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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.

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Malstrom Award Luncheon will be March 14th, 2015 (Saturday) at Noon

February 2, 2015 Comments off
Please don’t forget our Malstrom Award Luncheon will be March 14th, 2015 (Saturday) at Noon at the beautiful Waltz Building in Snohomish.
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!
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Join us for the Annual Meeting !

November 18, 2014 Comments off

GFmapProjIconAnnual Meeting of the
League of Snohomish County Heritage Organizations

Jan 24th, 2015 (Saturday) 

10 a.m.

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”.  arcadiatallshipsChuck 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!

Malstrom Award Winners for 2013 projects are:

March 3, 2014 Comments off

There were two categories of the Malstrom Award this year.

The Book category award was received by the posthumously published Tulalip from my heart Harriet Dover SheltonTulalip: 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.

buffalo_bill_logo_malstrom2013In 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.

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Malstrom Nominees for 2013 are….

February 15, 2014 Comments off
Register for the Annual Malstrom Award Program Luncheon Here (and Heritage Day)

Register for the Annual Malstrom Award Program Luncheon Here (and Heritage Day)

Malstrom Awards
Nominated Projects for 2013

Beginning in 2013 project year, if more than one publication is nominated, two Malstrom awards may be given, one for an outstanding publication and one for an outstanding project.

Nominees are:

BOOKS

Early Monroe History bookEarly Monroe (book)  by Dexter Taylor and the Monroe Historical Society.  Author Dexter Taylor spent a year and a half culling through thousands of photos in the Monroe Historical Society collection, visiting archives and digesting newspaper and manuscript sources that he brought together in this volume rich with the work of prior local researchers and current scholarship.  Dexter has selected iconic images and related stories of a small community striving to provide a better life for their descendant in this rich history published by Arcadia Press in 2013.

 

Tulalip from my heart Harriet Dover SheltonTulalip: From My Heart, An Autobiographical Account of a Reservation Community  by Harriette Shelton Dover, edited by Darleen Fitzpatrick, foreword by Wayne Williams.
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.

PROJECTS

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Podcast Audio Drama

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. 

 

Sno-Isle LibrariesDigitize Our Community History. (digitization of Snohomish County heritage photo collections).
Sno-Isle Libraries: Colleen Brazil, Terry Beck and Becky Bolte.
In 2013 Sno-Isle Libraries began a collaborative project to digitize, preserve and provide 24/7 online access to the historical images of communities. By year’s end, the project had made historical images available through the Sno-Isle web pages from Snohomish Historical Society, Darrington Historical Society and Edmonds South County Historical Society The 2013 project serves as a model for future collaboration.

Marker Dedication at Legion ParkFirst Neighbors – Hibulb Interpretive Signage, Legion Park Bluff, Everett.
Historic Everett and Everett’s Northwest Neighborhood Association.  With grants from Tulalip Tribes and the Everett Cultural Arts Commission, a committee headed by Annie Lyman and Valerie Steel worked with Sedro Woolley artist Jim Englehardt to create interpretive signage recognizing and celebrating the importance of the native people’s settlements on the shores of the central Salish Sea.  3 signs tell the story:  The Overlook View: Eye of the Region; HibulbVillage: Heart of the Region and The River: Lifeblood of the Region.

Shelton Skalaletut Pole video

William Shelton and the Sklaletut Pole

William Shelton and the Sklaletut Pole. (a video documentary).
Quil Ceda Media and Lita Sheldon.  William Shelton of Tulalip had an essential role in saving the traditions and language of the Tulalip people by writing down the stories and legends of the tribes of Puget Sound as well as creating story poles depicting the animals, legends and spirit quests from these stories.  His Sklaletut Pole was erected in 1913, 100 years ago last year.  David Dilgard narrates with interviewer J. D. Mowrer in this 11 minute video that in 2013 was included in the American Indian Film Festival in San Francisco and the Red Nation Film Festival in Los Angeles.
It won as Best Documentary Short at the Tulalip Film festival in 2013.

www.stillygen.orgwww.stillygen.org (a new website).
Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society, Sue Walde, Manager of Library Catalog Database Project, Ruth Caesar, President; Flynn Clarke, Webmaster; ; Michelle Heiderer, Manager of library catalog project.  In the spring of 2013, the Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society contracted with Easy Net Sites in Florida to create an interactive website to offer free online access to their extensive record holdings.

 

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Judging the Malstrom Awards this year is Janet Oakley, Visiting Historian, Whatcom Historical Museum, school program; Teaching Artist, Allied Arts, Whatcom County (hands-on history workshops in schools); Instructor, City U, History of Pacific Northwest; author of Tree Soldier and Timber Rose, historical fiction.  From 1999 to 2010 Janet served as the Educational Coordinator for the Skagit County Historical Museum, La Conner, WA and is a contributing writer to HistoryLink.org.

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