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Our Mission, Vision

& Commitment

Learn more about the Gilman Town Hall Museum, the Issaquah Depot Museum & Much More! 

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Learn & Connect with IHM

IHM strives to be a destination for learning, inspiration and civic engagement. Through our two museums, dynamic exhibitions, tours, programs, digital resources, and special events, IHM connects people to Issaquah’s history and to each other.

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"Our town is like the promised land
With foothills all around
Opportunities have no end
In our home town"

Excerpt from Our Town Issaquah

by Hilda Johanson Erickson, ca 1950

  • Heritage & Natural History Tour - Confluence Park & Gilman Village
    Heritage & Natural History Tour - Confluence Park & Gilman Village
    Sun, Jun 23
    Large picnic shelter at Confluence Park
    Jun 23, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Large picnic shelter at Confluence Park, Confluence Park, Issaquah, WA 98027, USA
    Do you feel a strong connection to our local landscape and its central part in shaping our cultural heritage? On this guided tour you will hear the stories of some of the earliest families to arrive here and and learn about the landscape they encountered and compare it with what is here now.
  • Heritage & Natural History Tour - Confluence Park & Gilman Village
    Heritage & Natural History Tour - Confluence Park & Gilman Village
    Wed, Jun 26
    Large picnic shelter at Confluence Park
    Jun 26, 2024, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Large picnic shelter at Confluence Park, Confluence Park, Issaquah, WA 98027, USA
    Do you feel a strong connection to our local landscape and its central part in shaping our cultural heritage? On this guided tour you will hear the stories of some of the earliest families to arrive here and and learn about the landscape they encountered and compare it with what is here now.
  • Heritage & Natural History Tour - Confluence Park & Gilman Village
    Heritage & Natural History Tour - Confluence Park & Gilman Village
    Wed, Jun 05
    Large picnic shelter at Confluence Park
    Jun 05, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Large picnic shelter at Confluence Park, Confluence Park, Issaquah, WA 98027, USA
    Do you feel a strong connection to our local landscape and its central part in shaping our cultural heritage? On this guided tour you will hear the stories of some of the earliest families to arrive here and and learn about the landscape they encountered and compare it with what is here now.
  • Let's Talk Local History
    Let's Talk Local History
    Tue, Apr 09
    Issaquah Train Depot
    Apr 09, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Issaquah Train Depot, 78 1st Ave NW, Issaquah, WA 98027, USA
    Go back in time on a journey through early Issaquah from the 1860's to the mid-1910's. Free admission.
  • Depot Museum Docent Informational Session
    Depot Museum Docent Informational Session
    Tue, Feb 06
    Issaquah Depot Museum
    Feb 06, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Issaquah Depot Museum, 78 1st Ave NE, Issaquah, WA 98027, USA
    Calling all storytellers, history buffs, and/or anyone who enjoys educating and sharing with others!
  • Open House at the Historic Issaquah Train Depot
    Open House at the Historic Issaquah Train Depot
    Thu, Nov 16
    Train Depot
    Nov 16, 2023, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Train Depot, 78 1st Ave NE, Issaquah, WA 98027, USA
    Meet IHM staff and Board and learn about what is happening and how you can get involved. Open to the public. RSVP appreciated but not required.
  • Hillside Cemetery Tour
    Hillside Cemetery Tour
    Multiple Dates
    Sun, Oct 29
    Issaquah
    Oct 29, 2023, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Issaquah, 540 W Sunset Way, Issaquah, WA 98027, USA
    The perfect way to spend a dark evening at Halloween!
  • Grand Ridge Mining History Field Trip
    Grand Ridge Mining History Field Trip
    Sun, Oct 22
    East Sunset Way Trailhead
    Oct 22, 2023, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
    East Sunset Way Trailhead, 661 E Sunset Way, Issaquah, WA 98027, USA
    Issaquah's mining history goes deep! Come explore and learn about the Grand Ridge Mine, just one of a handful historic mining locations in the Issaquah area.
  • Uncommon Threads: The 50th Anniversary Exhibition
    Uncommon Threads: The 50th Anniversary Exhibition
    Sun, Nov 27
    THE ISSAQUAH DEPOT MUSEUM
    Nov 27, 2022, 12:00 PM – Dec 10, 2022, 12:00 PM
    THE ISSAQUAH DEPOT MUSEUM, 78 1st Ave NE, Issaquah, WA 98027, USA
    Take part in the history of Issaquah! Visit the Depot Museum, where you can explore engaging, thought-provoking exhibits in one of the most photographed buildings in the city. Our 50th anniversary exhibit in particular shows highlights from our collection, ranging from the 1800s to the present day.

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The more you connect with the museum, the more it comes alive. Join today to go behind-the-scenes of our latest exhibitions, attend private tours, and enjoy other exclusive members-only perks. Don’t just let history pass you by.

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