Edmonds Museum Blog

Wartime Manufacturing Comes to Edmonds

Wartime Manufacturing Comes to Edmonds Adapted from Research Corner, by Kathe Hall Published in the Museum’s Quarterly Member Newsletter the Museum Light August 2006   During World War Two Pointer-Willamette, an Oregon company noted for designing and building transportation equipment for the logging industry, committed their company to manufacture transportation equipment for the United States Military.

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Durbin Drive & Edmonds’ First Department Store

Durbin Drive & Edmonds’ First Department Store Adapted from Research Corner, by Kathe Hall Published in the Museum’s Quarterly Member Newsletter the Museum Light February 2003 In the beginning of 1925, George Quincy Durbin and his wife, Althea moved to Edmonds. Shortly after, their daughter Shirley, her husband Robert and son Paul Weller followed, along

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Wilson Declares War & Edmonds Rallies its Citizens

Wilson Declares War Adapted from Research Corner, by Kathe Hall Published in the Museum’s Quarterly Member Newsletter the Museum Light May 2005 April 6, 1918   The clock struck 3 a.m.. After seventeen hours of debate, the House passed the resolution entering the United States into World War 1. The citizens of Edmonds immediately organized to meet

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An Edmonds Childhood

Research Corner Archives An Edmonds Childhood Adapted from Ivy May Kingdon’s Oral History Published in the Museum’s Quarterly Member Newsletter the Museum Light February 2002 William Kingdon and Vadner Gessner were married on August 29, 1891 at Quilcene, Jefferson County, Washington. In 1893 they traveled to Edmonds where William worked with O.C. Sorensen in logging operations

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Frances E. Anderson

Research Corner Archives Frances Elizabeth Anderson Adapted from Frances’ Oral History by Milly Engels 1977, Published in Museum Light June 2001 Frances Elizabeth Anderson was born November 16, 1890 in Drummond, Montana to Jennie Potts and C.J. Anderson. Her parents and her older brother, Lorne Bruce Anderson, had moved from Ridgetown, Ontario, Canada to Drummond in August

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Edmonds’ 400 Block of Main Street

Research Corner Archives North Main Street between 4th Ave & the Princess Theatre By Kathe Hall from the Museum Light March 2004 A fire downtown Edmonds in August 1909 destroyed many buildings and left many businesses without storefronts to conduct affairs. A number of citizens saw this as an opportunity to rebuild downtown with materials

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The Princess Theatre

Research Corner Archives The Princess Theatre By Kathe Hall from the Museum Light June 2004 Following several downtown fires, original wooden buildings lining George Street (Main Street) were being replaced with concrete and brick fire-proof construction. John McGinnis, owner of the property between the Danish American Bakery and Ohio L. Miller’s law office, decided to construct just

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Intern Check-in

What’s Happening at Storage? It is hard to believe Summer is on its way out!  We have been quite busy at the museum, and thanks to Briana and Danielle, our off-site artifact storage is on its way to looking fantastic. In the past two years we have moved our artifacts twice. As you may know, moving

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Mildred Doris Engels

On March 3rd of this year, Edmonds lost a long time pioneer; both of the City of Edmonds and the Edmonds-South Snohomish County Historical Society & Museum. Milly, as she was affectionately known by her family and friends, was born August 30, 1915 in Edmonds to Orville and Herma Kelly. She was born in a house

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Meet Our Interns!

The Museum is pleased to introduce our two interns! Get to know them below.  Check back to get updates on their projects, and learn more about what happens behind the scenes here at the Edmonds Historical Museum.  DANIELLE REED – I graduated from Western Washington University in 2013, with a BA in Anthropology and a concentration in Archaeology. Born in

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