neighborhood history

Everett Massacre Centennial Commemorated

We published a post in the spring about a teacher whose students wrote collaborative novels inspired by their study about the Everett Massacre. The first of those novels is nearly ready to post here on the site, and we are very excited to share.

We apologize for not getting the full schedule posted earlier, but we wanted to let you know about some event surrounding the commemoration of the Centennial  of the Everett Massacre. We're planning to attend some of these events, and we'd love to know if you might be able to make it, too.

Here is the link to the full listing of events from tomorrow onward. There are film screenings, interviews and art presentations commemorating the events surrounding the massacre.  

Saturday's presentationfrom 1-4  includes a talk by artist Deb Fox, the creator of The Everett Massacre: A Graphic Novel. Also featured is Fred Bird of the Labor Press Project at the University of Washington. 

Sunday's documentary film, Cuts, also airing at 1 p.m., documents the lives of shingle weavers, and is followed by the reflections of a real-life shingle sawyer. 

The Main Branch of the Everett Library is located at 2702 Hoyt, Everett, WA 98201.

Other events are held at the Evergreen Branch of the Everett Library, located at 9512 Evergreen Way, Everett, WA 98204.


History in Your Neighborhood

When you’re out with family and friends, do you ever see signs like these?


Sometimes I drive my husband crazy on our walks, because I love to stop and read almost every sign we come across on a trail, whether we’re in the city or in a quiet neighborhood.


History is everywhere, and I’m so happy that communities share some of it with us by telling these stories along the trail. This one, for instance… Look at this guy. What happened to him?!?

I walk around the marina in Everett, Washington quite often, and when I saw these new signs, I just had to pause and read about the man missing so many fingers. It was so interesting that I read all the other signs too, and boy, did I learn a bunch!

I wanted to find out more. After I got home, I did a little research using the information on the sign to help my search, and here is what I discovered. This is part of The Port of Everett History Hunt, designed by the Everett Waterfront Historical Interpretive ProgramYou can download this cool activity and share it with others, too.

The Port has recently opened up miles of new trails to explore, and with this map to guide me, I’m sure I’ll be heading out soon to discover more history in my neighborhood!