Reminder: Drop off Toys for Tots gifts at Edmonds Museum Saturday

A reminder that the Edmonds Museum will stay open until 6 p.m. during the Edmonds Tree Lighting festivities this Saturday, Nov. 29 — and it’s the perfect time to drop off your Toys for Tots gifts. Two U.S. Marines in full dress uniforms will be on hand at the museum Saturday to accept new toy…

Edmonds Museum celebrates holidays with antique toy exhibit and Toys for Tots

The Edmonds Historical Museum puts on a festive holiday air this week, and it’s all about toys. “Toys of Yesteryear,” the new exhibit in the freshly-remodeled upstairs space, opens this weekend and will feature toys that might have appeared under holiday trees of the last century. Adults may just see that favorite toy from their…

Now on My Edmonds News TV: 2014 Scarecrow Festival winners announced

The winners of the Edmonds Museum Scarecrow contest were announced at a reception held at the Edmonds Museum Monday evening, Nov. 4. Congratulations to: 1) Category: Business In Bowl Winner: Windermere Real Estate Scarecrow Name: “Frozen” in Edmonds 2) Category: Business Outside Bowl Winner: Lynnwood Honda Scarecrow Name: Scrappy 3) Category: Residential Winner: Shannon and…

It’s time to get out the scarecrow vote

You’ve seen them around town. Scarecrows. Everywhere. All vying for YOUR vote for best in this year’s Edmonds Scarecrow Festival sponsored by the Edmonds Historical Museum. “With almost double the number of scarecrows from last year, the competition is stiff,” said Scarecrow Festival manager Dave Buelow. “This year’s entries run the gamut from beautiful to…

First sneak peek at a new downtown public space, the Edmonds Museum Plaza

With the completion of restoration and renovation work on the interior of the historic 1910 Carnegie Library earlier this year, the Edmonds Museum Board has shifted its focus to the building exterior with the goal of creating a new public space for the enjoyment of our citizens and visitors to our town. The Carnegie Library…

Edmonds Museum names new director

The Edmonds Historical Museum and the Edmonds-South Snohomish County Historical Society has named Dr. Peter Bojakowski as the new Museum Director. He takes the helm starting Wednesday, Oct. 1. “We were fortunate to have a fantastic group of applicants,” said Emily Scott, chair of the selection committee. “It was a tough choice, but Peter’s combination…

Tickets going fast for Heritage Days gala, with Nancy Leson as guest speaker

With just a month left to go, tickets are selling fast for the Edmonds Historical Museum’s gala 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 of raffles,…

Edmonds, it’s scarecrow time

The first entrants in this year’s annual Edmonds Scarecrow Festival are beginning to show up on streetcorners, in front of homes and stores, and just about anywhere you can put a stake in the ground. It’s all part of the opening of this year’s Edmonds Scarecrow Festival, a community event sponsored by the Edmonds Historical…

It’s almost time for scarecrows — and the Edmonds Museum Scarecrow Festival

That scary time of year is getting closer — Halloween, the time for ghosts and goblins, and in Edmonds, scarecrows!  What are scarecrows exactly? They can be defined as “a mannequin stuffed with straw; standing, sitting, or free-hanging, often with reflective parts that are movable by the wind. These reflective parts are commonly attached to…

‘No-Noggin’ scarecrow appears before Edmonds City Council

The Edmonds City Council had a surprise visitor at its Sept. 2 meeting: “No-Noggin,” a scarecrow built by 4-year-old Augustine “Gus” Nishino. “No-Noggin” was there to promote the upcoming second annual Edmonds Scarecrow Festival. With the help of his grandmother, Edmonds City Councilmember Lora Petso, Gus reached the podium microphone and was quick to assure…

Edmonds Booktalk: Still time for some late summer reading

Just because it’s already Labor Day doesn’t mean you have to give up on your Summer Reading! All kinds of great books and series have been quite popular this summer, and there is still plenty of time to read! Great series for young readers: “The Last Dogs” by Christopher Holt. Book #4, “Journey’s End,” was…

Put on your creative hat: Edmonds Scarecrow Festival on again this year

The Edmonds Historical Museum is sponsoring the Second Annual Edmonds Scarecrow Festival, and it’s time to start thinking about what type of family-friendly scarecrow you’d like to build. Last year Edmonds businesses and families built and registered over 50 “official” scarecrows, and the Museum hopes to significantly exceed that number in 2014. Handmade scarecrows will…

This Month in Edmonds History: Picnicking in 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 July, we’ll revisit early picnics in Edmonds. The sun is out, the birds are chirping and the parks are brimming with people. That can only mean one thing—it’s time…

Edmonds IGA shoppers can support the Edmonds Historical Museum with every purchase

The Edmonds Historical Museum is now participating in the Edmonds Market Fresh IGA’s community contribution program, Home Town Heroes, which allows shoppers to support the Museum with every purchase. It’s easy to do, and 1percent of your IGA shopping expenditures will be contributed to the Museum. To get started, ask the checker to add the…

Edmonds-Woodway students awarded scholarships following museum website work

Two Edmonds-Woodway High School computer whiz kids will have a little extra help this fall when they start their freshman year, thanks to scholarships awarded Tuesday by the Edmonds Historical Museum. “It was all part of our class project to help the Museum design a website for the upcoming Edmonds Scarecrow Festival,” said Shay Hastler,…

This Month in Edmonds History: History goes digital

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 visit the digital archives. As part of a grant-funded project last year, the Edmonds-South Snohomish County Historical Society and Museum was able to digitize several issues of…

From the Edmonds Museum: Magic Toyota used to be drinks, dancing refuge during Prohibition

In an effort to raise awareness of the importance of Edmonds’ Highway 99 corridor, the Edmonds Historical Museum and local resident Jim Underhill recently embarked on a fact-finding mission. Underhill, a member of the city’s Highway 99 Economic Development Task Force, uncovered some interesting history at the corner of Highway 99 and 220th Street, where…

This Month in Edmonds History: Local happenings about town

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 1916. On May 25, 1916, the Edmonds Examiner published the first edition of its newspaper in Edmonds. Ralph Emerson served as editor and publisher at this…

Edmonds Historical Museum to return to 1910 with renovations this spring

The Edmonds Historical Museum continues with the second phase of renovations this spring with plans to return the upper level to its original 1910 layout. The Carnegie Library building (now the museum) opened to the public in 1911 and was used for the library and city offices through 1962. The museum has been occupying the…