The Enumclaw Plateau Historical Society maintains an impressive collection of local history at its museum, housed in…More a building dating back to 1909 when it was first built as a Masonic Hall.
Through the last century, the building also served as the site of an Episcopal church before the Historical Society purchased it in 1995 -- it became home to the museum in November 2005.
On two floors, the museum has on display a wide variety of items showcasing the rich history of the Enumclaw Plateau region, including photos, documents, toys, tools, foods, needlework, musical instruments, children's photos and shoes, historical maps, and clothing. Videos and reference books help to round out the Museum's offerings.
Members of the Historical Society have also undertaken the task of indexing important announcements throughout the last century that were published in the town newspaper, the Enumclaw Courier-Herald, including births, obituaries, business and school items. This project remains ongoing.
The Museum is open two days a week to visitors; 10 docents serving in teams of two at a time are present during visiting hours to help answer questions and provide more information.
Sip City Wines is a locally-owned wine shop and tapas bar in historic downtown Enumclaw. A wide selection of wines…More from around the world as well as the great wines of the Washington and the Pacific Northwest are featured here. Patrons are welcome to place special orders for wine that is not in stock. Wine tastings are frequently held at Sip City on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Patrons can taste the wines of a featured winery and often interact with the owner or winemaker.
Sip City also offers wine and beer by glass as well as tapas. Patrons are encouraged to come taste some wine, enjoy some tapas, buy a bottle and take it to their favorite Enumclaw restaurant (most restaurants will not charge a corkage fee if you buy from Sip City). Patrons can enjoy a delicious meal and then come back after for a dessert and a glass of port or dessert wine.
On the same block as the Logging Legacy Memorial Park in downtown Enunclaw is the Enumclaw Public Library. Community…More flyers, newspapers and elegant displays of locally produced art greet visitors before they enter into the main library room with over 50,000 items and over 185,000 circulating annually. Among these items are:
Books and audio for a three-week loan period
Magazines for a one-week loan period
Video for a one-week loan period (limit of 6 per library card, with video permission)
Late fees for books, audio and magazines are $.5 per day. For videos, the late fee is $1 per day.
The library provides large meeting rooms and quiet study rooms available on a first-time, first-served basis.
Additional services and features include children's programs, interlibrary loans, historical photographs, public computers, online databases, e-books and the library's online catalog.