1907 Wedding Portrait of the Pearson Family. Photographer: John T. Wagness

1907 Wedding Portrait of the Pearson Family. Photographer: John T. Wagness

Greetings – Special Notice –
We continue to be open regular Wed and Saturday Hours but reservations are encouraged.  In the meantime, volunteers still contribute their time observing COVID guidelines and please note the special project planned with the Stanwood Camano Arts Advocacy Commission in sidebar

The Stanwood Area Historical Society operates the historic house museum known as the  D. O. Pearson House, The Floyd Norgaard Cultural Center (a former Oddfellows Hall) and The Dave Eldridge Center (The Eldridge Center was originally known as the Stanwood Camano History Museum built in 1991 behind the Pearson House).

SAHS was incorporated in 1972 and three years later purchased the D. O. Pearson House, the home of the first Mayor of Stanwood.   In 2000 the former I. O. O. F (Oddfellows) Hall  (now the Floyd) and Tolin House were purchased and by late 2000 we began fundraising for major rehabilitation and additions to these buildings.  We have grown and now have an ambitious schedule of activities and many new projects in the Dave Eldridge Center and in the Floyd Norgaard Cultural Center.  Please consider joining us to be part of this growing and active heritage organization!  (see our mission statement below)

Please call for tours due to weather and Covid complications.   Click here for contact info

Wednesdays  1pm – 4 pm
Saturdays  10 a.m.  – 1 p.m. 

For tours or more information, contact us
Look for us in the Tolin House (Business office) or try the Dave Eldridge Center 2nd floor. (If no one is there, you may try the Eldridge Center/Museum 2nd floor for volunteers working on projects.)

We are located on the corner of 102nd Ave and 271st in the west end of Stanwood.   We do take history or business questions by phone or email.

Stanwood Area Historical Society
P.O.Box 69
Stanwood,WA 98292

No charge for admission but donations are welcome.  The Stanwood Area Historical Society is a 501c3 non-profit organization, charitable donations are deductible. Volunteers are welcome ! call 360-629-6110

The building addresses are

  • D O Pearson House 27108 102nd Ave NW ~ currently (Dec 2021 – Jan 2022) closed for roof repairs – thank you to the community for making this possible!
  • Dave Eldridge Center (behind Pearson House) which has photographic exhibits and a small library 102nd Ave NW.
  • Tolin Office 27112 102nd Ave NW.
  • Floyd Norgaard Cultural Center: 27130 102nd Ave NW.
  • Check our history page for online history information sources.
  • Camwood Genealogy Workshop are normally held at the Eldridge Center but may be cancelled or moved to the Floyd depending on COVID cases.
  • Historic Sites Tour

The Stanwood Area Historical Society seeks to discover, preserve, and display any materials which help to establish, illustrate, and interpret the economic, social, and cultural heritage of the greater Stanwood area, including if financially possible and appropriate, historic sites and properties.