Originally incorporated as the town of Gilman in 1892, Issaquah was a center of coal mining activity in the late 19th century. The Seattle, Lake Shore and Eastern Railway constructed a modest Queen Anne-style depot building in 1889, which is now operated by the Issaquah Historical Society as a museum and event space. Another historic attraction nearby is the beautifully restored Hailstone Feed Store and Gasoline Station (232 Front Street), which serves as the home of the Downtown Issaquah Association. More than a connector between Seattle and points east, Issaquah is a destination in its own right; a great family town with lots to offer visitors and locals alike.
Events happening in Issaquah this week:
Every First Tuesday of the Month: 6:30-8:30pm, OPEN MIC NIGHT for musicians @ the Issaquah Depot. All ages welcome.
Wednesday, November 14: 6:30-7:30pm, American Cancer Society – Fall Into Relay, Information Fair @ Gibson Hall
Thursday, November 15: 5-7pm, free Thanksgiving Wine Tasting event @ Capri Cellars
Friday, November 16: 4-5pm, free Guitar Workshop @ Mills Music & 6-8pm, Small Works Holiday Exhibition Opening Reception @ artEAST
Saturday, November 17: 10am, free Long Term Health Care program @ Issaquah Library
For other DH sites in the area, visit www.destinationheritage.org.
Images: Hailstone Feed Store and Gasoline Station © 2008, Open Mic Night advertisement © 2012, courtesy of Downtown Issaquah Association.