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Mercer Island Historical Society

Founded 1954

Keeping History Alive on Mercer Island

A Washington State Non-profit Charitable organization with 501(c)(3) status.



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"Dawn on the Island"


A Video of Interviews about early Mercer Island


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Bruce Lee

Sifu, Friend and Big Brother
Saturday, Feb. 13, 2:00pm

Doug Palmer


A long-time friend of Bruce Lee and one of his youngest martial arts students, local author Doug Palmer will share stories of Lee’s early years. Doug Palmer’s book paints a picture of a fun-loving, intense young man who worked hard to excel at his craft. Join us for a unique perspective on the legend of Bruce Lee.

Please register no later than February 12th.

https://kcls.bibliocommons.com/events/5fe29c5b316797310b3fa6a7

In partnership with the King County Library System.





"History at your fingertips!"

Thanks to community donations, we have digitized 26 years' worth of the Mercer Island Reporter, accessible for free on-line -- at mih.stparchive.com. The years currently digitized--and key-work searchable--are: 1968-1985, 1994, 1995, 1997-2000, 2004, and 2005.

A special thank you to the donors who've contributed to our digitization project thus far: Cyclemates Bike, the Kiwanis Club of Mercer Island, the Mercer Island Rotary Club and the Mercer Island Community Fund. We welcome individuals' donations on our "Donate" page.