Centennial Trail History Walk – Sept 13th from 11a.m. – 3p.m.

August 31, 2015 Leave a comment

Centennial Trail LogoCentennial Trail History Walk leads hikers through Snohomish County’s past.

*Question: *What was the first railroad to build into Snohomish County and  what is much of its right-of-way called today?
*Answer: *The Seattle, Lakeshore, and Eastern and the Centennial Trail

Want to learn more fun facts about Snohomish County heritage? Then grab your walking shoes or hop on a bike – or put the kids in the stroller and make your way down the Centennial Trail, Sept 13th from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. to learn local history along the former tribal route and early-century transportation corridor.

The Snohomish County Historic Preservation Commission will offer activities for kids, hands-on interactive exhibits and a chance to touch historic artifacts at four different sites along the 30 miles of historic rail line.
The event is free.

Specific activities are located at these four trailheads:

– Nakashima – 32328 SR-9, Arlington
– Bryant -26804 SR9, Arlington
– Machias – 1624 Virginia St., Snohomish
– Snohomish – Pine and Maple, Snohomish

“The Centennial Trail History Walk will be a fun way to learn about our local heritage, said Historic Preservation Commissioner, Chris Jenkins. We wanted to offer an experience that would make learning Sno Co. history more
engaging and because the trail has such a rich history of its own – a discovery walk on the trail allows the participants to put facts into context.”

Can’t make it to the Centennial Trail History Walk? Don’t let that stop you from learning great stories of the people and industries that made an impact on our community in the fields of agriculture, timber and rail online at www.centennialtrail.com.

For more information about the walk, contact Wendy Becker, Snohomish County Cultural and Economic Development Manager at wendy.becker at snoco.org.

forwarded by admin, Karen

Western Heritage Center at the Monroe Fair

August 11, 2015 Comments off

This year at the Monroe Fair – give yourself plenty of time to see the exhibits at the Western Heritage Center.  Jerry Senner and his volunteers have been working for twenty years on the educational, engaging and interactive exhibits that teach how machines worked in the days before digital.  WHC-logoIt’s a great place for  school groups, and family outings to see how all the old chainsaws, tractors, threshing machines really worked.  One of the most fun is the model railroad representing how dependent we were on steam and diesel technology.  It’s truly a special experience – see  it before, during or after the Evergreen State Fair (Aug. 27th – Sept 7th).

Categories: History Exhibits, Museums

The J. S. White Story – Snohomish Architect of the city’s many historic buildings.

May 27, 2015 Comments off

EVENT ONEJ.S. White Snohomish Architect Slide program May 30

Slide Show Presentation by Seattle Architectural Photographer Otto Greule and Snohomish History Writer Warner Blake

WHEN: Saturday, May 30, 2015 | 2 – 3:30p
WHERE: Everett Public Library | 2707 Hoyt | Auditorium
COST: Free
WHAT: Photographer Otto Greule will show and talk about his process photographing historic architecture with a sample selection from his work in Snohomish since 2009; while Warner will provide the historical context and an overall explanation of the project to document J.S. White’s work in frontier Snohomish.

The J.S. White Story: Photography by Otto Greule

Project Background Info: Herald Story, October 2014 by Andrea Brown

EVENT TWO – Guided Tour

WHAT: Guided Walking Tour of J. S. White’s 19th Century Snohomish with Warner Blake
WHEN: Sunday, May 31, 2015 | 2 – 3:30p
WHERE: Snohomish Library | 311 Maple Avenue | Meet in the lobby
COST: $10 Suggest Donation (no reservations, prepare to walk about a mile)
WHAT: Back by popular demand: A mile long loop walk to view the structures photographed by Otto; plus, those not ready for “prime time!” Experience the town as J.S. White’s family did — on foot!

Can’t make it? Free Self-Guided Walking Tour

Warner Blake | 206.914.4075
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Tam Elwell Found Dead by the Milkman

LOSCHO Strategic Planning Session May 2nd, 9:30 a.m.

April 24, 2015 Comments off

Plan on participating in our strategic planning session on May 2nd. We will be defining a course for the League of Snohomish County Heritage Organizations over the next several years.

It is your input that will make LOSCHO a mutual benefit for all of our Heritage Organizations in Snohomish County.
The Facilitator will be Rick Chatterton.
Contact Kevin Stadler for more information.
Discussion will include:
1. Mission-Vision
2. Membership building
3. Funding
4. Projects

9:30 a.m.
Hibulb Cultural Center
6410 23rd Ave NE, Tulalip, WA

You may use our contact us form and it will be forwarded to Kevin or the appropriate person.


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Malstrom Award Winners for 2014 publications and projects

March 15, 2015 Comments off

Two great nominations were submitted for the 2014 Malstrom Award.  Each represented the two categories for submission so each won.  They were announced and celebrated on Saturday March 14th.  The awards acknowledge outstanding contributions to the field of Snohomish County history.
Please see the comments (pdf) by Lisa Hill Festa the League’s Technical Advisor.

Alderwood Manor Heritage Association and the Lowell Civic Association were both winners:

Gail Chism of the Lowell Civic Association accept the award for the Publication 150 Years of Lowell History which she wrote with co-author Karen Redfield.

Gail Chism of the Lowell Civic Association accepts the award for the Publication “150 Years of Lowell History” which she wrote with co-author Karen Redfield. [Click the photo for more info]









Kevin Stadler and Cherie Ryan accepted the award for the Alderwood Manor Heritage Assn for their newly designed website.

Kevin Stadler and Cherie Ryan accepted the award on behalf of the Alderwood Manor Heritage Assn for their newly designed website. Click the picture to open the website representing the wide range of projects and programs this well organized group has accomplished.

Categories: Malstrom Awards