In 2001, Marymoor Museum and Bellevue Historical Society participated in a collaborative web-based project with ten other King County historical organizations, promoting public access to a comprehensive collection of 12,000 historic images and metadata.
As a result of this project, approximately 800 images from the Eastside Heritage Center's collection of historic photographs are accessible online. This visual history of the people, activities, commerce, and industries east of Lake Washington from the 1880s to the present concentrates on the areas of Redmond, Bellevue, and Kirkland, and their development over time.
Early 20th century postcards often depicted local scenes. In conjunction with the 2011 Journey Stories Museum on Main Street Smithsonian travelling exhibit, and thanks to support from Humanities Washington and 4Culture, EHC has made 100 of these images available online. Click here to view the Postcard images.
Eastside Heritage Center is honored to steward and share the stories of “us”, a community built through years of hard work. Please enjoy the following stories and learn how dreamers and caring for one another can help us continue to grow as a community, today and tomorrow.