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New Sign Installed at Greenwood Cemetery

New sign at the Greenwood Historic Cemetery in South Cle Elum, with Rick Henderson, installed on August 13, 2016.  The club supported this project.  Special thanks to the great work of Emily Hurley, Carter Kincade, Tanner Dates, Katie Keeton, Makaila Montgomery, among others, for your work in creating this sign.

Miners’ widows to be featured in book

Paul Friedlund is working on a book about the tragic mine explosion of May 10, 1892. Photos like these of the miners’ widows will be featured in the book.


Join us for the Crowning of King Coal 2021!

Come watch the crowning of the 2021 King Coal John Cernick Jr.! Sunday Sept. 5th, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at the Coal Miners’ Memorial in downtown Roslyn, WA. Hosted by the RRC Heritage Club.

Nominations are Open for King Coal 2021!

Nominations are now open for King Coal 2021!

King Coal will be announced on Sunday, September 5th (Labor Day Weekend) during the Annual Coal Miner’s Memorial Celebration.

Nominations should include the story or summary of the nominee and why you think they deserve to be named King Coal.

The form to nominate an individual/family can be found at the following link:

Nominate King Coal 2021

Historic Regional Photos Imprinted on Metal

RRC Heritage Club teams up with the Roslyn Museum for a fundraiser featuring a selection of the Museum’s historic photo collection imprinted on metal.

PRE-HOLIDAY SPECIAL! Reg. $200 each, but just in time to order for holiday gifts, JUST $100 EACH (sale valid through 11/12/21)

As a thank you gift for each $200 $100 donation towards this fund, donors will receive their choice of photos. Proceeds go to the Roslyn Museum. Secure online payments through PayPal or checks by mail accepted.

Copies will be printed on composite Alumi-core as displayed at Basecamp Books & Bites  in Roslyn, WA.

Orders will be taken until November 12th, 2021 then printed and distributed. When ready, arrangements will be made for pickup locally, or, mailing available for a shipping & handling fee.*

To learn more about each photo, click on it to see the description details.

Prefer to just donate directly instead? Select any amount.

HOLIDAY SPECIAL RATE! Regular $200 each, NOW $100 EACH!

Sale pricing good through 11/15/21

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* The Internal Revenue Code provides that the amount of a contribution must be reduced by the value of goods or services received in return from the charitable organization. Based on our estimate $50 is the value of goods or services received for each reproduced photo.

Memorial Day Weekend 2021 Schedule of Events

Please see the details below for the Memorial Day Weekend schedule.

Friday, May 28th

9am – 4pm

Kiosk Hospitality Area

Training opportunities on use of the

interactive digital kiosk

Bring your photos and we’ll scan them!

Saturday, May 29th

Hospitality Areas throughout the Cemetery

Guided and Self-Guided Cemetery Tours

Bring your photos and we’ll scan them!


Italian Monument Dedication Ceremony

Silvio Pellico Cemetery

Priest’s Blessing, Storytelling, Music

Presented by the local Order of Sons and Daughters of Italy


Kiosk Dedication Ceremony

Music, Storytelling, Living History Portrayals

Sunday, May 30th

Breakfast at the Roslyn Eagles

Eagles Cemetery Fundraiser

Hosted by the Roslyn Fraternal Order of Eagles

Full breakfast will be served beginning at 10am at the Roslyn Eagles 107 N 2nd St, Roslyn, WA 98941.

Cost is $8.50/person. Proceeds go to the Eagles Cemetery Maintenance Fund.


All events are open to the public

Covid safety requirements will be in place

Interactive Digital Kiosk website: http://roslyn.akiosks.com/

Questions, email [email protected]

Guest Speaker Series Launches with March 14, 2020 Meeting – Presentation by Pete Horish

UPDATE: We regret to inform guests planning to attend our Guest Speaker Presentation by Pete Horish, that his appearance at our meeting has been postponed to a future date due to current concern over the Coronavirus. Our March Heritage Club meeting, will however be held as scheduled, and the public is welcome to attend and learn more about our club. We apologize for any inconvenience or disappointment this may cause, especially for those making travel plans to enjoy this presentation. We will keep you posted about rescheduling updates. Thank you for your understanding.

Join us March 14, 2020, during the Heritage Club meeting at the Cle Elum Eagles. Public Invited – Free Guest Speaker Presentation, with Pete Horish. “The Day the Still Blew up in Ronald, destroying 32 houses, including Pete Horish’s family’s home.”

Experience Pete Horish Jr.’s impassioned account of the Prohibition Era explosion leaving 136 people homeless, and its impact on local families like his. On Aug. 18, 1928, his father, Peter Sr., was an eyewitness to the devastation when Bertholomes “Bert” Pellegrini accidentally touched off a 250-gallon batch of “White Mule” whiskey in a hidden room underneath the Falcon Pool and Dance Hall.

Presentation is FREE ADMISSION (optional lunch available for purchase at 12 noon)


Roslyn Cemetery Clean-Up 2023 – volunteers needed

Roslyn Cemetery Clean-Up 2023 – volunteers needed

Volunteers Wanted!

Roslyn Cemetery Cleanup 2023 Saturday, May 13, 2023

at the Roslyn Cemetery.

Please bring your own tools, gloves, weedeaters, etc. Large tarps needed!

8:30-9:00 a.m. Volunteer Sign In / Get Work Assignment

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon Volunteer at Roslyn’s Historic Cemeteries

12:15 p.m. Volunteer Lunch sponsored by the Roslyn Eagles Aerie 696 at their Club (thanks!)

For more information email [email protected]

Sponsors: Roslyn, Ronald, Cle Elum Heritage Club, Northern Kittitas County Tribune newspaper, Central Washington Outdoor.com

For an easy way to help, click or tap to Donate to the Cemeteries (no sweat necessary!)


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