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History Museum
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History Museum

Edmonds South-Snohomish County Historical Society and Museum offers a diverse display of historical artifacts in the former Carnegie Library Building downtown Edmonds.

Tour Historic Sites
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Tour Historic Sites

Download a guide for a self-guided tour of historic sites, and learn more about historic preservation in Edmonds.

Stages of History
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Stages of History

Edmonds Stages of History is an online and walking tour of 12 artist-made plaques featuring historic sites and local history in downtown Edmonds.

History of Edmonds

Long before pioneers staked their claims on Edmonds' shores, the Snohomish tribe fished and gathered clams and native oysters. Founding Father George Brackett grew up working in the woods of Maine and New Brunswick, Canada. He moved to the Puget Sound region in 1869 or 1870. Seeing opportunity in the heavily-wooded area around Edmonds, he purchased 147 acres of waterfront timber in 1872 for $650! By 1876 he had built a home for his wife and young son near the waterfront. Then he began to build the town. In 1884 Edmonds opened its first post office, and in 1890 the City of Edmonds was incorporated. George Brackett became its first mayor.

 

 

 

 

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