your ideas. your heritage. your museum.
The Everett Museum of History, previously the Snohomish County Museum and Historical Society, is proud to serve the Everett community.
Since its beginnings in 1954, the museum has been located in several buildings but it has never had a permanent home – until now.
And with over 65,000 fascinating historical artifacts in our collection, we have a lot of catching up to do to show them off to our community!
With the goal of opening in 2020, the new, state-of-the-art, contemporary cultural heritage museum will be located in a historic building at Colby Avenue and Wall Street in downtown Everett’s cultural district.
Our Vision is to build a dynamic heritage museum for innovative exploration and experiential opportunities for all.
We envision a community space where lively discussions happen; where the audience is always engaged in new ways – and where everyone has the freedom to see, touch, and participate with our history.
We draw on the strengths of the past, present, and future of our city and community.
We will enhance the community by providing appealing and innovative cultural heritage programming; engaging both those who have an interest in historical preservation, as well as those who are new to the idea – and entertain them with original and unique programs and exhibitions highlighting our extensive and diverse collection.
Our organization continues to work to evolve and preserve the permanent collection for present and future generations, as well as grow the idea of what a heritage museum is to the community it serves.
Museums are proven to
…make you feel good
…make you more curious
…provide and effective and innovative way of learning
…are community centers
…help bring change and development to communities
…are a great way to spend time with friends and family
…are community partners
…are just plain fun!
Museums ensure understanding and appreciation for various groups and cultures. They promote better understanding of our collective heritage and foster dialogue, curiosity and self-reflection. Further, they server to help future generations comprehend their history and recognize the achievements of those who came before them. – Joan Wages