During the 1930s the Stanwood Commercial Club held a Harvest Jubilee parade. It was held until about 1942 during WWII. The above photograph is from a collection of snapshots taken over the years and donated to SAHS by Viola Schmidt Michael. It shows an elaborate float along the brick street (270th) in front of what was then the First National Bank building. A short history was published in one of our past newsletters for you to read.
Please include the Stanwood Area Historical Society in your tour on Sept 17 and 18th.
There are a lot of activities, vintage sales, exhibits, and programs scheduled both days and we welcome new visitors.
SAHS Historical Sites Tour page
SAHS Buildings & Places History articles
We also have many links for you to explore on this webpage from our virtual tour created last year – Learn our history of this unique area of island and Stillaguamish River history –
Schedule of Events
FRIDAY Sept 17 Tour (pdf)
SATURDAY Sept 18 Tour (pdf)
Including Warm Beach, Cedarhome, Silvana, Florence, Victoria, Village, Milltown, Camano Island, Utsalady, Juniper Beach, Livingston Bay, Camano City, Mabana, Elger Bay in Snohomish and Island Counties
The Floyd Norgaard Cultural Center has reopened for rentals and Fred Poyner IV is our new Director who will be the person to contact to arrange rentals for weddings, events and working with other community organizations and activities. Read on for more about him.
Fred Poyner IV
Everyone will have a chance to meet him during this year’s Historic Sites Tour Sept 17 and 18.
Fred is a local historian, author, and museum professional with over 27 years of experience in managing collections, exhibitions and programs, as well as researching and writing about the art and history of the Pacific Northwest. He is originally from Camano Island and graduated from Stanwood High School in 1988. He went on to receive his Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History from Western Washington University, and a Master of Arts degree in Museology and Art from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Fred currently lives in Issaquah, Washington with his family. Please visit and welcome him back to the community!