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Confronting the Past: The KKK in Issaquah

Confronting the Past: The KKK in Issaquah

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
in town.

Our New Vision

Our New Vision

Scroll down to learn more about our new leadership and governance structure, which puts community first.

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.’

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.

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.