Stillaguamish Valley Pioneer Museum celebrates 'Pioneer Days' Sept. 15

ARLINGTON — The Stillaguamish Valley Pioneer Museum welcomes visitors to celebrate "Pioneer Days" on the Red Rooster Route from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15.

The Museum aims to offer a fun day for children of all ages with hands-on activities including milking a cow, washing clothes, working a 19th-century sewing machine, viewing old-fashioned toys and games, shake shingles, churning butter, grinding wheat and much more.

The Museum's regular exhibits will also be open for viewing, and visitors will have the opportunity to chat with interpreters who have their own stories of the past to tell. The Museum admission for this event is $5 per adult and $2 per child under 12 years of age. Parking is free.

"Our Pioneer Days Festival is a terrific opportunity to experience the rich heritage of the Arlington area with superb examples of early homesteaders," said Myrtle Rausch, president of the Stillaguamish Valley Pioneer Association. "On display are original tools, artifacts, home goods and farming implements that our ancestors used to start a new life in the Stillaguamish Valley. We encourage families to come out with their children and learn about early pioneer life."

The Stillaguamish Valley Pioneer Museum is located at 20722 67th Ave. NE in Arlington and was built by the Stillaguamish Valley Pioneer Association to preserve artifacts of the North and South Forks of the Stillaguamish River Valley, keeping alive the heritage of the original homesteaders of the area. For more information call 360-435-7289 or log onto

The fourth year of the annual Red Rooster Route will also host a variety of upcoming summer and fall festivals, including the Garden Treasures Pozole and Corn Roast Festival on Sept. 8 at the Garden Treasures Nursery & Organic Farm, Pioneer Days at the Stillaguamish Valley Pioneer Museum on Sept. 15, Foster's Pumpkin and Corn Maze Festival from Oct. 1-31 at Foster's Produce & Corn Maze, and the Handmade Holiday Indoor Gift Market on Dec. 1 at the Arlington Farmers' Market in downtown Arlington.

A self-guided tour through the greater Arlington area, the Red Rooster Route provides plentiful recreational and you-pick opportunities. To learn more about the farms on the Red Rooster Route and to download a tour map, visit their website at

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