Downtown History Hike, Part I (1880-1925)

Museum Director, Erica Maniez, will lead participants on a socially-distanced walk through the history of Issaquah, from the 1880s to approximately 1925. You’ll hear stories of early efforts by hops farmers, the town’s growth during the coal-mining era, and what life was like for residents of Issaquah a century ago. You’ll leave seeing Issaquah’s historic…

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Downtown History Hike, Part I (1880-1925)

Museum Director, Erica Maniez, will lead participants on a socially-distanced walk through the history of Issaquah, from the 1880s to approximately 1925. You’ll hear stories of early efforts by hops farmers, the town’s growth during the coal-mining era, and what life was like for residents of Issaquah a century ago. You’ll leave seeing Issaquah’s historic…

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Downtown History Hike, Part I (1880-1925)

Museum Director, Erica Maniez, will lead participants on a socially-distanced walk through the history of Issaquah, from the 1880s to approximately 1925. You’ll hear stories of early efforts by hops farmers, the town’s growth during the coal-mining era, and what life was like for residents of Issaquah a century ago. You’ll leave seeing Issaquah’s historic…

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Downtown History Hike, Part II: 1925-Present

Museum Director, Erica Maniez, will lead participants on a walk through the history of Issaquah, from roughly 1925 to the present. You’ll hear how Issaquah changed from a booming mine town to a tight-knit farming community, and how it has transformed from a bedroom community into the thriving city it is today. Participants will meet…

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Grand Ridge Mine Hike

Have you ever wanted to walk in the footsteps of Issaquah’s earliest miners? On the Issaquah History Museums’ Grand Ridge Mine Hike, you will have the chance to explore the daily commute of miners who worked in Issaquah’s longest-lasting coal mining operation. The hike will begin at the East Sunset Trailhead in downtown Issaquah and…

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Downtown History Hike

Museum Director, Erica Maniez, will lead participants on a socially-distanced walk through the history of Issaquah, from the late 1800s to approximately 1925. You’ll hear stories of early efforts by hops farmers, the town’s growth during the coal-mining era, and what life was like for residents of Issaquah a century ago. You’ll leave seeing Issaquah’s…

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History Happy Hour: Love & Heartbreak in a Small Town

Join us as we meet some of Issaquah’s loveliest sweethearts — and some of the darkest heartbreakers! Celebrate Valentine’s Day early with the Issaquah History Museums! Tales in this presentation will include the stories of Minnie and Jake, sweethearts parted by World War I; Magdalena and Henry, whose passions toward each other could be dangerous;…

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History Happy Hour- Issaquah History Museums

Most of Issaquah’s deceased rest quietly in their graves; others are said to walk and talk. Join us for a conversation about Issaquah’s dead. We’ll focus on the residents of Issaquah’s Hillside Cemetery, and will also share the results of ghost-hunting done at some historic Issaquah locations. Cost is by donation. We suggest a donation…

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International Museum Day 2020

  Happy Museum Day! In an ideal world, you would celebrate this day with a visit to one (or both!) of Issaquah’s two local history museums. Later this summer, the museums will be open to family groups who want to schedule a visit. For now, let me introduce you to the buildings and the history…

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