Front Porch: Edmonds museum seeks oral histories

Edmonds oral history

The Edmonds-Woodway High School History Club and the Edmonds-South Snohomish County Historical Society are inviting local residents to share their memories and help preserve the city’s history while visiting the Edmonds Museum Summer Market.

For the past year, the after-school History Club has been collecting Edmonds residents’ stories on video camera. Now the history club is expanding that project to the museum’s Saturday summer market.

Beginning Saturday, those interested in contributing to the oral history project can stop by the museum during the market to sign up for a time slot. History Club students will meet people there set up interviews, which will be held inside the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce Office, next to Edmonds City Hall at 121 Fifth Ave. N. A partner is needed to interview people during a 40-minute time slot and can choose from a list of scripted questions or talk about any topic you choose.

Each participant will receive a copy of the recorded interview at the end of each session. The cost will be $20, with all proceeds donated to the museum. The videotaped interviews will be maintained in the museum’s archives.

English country song and dance: Actress, historian and dancer Tames Alan plans from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday to give a short talk about English country dancing and the singing of the rounds and invite the audience to join in on simple dances and songs at the Mukilteo Library. The program is interspersed with historical anecdotes and a question-and-answer period at the end. It’s for adults, teens and kids age 10 and older.

The library is located at 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd. For more information, call the library at 425- 493-8202.

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