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Walk Back Through Time With Lynden Pioneer Museum’s New Director Amanda May

Publish by Whatcom Talk

Authored by Margaret Bikman

Having grown up in Everson, it’s fitting that Amanda May — the recently appointed new director of the Lynden Pioneer Museum — says one of her favorite museum exhibits is its replica of old-time Main Street, which includes a 1950s soda fountain, period shops, a pharmacy, a dentist, doctors’ offices, and a glimpse to see the “upstairs” areas from the merchant shops.

“It’s so authentic and the storefront is so incredibly well-made,” she says. “I walk by them every day and still notice little things I hadn’t noticed before.”

May stepped into her new role in December, when the museum’s previous director, Troy Luginbill, chose to move on after nearly 30 years. As a graduate of Nooksack High School, May remembers a lot of community, lots of friends, and involvement in sports, church events, and school activities.