The League of Snohomish County Heritage Organizations’ mission of the past 30 years has brought together local historians, genealogists, and those interested in all aspects historic preservation from buildings to antiques to photographs to family histories. We have become good friends and shared many successful to publications, preserved many buildings, and discovered many great stories and photographs. We are hoping that there may be more people interested in continuing this tradition. Please join us for our next events and meetings.
Waltz Building, Snohomish, Washington
Our annual meeting will be Saturday January 23rd 2016 at the Waltz Building at 10 a.m. We will have a short business meeting to elect officers followed by a program featuring the new presentation on the Historical Asset Inventory which has identified 14,000 potentially historic buildings in the County and conducted windshield surveys to focus in on the best opportunities.
Traditionally we have also hosted an annual award luncheon to celebrate the Malstrom Award for outstanding historic preservation projects. We will be having this luncheon on March 12th, also at the Waltz Building. More information on the luncheon will be announced soon.
League of Snohomish County Heritage Organizations
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 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 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.
Please don’t forget our Malstrom Award Luncheon will be March 14th, 2015 (Saturday) at Noon at the beautiful Waltz Building
Our speaker at the luncheon will be Chuck Fowler
who will talk on his book ‘Tall Ships on Puget Sound”. Chuck was the 2014 recipient of the Washington State Historical Society’s Robert Gray Award and many years a leader in King County Heritage related activities.
Click here for the Malstrom Luncheon Registration Form
if you did not receive one in the mail. Please get your reservations in before Tuesday because we have to know how many lunches will be needed. The ever popular and hearty lasagna, salad and desserts, will be available buffet style (with a vegetarian option).
Also – Please bring historical books or calendars to sell. We don’t have much space in the Waltz but this is a Great opportunity share the new publications, information and fund raising ideas!
Annual Meeting of the
League of Snohomish County Heritage Organizations
Jan 24th, 2015 (Saturday)
It will feature Fred Cruger with a training session on the Snohomish County Mapping Project as well as election of officers for 2015 and more planning for future heritage related programming, events and learning opportunities.
Location will be the Waltz Building in Snohomish
Annual dues are due in January, please renew !
The Malstrom Award Luncheon will be March 14th, 2015 (Saturday) at Noon
Our speaker will be Chuck Fowler who will talk on his book ‘Tall Ships on Puget Sound”. Chuck was the 2014 recipient of the WMA’s Robert Gray Award and many years a leader in King County Heritage related activities. Location to be determined.
There will be no Heritage Day in 2015 – Please let us know if you are interested in having one in 2016 – Volunteers to help coordinate are welcome!
There were two categories of the Malstrom Award this year.
The Book category award was received by the posthumously published Tulalip: From My Heart, An Autobiographical Account of a Reservation Community by Harriette Shelton Dover, edited by Darleen Fitzpatrick, foreword by Wayne Williams.
The award was accepted for Harriette by the editor and friend, Darleen Fitzpatrick.
Dover lived from 1904 to 1991, her life spanning nearly all of the 20th century. What Harriette has written about in this book is a story much larger than her own life, bringing together her knowledge from published histories and the teachings and memories of her tribal elders. She also tells her own experiences attending the cruel and punitive Tulalip Indian Boarding School, raising a family on the reservation, work and tribal politics, fishing rights and establishing a solid economy for Tulalips. She also reached back in time, through stories told by her elders, to the 1855 Point Elliott Treaty signing, then moves forward to modern-day Tulalip. Teacher, anthropologist, author, collaborator and friend Darleen Fitzpatrick served as editor of the book which was published by the University of Washington Press in 2013.
In the Projects category, the award was received by Cameron Johnson of the Everett Public Library for Buffalo Bill in the City of Smokestacks: The Wild West’s 1908 Everett appearance (a podcast audio drama with accompanying text and photos). Everett Public Library: Producer, Audio Engineer and Narrator Cameron Johnson; Voice Actors Van Ramsey, Eileen Simmons, Andrea Wallis, Ronald Averill, Lisa Labovitch, David Dilgard and Zac Matthews; Consultants David Dilgard (historical research) and Laura McCarty (audio engineer). The Buffalo Bill podcast was posted on the library website Sept. 22, 2013, the 105th anniversary of Buffalo Bill’s appearance in Everett.