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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.

IHM Social Media Community Guidelines

IHM Social Media Community Guidelines

The Issaquah History Museums (IHM)’s mission is to discover, preserve, and share the history of Issaquah and its environs. On our social media pages, we strive to create an open, informative, engaging, and supportive online community where we can share stories from the collection; what’s happening at the museum; and have meaningful, constructive conversations. We ask those participating on our pages to show courtesy, kindness, and respect to one another and to IHM staff.

June Brides

June Brides

June has traditionally been a popular month for weddings. In this post, we take a look at the wedding gowns of three different eras of June brides.

The Tale of Ole Bergen

The Tale of Ole Bergen

Ole Bergen was a long-time Issaquqah resident and coal-miner who had a relaxed view of local laws. Read more about this colorful character in Issaquah’s past.

David Edmonds

David Edmonds was a successful and dedicated Mine Superintendent who went missing in May 1900.

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.

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