Issaquah History Museums



Tour Guide

Issaquah History Museums' tour program provides additional interpretation of exhibits at the Gilman Town Hall and Issaquah Depot. You’ll learn inquiry-based techniques to use with kids, along with deeper information about the exhibit contents in order to create a positive learning experience for visiting groups.

Issaquah History Museums’ tour program provides additional interpretation of  exhibits at the Gilman Town Hall and Issaquah Depot. Tour Guides use hands-on objects and activities to engage their audience, creating an age-appropriate educational experience. As a Tour Guide, you’ll learn inquiry-based techniques to use with kids, along with deeper information about the exhibit contents in order to create a positive learning experience for visiting groups. 

WHEN: As needed, during school hours and on Saturdays. Most school tours are scheduled during the months of May and June.

WHERE: At both the Gilman Town Hall Museum and the Issaquah Depot Museum.

TRAINING: Ten hours of training, which includes both direct instruction and shadowing tours.

AGE REQUIREMENT: 16 and up

TIME COMMITMENT: 10 months (one school year); depending on the demand for tours, you’ll probably give one tour a month.

Special Events Volunteer

Assist with events like our Hands-On History Days, Heritage Day, and other events. Location:  Issaquah Depot. Responsibilities: Preparing materials and helping children ages 2 – 8 with historical hands-on activities such as making butter, doing laundry, coloring...

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Office Assistant Volunteer

Office Assistant Volunteers help with the daily running of our organization. Tasks might include filing, collating binders, entering data into spreadsheets, or other administrative tasks. Location: Gilman Town Hall Responsibilities:  Office Assistant...

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Hike Assistant Volunteer

Hike assistants works with the hike leader to provide support during the hike of a group of participants on coal mining and logging hikes around Issaquah. Responsibilities include taking pictures, distributing evaluations, making sure that hike participants are...

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Facilities Volunteer

Facilities Volunteers help maintain the museum grounds and facilities in a safe and attractive manner. Responsibilities:  Tasks might include removing weeds, cutting overgrowth, picking up litter, assisting with painting projects, doing basic repairs,...

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Collections Volunteer

Collections Volunteers work with the Collections Manager to research, catalog, and care for IHM's ever growing holdings of artifacts and photographs.  Some Collections Volunteers work on specific long-term projects; other help with whatever is most needed during the...

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Docent

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