> Home > Government > Boards, Commissions, and Committees > History & Heritage Board

History & Heritage Board

Upcoming Meetings


View Agendas & Minutes

NEWS: Demonstration Farm Photo Exhibit at the Lynnwood Senior Center

chickens (260x200)About the exhibit

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 12/31/2017
Position #2 Steve LaFond 12/31/2017
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 12/31/2017
Position #7 - ex officio Cheri Ryan  12/31/2018
Council Liaison Shannon Sessions

Meeting Agendas, Minutes, and Annual Reports

Meetings are normally 4-5:30pm held the second Tuesday of each even-numbered months at the Superintendent's Cottage 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.