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Donate photographs and artifacts


We are interested in expanding our collection of photographs, artifacts, and documents. Please let us know if you have items you would be interested in donating. All donation offers must be reviewed by our Collections Committee which meets monthly. While we are grateful for all offers, our Collections Policy requires that items accessioned into the collection have relevance to the history of Rainier Valley. They must also be items that we can steward responsibly (e.g. no automobiles or guns!).

Current priorities for collecting include items that reflect the wider Rainier Valley community (beyond Columbia City), items that reflect cultural diversity and the post-WWII era, and items that help document the history of the Garlic Gulch community.


Please contact Virginia Wright, Director, if you would like to discuss a collections donation.

Rainier Valley Historical Society

3710 S. Ferdinand St.

Seattle, WA 98118

(206) 723-1663

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 18143

Seattle, WA 98118



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