Historical Society to host open house
In 1871, Ira and Susan Woodin poled their way up the winding Squak Slough because of their desire to homestead a place of their own. In their lifetime, they watched their valley grow from a river community, to logging, and then to a farming community.
They were instrumental in forming the community of Woodinville by donating land for the cemetery, and locating the first post office and church in their home. The people of Woodinville chose to honor them by naming the town after them.
In celebration of the 125 years that have passed since this day, and in conjunction with Chateau Ste. Michelle's 20th anniversary Open House, the Woodinville Historical Society is hosting an open house at the Manor house on the grounds of the winery from 12 to 4 Sept. 22.
Tea, coffee, punch, and cookies will be served. The society will display their quilt of the history of Woodinville, as well as a quilt made by Susan Woodin for her daughter. Many of the society's photos will be on display, as well.