From the tools that built the industrial economy to the documentation that chronicled important businesses, as well as the signs that adorned vibrant storefronts, the collection provides a testament to the city's growth and change. Our collection encompasses a broad range of the everyday and the distinctive; objects such as 17th-century shoes, 18th-century toys, an early 20th-century phone booth with bullet holes throughout (reputed to have been at the Everett Massacre), and thousands of original photos that offer a glimpse into the past.
Since moving into the current storage locations, renewed emphasis has been placed on preserving and appropriately storing the collection using American Alliance of Museums and International Council of Museums approved archival and museum methods. Volunteers are currently re-cataloging and re-documenting artifacts for inclusion in an online database.
As the Museum completes cataloging of the collection and gains an appreciation for its contents, acquisition of additional items will be considered. Several collections in the area need to be preserved, maintained, and exhibited.