Stanwood/Camano Area Oral History Project
Project Kick-Off Event
Wednesday, January 31
6:00pm – 7:30pm
Where: Stanwood Camano Community Resource Center (across from the Stanwood Library)
This event is a partnership between the library, the Stanwood Camano Community Resource Center, and the Stanwood Area Historical Society.
We want to hear your stories! Join us to learn more about an upcoming oral history project partnership between the Stanwood Library, the Stanwood Camano Resource Center, and the Stanwood Area Historical Society. The project will be based off of the StoryCorps model and interviews will be uploaded to the StoryCorps archives. Further details on how you can participate will be shared at the event, and you can also sit in and observe as former WA state senator Mary Margaret Haugen gives the first interview and tells some of her own stories! January 31st, 6-7:30pm, across the street from the library at the Stanwood Camano Resource Center 9612 271st Street NW Stanwood, WA.
Line art by Peter Beaulieu capturing the historical details of the house in in the 1990s.
On Tuesday Nov 28 the Stanwood Camano community is participating in a collective day of giving. One of the recipients is the Stanwood Area Historical Society. We are asking for funds to supplement our budget for repairs and rehabilitation of the D. O. Pearson House Museum windows and other general maintenance historical repairs. The repair project plan is described on this link: https://www.scgive.org/sahs_project
The photo below depicts the Pearson in the 1920s or 30s, sometime before the wooden sidewalks were replaced by concrete. The photographer of the day is unknown
Join us for this Sunday’s (9/17) H & H Program featuring the life story of the intrepid Swedish American pioneer, Peter Henning.
Henning (1868-1955) was one of our colorful and influencial pioneers who settled in and helped develop the community known as East Stanwood. His career included experience as a Yukon Gold Rush entrepreneur, railroad and road builder, logger, farmer, and millworker. He was influential in the development of the East Stanwood school district of the day, the early banks, the Snohomish County Roads Commision and the Stevens Pass Highway Assn.
Enduring many hardships and setbacks he still led a life of hard work with many more successful accomplishments.
The program features a DVD presentation highlighting the story told in the book.
Refreshments include appetizers and desserts served with coffee, tea, and sparkling juice and wine. Floyd Norgaard Cultural Center.
Stanwood’s Annual Spring Tea Set for April 29th
The Sixth Annual Spring Tea and Vintage Fashion Exhibit will be held on Saturday April 29, 2017 from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. with tea served at 1:30. As in past years, the venue will be the Stanwood Area Historical Society’s Floyd Norgaard Cultural Hall in Stanwood at 27130 102nd Ave.
Tickets are $20.00 and prepaid reservations are required by April 21st.
The Tea will be honoring some of Stanwood’s dynamic women leaders, such as Carrie Wang, Belle Keitel and Anna Hanson Stubb. Everyone is invited to share their memories of these very capable women.
A refreshed “Waistlines and Hemlines” exhibit will be open for viewing and will include, this year, a display of uniforms and stories of veterans from the greater Stanwood area.
Raffle baskets and a silent auction are part of the festivities and prizes will be given for the best hat and vintage outfit.
Stanwood’s Floyd Norgaard Cultural Center will be the Welcome Center for Camano Island’s Historic Sites tour March 25th and 26th.
Maps and information on the Island’s sites will be available at the Center between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. The entire complex, owned by the Stanwood Area Historical Society, will be open during this time, highlighting exhibits in the Pearson house and SAHS museums and including a new Veteran’s display in honor of the memorial being planned by the SAHS.
In addition the Floyd will feature historic and cultural organizations from the greater area which will provide information and crafts of their respective groups. These include book signings by local historians, Stanwood’s Park and Trails Commission, the League of Snohomish County Heritage Organizations, the Stanwood House, the Camano Quilter’s Guild, Josephine Caring Community as well as the Stillaguamish Tribe and Tulalip Tribes of Native Americans. Homemade soups and treats will also be available for sale before visitors begin their trek of the Island. Passports noting visits to the various sites will be available at the Floyd. The passports can also be dropped off at the Floyd for those participating in drawings for prizes.
The Floyd is easily accessible at 27108 102nd Ave NW (Market Street), two blocks off State Highway 532. A great day of exploring Camano Island begins with a preliminary visit to the Floyd in Stanwood.
Sunday, September 18th
Open House • Tour the New and Updated Museum Exhibits in Museum behind the D. O Pearson House
1 – 4 p.m.
Hors d’oeuvres & History
Norway Night • 4 – 6 p.m.
Sunday, September 18th
Join us for Norwegian desserts and refreshments while hearing Norwegian pioneer family histories and short presentations on the Norwegian influence on Stanwood and vicinity.
Floyd Norgaard Cultural Center
The Stanwood Area Historical Society members have been preparing exhibits for Centennial Trail History Day on Saturday Sept 10th from 11 – 3 pm.
SAHS members will be on hand with displays to talk about dairy farming at the Nakashima Trailhead. If you haven’t checked out this great historical trail – take this opportunity!
Stanwood Area Historical Society’s 5th Annual Spring Tea and Vintage Fashion Exhibit “Waistlines and Hemlines”
Saturday April 16th at 1:00. Tea served at 2:00
Seating is limited and prepaid reservations are required by April 8th.
Tickets are $20.00 each. (Scroll down for more information)
Bring is your friends, reserve a table and enjoy an elegant tea, savory sandwiches and home-made sweets catered by the Culinary Arts students of Stanwood High School. (Mimosas are extra.)
The exhibit, ‘Waistline and Hemlines”, features the museum’s extensive collection of women’s vintage clothing from 1880 to 1970. Outfits range from wool swimsuits to lace wedding dresses. Come see the recent additions to this exceptional exhibit. In addition, the photography exhibit vividly tells the story of the remarkable women who lived in the Stanwood area before and during the first seventy years of the twentieth century.
We will be honoring Mrs. Alice M. Davison, principal of Stanwood High School, who spent 42 years in Stanwood school system. Mary Margaret Haugen will talk about her and we encourage you to share your memories as well.