Artfully Edmonds: Driftwood opens new production as Edmonds remains ‘arts busy’

Thursday, Feb. 18 7:30 p.m. Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra (SRJO) at     ECA     410 4th Ave. N. The long-awaited Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra returns Thursday, bringing with them, from the East Coast, the very snazzy Terell Stafford. What fame Stafford has enjoyed! Michael Brockman, SRJO’s Co-Artistic Director, wants to share with My…

Reminder: ‘Fossil Freeway’ exhibit to open at Edmonds Museum Saturday

Join the Edmonds Historical Museum for a look at ammonites, trilobites, dinosaurs and more when the traveling exhibit “Cruisin’ the Washington Fossil Freeway” opens Saturday, July 23. Fossils are all around Washington. That’s the message paleontologist Kirk Johnson and artist Ray Troll share in the exhibit. Fossils have long been a subject of fascination and…

All aboard for new train exhibit in Edmonds

In its early years, the economic growth of Edmonds was closely tied to the railroads. So it was only fitting that the Edmonds Historical Museum on Saturday opened a Train Room to the delight of railroad fans of all ages, featuring a model train created by local businessman Donald Drew. Drew, who passed away in 2008,…

Reminder: Grand opening for Edmonds Museum Train Room Saturday

The Edmonds Historical Museum will celebrate the grand opening of its new Train Room this Saturday, June 4, from 1-4 p.m. The museum’s recently acquired model train layout and accompanying exhibit is on permanent display downstairs. The grand opening celebration will include food, drinks, a raffle, the train’s inaugural trip around the track and an…

This Month in Edmonds History: Edmonds’ last shingle mill closes

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 revisit 1951. June 1, 1951 marked the end of an era in Edmonds. It was the day Quality Shingle Mill closed its doors, extinguishing the last of…

Edmonds Historical Museum presents Library Exhibit through July 17

Come explore the pages of Edmonds’ history through libraries, books and printing at the Edmonds Historical Museum Carnegie Library Centennial exhibit, open now through July 17. The exhibit traces the history of Edmonds’ first public library, which opened its doors in February 1911 and now houses the museum, located at 118 5th Ave. N. Exhibit…

Historical Society Vice President Jack Hall and Mayor Mike Cooper cut the 100th birthday ribbon Thursday.

Well-wishers say Happy Birthday to Edmonds’ Carnegie Library building

One hundred years ago, on Feb. 17, 1911, a new library opened in Edmonds on 118 5th Ave. N. The building was funded through the foundation of self-made millionaire Andrew Carnegie, who believed that libraries should be available to everyone. The brick and stone building, which is now on the National Register of Historic Buildings,…

Thursday: Edmonds museum celebrates 100th anniversary of Carnegie Library

Join the Edmonds Historical Museum as it participates in the Third Thursday Art Walk for the first time. Wayne Purser of 365 Things to Do in Edmonds explains that the museum building (home of the former Carnegie Library) is celebrating its centennial with birthday cake, sparkling cider and a speech by Mayor Mike Cooper starting…

New director, new exhibit for Edmonds Historical Museum

The Edmonds Historical Museum has appointed a new director, Tarin Erickson. A Pacific Northwest native, Erickson received  an undergraduate degree in Journalism-Public Relations from Western Washington University in 2003, and a Masters of Fine Arts in Art and Design from Savannah College in Savannah, Georgia. She has experience working in museums in both Savannah and…

This Month in Edmonds History: Alice Kerr becomes town’s first woman mayor

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 January, we’ll revisit 1925. The election of Edmonds Mayor in December 1924 was expected to be a foregone conclusion with incumbent M. C. Engels having been re-nominated with no…

Council uses fire department sale proceeds to fund museum repairs

The Edmonds City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to authorize $100,000 for repairs to the 100-year-old Carnegie Library Building, home to the Edmonds Historical Museum at 118 5th Ave. N. The money will be combined with a $48,000 grant from the Washington Heritage Foundation, which was awarded contingent on the city finding a 1-to-2 ratio…

Edmonds City Council approves money to make museum repairs, names park

The Edmonds City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to authorize $100,000 for repairs to the Edmonds Historical Museum located in downtown Edmonds (thus allowing the city to take advantage of a matching grant) and to name the city’s newest park, located at 162nd Street Southwest and 75th Place West, Haines Wharf Park. More details on…