What’s in the Collection?


Leather account book, The First National Bank of Everett, Washington

What’s in the Collection?

1986.014.001a & 1986.014.001b

Pair of  metal ice skates, ca. 1900.

What’s in the Collection?


Worked maroon  leather women’s glove case, ca. 1890.

What’s in the Collection?

1000.129.001a & 1000.129.001b

This unique and rare collapsible, metal, lidded cup was produced by the Great Northern Railway.  Running from St. Paul, Minnesota to Seattle, Washington, it was the northernmost transcontinental route in the United States. It was also the only privately funded, by James J. Hill, transcontinental railway in the United States.

What’s in the Collection?

1000.138.001a & 1000.138.001b

Beautiful embroidered detail on ca. 1925 black silk gloves in the Museum’s collection.

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This beautiful wooden polyphon disc music box and discs, dating from the late 1800s, was donated by one of the founders of the museum.


EPLS Fundraiser by Local Author Aileen M. Langhans


Press Release. 28th July 2017. Aileen M. Langhans:

Random Facts from the Founding Days of Everett, Washington by Aileen M. Langhans, long-time resident of the Historic Bayside Neighborhood, is a collection of historical facts from the early days.  It is a glimpse into Everett’s past and includes: biographies of Everett’s personalities; historic sites, events, and groups; poetry and photography; and Everett’s history as recorded by the original history makers.    

This book is being published as a joint fundraiser with the Everett Public Library.  Revenues will be used to create a formal display, celebrating their collection of historic panoramic photos, which have been in storage for years.  The framed images will be placed outside of the Northwest Room for all visitors to enjoy.  Let’s show our support!


2nd Annual Fall Celebration

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Artifact of the Week


Diagonal twined and coiled Snake Dance wall hanging basket with butterfly iconography

Rabbitbrush, sumac, natural dyes

ca. 1900, North America

The Hopi are a sovereign nation in Northeastern Arizona and have lived in the same area for thousands of years (and hold the record for the longest authenticated history of occupation in an area of the United States). The Snake Dance is an bi-annual religious ceremony that is celebrated in August or early September for sixteen days.  It is thought that the dance originated as a water ceremony, as snakes were the guardians of springs. In modern times, it has become a ceremony for the snakes to carry the prayers for rain to the underworld and ancestors.

This traditional basket hanging was identified on its tag as a Snake Dance artifact, while we are not sure that is correct, it is most definitely Hopi and depicts the traditional iconography of a butterfly and could possibly be attributed to the Butterfly Clan dance, which is a two day ceremony for young people celebrated during the late summer or early fall.