Heritage Award Winners Announced

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.

Heritage Events & Education

There are many new heritage events, training, and other opportunities over the next few weeks. Most are free. See if anything might be of interest to you or your group. 

May 5 – Nordic Museum Grand Opening Ceremony, noon, 2655 NW Market St, Seattle 98107.
May 6 – Guided Walking Tour: J. S. White’s 19th-Century Snohomish, noon-1:30 PM, Sunday 5/6. Tour begins and ends at the (parking friendly) Uppercase Bookshop, 2nd & B. For more information visit SnohomishStories.org
May 6 – Bothell History presentation by Margaret Turcott, author of “Bothell (Images of America)”, 1:30 PM, Lynnwood Senior Center (19000 44th Ave W, Lynnwood). Turcott will share stories from her book and will discuss early settlement. Sponsored by Lynnwood Alderwood Manor Heritage Association. Free.
May 9 –  Everett Waterfront History Bus Tours, 3:30 & 5:30, free admission. Join historian Jack O’Donnell and Port of Everett staff to celebrate the Port of Everett’s centennial year and City of Everett’s 125th anniversary. Co-sponsored by Historic Everett and the Port of Everett. Register at www.portofeverett.com/bustours or contact Catherine Soper at catherines@portofeverett.com
May 11 – “Maximizing In-Kind Support” free workshop, 9:00 – 11:00 AM, 5/11 at the Living Room Coffee House in Marysville. Provided by the Community Foundation of Snohomish County. RSVP with Elizabeth Moran at Elizabeth@cf-sc.org. A second workshop is scheduled on 6/1, also from 9-11 AM, at the EvCC Monroe Campus, Tye Building, 3rd Floor.
May 15 – Snohomish County Tourism Summit, 12:30 – 4:30 PM, Edward D. Hansen Conference Center, 2000 Hewitt Avenue in Downtown Everett. All are welcome. Registration is required. Click here for more information and to register this free event. Historical tourism has great potential for each heritage organization in the County.
May 19 – “Cows and Carnations, The Stimsons of Hollywood on Saturday 5/19 at 10:00 AM, Brightwater Environmental Education and Community Center (22505 State Route 9, Woodinville). Woodinville Heritage Society VP Kevin Stadler shares the story of Fred and Nellie Stimson, becoming famous for the raising of Holstein Friesian cattle and carnations at their Hollywood Farm. Free.
May 19 – “Eruption: The Untold Story of Mount St. Helens” a free program by author Steve Olson, 2:00 PM, Saturday 5/19, Everett Public Library Auditorium, 2702 Hoyt Avenue, Everett. Olson’s book won the 2017 Washington State Book award for History/General Nonfiction. For more information contact Cameron Johnson at the Everett Public Library:  425.257.7640  or  cjohnson@everettwa.gov  or visit the EPL webpage  https://www.epls.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=92
May 28 – Official Re-dedication of the South Snohomish County Veterans Memorial Monument, 11:00 AM, Monday, 5/28 (Memorial Day), Edmonds Memorial Cemetery and Columbarium, 820 15th St SW, Edmonds. This will be the 36th Annual Memorial Day Ceremony and the 70th anniversary of the Veterans Memorial Monument, which was just recently moved to its new location. For more info contact Betty Lou Gaeng at bettygaeng@frontier.com
Late May – “Early Snohomish County Schools”, a book written by the Stillaguamish Valley Genealogy Society (SVGS), will be published in about a month. It will be available at the new SVGS Library in late May for $20. Be watching for a launching event. The SVGS Library is located at 6111 – 188th PL NE, Arlington. Phone: (360) 435-4838   Website: https://stillygen.org
Late May – “100 Years of Arlington, Volume III”, a book written by the Stillaguamish Valley Pioneers, covers the development of schools in the Arlington area. It will be available at the Stilly Valley Pioneer Museum (20722 – 67th Ave NE, Arlington) in late May for $20. Be watching for a launching event. Phone:  360.435.7289   Website:  http://www.stillymuseum.org
June 2 – Historic Everett Bike Ride & Photo History Presentation
10:00am presentation, 11:00am bike ride after Mayor cuts ribbon.
Join local historian Jack O’Donnell for a waterfront history overview before heading out for a bike ride along the new 
Mill Town Trail. Meet at Blue Heron Room in the Port office building, 1205 Craftsman Way. Tour organized by HistoricEverett and the Port of Everett. For more information contact David Chrisman at historiceverett@gmail.com.

Ongoing Heritage Activities

Immediate and on-going until May 15 – Prohibition Exhibit: “Prohibited Sips & Dash-In Dinersand look under the “Coming Exhibits” tab. The Edmonds Historical Museum is producing a new exhibit on prohibition which opens the end of May. They are looking for some items related to the subject, including, but not limited to: stills and other equipment, documents, advertisements/posters, menus, photographs for display. If any organizations would like to loan these items they can contact Katie Kelly at director@historicedmonds.org or call 425.774.0900.

Immediate and on-going until June 29 – Historic Cemetery Grants, DAHP (Washington State Department of Archaeology & Historic Preservation) is accepting applications to request funding through the new Historic Cemetery Grant program. For more information visit  DAHP Historic Cemetery Grant Program webpage  or contact Julianne Patterson at (206) 624-9449 or via email at jpatterson@preservewa.org.
Immediate and on-going – Mukilteo Walking Tour – read or listen as you walk around the Mukilteo Lighthouse Park using any internet device (smart phone, tablet, laptop). Access the tour from the website www.mukilteowalkingtour.com. Contact Don Saul at 425.530.9491 or dsaul@mukilteohistorical.org for info.
Immediate and on-going – Northwest Genealogy Conference 2018 registration is now open for the August 15-18 conference. The conference, organized by the Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society, will be held at the Byrnes Performing Arts Center at Arlington High School (18821 Crown Ridge Blvd, Arlington). https://stillygen.org/cpage.php?pt=50
Immediate and on-going. Free training to Jump-Start Your Grants Successyour 3-part video training, any time, at your own pace. The Community Foundation of Snohomish County, Washington Nonprofits, and GrantsMagic U are partnering the training.  http://www.grantsmagic.org/cf-sc