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M'ville history museum celebrates anniversary


Christopher Andersson

Marysville Historical Society president Ken Cage in front of the Marysville History Museum's newest exhibit about the founders of Marysville on May 22.

The Marysville Historical Society is inviting the public to their museum to celebrate the one-year anniversary of its opening.

The free celebration will be held on June 3 and the museum will be open from noon to 4 p.m. There will be a formal presentation with some speakers beginning at noon.

The museum is located next to Jennings Park at 6805 Armar Road, Marysville.

"We think its important that we do a one-year anniversary celebration," said Ken Cage, president of the Marysville Historical Society.

"We want to remind the community that we did get a museum built and that it's up and running," he said.

There will also be a couple of activities for children.

"We're going to try and have some games for kids, to attract their attention," said Cage.

"One of our major goals is to get as many young people interested in history as we can," he said.

At the presentation the Marysville Historical Society will also accept a "fairly large financial donation" from Snohomish County, said Cage.

Cage also wants to recognize the many individuals and organizations who helped make the museum a possibility.

"We're going to thank people for having helped to get us to where we are," he said.

The museum has recently installed a couple of new exhibits that they plan to show off at the event as well.

"We have a new display on the founders of Marysville," said Cage. "And we're going to dedicate that at the presentation."

The display is about the individuals who settled the Marysville area and features audio narration of the lives of founders such as James and Maria Comeford, Nicholas Healy and Chief Patkanim.

"Two young ladies who are descendants of Comeford and Healy gave us a significant donation so that we could do this," said Cage.

Another new exhibit is up at the main hall of the museum that features military items and honors those who served in the U.S. military.

Cage said that the plan for the main museum hall is to change the exhibits there every once and a while.

"They're designed so we can take down the exhibits and put something new up," he said.

"What you see in those windows out there will change from time to time," he said.

Cage said that the first year of the Museum has gone well. "Everybody that's came in here has liked it," he said.

The main income the museum brings in is due to hall rental and they have been able to attract some groups which use the hall.

"We've had several groups come in and hold meetings here," said Cage. The historical society is about to begin working with a local wedding planner in hopes of bringing in more events of other kinds, such as weddings, said Cage.

More information on the Marysville Historical Society or their museum is available at


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