Edmonds Historical Museum Blog

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...

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Wilson Declares War & Edmonds Rallies its Citizens

The citizens of Edmonds immediately organized to meet the challenges of the coming months. Those citizens who knew they would not be eligible to join one of the armed services formed a citizens group: the Home Guard Association. The petition for this group stated,...

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An Edmonds Childhood

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 before moving away for a short period of time, returning to...

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Frances E. Anderson

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 of 1889.  Both her father and her...

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Edmonds’ 400 Block of Main Street

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 that would be less susceptible to fire in the future....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Events at Edmonds Historical Musuem Information about the Garden Market and Summer Market Learn more about our current exhibit A large collection of oral histories from local residents Volunteer today at the Edmonds Historical Museum Give a Brick for the Holidays