Duvall Historical Society
Duvall Historical Society

About Duvall Historical Society

The Duvall Historical Society was founded in 1976.

Mission Statement: Duvall Historical Society’s mission is to: preserve, record, publish, and promote appreciation of the history of Duvall, and the lower Snoqualmie Valley through making history and accessible and engaging lifelong experience for people of all ages.

We believe in the power of history and the preservation of our culture.

Current Officers (2020):

President: Marilyn “Country” Roney (2020-2022)
Vice President: Lance “Fiver” Pilon (2020-2022)
Secretary: OPEN
Treasurer: Connie Zimmerman (2020-2021)

By-Laws of Duvall Historical & Old Stuff Society

Available for download by clicking here.

History of the Duvall Historical Society

Founded in 1976, the Duvall Historical Society works to preserve the heritage of Duvall and the surrounding region. It publishes books on this subject and sponsors regular programs open to the general public.

The Historical Society also opens the Dougherty House for public viewing, now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, each Sunday, May through September from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m

Several great accomplishments

  • 1983 City acquires 26 acre Dougherty Farmstead site
  • 1985 Historical Society and City’s first grant for renovation
  • 2004 Dougherty Farmstead granted National Landmark status
  • 2008 Bunk house renovated with the help of Rotary
  • 2008 Duvall Historical Society website goes live
  • 2008 4 Culture Archive/Scanning Project Grant
  • 2008 DHS Scanning Project Acquires Hardware for Project and begins the project with team members
  • 2011 DHS Grant from 4 Culture for Heritage Collections Care
  • 2013 Supported and participated in Duvall's Centennial Year Celebrations
  • 2014 Created several historical displays at the Duvall Visitor Center (currently featuring early Duvall business artifacts and a wall display of their locations on Main Street)
  • 2014 Maintained and enhanced the Dougherty House displays, bunkhouse, tool shed, and heritage gardens
  • 2019 Newspaper digitation
  • 2020
    • Digitized eight (8) DHS publications
    • Created multiple videos of Duvall's history and the Dougherty House to reach the community and provide public benefit virtually
    • Replaced Dougherty House roof and repainted bunkhouse, ADA ramp and house porches
Making Butter
Making Butter at the Heritage Festival

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