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History Bites: Guided Walk Training

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Do you enjoy telling stories? Do you love getting to know your community, and sharing it with others? Be part of the Issaquah History Museums’ dynamic history hike program!

Each year, more than 500 people experience Issaquah’s past through a history hike, walk or pub crawl. This popular program is expanding quickly — and we need your help to keep it growing!

Thanks to a grant from 4Culture, we’ve designed this training program for people who are interested in leading history walks, hikes, or crawls for the Issaquah History Museums, and who already enjoy speaking in public. Our program will help you craft stories that inform about Issaquah’s past, while capturing the interest and imagination of its listeners

Participants will receive a copy of Images of America: Issaquah, Washington, as well as a free one-year membership to the Issaquah History Museums, along with all the benefits that includes. Dessert will also be provided at each of the six training sessions.

During a series of evening training sessions, museum staff members will work with you to:

  • Explore the main themes of Issaquah’s past.
  • Find a story or individual that capture your imagination.
  • Reveal resources that will help bring your story to life with details.
  • Lead a public tour that includes your story.

To learn more about this training program, contact Erica Maniez. You can sign up for the series via Eventbrite.


Sign up for the training sessions via Eventbrite.


Evan “Eve” David Watkins

Served 1925-1928

Evan David Watkins was born to David and Lizzie Watkins in Black Diamond, WA. Watkins went by the nickname Eve (pronounced “Evie”) for most of his life.

During Watkins’ tenure, burglaries continued to plague Issaquah, and on December 16, 1927, the culprits hit the Olympic Pool Hall and Brendel Drug Store. Some money was taken from the drug store along with some merchandise. The newspaper announced that “No clew has been discovered.”

The search continues for more information on E.V.