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Wednesday is a day to 'Give Big' for Fall City history preservers

Supporting cultural preservation in the Lower Valley, Fall City Historical Society recently started spreading word about local history with a special “History Table” display at the Fall City Bistro.  - Courtesy photo
Supporting cultural preservation in the Lower Valley, Fall City Historical Society recently started spreading word about local history with a special “History Table” display at the Fall City Bistro.
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Fall City Historical Society is a beneficiary of the Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG Day, this week.

On Wednesday, May 15, donations to the society made through the Seattle Foundation web site will be stretched by Foundation funds.

The Seattle Foundation has worked with donors for over 60 years, offering guidance and mechanisms for effective community support. The Fall City Historical Society is among 15 non-profit groups which are profiled on the Foundation web site for next Wednesday’s event.

To help, visit www.seattlefoundation.org/npos/Pages/FallCityHistoricalSociety.aspx. Or, go to www.seattlefoundation.org, click on “giving center” at the top of the page, and then enter “Fall City Historical” in the search box.

This year, the society is focused on improving its website, with help from a Snoqualmie Tribe grant. The society will also feature collection highlights and materials available in its reference library. One recent donation is a beaver top hat which belonged to Almus Rutherford, said to have been elected in 1878 as one of the King County Commissioners of Washington Territory.

The society’s research and display topic for 2013 is the Fall City Cemetery, starting with a display at Fall City Days in June. For those  wishing to visit the cemetery, Memorial Day is a great time. Many families clean and decorate family plots for that day, and the American Legion honors veterans with decorations and a ceremony.

 

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