IHS Marks 25 Years

This article appeared in The Issaquah Press, May 28, 1997

First formed in May, 1972, and called the Historical Commission, the organization known today as the Historical Society, marked its silver anniversary last Tuesday at the Tibbetts Manor. More than 150 people came to honor the society, known across King County as one of the most successful historical groups. The collections and efforts of the organization can be seen at the Gilman Town Hall Museum at 165 Andrews St. and the Depot Museum at 50 Rainier Blvd. N. For more information about the museums, call 392-3500 and leave a message.

TODAY AND YESTERDAY – Current president Nancy Horrocks tells the gathering about the influences of Greg Spranger, who led the restoration efforts on the depot and is credited with breathing new life into the organization during the early and mid-1980s.

SHARING MEMORIES – Harriet Fish, considered the driving force behind the formation of the society, shares some of her early memories.

FROM THE START – Founding members attending the reception had a chance to catch up with one another. They included (from left) Joe Peterson, Marilyn Foley, Felicity Lowe, Mae Darst and Fish.


This Article © 1997 Issaquah Press. Used by permission