Port seeks Collins Building mementoes and memories

  • SCBJ staff
  • Tuesday, August 3, 2010 12:46pm

EVERETT — The Port of Everett will collect personal stories, images and artifacts about the Collins Building through Aug. 31 in an effort to capture the community’s experiences and memories surrounding the building.

The information collected, along with materials the port has, will be used in the creation of an educational narrative booklet, interpretive signage and an interactive multimedia CD.

Some key themes the port is asking people to share include, but are not limited to the following:

  • People and stories;
  • Milltown ties;
  • Images and artifacts (brochures and marketing materials from casket operations);
  • Manufacturing process;
  • On the business side: casket distribution, sources of lumber, business partners, notorious people who purchased a casket from the factory.

    Following the collection process, the Port will work with Tacoma-based Rusty George Creative to develop the materials. Rusty George has earned a historical award for its work in documenting historic structures. The booklet will be made available at the Everett Public Library, and provided to all schools within the Everett Port District. Interpretive displays will be exhibited at the Snohomish County History Museum, and the multimedia CD will be available upon request at the Port’s website.

    Community input is essential. Port officials ask those who want to share their written stories, artifacts, photos, etc. to contact port staffer Catherine D’Ambrosia at catherined@portofeverett.com or 425-388-0617.

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