News and Updates

Discover Lynnwood from anywhere in the world!

Have you discovered Lynnwood yet?

The City of Lynnwood, with help from the Snohomish County Community Heritage Program and the Lynnwood-Alderwood Manor Heritage Association, has created a new website — — that lets you explore the history of Lynnwood via the web, smartphone, tablet, or any other device. It’s a great way to learn about key historical locations of Alderwood Manor and Lynnwood, whether from your home or while wandering around town (but don’t use your device while you’re driving!).

Love art? also has an art section to discover public art in the city. There’s even art related to the history of Alderwood Manor!

What’s your favorite history or art site on DiscoverLynnwood? Was your favorite history or art site in the city missed? Let everyone know about either in our comments section below!

DiscoverLynnwood website

Volunteer Open House, April 1 (No Joke!)

Calling all community volunteers!

Want to get involved in your community? Want to meet fun new people? Want to use your time and talents to make a difference?

Then mark your calendars for Saturday, April 1, between 1 and 4 p.m. and plan to attend the Community Volunteer Open House at the Edmonds Historical Museum located at 118 Fifth Avenue in downtown Edmonds. There is no admission fee for this event.

There you’ll meet representatives from organizations who need YOU, including the Cascadia Art Museum; Clothes for Kids; Edmonds in Bloom; Edmonds Center for the Arts; Edmonds Historic Preservation Commission; Edmonds Floretum Garden Club, and Lynnwood-Alderwood Manor Heritage. Events managed by the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce; A Taste of Edmonds; An Edmonds Kind of 4th; Edmonds Classic Car Show; Edmonds Trick-or-Treat; Edmonds Tree Lighting Ceremony and Clam Chowder Cook-Off, will also be represented. Edmonds Historical Museum will feature: Museum Garden Market and Summer Farmers’ Market; 4th of July Carnegie Library Float; Heritage Days; Halloween Haunted Museum; Scarecrow Festival and Museum Plaza improvements.


Contact: Sandra Butterfield, Volunteer Coordinator, Edmonds-South Snohomish County Historical Society and Museum,, 425-774-0900

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Exciting News!

In the 25 years since Alderwood Manor Heritage Association began, a lot has changed. We’ve recovered the Demonstration Farm’s Superintendent’s cottage and opened it as our home base at Heritage Park, we’ve made new friends and welcomed back old ones, and we’ve grown to a thriving organization of over 200 members and a dedicated group of volunteers. And now it’s time for another change. Continue reading

We won an award!

On Saturday, March 14, AMHA won the League of Snohomish County Heritage Organizations’ 2014 Malstrom Award for Outstanding Project for our revamped website! The award is given each year to one book and one project that demonstrate outstanding contributions to the field of Snohomish County history.

You can read more about it on the League’s announcement: .

New Twitter game! Where Am I Wednesdays

Starting this week, we’re going to feature a new game on our Twitter account: Where Am I Wednesdays. On select Wednesdays, we’ll post a picture of an Alderwood Manor- or Lynnwood-related site. Some might be obvious, some might not be so obvious. It might be at the Alderwood Manor Heritage cottage, at Heritage Park, or anywhere else related to Alderwood Manor or local history.

Some weeks I may be joined by my friend, Babe Ruth. No, not the baseball player. Babe Ruth is the great-great-great…granddaughter of the famous Alderwood Manor hen, Babe Ruth. Babe Ruth laid 326 eggs in one year and was written about in many  newspapers across the country!
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If you’re on Twitter, you can follow us @AlderwoodManor to see our #WhereAmIWednesday game. Think you know where I am? Send us a tweet or a reply.

If you’re not on Twitter, you can still watch: type into your web browser, and there we are! You won’t be able to tweet a reply, but you can always come to our website and leave a comment in the Contact Us form on the right of any page. Let me know if you’re enjoying the game, or if you think you know where I am!

Anyone who correctly answers where I am–either via Twitter or our website–will have the satisfaction of seeing their name (first name only) mentioned on Twitter 🙂

Answers will be revealed on the following Sundays.

Oral History Detective: JoAnn Rossi edition

In JoAnn Rossi’s oral history interview (which you can read here), she mentions a class picture she brought in to donate to Alderwood Manor Heritage. As I was transcribing the interview, I thought of all the boxes we have in our collections room, and wondered where in the world that picture might be. I’d love to find the picture and include it with the interview transcript at the cottage, as well as use it as a visual aid on the web version of the transcript. Now, if only I could find that picture… Continue reading

Lynnwood Farmers Market at Wilcox Park

The majority of the time, this blog will talk about all the fun or behind-the-scenes happenings at Alderwood Manor Heritage Association. Today, however, I’m going to rave about the new Lynnwood Farmers Market at Wilcox Park, since the market is practically our neighbor.

The market will have a different lineup every week, featuring standard farmers market vendors, along with crafts, community involvement stands, and musicians. If produce isn’t your thing, though, or your stomach starts growling like mine did, Continue reading