Heritage Day returns July 4

June 11, 2013

By Staff

Mark your calendar now for an historic 4th of July.

The Issaquah History Museums will hold the 12th annual Heritage Day in conjunction with the community’s Down Home Fourth of July Celebration. Activities will take place in and around the Issaquah Train Depot, 78 First Ave. N.E., convenient to the Field of Fun. The event is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is free to the public.

The aim of Heritage Day is to let people — children especially — get their hands on history. Participants pick up their “passports to the past” at an orientation booth, and return to the booth for an old-fashioned treat when they have completed their tour of activities. Along the way, there will be opportunities to learn more about the history of Issaquah while splitting a cedar shingle, using homemade soap to scrub clothes, dressing in historic garb, whipping cream into butter or operating a historic pump car.

This year, the Issaquah History Museums are partnering with Seattle Tilth to let visitors participate in activities reminiscent of Issaquah’s agricultural past.

The Issaquah History Museums are also seeking volunteers to help with these activities. Call 392-3500 or email info@issaquahhistory.org.


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