The Malstrom Award luncheon again was wonderful gathering for local historians throughout Snohomish County. Hearing about the projects that we are all working on is inspiring.
Thanks to Otto Greule and Warner Blake for their program on the Architect J. S. White and the complexities of taking good quality architectural photographs. We have run into the problems involved in documenting our historic buildings and it is great to know some of the tricks of a great photographer who doesn’t rely totally on Photoshop but real photographic techniques.
For Projects in 2015 :
The Mukilteo Walking Tour
A joint project between the Mukilteo Historical Society and Jericho Bridge Church. Don Saul, President, Mukilteo Historical Society.
The Mukilteo Historical Society (MHS) and Jericho Bridge Church (JBC) created a self-guided walking tour of Mukilteo Lighthouse Grounds and Park. The tour has 14 tour stops covering approximately .5 miles of paved, level ground. The tour is summarized in a brochure available at the Park, various outlets around the city, on 2 ferries (and their terminals), and at the Future of Flight Museum. The tour stops have signs attached to existing historical/informational signs. A website (www.mukilteowalkingtour.com) was built for the tour with even more detail information on the stops (written and audio content). The audio content is narrated by 10 Mukilteo residents and actors.
For Publications in 2015 :
Everett’s First Schools- 2016 Calendar
Creator: Historic Everett, Everett WA
Each year (since 2005) Historic Everett develops an educational, full color, masterpiece calendar on a topic that is relevant to Everett’s history. The calendar is not only a chronology of dates for that year (2016) but designed to be an anecdotal history lesson for future generations. This is the latest in an excellent series of calendars featuring well documented and researched history of the City of Everett. It has long been a great contribution towards these efforts.
Waltz Building, Snohomish, Washington
Nominations are closed but click here for the Malstrom Award Nominees 2015 (pdf).
The Malstrom Award Luncheon to celebrate historic preservation projects, programs and publications of 2015 will be Saturday, March 19th at noon once again at the Waltz Building.
Please join us for this great annual get together and program.
- Noon: Luncheon – Lasagna, Green Salad, French Bread and Dessert.
The Luncheon will be $30; Catered by Collectors Choice.
Reservations and prepayment are required for the luncheon by March 14th (not the tour), please contact us.
If you do not receive a reservation form in the mail, Click here (pdf) Or email me and I will send you one.
- 1:00 p.m. ~ Malstrom Award 2015 Presentations
- 1:15 p.m ~ Guest Speakers : Seattle Architectural Photographer Otto Greule and Snohomish History Writer Warner Blake
The J. S. White Story – Snohomish Architect of the city’s many historic buildings.
Photographer Otto Greule will show and talk about the photographing of the historic architecture with a sample selection from his work in Snohomish since 2009. Warner will provide the historical context and an overall explanation of the project to document J.S. White’s work in frontier Snohomish. And of course J.S. White has his own Facebook page!
After talk there will be a Guided Walking Tour of J. S. White’s 19th Century Snohomish with Warner Blake. It will include 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!
If you can’t join us for the walking tour, here is the pdf handout for it.
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 19th, also at the Waltz Building. More information on the luncheon will be announced soon.
League of Snohomish County Heritage Organizations
October is Archives month, and you are invited to attend a free workshop!
The Basics of Historical Research 9:00 AM – Noon
October 10 in Stanwood at the Floyd Norgaard Cultural Center
October 24 in Bellevue and Bellingham
The Basics of Historical Research is for teachers, students, beginning genealogists, and others interested in exploring the past. You’ll get practical advice and learn the basic steps for gathering the information that you will need to investigate and interpret a historical topic for a museum exhibit, class project, community celebration, curriculum enrichment, research article, History Day, a classroom based assessment (CBA), or personal historical interest.
This class will cover:
- What primary sources are—and aren’t
- What historical sources are—and how to use them
- How to use the library system
- How to use archival collections
- How to find and use reliable online resources
- How to properly cite your sources
- How to use information from different sources
Seating is limited, so be sure to REGISTER NOW AT http://www.sos.wa.gov/archives/RecordsManagement/TrainingSignup.aspx .
Scroll down to Oct 10 or Oct 24. Select the site and click on the “Register” button.
If you have any questions, please contact Mike Saunders at the Puget Sound Regional Archives.
Michael S. Saunders
Please join us at the League of Snohomish County Heritage Organizations Quarterly Meeting
September 28th 2015
All members, board members and those interested in Snohomish County history are welcome.
It is a public meeting for exchanging and sharing ideas for history projects and publications. We welcome active participation from historians from all over the County for possible collaborations.
Possible discussion topics will be
Contact Kevin for more info or agenda suggestions.