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Issaquah History Museums Reopen to the Public

In March of 2020, the Issaquah History Museums closed their doors due to the risk of the COVID-19 pandemic to visitors, volunteers, and staff. Now that Washington State is beginning to slowly reopen, we’re looking forward to welcoming visitors back to the Gilman Town Hall and Issaquah Depot Museum. You can purchased a timed entry […]


Issaquah History Museum Tours

A guided tour is a fantastic way to explore Issaquah’s rich cultural heritage, and both museums contain hands-on elements that make history come alive for kids.


Downtown Issaquah History Hike: The Early Years

Explore some of Issaquah’s hidden history on this easy stroll through the historic downtown. A museum guide will lead participants on a walk through the history of Issaquah, from the Native Americans who first lived in the area up to Issaquah’s growth into a small town, circa 1925. You’ll hear about how changes in transportation impacted Issaquah’s growth, and what life was like in a town of just 1,000 people.


Pages of Issaquah History

Drop in with your children for a hands-on art activity that invites kids to paint their own history of Issaquah. Kids will examine the colorfully engaging Bill Haddon mural that hangs in the Depot, and we’ll provide the materials and guidance for them to create their version of an Issaquah Mural. Resulting art will be on display at the Issaquah Depot.


History Bites: Issaquah History Foundations

In this second training session of the Issaquah History Museums’ dynamic History Bites training program, expert story-tellers will reveal resources that will help bring Issaquah’s rich story to life with details.


Issaquah History Museums

The Issaquah History Museums is a nonprofit organization that operates the Gilman Town Hall and Issaquah Depot Museums, as well as the Issaquah Valley Trolley and exhibits throughout the city. Discover, preserve, and share the history of Issaquah and its environs!


Issaquah History Museum Collections

Through our digital collections site, you can access contents of our photo files, letter collections, important documents, and oral histories.


Issaquah History Museums Celebrate National Poetry Month!

Welcome to National Poetry Month, April 2013! Small mother of pearl fountain pen with nib (89.014.033) and ink bottle (86.018.188) from the IHM collection. What would I say On this noted poetry day Yes I wish I was a poet true I then would tell my story to you Hilda Johanson Erickson, circa 1960 Today marks […]