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Eastside Heritage Center

Categories Arts & Culture Charity & Nonprofit

11660 Main St
Bellevue, WA 98005
(425) 450-1049

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The Eastside Heritage Center was established in 2001 through the merger of the Bellevue Historical Society, in Bellevue, and the Marymoor Museum of Eastside History, in Redmond. Due to King County budget shortfalls, the Marymoor Museum was asked to leave its home of 35 years, the Clise Mansion at Marymoor Park. The Museum closed its doors in December, 2002, and the collection of over 30,000 objects is now housed in offsite storage. EHC is developing programming for satellite exhibits to allow continued public access to the collection, and is planning strategically for new exhibit facilities.

Their vision is to have a destination heritage museum and research facility, where they can display the collection and serve the public. In the meantime, EHC continues to provide educational services, public programs and temporary exhibits throughout Eastside communities, and are striving to build their institution into an indispensable community asset

EHC's mission is to steward Eastside History by actively collecting, preserving, and interpreting documents and artifacts and by promoting public involvement in, and appreciation of, this heritage through educational programming and community outreach.

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