Heritage Award Winners

This year’s Malstrom Heritage Awards Luncheon at the Granite Falls American Legion Hall, held March 16, 2019. Award recipients at our annual luncheon include:
Early Stillaguamish Valley Schools (book, cover above)
Harriette ‘Hiahl-tsa’ Shelton Dover: Her Live and Legacy (video, image below)
History is Alive and Well . . . Online! (online app, screen image below)

Heritage News

A fond farewell to Hal Gausman

(February 1, 2019) Tom Teigen, Dept. Director of Snohomish County Parks, Recreation, and Tourism, announced the retirement of Hal Gausman. Hal wore several hats as the Deputy Director of Snohomish County Parks and Recreation, mainly leading the Evergreen State Fairgrounds for years as the Fairgrounds Manager. He has been the county liaison for things related to heritage preservation for the past two years. He was very supportive of the countywide, non-profit League of Snohomish County Heritage Organizations. Under Hal’s guidance, the Heritage Preservation Commission (HPC)) and its grant program underwent a very productive transformation. Teigen announced that Gretchen Kaehler, the recently-hired County Archeologist, would be assuming Hal’s role with the HPC.

Mukilteo Lighthouse to reopen April 6

Mukilteo Historical Society President Joanne Mulloy annouced three new members for their Board of Directors – Craig Fisher, Mark Sutherland, and Sharon Sutherland. They also have five new Advisory Board members, after the Bylaws revision was approved to include their role. On February 1, Chad Kaiser cleaned the Fresnel lens in the lighthouse lobby and the active Fresnel lens in the tower.

Sue Anderson and Mary O ’ Neill have been busy stocking new items for the gift shop. Opening Day is Saturday, April 6. Docents and gift shop staff are needed to keep the lighthouse open during the upcoming season.


Historic Everett presents:

Mapping Everett’s History

April 20, 2019
10:00 a.m.
Everett Public Library, Auditorium
2710 Hoyt Ave, Everett WA

Digital maps online have come a long way. Guest historian Fred Cruger shares the latest mapping resources to find your house on multiple maps throughout history. See which homes on your block were built first and which ones picked up and moved to a new address across town. Refreshments served; open to public and members. Bring a photo of your historic Everett house and share it’s history.

Lynnwood Alderwood Manor Heritage presents:

Cows and Carnations, The Stimsons of Hollywood

May 4, 2019
10:00 a.m.
19903 Poplar Way, Lynnwood WA

The Stimson family is one of the more famous names in NW History. Brothers Charles Douglas and Frederick Spencer gained great wealth in the timber industry as part of the Stimson Lumber Co. Kevin Stadler Vice President of the Woodinville Heritage Society will tell the story of Frederick and Nellie Stimson, how they came to Seattle and established themselves in the fabric of the city and going on to establish the famous Hollywood Farm at Woodinville now home to Chateau St. Michelle Winery. Free