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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.

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...

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!

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.