Des Moines Historical Society

The Des Moines Historical Society provides for the collection and preservation of historical records, artifacts, and various other items related to local, state and national history within the Des Moines Museum.

Greater Kent Historical Society

The Greater Kent Historical Society operates the Kent Historical Museum, which is located in the Bereiter House in downtown Kent. Built in 1908, the historic home is furnished with period furniture and exhibits of local artifacts. Garden artwork commemorates the local Japanese American Community, and the Blue Star Memorial By-Way remembers Veterans of America’s Armed Forces.

Highline Botanical Garden Foundation

Preserving Our Garden Heritage: We manage and develop a community-owned garden that demonstrates sound horticultural and environmental practices and that creates beauty for public enjoyment.  Includes the historically significant Seike Garden and the Elda Behm Garden as well as display gardens planted and maintained by the King County Iris Society, Puget Sound Daylily Club, Seattle Rose Society, and the City of SeaTac Parks Department.   The gardens are located at 13735 24th Avenue S in SeaTac, one mile north of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

Highline Historical Society

Highline Historical Society provides public historical programs throughout Highline and mounts exhibits at SeaTac City Hall, 4800 S 188th Street. Our members are anticipating our new museum in historic Burien soon.  We welcome volunteers.

Historical Society of Federal Way

The Historical Society of Federal Way serves its public through researching, preserving, teaching, documenting and indexing the human history of the Greater Federal Way area to build a sense of community, identity, and heritage.

JoAnne Matsumura

JoAnne Matsumura has over 30 years of experience conducting historical and genealogical research on behalf of various South King County historical societies and museums, as well as families and individuals. As a historical museum archivist, she has researched all aspects of local history, including business operations, cultural issues, and land-use and related matters, as well as extensive genealogical research on families throughout the United States. As a locally-based Tax Professional, she is accustomed to professional standard business practices and attention to detail.

Maple Valley Historical Society

The Maple Valley Historical Society is preserving the history of the Maple Valley, Hobart, Taylor, and Ravensdale areas. The Society has three museums depicting what life has been like in the area – see Exhibits page.

Neely Mansion Association

The mission of the Neely Mansion Association is to restore and maintain the Neely Mansion as an historic house that actively interprets for the public the rich agricultural, pioneer, and ethnic heritage of the Mansion, its families and its surroundings in the Green River Valley.

PowellsWood Garden

In order to preserve green space in an increasingly urbanized neighborhood, in 1993 Monte and Diane Powell purchased a 40 acre portion of the Cold Creek ravine and began to restore the land. Now operated by the PowellsWood Garden Foundation, a 501(c)3, this secluded pleasure garden is a place to rest, stroll, gather, learn and explore. Open to the public April 1- October 31, Tuesday – Saturday, from 10 AM to 3 PM. Rentals, group tours, events, and programming by reservation year round.

  • Kristine Dillinger
  • Mailing Address – 29607 8th Avenue S, Federal Way WA 98003
  • Physical Address – 430 S Dash Point Road, Federal Way WA 98003
  • 253.529.1620
  • admin@powellswood.org
  • powellswood.org

Renton History Museum

The Renton Historical Society is a non-profit organization that supports the operations of the Renton History Museum from the private sector. The RHS offers memberships to anyone interested in the history of the greater Renton area.

Soos Creek Botanical Garden Foundation & Heritage Center

The Soos Creek Botanical Garden provides a diversity of gardens for the public to enjoy, including inspirational gardens based upon international, regional, and historical gardens, while providing education and conservation of horticulture, the environment, and history.

South King County Genealogical Society

SKCGS stimulates interest in genealogy and aids individuals in compiling their family records; seek genealogical and historical knowledge; preserves and perpetuates records of ancestors and promotes preservation of public and private genealogical materials.

Tukwila Historical Society

We preserve the cultural, architectural, geological and historical heritage of Tukwila through preservation of photographs, documents, oral histories, buildings, and natural resources.

White River Valley Museum

Whether you walk through a pioneer cabin, climb aboard a caboose and play in a one-room school, the award-winning White River Valley Museum presents history in a fun and involving way.  Permanent exhibits focus on the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe, pioneer life, immigration from Europe and Japan, truck farming, railroading and the building of towns throughout the area.  Temporary exhibits change three times a year, family fun programs are offered throughout the year, and slide shows on railroading history hold train buffs entranced! The White River Valley Museum also manages the historic Mary Olson Farm. Museum open hours are noon-4 PM, Wednesday through Sunday, and the first Thursday of every month, 6-8 PM. Free admission the first Thursday and third Sunday of every month.