Edmonds Museum to celebrate 40th anniversary with benefit

By Bette G. Bell | Oct 10, 2013

The years just keeping adding up!  Have you ever noticed that?  It seems like forever until you are 21, and suddenly you are 40.  How did that happen?

The folks at the museum are asking the same question and feel the same way, although no one is discussing their age around here!

The Edmonds South Snohomish Historical Society, known locally as the Edmonds Museum, is celebrating its 40th birthday.  Some of us are saying “40 years, really!”  Many of us knew the founders of the museum, and can’t believe so many years have passed by.  How did the new, historically minded members, become the old-timers? It has been an amazing transition full of so many good memories, lots of fun, and some hard work.

A birthday party, the Heritage Days Benefit, is on the calendar for from 5-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8; be sure to mark the date. The benefit is being held at the Holy Rosary Parish Center, 630 7th Ave. N., Edmonds. Ample parking is available.

The cost is $50 per person, or you can purchase a table for eight for $400.  The whole community is invited to join us on this happy occasion.  There will be hors d’oeuvres, wine, a catered buffet dinner.

Future plans for the museum will be laid out, along with possible building renovations that are being considered, and the icing, on the proverbial birthday cake, will be Edmonds’ own Rick Steves as the speaker.

Now you may ask yourself, “Why in the world would I want to go to a museum dinner?”  The answer is multi-faceted:

• We collect your history; historical documents, artifacts, and memories and events in Edmonds.

• We advance the quality of life in Edmonds by engaging in educational programming.

• We are active in the preservation of fire engines and local artifacts.

• We sponsor the Edmonds Museum Farmers Market, a highlight on many calendars.

• We participate in community events such as the Christmas Tree Lighting, the 4th of July Parade, the Scarecrow Festival, and the Haunted Museum on Halloween.

• We support many local Edmonds businesses, the Edmonds Swedish Hospital, the downtown Edmonds Merchants Association, the Edmonds Mural Society, ECA Programs and the Edmonds-Woodway High School oral history project.

Improvements to displays and the museum interior are on-going projects.

There are raffles to enter, some silent auction items and vacation package opportunities at the dinner.  Feeling lucky?

You’ll enjoy your evening, meet some nice people and have a lovely dinner, as well as have the opportunity to meet and hear Rick Steves!

An evening to let you know you are an important part of this community, and someone we would all like to get to know.  Please give us that opportunity!

If you would like to become a sponsor, donate an item or volunteer for this event, call 425-774-0900.

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