Spring into Weekend Train Excursions at the Northwest Railway Museum in Snoqualmie & North Bend

Train excursions at the Northwest Railway Museum ‘spring’ into high gear for the season with train rides available on both Saturdays and Sundays beginning on the weekend of April 3-4! Four scenic … [Read more...]

Twin Peaks Day the Perfect Remedy for Covid Ennui

Ok, I’ll admit it. I got a word of the day app and I HAD to use that word. I think it fits, Ennui: “a feeling of weariness and dissatisfaction” Yup, I have the Covid Ennui. You? The other day I … [Read more...]

Chief Andres “Andy” Juan de los Angeles: Political, Cultural, Spiritual, and Social Leader of the Snoqualmie Tribe 2/15/52-1/21/21

Chief Andy de los Angeles, former Chairman of the Snoqualmie Tribe and nationally beloved Indigenous civil rights leader, passed on January 21, 2021. Chief Andy de los Angeles was the child of Juan de los … [Read more...]

Winter Train Rides Begin at the Northwest Railway Museum

The Northwest Railway Museum is happy to announce that scenic winter, socially-distanced, train rides through the upper Snoqualmie Valley will begin on Saturday, January 16, 2021. This is the first … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Indian Tribe Joins Attorney General Ferguson in Lawsuit Against Trump Administration

On January 4, 2021, the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe joined Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson in filing a federal lawsuit against the Trump Administration over the accelerated sale of the National … [Read more...]

Lessons from the past

Last week, a Crosscut article took a look into Seattle’s past and painted a familiar picture for us. It’s October 1918, and Seattle is battling pandemic flu. People are wearing face masks and staying … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Citizens Academy Goes Virtual: Learn how your city government works in an educational video series.

This year’s Snoqualmie Citizens Academy goes virtual with 14 videos featuring the Mayor, department heads, and city staff sharing information about how the city works and the services it provides to … [Read more...]

North Bend History: Christensen House’s past, present and future in the Snoqualmie Valley

I have to admit, I'd never heard about North Bend's Christensen House before the city announced it was to be demolished in September. I looked it up that night to see what it looked like, and my … [Read more...]

New Veterans Memorial Dedicated at North Bend City Hall

On Thursday morning, October 1st, in a very small outdoor ceremony, the City of North Bend, along with representatives of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), the American Legion, the Snoqualmie Tribe and the … [Read more...]

Christensen House to be demolished to make room for New Development

According to a City of North Bend press release, starting September 14th, Mainvue WA, LLC will begin construction of a new, small residential home plat in North Bend. The 12-lot Kanim Grove plat site is located … [Read more...]

Northwest Railway Museum Train Shed Reopens September 11th

Snoqualmie, WA - The Northwest Railway Museum is pleased to announce the reopening of the Train Shed Exhibit Hall.  The Exhibit Hall will reopen on Friday, September 11th at 11 am, and is located in … [Read more...]

Class of 2020: a look back at the history and events that Shaped the Journey

This is the 9th installment of our annual trip down memory lane for high school seniors and their parents who can't believe 18 years went so quickly It's also the the most emotional for me to write, as my … [Read more...]

How the 1918 Flu Pandemic changed history, improved women’s rights and saved my life

What do modern public health, the World health Organization, women’s rights, Edward Cullen and myself have in common? All, in part, owe their very existence to the 1918 flu pandemic. In the midst of this … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley History: nearly 90 years ago local schools, some businesses closed, children quarantined

According to the Snoqualmie Valley Historical Museum, the current closure of the Snoqualmie Valley School District due to the novel coronavirus is not the first time a potentially deadly virus has closed local … [Read more...]

Former Mill homes make historic journey across Snoqualmie River to create Williams Addition neighborhood

Snoqualmie has been a fast growing city for nearly two decades now. It was orchestrated growth, though, spurred by a deal reached in the late 1990's to build the master-planned development of Snoqualmie Ridge. … [Read more...]

Meadowbrook History: The Brook, Snoqualmie Valley’s First ‘Talkie’ Movie Theater

At the corner of Park Street and Meadowbrook Way (near Mount Si High School and Snoqualmie Elementary) once sat some Snoqualmie Valley film history: The Brook Theater - about 100 years ago it was part of the … [Read more...]

Northwest Railway Museum Launches new Program: All Aboard for Rails and Ales this weekend

Try some beer, sample some history. The Northwest Railway Museum has launched a new program - and it could be the perfect thing for craft beer and history lovers. The Rail and Ale Lecture includes a … [Read more...]

Beautiful watercolor featuring iconic Snoqualmie street corner wins 2019 Plein Air Paint Out Competition

The City of Snoqualmie recently announced the winner of the 2019 Snoqualmie Plein Air Paint Out Competition hosted a this year's Railroad Days Festival: a beautiful watercolor piece by Jacqueline Tribble called … [Read more...]

Meadowbrook Way to get Honorary ‘Wildcat Way’ name, celebrating Mount Si High School

Mount Si High School ASB representatives worked throughout the summer to add the honorary name of 'Wildcat Way' to Meadowbrook Way, which runs in front of the newly rebuilt high school. Students told city … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley History: Understanding Why Borden Avenue Leads to the YMCA

Did you know? Many street names on Snoqualmie Ridge have historical significance. Snoqualmie Valley Historian Dave Battey and the Snoqualmie Valley Historical Museum share the connection of Snoqualmie's history … [Read more...]