Last updated: 1/11/2022
Lake Stevens, Washington
Street Address
12301 Northlake Shore DriveLake Stevens, WA 98258
Mailing Address
P. O. Box 874Lake Stevens, WA 98258


Friday - Saturday
1 PM - 4 PM

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Cyndi Fraser, Treasurer

A nonprofit corporation dedicated to gathering historical information and artifacts about the Lake Stevens area and informing the community about its past.

The Lake Stevens Historical Museum is known as one of the finest small-town museums in the state. Other historical societies that started or remodeled museums toured ours for ideas on how to build and show effective displays; several have copied our design. The “central lobby” area was designed to be used for rotating displays and newly donated artifacts. Two window displays can be used to accent the main exhibit’s theme or as separate display areas.

The museum has nine permanent displays covering eight facets of the town’s history, highlighting early years; the impact of logging and mills on the area; education; recreation; and Mitchell’s Pharmacy, which was the hub of the community from 1920, until moving to Frontier Village in 1960. I am one of those people who saves everything; I have more of what people consider junk than does the average person. I don’t know what makes people do that, but the Historical Society is grateful for those with this “gift."


The Lake Stevens Historical Society is committed to fulfilling its mission by completing projects as they are identified and judged to reflect the purpose of the organization.

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All items are available at the temporary storage facility for the museum. Email us for available pick up times. Will ship for additional fee.

"Reminiscing...Lake Stevens, The Early Years," one of two local history books available at the museum, was published in 2004 and updated in 2017. Members of the Lake Stevens Historical Society spent three years gathering information and adding to an earlier publication by Zelda Silcox and Edna Bartlett in 1957. It covers the history of Lake Stevens from the beginning of settlement in the late 1800's through 1949. This book is $25.00 (including tax).

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