Snohomish County Heritage Day and Malstrom Award Luncheon
Saturday March 1st, 2014
8:30 am – 2 pm
Floyd Norgaard Cultural Center
27130 102nd Ave NW
Join us for Heritage Day, a nearby “mini-conference” of workshops and presentations along with networking and learning opportunities for those who are interested in all aspects of preserving heritage in the virtual world as well as our real world.
9 a.m. – Noon: There will be a full morning of sessions from 9 am until noon covering social media, digitizing photographs, self publishing and more.
12:00 pm: Luncheon and Malstrom Award Ceremony – Hearty and healthy soups and bread, salads and desserts for lunch – $15.00
(Pre-registration required to determine the number of lunches to order)
Total $35.00 for both ($45.00 non-members)
Being a 2014 member/supporter of any local heritage organization qualifies for the member price.
Session List [subject to changes].
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. —Registration & table display setups; Coffee, tea & hearty breakfast baked goods.
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
“Past Forward : A Journey Along the Centennial Trail” – Explore the development of Snohomish County’s premier historical trail along the Northern Pacific Railroad line - its history and the future possibilities.
Wendy Becker, Snohomish County Office of Economic Development
“Digitize our Community History” – Sno-Isle Libraries partnerships with local organizations to digitize and provide access to important historical photograph collections for public research on family and community history.
Presenters: Becky Bolte and Colleen Brazil, Sno- Isle Librarians
“We’ve Gone Digital! What’s next?” – How institutions are tapping into social media and other tools to get people involved with their digital collections.
Presenter: Lisa Labovitch, Librarian, Everett Public Library Northwest Room
10:30 – 11 pm.
Break – Enjoy more baked goods and coffee or tea; visit displays and silent auction, meet and greet presenters and other heritage volunteers, tour other SAHS exhibits.
11:00 a.m. – Noon
“The Rise of the Social Era” Join us for an in-depth look at what social media really is, how it can benefit heritage organizations, and simple strategies from one of the NW leading social media firms. This is our chance to hear from a professional in this new field of outreach. Presenter: Joshua Dirks, CEO/Founder, Project Bionic
Self Publishing Forum: Speakers will share experiences and provide assistance with other heritage writers about the self publishing process including everything from publishing-on-demand, ebooks, bindings, editing, and rights issues.
- Shannon McKenzie, Director, Snohomish Publishing Co.
- Janet Oakley, author of Tree Soldier: A Novel of Love, Forgiveness and the Great Depression
- Catherine Anderson, Family historian/genealogist and “publishing on demand” author
- Ross Kane, author of And wasn’t it grand : love and prohibition on Puget Sound
- And you!
NOON – 2 pm
- Malstrom Award Luncheon : Choice of soups or salmon chowder; fresh bread and wonderful desserts from the excellent bakers of the Stanwood Area Historical Society
- 12: 30 p.m. ~ Silent Auction ends
- 12:45 p.m. ~ Award nominees and brief remarks – Margaret Riddle & Penny Buse, Author and Past Recipient
- Malstrom Award Presentation
- 1 p.m. ~ Luncheon Program : : “Historic Preservation Efforts and Other Accomplishments at Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve, Whidbey Island, Washington”
Presenter: Lynn Hyde, Education and Outreach Coordinator, Ebey’s Reserve, National Park Service.