Fall City Day

We look forward each year to this opportunity to be "out in the community" with our booth and displays. Our three-tent "pavilion" is becoming a landmark of the event, sure to be worth visiting. In addition to offering a unique exhibit each year, we make available books and the items in our "History in Your Hand" series.

See us at Fall City Day

Seattle Now & Then: Fall City parade, 1954
by Clay Eals
Published in The Seattle Times online on July 14, 2022

Fall City Day Festival
June 11, 2022

After a 2-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we were thrilled to be back in person for this fun community event! Our 2022 displays celebrated 150 years of Fall City's history, starting with the establishment of the post office. Visitors to our booth explored the 1872-2022 Timeline in Photos, early King County platting maps, and more recent aerial views of the Fall City area.

Fall City Day 2022

In about 1886, David "Doc" Taylor built a store (with dancing hall above) on River Street – the first large building in Fall City, platted in 1887. He soon added a small restaurant, on left in photo, and a two-story building, on the right, which served both as the Taylor home and an informal hotel for the area for several years before being lost to fire.

Fall City Day 2022

We enjoyed talking with many visitors during the day,
exploring some of Fall City's history.

Fall City Day 2022

Board member Donna Diver-Kummen greeting passers-by with the free commemorative buttons.

Fall City Day 2022
Fall City Day 2022

A sampling of the 1872-2022 Timeline in Photos

Fall City Day 2022

Our very own Fall City Day Grand Marshal Ruth Pickering,
with Clay Eals of the Seattle Times Now & Then series and FCHS President Rick Divers.

Fall City Day 2022

Fall City Day Grand Marshal Ruth Pickering being driven in the parade by FCHS President Rick Divers.

Fall City…history lives here