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Grow Our Collection

We are interested in expanding our collection of photographs, artifacts, and documents. Please let us know if you have items you would be interested in donating. All donation offers must be reviewed by our Collections Committee which meets monthly. 

While we are grateful for all offers, our Collections Policy requires that items accessioned into the collection have relevance to the history of the Rainier Valley. 

Current priorities for collecting include:

  • Items that reflect the wider Rainier Valley community, beyond Columbia City.

  • Items that reflect cultural diversity and the post WWII era.

If you'd like to discuss a collections donation, please email the collections committee at

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