Duvall Historical Society
Duvall Historical Society

Duvall Historical Society Past Events

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

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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