We draw strength and inspiration from those who came before us and
much of the Snohomish County story involves women. Transforming our
culture, history and politics, women have served as leaders,
writers, scientists, educators, politicians, homemakers, mothers,
artists, historians, movie stars, volunteers and informed citizens.
Their spirit, courage and talents have added to the richness, and
diversity of our lives and their contributions continue each day.
The Snohomish County Women’s Legacy Project began in 1998 as a group
of volunteers to begin researching, interviewing and
Snohomish County women. You can learn more about the group and read
some of their stories online at
In 2010 Washington State celebrates the centennial of its passage of
Women’s Suffrage. To help celebrate this event, the legislature has
created an initiative. Formed as the Women’s History Consortium of
the Washington State Historical Society, the Women’s History
Consortium is bringing together many groups within the state to
collect and share Washington women’s history. See their website at
washingtonwomenshistory.org, Everett Public Library is a partner
in this project and presents here a growing database of files on
Snohomish County women. Enter a keyword or a name or simply browse
the collection. The Women’s Legacy Project welcomes your information
about Snohomish County women you would like to see included.