Exhibits

D. O. Pearson House – Historic home of Stanwood’s first mayor. Maintained as a Victorian Period Home.  Contact us for special tours for school classes given by members featuring historical clothing and childrens activities.

Floyd Norgaard Cultural Center (FNCC)
The Historic IOOF Public Fraternal Hall main floor is used as event space with museum exhibits featured on the third floor.

FNCC Second Floor Exhibit – Currently featuring a Local Boy Scouts Exhibit featuring Camano Island’s Camp Couch history, uniforms, photographs and other memorabilia.  (See also the end of this page for information on our local scouts accomplishments.)

FNCC Third Floor Exhibits

    • WWI Homefront – Fallen Heroes remember
    • Once a Milltown – Logging and Lumbering
    • Consolidation of the “Twin Cities” and their schools
    • Early Churches
    • Dr. Mac – First medical man in Stanwood
    • Stanwood Klondikers of 1898
    • “Trees to Peas to Prosperity”
    • Camano Island Resort History

 

Eldridge Center ~ History & Genealogy research and display space – open for research assistance on Wednesday 1-4 pm or by appointment.
Currently on display on the 2nd floor and in the Ramp:

    • Spirits of the People ~ For the people of America’s First Nations, the moral rights of the universe are not just bestowed on human beings but are granted to the elements of their physical environment—the animals, birds, rivers or weather for example.  Objects such as those displayed here also have power and are alive. They each are imbued with part of their creator. While we may not know who their exact makers were, we honor them and the care they brought to their creations.
    • Stanwood High Schools’ Class Picture Project – Museum ramp
    • Market & Main Street History in Pictures – Museum ramp
    • East Stanwood History in Pictures – Museum ramp
    • Early Stanwood / Camano Area Fabric Art — Sewn by Camano Island Quilters & designed by Jack Gunter – – Museum 2nd Floor
    • The Story of the Stanwood Waterfront – Stillaguamish River and aerial views of historic Stanwood. – Museum 2nd Floor
    • The Stories Maps Tell – A Cartographer’s View of Port Susan, Stanwood Area and Camano Island. – Museum 2nd Floor

New ! A Legacy of Eagle Scout Projects at the Stanwood Area Historical
Society
One of the core tenants of a Scout’s progress towards the Eagle Scout rank, is
service to their community. As part of this work, each Boy Scout is required to
undertake the planning, approval of the project through their Troop’s council,
acquisition of resources needed, and implementation of a community service
project.
Over the past two decades, local Boy Scouts have completed several different
projects like this for the Stanwood Area Historical Society.
Former Historical Society president Dave Eldridge recently recalled the
accomplishments of these Scouts and the benefit for the museum.

Most of these were done during the spring and summer months and included:

  •  The brick wall along the north side of the D.O. Pearson House (done after
    2004)
  •  The gravel pathway leading from the Tolin House to Floyd Hall;
  •  The addition of a brick platform and wood canopy for the “Uncle Olaf”
    Viking figure on the front lawn;
  •  The addition of a new sidewalk leading from the west side of the property,
    connecting with the cement walkways in the center of the museum building
    complex;
  •  The original reader board sign and its brickwork on the east side of the
    complex;
  •  The wood casework for the Camano Island map, an artwork by local artist
    Jack Gunter;
  •  The wooden benches along the pathway, on the north side of the Tolin
    House;
  •  The addition of a new flagpole in front of the Tolin House;
  •  The addition of a new cement pad, on the west side of the Floyd Hall.

The Stanwood Area Historical Society looks forward to working in the future to
develop new projects, as they work their way towards the Eagle Scout goal.

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