It must be Spring! And a year into COVID time. With our relatively low overhead, all volunteer staff, and wonderful local support, Fall City Historical has not suffered as much as other groups during this year. But we have seriously missed our usual times to be with members and friends. Our tiny office has not been a safe space for volunteers, thus slowing our work. The Community Program NOW&THEN presented via Zoom was successful...we may create other programs in that format this year. We’ve been delighted to offer the Historic Signs Tour as a safe outdoor educational entertainment! A generous offer by Beth and Mark Traverso to allow displays in the windows of their recently purchased building at 33719 SE Redmond-Fall City Road gave us an opportunity to share some history and a fun Christmas display, as well as a site for our Pop Up Store on a very cold day in December!
We hope you will put GiveBIG on your calendar and use this annual event as a simple way to support our work. It would be much appreciated. Early giving begins on April 20.
Use the links below to see the article in Pacific Northwest Magazine on April 11th, or the longer online article with more photos and information. Weekly Wizards Clay Eals and Jean Sherrard create this wonderful glimpse of history every Sunday.
We are living in a very challenging time. Fall City Historical Society is interested in understanding how the Covid-19 Pandemic is impacting our community members, businesses and organizations. The effects of this pandemic will be felt for years to come and as a historical society, we believe it is important to capture the many and varied experiences of folks in Fall City. Each business and organization will have its own unique challenges, adaptations, and insights in these struggles. Surveys were mailed out in early September to businesses and organizations. If you did not receive one, or would like to share it with someone you know, please use this link to download a pdf of the survey. Our intention is to keep this as easy as possible and brief answers are welcome.
Many thanks to all who have sent in donations for the Hop Shed work. We will keep everyone informed, but getting funding from King County Preservation is not looking probable.
In the late 1990s, extensive restoration of the Hop Shed added 5 tiers of new timbers at the bottom, but the remaining 9 tiers above that are the original 1888 timbers, which are beginning to seriously deteriorate. In the North side photo (shown location, from the 2016 Assessment) the shifting of the structure due to decay of the timbers at the corners now causes runoff from the roof on the east side to fall directly on the old timbers below.
Thought and discussion about the future are under way. Watch for updates.
Thanks in part to a grant from Heritage 4Culture we have now upgraded to PastPerfect 5.0 and the improved version of PastPerfect Online. Over 90% of our collection records are now accessible online and more are being added. Our online data and images are also indexed to the Google database. Search our collections
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Generously designed by Dave Gershman and funded by a grant from the Snoqualmie Valley Rotary.