Festival history l Muk Revisited

 

Last updated 9/5/2018 at Noon

A clambake at Mukilteo’s ball field near the waterfront in the early 1900s.

In early 1966, a handful of members of the newly incorporated Mukilteo Historical Society (MHS) were searching for some way to increase awareness of the history of Mukilteo while also raising money for a future museum.

Some members recalled the popular clambakes of the early 1900s that brought together many residents of the tiny mill town of Mukilteo. It was from these nostalgic memories of simpler times that an idea for a new event emerged: the Mukilteo Pioneer Festival.

The first festival occurred on Sept. 10, 1966, and it exceeded expectations in every way, except financially.

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