Explore historic sites in downtown Edmonds with the Stages of History walking tour. Unique artist-made plaques identify each site on the tour. From early schools and the introduction of the automobile, to the establishment of the Edmonds South-Snohomish County Historical Museum, each plaque opens you onto a window of life during different stages of Edmonds history.
Edmonds Stages of History is a collaborative project led by the Edmonds Arts Commission with assistance from community members, the Edmonds Historical Museum, the Edmonds Historic Preservation Commission, plaque artist Judith Caldwell, and local historian and writer, Larry Vogel. The project was partially funded by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Parks Service. The Preserve America matching-grant program provides funding to designated Preserve America Communities to support heritage tourism, education, and historic preservation planning. Additional funding was provided by the Edmonds Arts Commission, the City of Edmonds Lodging Tax Fund, the Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation and the Hubbard Foundation. Through these grant projects our country gains a greater shared knowledge about the Nation's past, strengthened regional identities and local pride, increased local participation in preserving the country's cultural and natural heritage assets, and support for the economic vitality of our communities.