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There's a new way to explore and discover Lynnwood. Available now on your smartphone or tablet, you can discover the NEW & FUN way to learn about history, art, and what's happening in Lynnwood at www.DiscoverLynnwood.comlinks to external site

*DiscoverLynnwood is made possible in part by assistance from the Snohomish County Community Heritage Program.


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History & Heritage Days*
June 9, July 14, August 11, 2018


NEW: Lynnwood's first fire engine (1925 Reo Speedwagon) 
Tour of the Trolley (Interurban Car 55)
Get your free conductor’s hat, LEGO trolley kit, airplane
Lynnwood Rockslinks to external site Visit the Lynnwood-Alderwood Manor Heritage Association and Museum, and the Sno-Isle Genealogy Library.
Visit the Visitors Info Center, and the NW Veterans Museum



Demonstration Farm Photo Exhibit at the Lynnwood Senior Center

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In the early 1920s Alderwood Manor (now Lynnwood) was the second highest egg producing community in the nation. Prior to this time most of the land in this area had been logged and all that remained were stumps.  The Puget Mill Co. created Alderwood Manor as a community of 5-acre parcels of chicken farms.  

The Puget Mill Company also built a Demonstration Farm in 1917.  Built on 30 acres (at today’s 196th St SW and I-5 Interchange) for the purpose of demonstrating to prospective buyers, and new settlers of the area, how to raise poultry for egg production and how to grow nuts, berries, vegetables, and other cash crops to feed their families and make a living off their land.  Besides a superintendent’s cottage the farm had chicken houses, an incubator house, a hotel, and a community hall.

The exhibit photos (circa early 1920s) are courtesy of the Lynnwood-Alderwood Manor Heritage Association.  The association is an all-volunteer organization formed in 1991 to develop a sense of history of Alderwood Manor, Lynnwood, and surrounding communities through preservation, education, research and fellowship. The association has reconstructed the Demonstration Farm’s Superintendent’s Cottage at Lynnwood’s Heritage Park where the history of Alderwood Manor and Lynnwood can be found.  The Cottage is open for visitors on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Private tours for groups may be reserved by calling 425-775-4694. Find out more at www.alderwood.org
Lynnwood Senior Center, 19000 44th Ave W, 425-670-5050 
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30am - 3:00pm, Tuesdays until 6:00pm



The History & Heritage Board is an advisory commission to the City of Lynnwood. The Board Members' duties include advising and making recommendations to the Mayor and City Council regarding historical and cultural recognition and preservation activities. Please visit our Historical Photos webpage to see some of Lynnwood's fascinating past.

Read our Heritage Plan.

We are based at Heritage Park, which celebrates the history of Lynnwood, and includes historical buildings, exhibits, and many events. The public is invited to attend and to participate in any meeting of the Heritage Board. Parking and meeting facilities are available to persons with disabilities. Upon reasonable notice to the staff liaison, Fred Wong, by phone at (425) 670-5502 or email to fwong@lynnwoodwa.gov, the City will make a reasonable effort to accommodate those who need special assistance to attend a meeting.

The Board consists of seven (4) members; four (4) who are appointed to serve three-year terms and three (3) are selected from qualifying bodies.

Commission Members

Position # Member Term Expires
Position #1 Crys Donovan 12/31/2020
Position #2 Joshua Brown 12/31/2020
Position #3 Vacant 12/31/2018
Position #4 Vacant 12/31/2018
Position #5 - ex officio Jeanne Rogers 12/31/2019
Position #6 - ex officio Vacant 12/31/2020
Position #7 - ex officio Cheri Ryan  12/31/2018
Council Liaison Shannon Sessions

Meeting Agendas, Minutes, and Annual Reports

Meetings are normally 4:30-6 pm held the second Tuesday of each month at the Superintendent's Cottage (home of Lynnwood-Alderwood Manor Heritage Association and Museum) in Heritage Park, located at 19921 Poplar Way.

Staff Contact

If you would like more information on the Heritage Board please contact staff liaison Fred Wong at (425) 670-5502 or fwong@lynnwoodwa.gov

Get Involved

Are you interested in joining a Board or Commission? Visit our Volunteer Page to see a listing a current vacancies and to fill out a Board & Commission Application.