Heritage News & Education



The Lynnwood woman is honored with a key to the city.

Published in The Herald, by Rikki King, Sunday, November 25, 2018. Photo by KUOW/Joshua McNichols.

LYNNWOOD — Betty Lou Gaeng remembers exactly when she got into writing.

She was 15, and her father was working with veterans. He brought her to visit a naval hospital, where some of the young men were so severely injured they couldn’t pen letters back home.

Gaeng wrote the messages for them. If they weren’t sure what to say, she described the hospital scenes and told their loved ones why she was there.


Community Program – Free

November 10, 2018 10:00 AM
Lynnwood-Alderwood Manor Heritage
19903 Poplar Way, Lynnwood 98036

The Lynnwood-Alderwood Manor Heritage Association welcomes author Frederick L. Brown. Animals rarely appear in urban history books; but cows, horses, pigs, and chickens, dogs and cats, salmon and other wild creatures have played crucial roles in struggles over property and power in the changing city. They were never far from people’s minds as struggled over the land that is now Seattle, as they regulated urban spaces, and defined neighborhoods, as they strove for a better life, and debated what it meant to be city-dwellers. Join historian Fred Brown as he explores the hidden history of Seattle’s animal past, and how it may help us think about our animal present.

Heritage Award Winners

This year’s Malstrom Heritage Awards Luncheon at the wonderful new Marysville Museum, held March 17, 2018, honored the Marysville Historical Society (Project) and the Mukilteo Historical Society (Publication).

The Marysville Museum is an exciting new facility to discover local history. The Marysville Historical Society is dedicated to the discovery, preservation and display of all items relating to the history of the Greater Marysville area. The group’s president, Ken Cage, was honored for leading the newly constructed museum near Jennings Memorial Park. The 8,000-square-foot building features a main exhibit room, meeting rooms, kitchen, smaller exhibit areas and an upstairs office.
Read the Herald article from June 2017.

Dr. Margaret Robe Summitt accepted the award for the Mukilteo group. Their outstanding work to produce guidebook “Mukilteo Pioneer Cemetery: Honoring Our History” includes GPS coordinates throughout the cemetery.
Read the
Herald article from August 2017.
Download the Map of Mukilteo Pioneer Cemetery (PDF).

Other 2017 Nominees:

On the Trail of Richard Roesiger: A Pioneer’s Life in the Pacific Northwest
Submitted by the Lake Roesiger Homeowners Association

City of Everett: 125th Anniversary Edition 2018 Calendar
Submitted by Historic Everett
Still available on their website or J. Matheson’s Gifts on Colby Ave.