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The Basics of Historical Research October 10th

September 28th, 2015 Comments off

October is Archives month, and you are invited to attend a free workshop!

 The Basics of Historical Research 9:00 AM – Noon
October 10 in Stanwood at the Floyd Norgaard Cultural Center
October 24 in Bellevue and Bellingham

The Basics of Historical Research is for teachers, students, beginning genealogists, and others interested in exploring the past. You’ll get practical advice and learn the basic steps for gathering the information that you will need to investigate and interpret a historical topic for a museum exhibit, class project, community celebration, curriculum enrichment, research article, History Day, a classroom based assessment (CBA), or personal historical interest.
This class will cover:

  • What primary sources are—and aren’t
  • What historical sources are—and how to use them
  • How to use the library system
  • How to use archival collections
  • How to find and use reliable online resources
  • How to properly cite your sources
  • How to use information from different sources

Seating is limited, so be sure to REGISTER NOW AT .
Scroll down to Oct 10 or Oct 24.  Select the site and click on the “Register” button.

If you have any questions, please contact Mike Saunders at the Puget Sound Regional Archives.
Michael S. Saunders
Regional Archivist

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

May 27th, 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

Historic Preservation

November 18th, 2012 Comments off

The Everett Herald Sunday Opinion piece made an unusual plea in support of preserving its historic places:  “Preserving A City’s History” Published: Sunday, November 18, 2012,  IN OUR VIEW: Everett’s downtown heritage

We who have a passionate interest  in preserving our historic places are very appreciative of this editorial.   We are perhaps often too complacent about the economic arguments for the cost effectiveness of replacing historic buildings.   We are forced to honor still useful buildings by replacing them with “”It Stood Here Once” plaques” as the editorial says.  Indeed,  a recent positive preservaStanwood City Hall, 2012tion example by the City of Stanwood  suggests an opposite reaction to funding limitation:
Funds for a new Stanwood City Hall building were just not available at this time and the City found a way to repair the stucco, paint and adapt the now unique design and character of the building.  The building looks fresh and inviting once again.  And the taxpayers paid far less for this improvement, not to mention increasing is re-sale value if it ever decides it needs more space for city operations in the future.
I only add that not only is it buildings that are worthy of preservation, but our local historical societies collections.   Think of them this year in your giving considerations.  See our list of local heritage groups on the right side of this page and select the community of your choice as a worthy recipient of much needed dollars for preserving local history for our futures.
Karen Prasse
Current President,
League of Snohomish County Heritage Organizations.
Categories: Historic Preservation

Announcing – Snohomish County Heritage Day and Malstrom Award Luncheon

October 29th, 2011 Comments off

Save the Date –Saturday March 17th, 2012
9 am – 3 pm
Floyd Norgaard Cultural Center   27130 102nd Ave NW    Stanwood WA

The League of Snohomish County Heritage Organizations Board has decided to expand its traditional Malstrom Awards Luncheon to include more opportunities for sharing ideas on history projects in and around Snohomish County. Volunteers, staff, board members, docents of our local heritage groups are invited to participate in several workshops and meetings for heritage organizations.  The workshops are designed as refreshers and to do some brainstorming on new ideas for historic preservation, exhibits, programming, education and school projects, genealogy and collections management.

Topics of the workshops include sponsorships/fund- raising, “High Tech History from Granite Falls, school programs (history day), historic preservation, mobile museums, exhibits, Snohomish County Mapping Project, volunteer recruitment, working with Past Perfect and collection management.
Heritage groups and individuals are invited to bring tabletop displays of recent projects and publications to sell.  Tables will be available around the perimeter of the main hall so all who attend will have a chance to converse informally with each other.

There is sure to be more than one topic here of interest to board members, staff, researchers, writers, volunteers and docents of our heritage groups of Snohomish County and surrounding counties. Details and registration information are now posted here.

Special thanks to the Stanwood Area Historical Society for hosting this event at their wonderful historic buildings – the D. O. Pearson House, the Floyd Norgaard Cultural Center (former Public Hall) and History Museum.

Special note:
The League Board Annual Meeting for Board member elections will be held January 9th 2012 at10 am. All League members and more than one representative from each group are encouraged to join us at this meeting also in Stanwood at the Floyd. Nominations are open for new League Board members.

The Malstrom Award Nominations for projects completed in 2011 will be due Friday January 20th, 2012.

Home Tour & Restoration Fair – Sept 10, 10am-4pm

September 7th, 2011 Comments off

Home Tour and Restoration Fair Take advantage of this unique opportunity to learn about keeping up old houses and the values of your treasured antiques.  This annual event is a chance to connect with experts in identifying house styles and finding information about preserving them.  See the website for ticket details.