This Month in Edmonds History: Winter Happenings, circa 1923

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 December, with winter fast approaching, we’ll revisit the week of Dec. 21,1923. The social and personal happenings of those in Edmonds were also accompanied by many holiday sales at…

This Month in Edmonds History: Thanksgiving, Circa 1894

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 November, we’ll revisit 1894. In November 1894, the Edmonds Lyre newspaper pages were filled with sentiments of thanksgiving. An article titled, “Our People Give Thanks: Not Many Eat Turkey,…

Don’t miss the Edmonds Museum’s big Birthday Party Nov. 8

All the scarecrows popping up around Edmonds were inspired by the Edmonds Museum’s Scarecrow Festival. Voting continues through Oct. 30 and winners in each of the three categories — (1) businesses in the Bowl, (2) businesses outside the Bowl and (3) residences — will be announced Friday, Nov. 8 at the Museum’s Heritage Days benefit…

Edmonds Museum’s newest exhibit presents 40 years of artifacts

The Edmonds Historical Museum opens its newest exhibit with a look back at its 40 years of history. The exhibit, “40 for 40: Forty years of artifacts from the museum’s collection,” opens at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, and runs through Feb. 9. The Edmonds-South Snohomish County Historical Society and Museum celebrates its 40th anniversary…

Scarecrow of the Day: Scare Dog

Here’s our Scarecrow of the Day from the Edmonds Museum website: Scare Dog, built by Cathy and Diane Buckshnis. You can view Scare Dog at 9322 190th St. S.W. You have until Oct. 31 to vote in each of the three categories: Business In The Bowl, Business Outside the Bowl, and Residential. The contest is…

Scarecrow of the Day: Chef Crow

Here’s our Scarecrow of the Day from the Edmonds Museum website: Chef Crow, a chef from PCC’s Deli made out of straw and a face made of pasta. Built by D. Myers, this scarecrow can be seen at the store’s east entrance, 9803 Edmonds Way. You have until Oct. 31 to vote in each of…

Scarecrow of the Day: Farmer Joe

Here’s our Scarecrow of the Day from the Edmonds Museum website: Farmer Joe, which can be seen at the corner of 9th Ave and Puget Way, and was built by Kristi Larsen. You have until Oct. 31 to vote in each of the three categories: Business In The Bowl, Business Outside the Bowl, and Residential….

Scarecrow of the Day: Hammering Man

Here’s our Scarecrow of the Day from the Edmonds Museum website: Hammering Man, which can be seen at Chermak Construction, 655 Edmonds Way. You have until Oct. 31 to vote in each of the three categories: Business In The Bowl, Business Outside the Bowl, and Residential. The contest is being held in conjunction with the…

Time to vote for your favorite Edmonds scarecrow

Scarecrows have been popping up all around Edmonds, and it’s time to pick your favorite. Entries in the Edmonds Museum Scarecrow Festival are now posted on the Museum website. You have until Oct. 31 to vote in each of the three categories: Business In The Bowl, Business Outside the Bowl, and Residential. The contest is…

Rick Steves to be guest speaker at Nov. 8 fundraising dinner for Edmonds Museum

The Edmonds Historical Society and Museum is celebrating its 40th anniversary Friday, Nov. 8 with a “Heritage Days” fundraising dinner, featuring Rick Steves, author, television personality and owner of Edmonds-based “Europe Through the Back Door.” Steves will share his perspectives on growing up in Edmonds. The event, which runs from 5-9 p.m., will include a…

This Month in Edmonds History: North Trunk Road

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 October, we’ll revisit 1927. After a long summer of road work, October is the month when many construction projects come to a close. And so it was in 1927,…

Coming this fall: the first-ever Edmonds Scarecrow Festival

Just in time for Halloween fun ahead, the Edmonds Historical Museum is sponsoring the first-ever Edmonds Scarecrow Festival! While fall festivities may seem far away, now’s the time to start thinking about what type of family-friendly scarecrow you’d like to build. The museum has even provided a flier with step-by-step instructions, including a list of…

George Brackett returns to Edmonds

Edmonds founder George Brackett dropped in for visit to the town he founded, putting in an appearance at the Saturday, Aug. 3 Edmonds Saturday Market to help commemorate the Museum’s 40th anniversary. Speaking from the steps of the old Carnegie Library (now the Edmonds Museum) Brackett regaled the crowd with stories of how he came…

This Month in Edmonds History: Edmonds Historical Museum 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 August, we’ll revisit 1973.     On Friday, Aug. 3, 1973, the Edmonds South Snohomish County Historical Society opened the doors to…

George Who?

Who is that man on the steps of the Historical Museum? His clothes are old fashioned and out of style, but he does look kind of familiar  I know! It is George Brackett, the founder of Edmonds. No, it looks more like John Hartquist from the Driftwood Players. Who is that guy? It is John…

Edmonds Summer Shootout championship game Sunday

Edmonds School District basketball teams advanced to the last day of play at the Edmond Summer Shootout high school girls basketball tournament, which wraps up Sunday. After a 34-31 victory over Newport and a win via forfeit, the Mountlake Terrace Hawks have a record of 2-1 and will face the Ballard Beavers in a quarterfinal…

This Month in Edmonds History: Grade School News

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 1944. The newspapers in 1944 were an interesting mix of heavy, war-related accounts and lighthearted stories. The May 24, 1944 edition of the Edmonds Tribune-Review featured…

This little piggy went to Market…and met a White Elephant!

By Bette G. Bell Is it spring yet? I think I smell it in the air, and that makes me think that the Edmonds Museum Garden Market is just around the corner, followed by the Museum’s Summer Market. Another year of fresh produce from our local farmers, creations from our crafters, good things to eat…