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Events & Meetings

The Historical Society periodically holds meetings. All are welcome to attend. We also publish a semi-annual newsletter. Notices on planned coming events will be posted here.

Past Events


  • March 20, "Cuba" a Travel Panel with Slideshow and Q & A

  • April 20, MercerIslandHistory.org-- new website reveal and tips on using the internet with Bruce Jones of Tye Publishing

  • May 18, "The Oregon Trail -- presented by Ardie Butler, History Buff and Program Presenter

  • July 11 & 12, Mercer Island Summer Celebration

  • September 21, Pacific Northwest Modernism (details here)
    Presenters: Chris Moore, Michael Houser, Todd Scott

  • October 19, Lake Washington Maritime History
    Presenter: Michael Luis, Center for Wooden Boats

  • November 16, Subject: Original Social Media: Face to Face
    Presenter: Clay Eals, Southwest Seattle Historical Society


  • March 21- Dustin Kaspar of the Seattle International Film Festival gave us a guide to festival and how to navigate films.

  • April 18- Jim Clarke, PhD, owner of Clarke & Clarke Art + Artifacts gave us an overview of internet business vs. brick and mortar stores. He and his wife have a unique gallery in the Mercer Island Town Center.

  • May 16- Mercer Island's new grocery New Seasons Market (November 2016) was introduced by Chenoa Philabaum. This Oregon based family chain of groceries is a combination store featuring local and standard grocery items.

  • July 9 & 10- Mercerdale Park--MI Summer Celebration-

  • September 19- Emergency Preparedness with MI Police Officer Jennifer Franklin

  • October 17- Crime Prevention program with Mercer Island Police Department