Halloween History Pub Crawl [Thu, October 30, 7pm – 9pm]

Issaquah has an interesting and colorful past of murder, mayhem, and prohibition, and we want to share it with you!

Deck the Depot [Sat, November 29, 11am – 3pm]

Come help get the Depot dressed up for the holidays!

Santa Trolley at the Depot [Sat, November 29, 11am – 3pm]

The Issaquah Valley Trolley will be making a special holiday run to give Issaquahans a chance to let Santa know their hopes and dreams for the holiday season.


Visit our Gilman Town Hall Museum and our Issaquah Depot Museum, and ride our Issaquah Valley Trolley.


Discover Issaquah's past through our extensive digital collection of photos and documents.


Help preserve, discover, and share Issaquah's rich history by making a bit of your own at one of our upcoming events.
Update from our Director

History is always under construction, and this month so is our website! Due to a phishing attack, we had to take our website down, and are in the process of building a new and improved website. Over the next several weeks, we'll expand this website to support our mission of preserving, discovering, and sharing Issaquah's rich history. We invite you to explore the site as it develops, and let us know what you think.

Appropriately, construction and production are central to this year's Washington State Archive Month theme. In honor of the 125th anniversary of Washington State, the State Archives are celebrating "125 Years of Making History." You can follow the celebration on their Facebook page.

Meanwhile, we have a line-up of autumn events to delight everyone in the family! Join us on October 11th for The Bones Beneath our Feet: The Puget Sound Wars of 1855-56. After the event, help support the Issaquah History Museums by dropping off your scrap metal. On October 30th, join us for a History Pub Crawl. On November 15th, we'll lace up our walking shoes for the popular Olde Town Mine History Hike.