Sammamish may be a new city,
however it is an old community.


T
he Sammamish Heritage Society is a non-profit (501.c.3) organization, established to preserve the history, heritage, and integrity of Sammamish, Washington. The Society was started with the idea to help residents and visitors to our city learn and understand about the diverse history of Sammamish.

The inaugural meeting of the Sammamish Heritage Society was held in April 1999 at the Paula Lillevand Cottage in the Beaver Lake Colony. At the first Sammamish Neighbor Day celebration in May 1999, the group presented a photographic display of the area's history.

Some of the special programs that the Society has hosted includes; Memories of Sammamish, and Memories of Beaver Lake
which brought together long-time residents to reminisce about early days in Sammamish.

Other programs have included Genealogy Basics, Logging, and Sawmills in the Sammamish Area, and the Howatson family's presentation on their lives in Sammamish and surrounding areas.

The Sammamish Heritage Society meets quarterly for Membership Meetings and Special Presentations by guest speakers.The Heritage Society is a Member of:
- Association of King County Historical Organizations
- Eastside Heritage Roundtable

2014 Sammamish Heritage Society Board:
 Ella Moore - President
Patricia Kelsey - Vice President
Denise Goehring - Treasurer
Rosemary Carrel - Secretary

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Please consider a donation, and join the Sammamish Heritage Society. A donation to the Society will help us continue to grow into the future as we relive the past and update this website...

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