Duvall Historical Society
Duvall Historical Society

Duvall Historical Society Past Events

Soldiers in Petticoats:
The Struggles of the Suffragettes

Monday, April 2, 2018: 7:30 pm

Soldiers in Petticoats: The Struggles of the Suffragettes
Enjoy this lecture by actress, historian and instructor Tames Alan as she appears in the authentic clothing of a suffragette. Tames brings to life the suffragettes, their struggles, and their influence on major issues of their era, such as child labor laws, workers’ rights, and the legal status of women.

Where: Duvall Visitor and Community Center, 15619 Main Street, Duvall

Co-sponsored with the Duvall Historical Society and King County Library System.

Funded by Friends of Duvall Library


2018 SCFS Pruning Workshop

February 17, 2018: 10am-noon

Take the terror out of pruning fruit trees with instruction that shows how to approach the task, and reduces the number of difficult decisions needed. Greg Giuliani and Randy Lee will be teaming up again to give a hands-on pruning workshop of apple and pear trees at the Dougherty Farmstead in Duvall on Sat, Feb. 17 from 10am-12pm. Dougherty Farmstead is a restored historical farm (circa 1888) with some of the oldest standing structures in the Snoqualmie River Valley. Last year Greg did year 1 renovative pruning on a very old pear tree as well as some pruning on several smaller apple trees. Join the Snohomish County Fruit Society, Greg, and Randy as they tackle year 2 on the pear tree (out of a 3 year plan) as well as several other trees on the property.

Parking: just southeast of the Farmstead on Cherry Valley Road (opposite side of the road from the farm) there is a school - you can park in their parking lot and walk across the road to the Farmstead. There is some limited parking immediately at the farmstead. ***Please note that Cherry Valley Road has two sections which do not connect.*** You want to turn off of Hwy 203 onto the southern section of CV Rd, just north of Duvall (versus just south of Monroe).

Bring: Each attendee should bring their own pruning tools as well as weather appropriate clothing.


World War I and its Local Impact Reader’s Theater

Monday, October 2, 2017 - 7:30-9:00pm

The Duvall Historical Society presents a Readers’ Theater on World War I and its impact on the Snoqualmie Valley. 2017 is the anniversary of the United States entrance into the “Great War” and to commemorate it, the Duvall Historical Society (with support from King County Library and 4Culture) will examine how the Snoqualmie Valley contributed to World War I and how the War impacted the Valley families. We will take a look at the “Great War” and how it affected people differently, depending on their situations and viewpoints. A PowerPoint presentation will accompany readers who will be playing different roles and a discussion will follow.

World War I and its Local Impact Reader’s Theater
Photo by: 4Culture photographer, Naomi Ishisaka

3rd Annual Novelty Hill Cemetery Tour

Some prominent Duvall residents that are buried at the Novelty Cemetery will come to life again when members of the Cascade Community Theatre re-enact their lives on Friday, August 25th at 7 p.m.

Join the Duvall Historical Society on a twilight tour of the tranquil and picturesque Novelty Cemetery and hear the interesting stories of their lives. The program is free and the public is welcome.

Twilight Tour of Novelty Cemetery
Twilight Tour of Novelty Cemetery

Potluck Picnic of Valley Historical Societies

Sunday, August 6th, 2017 - 12-2 p.m.

Where: Taylor Landing Park in Duvall, WA

Live music entertainment
Short talk about importance of railroads in Duvall
Bring: dish to share, eating utensils (including plates), and chair
We will provide beverages
Sponsored by the Duvall Historical Society

We hope our Valley friends will join us and share what their organizations are doing.

Taylor Landing
The Duvall Taylor Park and the first Rock band in the U.S.A as a band was put on the rock in a celebration in 1916. Seats were cut on logs to seat the people on the hillside. by Ralph Taylor

Dressing the Edwardian Woman

Monday, March 6th 2017 – 7:30pm

Duvall Visitor’s Center 15619 Main Street. Duvall, WA

If you love the fashion in the PBS program, Downton, Abbey, you won’t want to miss Rachel Hess’ presentation on “Dressing the Edwardian Woman.

As a collector of antique clothing, she has been studying pieces from the Edwardian era for several years. She will present some pieces from her private collection, as well as reproduction pieces sewn by her.

Learn about the Edwardian person and the events and people that influenced the rapidly changing fashion.


Dressing the Edwardian Woman


Pruning Workshop hosted by Duvall Historical Society

Saturday March 25, 2017, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Greg Giuliani, long time member in Seattle Tree Fruit Society, and Randy Lee, member of multiple fruit societies and currently president of Snohomish County Fruit Society, have offered to teach pruning of apple and pear trees at Dougherty Farmstead in Duvall. Dougherty Farmstead is a restored historical farm (circa 1888) with some of the oldest standing structures in the Snoqualmie River Valley.

Greg will teach basic pruning techniques. There are 4 dwarf apple trees that need light manicuring and 2 others that need vigorous pruning. Folks can watch and do hands on work on these apples. Randy will teach renovation on an antique pear with several spars and lots of internal limbs. The pear, which is dangerous due to ladder work, will have the 3 year renovation sequence addressed.

Each attendee should bring their own pruning tools. See you there:)


Top banner photo: Fourth of July parade, Duvall, 1911