Category Archives: Research & Projects

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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Research Wednesdays

Click here for more information on the Community Veteran’s Memorial (pdf)

SAHS Library Display 2016

SAHS Library Display 2016

The Stanwood Area Historical Society has a small library and research room that has some historical displays, library, photograph and archival collection with sitting area with tables to read our materials.  For many years Bill Blandin of the Camwood Genealogical Workshop has been helping people with their genealogical, local history and photograph requests on Wednesday afternoons from 1 –  4 p.m. [CGW meets here the first Mondays of each month at 1 p.m.]

In the last year or so he has been joined by Richard and Robin Hanks so our Wednesdays are now called “Research Wednesdays”.  Richard is retired historian, writer, educator, archivist and researcher and is available to help with your family or local history question.  He has also been contributing articles in our newsletter.  If you have questions but cannot be there on Wednesdays, you can still contact us by email and phone and you will be referred to Bill, Richard or perhaps another member that may be able to help you find history.  Thanks for your patience in advance, our volunteer hours are limited.

Thank you to our donors!

floyd Norgaard Cultural Center south wall repairs

Completed repairs to side wall of the Floyd Norgaard Cultural Center just in time for winter.

New siding being added to south wall of the Floyd Norgaard Cultural Center

New siding being added to south wall of the Floyd Norgaard Cultural Center

Thanks to our donors, we have reached our goal for the first phase of our Capital Fund project for repairing the south wall of the Floyd Norgaard Cultural Center. In addition to many individual and family donors including event attendees, Thanks to the Snohomish County Community Heritage Grant reimbursement funds awarded by the Snohomish County Historical Commission and by Snohomish County Commissioners.

Photograph of siding repair on Floyd Norgaard Cultural Center

This photograph was taken 7/16/2014. Note the slanted fir (?) sheathing that was common. The false crown on the top was added in the 1940s(?) when the original gable roof was removed.


This was the September view of the progress of the project.  Fisher Construction of Burlington is the contractor.