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Saving the History of Snoqualmie Valley for Future Generations

Welcome to the Snoqualmie Valley Museum's Online Collection

Please enjoy viewing some of the items from the Snoqualmie Valley Museum's Collection. Starting in June 2016, thanks to a grant from the Snoqualmie Valley Rotary, the Museum has been able to share part of its collection digitally. Starting with around 80% of the General Photograph Collection and 2-5% of the Archive, Library and Objects Collections, this collection represents a wide range of materials that help share the history of the Snoqualmie Valley. We are continuing to digitize our collection and will add more as we are able. If you have a specific topic you would like to see us make a priority uploading, please contact us and we will try and accommodate your requests. As this is a work in progress, please contact us if you notice any typos or have additional information about any photograph or object.

Tips for Searching

Keyword Search

The Keyword Search button allows you to perform a general search across multiple fields for any catalog records online. Keyword searches use OR as the default connector between words (e.g. a search for Hanley Ranch will return records associated with Hanley OR Ranch). If you want to find records where both keywords are found, type in AND between the two words. To search for a specific phrase, be sure to put the phrase within quotes (e.g. "Rocky Pine Ranch"). You can also use the asterisk (*) as a wildcard (e.g. a search for histor* would come up with records containing history, histories, historical, etc.). Searches are not case sensitive.

The broader you make your keywords the more likely you will find items. Try "yearbook" instead of "1979 Mount Si high school seniors yearbook" or "Salish Lodge" instead of "photos of the original salish lodge."

Advanced Search

The Advanced Search button can help you be more specific with your search. You can search for a word or phrase within a particular search category or use multiple categories to further narrow down your search results. For example, searching White in the People field will bring up any records associated with a member of the White family, without having to sift through black & white photographs. You can also search People and Creator records through Advanced Search. Phrase searching with quotes and use of wildcards (*) are available in Advanced Search.

Random Images

The Random Images button is a great way to just browse the collection. Each Random Images page displays a random assortment of images from the records online. If something piques your interest, click the thumbnail to view a larger version of the image.

Catalog Searches (Archives / Photos / Libraries / Objects)

The catalog buttons can also help narrow down your search, by only searching with a selected catalog. If you only want to search for Photos, click the Photos button and type in your keyword(s) or phrase. You can also browse records within that catalog without performing a search. Phrase searching, wildcards (*) as well as AND/OR statements are available when performing catalog searches.