Western Heritage Center at the Monroe Fair

August 11th, 2015 Comments off

This year at the Monroe Fair – give yourself plenty of time to see the exhibits at the Western Heritage Center.  Jerry Senner and his volunteers have been working for twenty years on the educational, engaging and interactive exhibits that teach how machines worked in the days before digital.  WHC-logoIt’s a great place for  school groups, and family outings to see how all the old chainsaws, tractors, threshing machines really worked.  One of the most fun is the model railroad representing how dependent we were on steam and diesel technology.  It’s truly a special experience – see  it before, during or after the Evergreen State Fair (Aug. 27th – Sept 7th).

Categories: History Exhibits, Museums

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

LOSCHO Strategic Planning Session May 2nd, 9:30 a.m.

April 24th, 2015 Comments off

Plan on participating in our strategic planning session on May 2nd. We will be defining a course for the League of Snohomish County Heritage Organizations over the next several years.

It is your input that will make LOSCHO a mutual benefit for all of our Heritage Organizations in Snohomish County.
The Facilitator will be Rick Chatterton.
Contact Kevin Stadler for more information.
Discussion will include:
1. Mission-Vision
2. Membership building
3. Funding
4. Projects

9:30 a.m.
Hibulb Cultural Center
6410 23rd Ave NE, Tulalip, WA

You may use our contact us form and it will be forwarded to Kevin or the appropriate person.


Categories: Uncategorized

Malstrom Award Winners for 2014 publications and projects

March 15th, 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.

Categories: Malstrom Awards

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

February 2nd, 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!
Categories: Malstrom Awards