum

Content presented as a community service on behalf of the Edmonds Museum. Planning that very special wedding, 50th anniversary celebration, or other once-in-a-lifetime occasion? Looking for the perfect setting for your office retreat or service club event? Want a great location that’s close to coffee shops, restaurants, and stunning Puget Sound and Olympic Mountain views…

Reminder: Travel to China with Edmonds Museum; orientation on April 14

Shanghai. The Great Wall. The Terra Cotta Warriors statue army. See all this and more on the upcoming 10-day grand tour of China sponsored by the Edmonds Historical Museum. Tour dates are Oct. 24 through Nov. 2. Want to learn more? Mark your calendars to attend an orientation led by tour operator Leo Liu at…

Edmonds Museum sponsoring trip to China Oct. 24-Nov. 2

The Edmonds Historical Museum is sponsoring a trip to China Oct. 24-Nov. 2, 2015, visiting Beijing, Suzhou, Hangzhou, Xi’an and Shanghai. The cost for the trip, which is open to the community, is $2,500 for the Beijing-Suzhou-Hangzhou-Shanghai trip and $2,700 for Beijing-Xi’an-Shanghai. The price includes round-trip airfare on Hainan Air, 4- to 5-star hotel accommodations,…

Go back to school with new exhibit at the Edmonds Historical Museum

Remember the old schoolhouse desks where your seat was connected to the desk of the student behind you? How about when Edmonds High and Woodway High were two different schools? Ever attend a one-room schoolhouse? See and learn about all this and more at “Washington Schoolhouses,” the new exhibit at the Edmonds Historical Museum. Beginning…

Edmonds Museum storage is history — can you help?

The Edmonds Historical Museum and the Edmonds-South Snohomish County Historical Society need your help! Thanks to generous donations from citizens and businesses over the years, the Society has added many family treasures and community artifacts to the Museum collection. While some of these are on permanent display, most are kept in storage and brought out…