HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 2001-4670, by Representatives Edmonds and Kagi


      WHEREAS, It is the policy of the Washington state legislature to recognize the contributions of organizations that reflect the standards of excellence that enhance the well-being and quality of life of the citizens of the state of Washington; and

      WHEREAS, Twenty-five years ago, the Shoreline community commemorated the bicentennial of the United States of America by opening a community history museum; and

      WHEREAS, The Shoreline Historical Museum incorporated in August 1975, and opened to the public in June 1976; and

      WHEREAS, The chosen location of the museum is the oldest public building in existence north of 85th Avenue, the old Ronald School, which was built in 1912 and closed as a school in 1970, and was donated by the Shoreline School District; and

      WHEREAS, The 25th anniversary of the Shoreline Historical Museum's Grand Opening has drawn public attention to the distinguished service of the organization and to the benefits that the people of Shoreline, Lake Forest Park, and North Seattle have enjoyed as a result of the proud tradition of this organization; and

      WHEREAS, A plaque was dedicated to honor the 25th Anniversary Elevator Project on July 16, 2001; and

      WHEREAS, The museum currently collects oral histories from former and current residents, to preserve both past and future histories of the surrounding community; and

      WHEREAS, The museum has been the beneficiary of the state's heritage grant program, Capital Projects for Washington's Heritage;

      NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives recognize the Shoreline Historical Museum's 25th anniversary, and honor its role as a touchstone for heritage resources and as a source of pride for citizens of Shoreline, Lake Forest Park, and North Seattle; and

      BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the Co-Chief Clerks of the House of Representatives to the Shoreline Historical Museum.



      I hereby certify this to be a true and correct copy of

      Resolution 4670 adopted by the House of Representatives

                          July 21, 2001.



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Timothy A. Martin, Co-Chief Clerk  Cynthia Zehnder, Co-Chief Clerk