Roslyn, Ronald, Cle ElumHeritage Club
Honoring the many, diverse cultures who came together in this beautiful area on the east slopes of the Cascades, each in pursuit of their piece of the American dream. Settlers in the late 1800’s created several towns that thrived on numerous coal mines, timber and other pursuits. Although the mines closed long ago, our club seeks to keep that rich and diverse heritage alive.
Our Roots Run Deep
The values we hold dear were instilled in us by our hard working ancestors. Most left the security of their homeland and accepted the risks of crossing a vast ocean and continent to arrive at an uncertain future in their new community. They took great pride in their new country and worked hard to learn its language and build a new life. They endured hardships and sacrificed to insure our lives would be better than the one they left in the old country.
Most labored in the coal mines under the most primitive and dangerous of conditions. They knew all too well that death was never far away in the cold harsh environment in which they lived and worked. They found comfort, pride and companionship in their fraternal lodges where their heritage and culture were celebrated. They revered their lodges for the security they provided and the community it cared for. The sick were visited, the widows and orphans “looked in on” and their cemeteries were maintained. The love and traditions our ancestors enjoyed have been passed along to us in the home, in the books they wrote and the music they loved.
What We Do
Coal miners Memorial
Preserving and maintaining the statue and engraved names of local coal miners located on Pennsylvania Ave. in Roslyn, WA. Those on the base of the statue lost their lives in the mines.
Giving voice and proper and rightful protection, and preservation of the 26 distinct ethnic, fraternal and veterans’ cemeteries within Roslyn Cemetery
We are proud of our multi-cultured heritage, and celebrate it in many ways. Join us for Memorial Day, Labor Day, Heritage Festivals, and other occasions throughout the year.
Whether formally in books we publish or through website and social media postings, or the informal conversations we share at meetings and social events, our cherished stories go on.
$12 Covers Dues for a Whole Year
That works out to just a little over 3 cents a day to join a fun bunch of like-minded individuals who value the unique heritage of this special place.
Support Our Projects
There are many ways to support the Roslyn, Ronald, Cle Elum Heritage Club.
- Become a member
- Donate to our projects
- Sponsor our events
- Attend our public events
- Purchase our books