Events

Holiday Hands-on-History in the Highlands

Are you looking for something special for the whole family to do during the holiday season? Join us at Blakely Hall for a Holiday Hands-on-History Day! On display will be a variety of Depression-era tin can ornaments from the Museums’ collection. The Issaquah History Museums will host children of all ages to make paper ornaments patterned on the hand-made ones to take home. We will serve cookies, coffee and tea, apple cider and hot chocolate. 

Looking forward to seeing you there!

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Santa Trolley and Hands-on-History at the Depot

Are you looking for something special for the whole family to do during the holiday season? Join us at the Issaquah Depot for the Santa Trolley and a Hands-on-History Day! The Issaquah History Museums will host trolley rides with Santa Claus, along with a hands-on activity inside the museum at the Issaquah Depot on Saturday, November 28th from 11 AM to 3 PM.

On display will be a variety of Depression-era tin can ornaments from the Museums’ collection. Children of all ages will be invited to make paper ornaments patterned on the hand-made ones, and then either hang them on the Christmas tree at the Depot or take them home. We will serve cookies, coffee and tea, apple cider and hot chocolate.

Admission is $6 for adults, $4 for kids age 3 to 18, and FREE for kids 2 years old and younger as well as Issaquah History Museums members.

We look forward to seeing you!

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Halloween Hands-on-History in the Highlands

Join us for a spooktacular time at Blakely Hall, as we celebrate Halloween! Kiddos of all ages will be able to color and take with them old-fashioned Halloween masks. Refreshments will be served and admission is free!

Hope to see you there!

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Hillside Cemetery Walk (in the dark)

Hillside Cemetery was originally used by the Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) and was later deeded to the City by the IOOF. The earliest burials at Hillside date back to 1890. Over the years, Hillside Cemetery has become the final resting place for nearly 4,000 people. Many of Hillside’s current residents died too young, in mining accidents or epidemics or in childbirth. Others celebrated long lives, leaving memories and descendants.

Join Museum Director Erica Maniez on Saturday, October 24, at 7 PM, for a guided walk in Issaquah’s Hillside Cemetery. You’ll hear stories about Hillside Cemetery, the lives of some of those buried there, and what life was like in small-town Issaquah during the 1900s. Participants are limited to 20 people, so don’t wait to purchase your tickets!

Flashlights welcome, but no headlamps, please!

Hillside Cemetery Walk (in the light)

Hillside Cemetery was originally used by the Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) and was later deeded to the City by the IOOF. The earliest burials at Hillside date back to 1890. Over the years, Hillside Cemetery has become the final resting place for nearly 4,000 people. Many of Hillside’s current residents died too young, in mining accidents or epidemics or in childbirth. Others celebrated long lives, leaving memories and descendants.

Join Museum Director Erica Maniez on Saturday, October 24, at 4 PM, for a guided walk in Issaquah’s Hillside Cemetery. You’ll hear stories about Hillside Cemetery, the lives of some of those buried there, and what life was like in small-town Issaquah during the 1900s. Participants are limited to 20 people, so don’t wait to purchase your tickets!

Flashlights welcome, but no headlamps, please!

Halloween Trolley Rides and Hands-on-History at the Depot

Join us for a spooktacular time at the Issaquah Depot as we celebrate Halloween! The trolley will be on the tracks and running from 11 AM until 3 PM on Saturday, October 24th and Sunday, October 25th. In addition, kiddos of all ages will be able to color and take with them old-fashioned Halloween masks on Saturday, October 24th. The admission to the museum on Halloween weekend $6 for adults, $4 for kids age 3 to 18, and FREE for kids 2 years old and younger as well as Issaquah History Museums members. Admission price includes trolley rides and mask activities.

We look forward to seeing you!

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Trolley Season Ends

It’s the last day to ride the Issaquah Valley Trolley (IVT)! The trolley will operate Saturdays and Sundays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., weather permitting, again in May 2021. Passengers board at the Issaquah Depot Museum, 78 First Ave. NE, Issaquah.

Boarding passes can be purchased at the ticket window in the waiting room. Fare includes trolley ride and admission to both Gilman Town Hall Museum and the historic Depot Museum. Show your Issaquah History Museums Membership Card and ride for free!

Heritage Day at the Depot

Come celebrate the 4th of July with the Issaquah History Museums! Experience how our pioneer ancestors did their laundry, churned butter and dressed through interactive museum exhibits. Learn about the Coast Salish tribes who lived on the land that we live on now. Ride the pump car down the rails just like the pioneers of Issaquah did. Refreshments will be provided. Activities are free with museum admission!

Heritage Day in the Highlands

Come celebrate Issaquah’s Pioneer Heritage with the Issaquah History Museums! Experience how our ancestors did their laundry, churned butter and dressed through interactive museum exhibits. Learn about the Coast Salish tribes who lived on the land that we live on now. Refreshments will be provided. Activities are free!

Hope you can make it!

Trolley Season Begins!

The Issaquah Valley Trolley (IVT) will begin its 2020 season on Saturday, May 23. The trolley will operate Saturdays and Sundays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., weather permitting, through the end of September. Passengers board at the Issaquah Depot Museum, 78 First Ave. NE, Issaquah.

Boarding passes can be purchased at the ticket window in the waiting room. Fare includes trolley ride and admission to both Gilman Town Hall Museum and the historic Depot Museum. Show your Issaquah History Museums Membership Card and ride for free!