Experience 40 years of Issaquah History Museums milestones
October 9, 2012
In 40 years, the Issaquah History Museums has experienced numerous milestones.
- 1972 — Issaquah Historical Society is founded.
- 1972 — Issaquah Historical Society leases Gilman Town Hall from city.
- 1973 — Gilman Town Hall opens as organization’s historical center.
- 1983 — Society negotiates purchase of Issaquah Train Depot from city.
- 1985 — Ground is broken on depot restoration project.
- 1985 — Work on Gilman Town Hall remodel starts.
- 1989 — Weyerhaeuser Corp. donates caboose to the organization.
- 1992 — Issaquah Train Depot is added to the National Register of Historic Places.
- 2004 — Issaquah Historical Society changes name to Issaquah History Museums.
- 2005 — Puget Sound Energy donates historic Alexander House to the museums. The organization later donates the building to the Issaquah Chamber of Commerce for offices.
- 2006 — Museums’ oral history project captures the stories and memories of about 25 narrators.
- 2012 — Refurbished Issaquah Valley Trolley Project streetcar returns to Issaquah for service.
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