Hobos and Homelessness [Summer 2015]

Explore hobos and homelessness through the lens of history and art. More...

Grand Ridge Mine Hike [Saturday, August 15, 10:30am - 12:30pm]

Explore the dark and dangerous past that lies beneath the Issaquah Highlands neighborhood. More...

Heritage Day [Saturday, July 4, 11:00am - 2:00pm]

After the Downtown Parade, join us at the Depot for a chance to step back in time and get your hands on history. More...

Olde Town Mine History Hike [Saturday, July 25, 10:30am - 12:30pm]

Join history hike leader Doug Bristol to explore the mining history that continues to shape downtown Issaquah. More...


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 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 happening! This summer, we have events to suit almost any fancy. On July 4th, get your hands on history at our annual Heritage Day Celebration. Make your own cedar shingle, eat some freshly churned butter, or help work the pump car down the railroad tracks! Did you know that downtown Issaquah used to be the site of massive coal mines? Join us on July 25 to explore our dark and dangerous underground past . If a roof overhead better suites the day, join us in the comfort of the historic Depot to enjoy a contemporary art exhibit. On weekends, you can also gather some friends and family and hop on the Issaquah Valley Trolley. You never know who you might see on board!

Throughout the year, we reach out to people like you to ask for help in covering the museums' most basic needs. Project grants and corporate support cover the cost of special events, exhibits, and other programming, but it is the ongoing support from community members like you that keep the foundation of the Issaquah History Museums strong. Please help us protect Issaquah’s heritage by ensuring that we have the funds we need to care for it. Join us or renew your membership today!