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Some small, local museums worth a look

Local museums can add interest to cool or rainy winter weekends. Here are some you might have overlooked: History House Seattle Old Seattle...

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Local museums can add interest to cool or rainy winter weekends. Here are some you might have overlooked:

History House

Seattle Old Seattle photos, murals, noon-5 p.m. Thursday-Sunday, 790 N. 34th S., Seattle; $1 (206-675-8875 or www.historyhouse.org).

Log House Museum

Seattle West Seattle history exhibits in 1903 structure near site of the 1851 landing of the Denny Party, noon-4 p.m. Thursday-Sunday, 3003 61st Ave. S.W., Seattle; $1-$3 suggested donation (206-938-5293 or www.loghousemuseum.info/).

Gilman Town Hall Museum/Issaquah Depot Museum

Issaquah Artifacts, research center, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 165 S.E. Andrews St., Issaquah; $1-$2; historic depot with railroad memorabilia, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday-Sunday, 50 Rainier Blvd. N., Issaquah; $1-$2 (425-392-3500 or www.issaquahhistory.org).

Shoreline Historical Museum

Shoreline History of Lake Forest Park/Shoreline/North Seattle, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 749 N. 175th St., Shoreline; free (206-542-7111 or www.shorelinehistoricalmuseum.org).

Edmonds Historical Museum

Edmonds History of Edmonds and South Snohomish County, 1-4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, 118 Fifth Ave. N., Edmonds; $1-$2 suggested donation (425-774-0900 or www.historicedmonds.org).

The Flying Heritage Collection

Everett Display of 15 rare World War II-era military aircraft, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday, Paine Field, 3407 109th St. S.W., Everett; $8-$12 (206-838-9204 or www.flyingheritage.com).

Renton Historical Museum

Renton History of the Duwamish Indians, pioneer days, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 235 Mill Ave. S., Renton; $1-$3, free on first Wednesday and third Saturday (425-255-2330 or www.rentonhistory.org).

Kent Historical Museum

Kent 1908 home furnished with period furniture, artifacts, noon-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 855 E. Smith St., Kent; free, donations suggested (253-854-4330 or www.kenthistoricalmuseum.org).

White River Valley Museum

Auburn Pioneer, Native American and Japanese-American history, noon-4 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday, 918 H St. S.E., Auburn; $1-$2, free on Wednesdays (253-288-7433 or www.wrvmuseum.org).

Vashon-Maury Island

Heritage Museum

Vashon Artifacts, special exhibits, 1-4 p.m. Wednesday, Saturday-Sundays 10105 Bank Road, Vashon (206-463-7808 or www.vashonhistory.org.

Bainbridge Island Historical Society and Museum

Bainbridge Permanent and rotating exhibits of cultural and historical artifacts and photographs, 1-4 p.m. Wednesday-Monday, 215 Ericksen Ave. N.E., Bainbridge Island; $1.50-$2.50 (206-842-2773or www.bainbridgehistory.org).

Puget Sound Navy Museum

Bremerton Naval history of Puget Sound, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday and Wednesday-Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Sunday, 251 First St., Bremerton; free (360-479-7447).

— Compiled by Madeline McKenzie

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