Malstrom Heritage Awards Luncheon

March 16, 2019
11:30 am
Granite Falls American Legion Hall
310 South Granite Ave

Speaker: Gretchen Kaehler, Snohomish County Archaeologist
11:30 am doors open, potluck starts at noon, program follows.

Malstrom Awards nominations

We are actively seeking nominations for LOSCHO’s 2019 Heritage (Malstrom) Award. The nomination deadline is soon arriving on Monday, February 25. This program recognizes outstanding contributions for the preservation of our heritage in Snohomish County and the sharing of experiences, skills, and resources. Individuals and groups can submit nominations for their heritage-related projects. You can download and fill out the NominationForm2019
To learn more about the awards, click here.

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.


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).