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The Worst Year Ever!

The Worst Year Ever!

Was 2020 the worst year ever? IHM volunteer and long-time resident Jane Garrison muses over the similarities and differences between the 2020s and the 1920s. Click to read more!

Skyport Memories

Skyport Memories

IHM Volunteer and long-time Issaquah resident Jane Garrison shares her memories of the Issaquah Skyport – and how the Skyport days came to an end.

Issaquah’s “Lady Mayors”

Issaquah’s “Lady Mayors”

While Issaquah’s first woman mayor was referred to disparagingly as a “lady mayor,” she set a precedent for other women who would run for — and attain — the office of mayor.

An Open Letter to Our Community

An Open Letter to Our Community

Dear Friends of Issaquah History Museums, Last March, like so many other organizations across the region, we had to close our doors to in-person public programming. The immediate separation from all of you— volunteers, student interns, regular visitors, and friendly...

Announcing our first Virtual Exhibit!

Announcing our first Virtual Exhibit!

See our first virtual exhibit about the former crown jewel of Issaquah, the Skyport.

The exhibit details the Skyport’s history from the first time the land was used as an airfield to the day it closed. We explore both sides of the fight to save or pave it; the depth of meaning it had for Issaquah’s visual identity; what happened when it was lost; and where the city’s inhabitants now identify as distinctly ‘Issaquah.’

Collecting Our COVID-19 History

Collecting Our COVID-19 History

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, many people have looked to historical records and museum collections to try to make sense of it all. We can look to objects from the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic for example to see how people dealt with life in a past pandemic and how the world changed as a result.