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Join us for the Annual Meeting !

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!

Snohomish County Local History Publications – for Research or Gifts!

There are many local histories to learn about Snohomish County area communities, families, businesses and events – Check them out at your local library or heritage organization.

Tulalip, From My Heart
Images of America Early Monroe
Early Snohomish Images of America (Arcadia Publishing)
River, Rail and Road : A Pictorial History of Stanwood and East Stanwood
Silvana and the Stillaguamish Valley by Karine R. Smith
DVD - Where is All Began
Images of America : Alderwood Manor
Stuck In the Mud : A History of Warm Beach Washington
The Story Of A Great Forest 1888 to 1951 by Will H. Verd Published by his daughter Helen Starr and  grandson Larry Starr
Maltby and Neighbors by Elsie Mann
Snohomish County : An Illustrated History

Malstrom Award Winner for 2011 Projects

For those of you who didn’t attend our Snohomish County Heritage Day and Malstrom Award Luncheon, We’d like to announce that the winner of the Malstrom Award for 2011 projects was the publication “Stuck in the Mud – The history of Warm Beach Washington” written by Penny Hutchison Buse.

Here is a summary of the judging statement by Eric Taylor of 4Culture in King County—-

“In my opinion, this impressive publication merits the Malstrom Award, based on the following criteria:

The book provides new or unique historic information, interpretation or discoveries by presenting a comprehensive history of an often-overlooked area of Snohomish County. It contributes to the preservation or interpretation of Snohomish County history by documenting Warm Beach’s significant events and changes over time, as recorded in the public record, and by adding the author’s personal views as asides throughout the text. By preserving the area’s history in one far-reaching volume, the author has created a valuable reference for future researchers. The author has made use of best museum, research or digital practices as evidenced by the book’s extensive bibliography and conscientious attention to illustration credits. The publication demonstrates an effective collaboration with other community organizations by including relevant material from local, regional, state, and international archives. In addition, the partnership with the Stanwood Area Historical Society contributes to the growth of community heritage resources. The author has made creative use of resources by producing a final manuscript that, in all likelihood, far surpasses the scope of the original project. Penny Hutchison Buse has done an outstanding job of weaving together documents, photographs, and recollections into an easily approachable local history that obviously is a labor of love. “Stuck In The Mud” promises to be a valuable and treasured Snohomish County historical resource for years to come.”

For more about all the other amazing projects, please see