Artifact of the Week


Walpi Polychrome pottery bowl, unsigned, Hopi

clay, slip, natural paints

ca. 1920, North America

Rich in iron, Hopi clay pottery can fire from cream to light red in color. Early nineteenth century pottery used a white slip casting underneath the painted decoration, which is called “Polacca Ware” and was in popular use through the 19th century when potter Nampeyo (b. 1860 – d. 1942) abandoned the use of the white slip, inspired by the Zuni, and painted her decorations directly on the polished clay. She also utilized the local archeological record of indigenous designs from the ruins of the Hopi village Sikyatki (excavated by J. Walter Fewkes in 1896) to inspire her creations. This style became known as Sikvatki (“yellow earth”) Revival. Despite the popularity of Nampeyo’s style, white slip also remained in use as evidenced in this pristine example from the 1920s, possibly a product of the Navasie/Naha families.

Annual Meeting this Sunday

Join (up) with us!

Annual Meeting May 7, 2017, 2-4 p.m.

Hibulb Cultural Center

6410 23rd Ave NE

Tulalip, WA  98271

 Join us for an interesting program on “mapping your space” by Fred Cruger, the Executive Director of the Granite Falls Museum, AND an update on the Everett Museum/Longfellow project.  There will be a short business meeting to elect officers of the Board of Trustees.  This is a free event.

You probably already know something about the Longfellow project.  We are anxious to move forward but we are going to need some specific assistance from you.  *** Your membership is critical to convincing funders that we have the grass roots support of a community interested in establishing a museum.  Membership starts at $25 a year but we invite you to consider becoming a Lifetime Member at $1,000, thus ensuring an adequate membership base.

We look forward to seeing you Sunday afternoon!

Happy Holidays!



You’re Invited! Susan Gans Artist Reception October 20th

EMoH is proud to support Black Lab Gallery and the exhibit “Urban Interventions” Photographs By Susan Gans

Join Us for Everett’s 3rd Thursday Art Walk

Artists Reception 6pm-10pm October 20th

Come hear the oral stories in accompaniment as part of this project by volunteers with help from the Everett Museum of History & Karen Ruth Foster Erickson.

Help in choosing the photograph that will be donated by the artist and the gallery to the Everett Museum of History’s archives. On the night of the Artist Reception 4 images have been selected for consideration, votes will be taken and tallied that evening. The Museum will be exhibiting eight photos to support the historical context of Gans unique perspective of urban renewal and change, and the human impact this creates.

This documentary style project presents black and white photographs that refer to different aspects and outcomes expected from gentrification in different urban areas, some abstract and some specific or know sites in downtown Everett.


Music and refreshments will be added to round out this wonderful evening of the Arts. A particular nod is given to Everett’s effort to preserve its historic building stock in the downtown core.


50th Anniversary National Preservation Act Event

Did you know that Everett native Senator Henry “Scoop” Jackson played a pivotal role in shaping the National Preservation Act and getting it approved by President Johnson?

To honor his role you are invited to join State Historic Preservation Officer Allyson Brooks and DAHP Staff at Preservation@50 on Saturday October 15, 2016 at the historic Everett Theatre in downtown Everett. The event is to observe and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) by President Johnson on October 15, 1966.

Everett is the site of the event in recognition of the large role played by then Washington Senator Henry “Scoop” Jackson in shaping the legislation and seeing its passage through Congress to the President’s desk. Jackson was born and raised in Everett and his political life had a great influence on the city and state.

Doors for the event will open at noon on October 15 on Preservation@50 with light refreshments available. The program will start at 12:30 and end at 1:30. A guided walking tour of the Downtown Everett Historic District will follow after the program.

The Everett Theatre is located at 2911 Colby Avenue in Everett 98201:

The event is free and open to the public. RSVP is requested.

Send questions and your RSVP to: and include “Preservation@50” in the subject line and the number of persons attending.

And you can make it a full day of historic edutainment by attending the Everett Public Library’s Centennial Commemoration for the Everett Massacre afterwards. The Museum will be there, too! Details to follow.

First Annual Fall Celebration

Everett Massacre Display, Live Music & Dancing

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