Smith Cove Archaeology — Meet November 19!



November 19, open house starts at 5:30 p.m.

Catherine Blaine cafeteria

The open house part will consist of:

  • Refreshments (of course)
  • Archaeology of Smith Cove- Alicia Valentino will bring artifacts from the Smith Cove site
  •  Archaeology of West Point – artifacts and study materials
  • Activity area- people will get to see tools, talk about field work, screen dirt, etc.
  • Storytelling booth- King County videographer will film or record people’s stories about their history in Seattle

The presentation period will begin with Hillary Schafer describing King County’s work to protect cultural resources, followed by Chris Lockwood with the geohistory of the area, and then the bulk of the presentation will be Alicia Valentino telling the story of the findings. We’ll have time for Q and A as well.

We expect to end around 9:00 p.m.

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Meet Our Next President!

President Photo

Linda O’Neal

The Magnolia Historical Society (MHS), a 501(C)3 non-profit, is happy to announce it will continue under new leadership of Board member and Magnolia resident, Linda O’Neal beginning in January. This after a discussion and motion to dissolve this past September was made by the Board.

O’Neal says she is interested in carrying on an “immensely important tradition and service to the Magnolia Community.” After giving it much thought she cited her love of history and the community, the vast contributions of volunteer writers of Magnolia’s award winning and nominated books: Magnolia: Memories & Milestones and Magnolia: Making More Memories. O’Neal also cited the serious work of the Society to celebrate, document and create Magnolia history since it was founded in 2001.

O’Neal will spend the first year of her presidency building her Board and continuing in the tradition of the Society’s work: free memoir writing workshops, (the fall workshop is scheduled for November 14th, 12:30-4:30 at the Magnolia Library), selling Magnolia’s history books, collecting more Magnolia history and having the spring annual meeting about some aspect of Magnolia’s past. She is open to new ideas and directions including family genealogy; and, perhaps developing a scholarship program for deserving Magnolia college bound history students willing to collect new Magnolia history or participate in intern opportunities with MHS. O’Neal will be doing outreach to Magnolians for help in the Society mission with special appeals to PTA’s, new residents and retirees to join in the effort.

Board members Dee St George, Mimi Sheridan, and Kathy Cunningham will be joined by new Board members Greg Shaw, Michael Plunkett, Lisa Meoli and Sue Perdang. Continuing on will be website developer Bruce Jones and Facebook administrator Jeff Cunningham. Monica Wooton is stepping down after 15 years of community historical work but will continue to be on the Board in an advisory capacity and lead the free memoir writing workshops.

To reserve a space at the popular free Fall Memoir Writing Workshop, Saturday, November 14th, at the Magnolia Library, 12:30 -4:30, you must register by calling 284-2430.

Anyone interested in serving on the Board or offering new ideas are encouraged to contact Linda.

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