City, Historical Society submit funding requests

May 24, 2017

The city of Edmonds and the Edmonds-South Snohomish County Historical Society have submitted funding request to the county’s Historic Preservation Commission.

  • The city has requested help with the exterior restoration of the original skylight on the Edmonds Museum. The skylight has significant historical and aesthetic significance to the building.
  • The Historical Society would like to develop a traveling exhibit highlighting the history of Edmonds and south Snohomish County.

In addition, the League of Snohomish County Historical Organizations would create hardcopy and electronic mobile tours of Snohomish County museums and genealogical societies; and a History Link project would add Snohomish County historical information to HistoryLink, the on-line encyclopedia of Washington State history.

In 2007, the Snohomish County Council created the commission to provide assistance with carrying out a variety of functions related to the protection and preservation of archeological and historical resources.

The commission uses a recording document surcharge of $1 to help fund these preservation programs. The funding from the recording fee is used to provide preservation information but also to fund projects protecting the uniqueness of Snohomish County’s local history.

This year, the Historic Commission received over $100,000 in funding requests to review. The Commission evaluated the benefit that each project would have for the citizens of Snohomish County.

They then recommended to the County Council where funds should be allocated based on promoting the public’s access to county history, professional development and capital improvements, or collections management.

 

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