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2020 Heritage Awards Nominations

Nominations are now being accepted. The deadline is Friday, February 21, 2020.

The award, named for local historian Helmer Malstrom, recognizes outstanding contributions that preserve our heritage in Snohomish County. The League uses an out-of-county historical group or individual to judge and select the winning publication and/or project.

The award will be based on any of these criteria that:

• Contributes to the preservation or interpretation of Snohomish County history.
• Provides new or unique historic information, interpretation or discoveries
• Uses best museum, research, or digital practices.
• Effectively collaborates with other community organizations such as school groups, service clubs, or libraries as additional outreach.
• Creatively uses resources which may include funding, donated materials or services, consultants or staffing.

For more information, contact either Tom Thorleifson or Fred Cruger at info@snocoheritage.org or snocoheritage@gmail.com.

For more information, download the form: MalstromAwardNominationForm2020.

Heritage News

History Fair at Everett Library

Reported in Granite Falls newsletter – A set of slides were created highlighting our museum efforts, to be used at the History Fair held at the Everett Library in December. The December 12th Fair was a success, with lots of foot traffic and people enjoying our brochures and displays. Tablecloth envy was paramount. Thanks to Ron Chew, Fred Cruger, and Tom Thorleifson for representing Granite Falls Historical Society at this event. It was great to rub elbows with people from other groups: Everett Museum of History (organizers of the event), Everett Public Library Northwest Room (host), Everett Historical Commission, Historic Everett, Hibulb Cultural Center, Mukilteo Historical Society, Lake Stevens Historical Society, Port of Everett, and the Snohomish County Archaeologist. About 60 people crowded in to observe the interesting displays by each group. Thanks go to Chase Dermott and Heather Schaub from the Everett Museum of History, and Lisa Labovitch from the Everett Public Library.


Save the date:
Malstrom Heritage Awards Luncheon
March 14, 2020 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Granite Falls Civic Center (next to the museum)

215 South Granite Avenue, Granite Falls, WA 98252