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Thank you to our Sponsors (so far)
Del Fox Meats (Pat and Dawn Cairus)
Whidbey Island Bank
Coastal Community Bank
Stanwood Chamber of Commerce
Remax Associate Brokers
Thomas & Associates
Land Title Company
State Farm Insurance
The Stanwood Area Historical Society presents a big band dance featuring:
The Moonlight Swing Orchestra
Saturday, March 15, 2014
6 PM to 9 PM.
Floyd Norgaard Cultural Center
27130 102nd. Avenue N.W.,
You can Take the A Train, the Chattanooga Choo-Choo, the Atchison,
Topeka and the Santa Fe, a Night Train or the Twin Cities' old H&H
Railway ... just be sure to make the scene, where the Joint Will Be
Jumpin' and folks will be Stompin' . Hors d'oeuvres, beer, wine and
soft drinks will available at 6:00pm.
The cost is $20 per person or $35 per couple. Pre-paid tickets will be held at the entrance to the dance.
Big Band music originated in the United States, evolved from Jazz, and first became popular in the mid-1920.
featured brass, woodwind, and percussion instruments played by a number
of talented musicians and often included singers. Its hey-day was
during the Great Depression and World War Two in the 1930' and 40's,
when its upbeat rhythms and catchy tunes served to lift the spirits of
Americans and others worldwide during tough times. As radio and movies
increased in popularity so did the music of Big Bands. Some of the most
popular band leaders, all household names at the time, included: Cab
Calloway, Gene Krupa, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller,
Artie Shaw, and Jimmy Dorsey.
Band era faded in the 1950's as America turned its attention to
Rock-n-Roll. It has experienced something of a comeback since the late
1990's. So, step on over to The Sunny Side of the Street in downtown
Stanwood, if you're In The Mood on March 15 for Rockin' In Rhythm
because It Don't Mean A Thing If You Ain't Got That Swing!
For reservations call: 360-629-3074
Annual Historical Calendars Available - $10.00
front cover features the Florence Girls’ basketball team. The
community south of Stanwood in the Stillaguamish valley was once a
thriving river town as pictured in the month of February.
has a picture from the Stanwood/Camano area with historical
information. Calendars are available for $10 at the museum,
27122 102nd Ave. N.W. in Stanwood, the Duck In Café, Looking Good
Barber Shop, ReMax Real Estate (Stanwood and Camano), Silvana Meats,
Snow Goose Books, Stanwood Hardware, Stanwood-Camano News and Willow
and Jim’s Café in Silvana.
We are grateful to the above businesses for their help.
Women's Fashions from
the 1890s - 1960s
at the Floyd Norgaard
27130 102nd Ave NW
exhibit features our extensive
collection of women's vintage clothing from local donors.
New fashions have been added
this year to enhance the already spectacular display. Waistlines
and Hemlines vividly
tells the story of the women who lived in the Stanwood area during the
first seventy years of the twentieth century. The exhibit features an
extensive collection of fashionable ladies’ clothing that serves to
illuminate women’s history in the decades from 1900 through 1970.
are the clothes that women saved because they were treasured; the
clothing had special meaning and memories attached to it. Outfits range
from wool swimsuits to satin and lace wedding dresses.
display of vintage fashions is organized in sections devoted to telling
the story of each decade through the clothes women wore then.
the clothing collection is truly impressive, docents have enhanced the
fashions by cleverly weaving into the exhibit historical anecdotes,
photographs from each decade, newspaper articles and ads of the day,
period objects, and an interpretive synopsis of each era covered.
360-629-6110 to make tour appointments.
Stuck in the Mud -
The History of Warm Beach, Washington
by Penny Hutchison Buse
Please see the announcement
We congratulate Board Member Penny on such great work!
All Book Sales
Benefit the Stanwood Area Historical Society
more info, call 360-629-6110
Board Meetings - Third
Tuesday afternoons at 4 pm at the Museum 2nd Floor
See our Google Events Calendar
Volunteer Members are always welcome!
Area Historical Society has an Enews mailing list, if you wish to hear
about activities and programs, please join or send a supporting
donation to SAHS - click here
for the form and we'll add you to the list. Thanks!
Volunteers are welcome ! call 360-629-6110
The Floyd Norgaard Cultural Center is
part of the
Stanwood Area Historical Society and is located two blocks north of the
intersection of Highway 532 and 102nd Ave NW in the historic west end
of Stanwood about 7 miles west of I - 5 Stanwood Camano exit 212
is available in the parking lot just west of Center - 27108
102nd Ave. N. W. Stanwood, WA
from rentals and events benefit the continuing preservation and
rehabilitation of the Public Hall and SAHS educational and historical
projects and programs.
Area Historical Society has an
Enews mailing list, if you wish to hear about activities and programs,
please join or send a supporting donation to SAHS - click here for
the form and we'll add you to the list. Thanks!
information on Glass Quest or the Snow Goose Festival, contact -
Our Great Snow
Stanwood Chamber of Commerce http://www.stanwoodchamber.org/
Camano Island Chamber of Commerce http://www.camanoisland.org/
Port Susan Snow Goose Festival http://www.snowgoosefest.org
information about renting the Floyd-