Edmonds Historical Museum birthday bash slated

By Bill Lambert | Oct 24, 2013

Continuing their recognition of the 40th anniversary of the Edmonds Historical Society and Museum, the community is invited to a celebration, “Heritage Days Benefit,” a fundraising dinner on Friday, Nov. 8.

The evening will feature Rick Steves, author, television personality, and owner of Edmonds-based “Europe Through the Back Door” who will share his perspectives on growing up in Edmonds.

The event, which runs from 5-9 p.m., will include a catered buffet dinner; wine and appetizers; raffles and a silent auction that includes gift baskets, artwork and vacation packages; live music throughout the reception; and an opportunity to learn more about the work of and the future plans for the museum.

The event takes place at Holy Rosary Parish Center, 630 7th Ave. N., Edmonds. Ample parking is available.

The Historical Society and Museum serves Edmonds and South Snohomish County by:

• collecting, preserving and displaying historical documents,  memories and events, and artifacts like the antique fire engines;

• providing educational programming; see the new exhibit 40x40 exhibit of favorite artifacts, which just opened at the museum;

• supporting and sponsoring community events including the Halloween Haunted Museum and the annual Scarecrow Festival.

• partnering with Edmonds-Woodway High School’s History Club on its oral history project, aimed at capturing the memories of area senior citizens.

• and of course, the wonderful Edmonds Farmers Markets.

Cost of the dinner is $50 per person; you may also buy a table of 8 for $400. Tickets may be purchased by calling 425-774-6507.

Have an item to donate to the auction or want to volunteer? Call 425-774-0900.

On-line ticket purchasing is now available by visiting the museum website at www.historicedmonds.org.

Thanks to all who are supporting and enjoying the museum’s Scarecrow Festival. What fun! Winner will be announced Nov.8 at the museum’s Heritage Days benefit.

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