See our updated story about Marie Anderson Wenberg, suffragette and political activist in East Stanwood.
Stanwood Area Veteran’s Memorial is now complete!
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 now it is 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. The wall has been completed with the first 120 bricks we had engraved before construction. The Stanwood Area Historical Society will continue to sell blank bricks for the Veterans wall and they will engraved on site periodically with a minimum order and good weather conditions. The form for ordering is available here.
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.
Click here for more information on the Community Veteran’s Memorial (pdf)
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.
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.
This was the September view of the progress of the project. Fisher Construction of Burlington is the contractor.