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!
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.
IHM to cease Trolley operations due to an increase in program expenses.
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.
In this first official segment of our “Confronting the Past” series, we examine the Ku Klux Klan’s
activity in Issaquah. Beginning with a brief history of the terrorist group, we then discuss their arrival
Scroll down to learn more about our new leadership and governance structure, which puts community first.
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...
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.’
‘The Issaquah History Museums Collection’ (as featured in the Spring 2021 Vol. 1 E-Newsletter of the Costume Society of America, Western Region)
Collections Manager Julie shares a piece she wrote for the Costume Society of America about two pieces of clothing in our collection. Textile lovers, read on!
The introduction to a series of blog posts about racial inequity in Issaquah’s past.
Join us for a timed entry visit at the Issaquah Depot Museum this summer! Click here for details.
Read our statement concerning violence against Asian-Americans.