The Snoqualmie Valley Historical Museum’s collection of local history just leapt out from the museum’s walls and onto full-color magazine pages.
The inaugural issue of the Snoqualmie Valley History Magazine was mailed to historical society members in August. The magazine plans to publish one issue yearly.
“We just want to stimulate the community to think about history,” said publisher Gardiner Vinnedge.
The hope is that people will read the new magazine and want to share the artifacts, stories, and memoirs they may have in their own families. Readers may add their memories and memorabilia to the growing collection that the museum is safeguarding and preserving.
The magazine includes a preview of the new museum exhibit of Snoqualmie Tribe artifacts, an excerpt from the Fall City memory book project, an article based on a 1910-era post card collection, a history of movie theaters in the Snoqualmie Valley, a brief look at the work of a local genealogist, a poem about Meadowbrook during the 1940’s, a look back at the history of the recently demolished Episcopal church in Snoqualmie and histories of a handful of the thousands of artifacts in the museum, among other features.
Snoqualmie Valley History Magazine was designed by Snoqualmie graphic designer Todd Gamble. Writers include several museum board members as well as other Valley residents, both present and past. Photographs and artifacts were drawn from the museum collection and from private collections.
Publication of the magazine was underwritten by museum members, the cities of Snoqualmie and North Bend and 4Culture.
Additional copies for members and the general public are $4 each, and may be purchased at the museum, located at 320 Bendigo Boulevard S. in North Bend, the North Bend QFC, Carmichael’s True Value Hardware in Snoqualmie and The River’s Edge store in Fall City.