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Started in 1860 by Henry McClurg as the settlement of Park Place, Monroe experienced rapid growth in the early 1900s due to its rich farmlands and abundant timber, and its proximity to the Great Northern Railroad. Monroe is scenically set against the foothills of the Cascade Range, near where the Snoqualmie and Skykomish Rivers join to form the Snohomish.

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March Program at historic Healy House – Join us on Tuesday, March 18 at the Healy House, 312 Hill Street (across the street from Sky Valley Education), for our late winter program. healy house b Current owner, Jayne Kingsley Morse, will share details of the ongoing renovation and restoration as well as offering a tour of the old home. Information on the Healy family will also be available. The photo at right shows the house in 1911, two years after the family moved in. Minerva Healy Lucken lived there until her death in 1997 at the age of 94. The program starts at 7:30 pm, preceded by the annual membership meeting at 7:00 pm. Members are encouraged to attend; there will be an election for board members and a short review of 2013 for the society. Refreshments will be served!

In Anticipation of the upcoming historical society May program on local “one room” schools in the area we would love to hear from any of you out there who attended or have stories or photos of any such schools, such as Tualco, Wagner, Roosevelt, Park Place, etc. Contact us by any of several ways noted  or just drop by the museum!

Currently happening at the museum:
school display
The school display room is undergoing a much needed upgrade, thanks to Chris, Gail, and Keith

 

 

 

 

 

 

track display
The Sky Valley Raceway Exhibit, one of the museum’s rotating exhibits