Category Archives: Events

Spring Tea – Save the Date

Please save the date!
Stanwood Area Historical Society’s 8th Annual
SAT. MAR. 30th at 12:30
TEA SERVED at 1:30
Due to the popularity of the tea
Prepaid reservations are required.


Stanwood Area Historical Society, P.O. Box 69 • Stanwood, WA 98292
360-629-6110 • (

Veteran’s Day Tribute

Veteran’s Day Tribute
November 10th, 2018
11:00 a.m. to Noon

  • Patriotic Music & Service Songs
  • Message From Old Glory
  • What Veterans Day Means to me: Veterans & Students
  • The Missing Man Table

A tribute to veterans will be held at the Floyd Norgaard Cultural Center in Stanwood on Saturday November 10, 2018—the day before the holiday’s centennial anniversary.  The hour long observance begins at 11 a.m.  The Cultural Center is located at 27130 102nd Ave. NW. where a new Community Veterans Memorial has just been completed.  The occasion includes short talks by veterans and middle schoolers on the significance of the day and why we honor veterans.  A homage to Old Glory will be given and service songs for all branches of the armed services will be performed.   A missing man table ceremony remembering those veterans who were lost in distant parts of the world will be presented.  Veterans attending are encouraged to wear your hats, vests, etc.  For additional information call 360-629-6110 or e-mail

Annual Membership Meeting Thursday Sept 27.

Stanwood Area Historical Society Annual Membership Meeting and Elections will be held on Sept. 27, 2018 at the Floyd Norgaard Cultural Center.
Free pizza and drinks will be served at 6:00 p.m.
Officer elections will be held for two expiring trustee positions and two officers.  Nominations will be open to anyone with an interest in working with the current board to guide the Stanwood Area Historical Society.   Stay for short report on accomplishments, goals, programs, activities and volunteer opportunities about 6:45 p.m.

Official Dedication of Stanwood’s Community Veterans Memorial May 28th 

Monday Memorial Day May 28th Thanks to all the businesses, volunteers, students, organizations who contributed to the construction of this memorial. Almost all of it was donated.
1 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Official Dedication of Stanwood’s Community Veterans Memorial 

May 28, 2018 will mark the dedication of Stanwood’s Community Veterans Memorial in conjunction with the national holiday.  The Memorial is located on the campus of the Stanwood Area Historical Society at 27130 102nd Ave. NW, adjacent to the Floyd Norgaard Cultural Center.  The event begins at 1 p.m.
The schedule for the ceremony is:

                                Welcome – SAHS President
                                American Legion Posts Colors
                                National Anthem
                                Pledge of Allegiance
                                Blessing – Pastor Scott (Camano Lutheran Church)
                                Post Service Flags
                                Keynote Address – Mike Ballard
                                Reading of the names of the Fallen
                                Stanwood Middle School Band – God Bless America
                                21 Gun Salute
Keynote speaker Mike Ballard served six years in the military.  He was a member of the 101st Airborne in Vietnam where his awards included a Silver Star and Bronze Star with Oak Leaf cluster.  After the service he joined the Seattle Police Department and worked as a patrol office and teacher at the Police Academy for almost 30 years. The names of all the 49 fallen honored on the Veterans Memorial will be read aloud following Mike’s comments.  This dedication is the culmination of years of planning, fund raising and construction.
The Historical Society would like to offer our sincere appreciation to those businesses and professionals who so generously provided financial or in-kind assistance in the building of the Memorial.  They include in part:
Designs NW–Dan Nelson and Jayme Zold
Consultant Kevin Weiderstrom
The Crab Cracker–Jim and Malynda Shipley
Taylor’s Excavators–Harry Taylor
Stanwood Redi-Mix—Ken Christoferson & Eric Flones
Island Masonry Co.–Bruce Aalmo
Structural Engineer Chris Nickerson
Jay Lien
Lervick Family
Running Construction– Dan Runnings                          
Blue Chip Concrete– Shawn Wiles                             
Mad’s Electric– Chuck Suffern                        
Lenz Enterprises– Jason Lenz                              
Apollo Concrete Sawing– Gordon Oglesby                    
Gene’s Well Drilling–  Gene Hitt 
Alpine Communications Systems– Stan Labore                                                           
Members are encouraged to help with the event and bring cookies or cupcakes.
For more information, call 360-629-6110, e-mail or follow us on Facebook.

Community Veterans Memorial Dedication

Thanks to all the businesses, volunteers, students, organizations who contributed to the construction of this memorial. Almost all of it was donated.

Thanks to all the businesses, volunteers, students, organizations who contributed to the construction of this memorial. Almost all of it was donated.

Monday Memorial Day May 28th 2018
1 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Dedication of the Community Veterans Memorial

Three and 1/2 years ago Bill Keller and Jim Joyce began the project of creating a small park at the Floyd Norgaard Cultural Center to be dedicated to the memory of local Veterans who lost their lives in the wars protecting American interests all over the world. The memorial area has a new flagpole and granite monuments to these heroes and will soon be a quiet place to stop and reflect on our history and role of our men and women who have served.
To fund this small park, individuals, students, community organizations and businesses have donated their time and funds towards its construction. There is a wall to be completed soon with commemorative bricks with the names of any Veteran, from anywhere, who served in war or peace.

Though the bricks will not be on the wall yet, they will be on display in the FNCC at the event and it is possible to still order bricks with names of veterans.
Contact us or Bill Keller or Jim Joyce for details.  Click here for Bricks of Remembrance Order Form.

Stanwood/Camano Area Oral History Project

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.

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