Tolt-Carnation Historical Museum’s New Home

Tolt-Carnation Historical Museum has a new home!

Now located at the historic Hjertoos House at Carnation Tree Farm—next to Tolt MacDonald Park—the museum includes numerous exhibits documenting the history and culture of the town and its people that formed at the confluence of the Tolt and Snoqualmie Rivers.

The Tolt Historical Society was originally formed by a group of local women in the early 1980s’ centered around the mission of forming a library. Once the library was in existence, they established the Tolt Historical Society with the mission of preserving the history of the Valley. The first established museum was in the Sno-Valley Senior Center and when the center was scheduled for remodeling, the exhibits were moved to the Carriage House at Carnation Farms and now to its current home in the Hjertoos House.

Beginning in 2018, members of the Tolt Historical Society started packing, inventorying, and moving a collection of more than 1,000 historical artifacts to their new location at Hjertoos House, a farming house built in 1906 and now on the National Register of Historic Places. This entirely volunteer-run organization has been working tirelessly to catalogue, organize, and create compelling exhibits for people to come and learn more about the history of the Tolt region. And now it is ready to visit!

Join the Grand Opening Celebration on Saturday, July 20th at 11 am, with Councilmember Kathy Lambert and Mayor Kim Lisk of Carnation. Enjoy light snacks from Carnation Café and live entertainment. Learn more.