Through a partnership between the Edmonds-Woodway High School History Club and the Edmonds-South Snohomish County Historical Society, local residents are invited to share their memories of Edmonds and help preserve the city’s history, all while visiting the Edmonds Museum Summer Market.
For the past year, the afterschool History Club—created by EWHS Assistant principal and Historical Society board member Geoff Bennett—has been interviewing Edmonds residents and collecting their stories on video camera.
Now the history club is expanding that project to the museum’s Saturday summer market. Beginning this Saturday, any resident who wants to participate can share his or her story.
Here’s how it works: Those interested in contributing to this oral history project can stop by the museum during the Summer Market to sign up for a time slot.
A pair of History Club students will meet you there at the time indicated and get you set up in the interview booth, which will be located inside the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce Office, next to Edmonds City Hall at 121 Fifth Ave. N.
Make sure you have a partner to interview you. You will sign up for a 40-minute time slot and can choose from a list of scripted questions or talk about any topic you choose.
Each participant will receive a copy of the recorded interview at the end of each session. The cost will be $20, with all proceeds donated to the museum. The videotaped interviews will be maintained in the museum’s archives.
The historical society and history club received a grant from the Hubbard Family Foundation to purchase supplies and make this project a reality.
The Edmonds Historical Museum is located at 118 Fifth Ave. N. Suggested donation is $5 per adult and $2 per child. It is now open on Summer Market Saturdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information, go to historicedmonds.org.