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Let us preserve your pictures and stories!

Picture below is of the school in approximately 1936 before second story removed.


“Preserving our history and enriching our future”

This historic school building was voted into being in August of 1915 and built.  It was modified in 1921 to expand with a second story and again in 1936 to remove that addition.  It now has the honor of being on both the State and Federal Heritage Registers.



About Us

Preserving the Past


We received the 2915 historic schoool building in 2005 from the school district but for financial reasons we returned it to the school for continued renovation.  The building is now renovated at the District offices of the Rainier School District #307 in Rainier. One room in the building is dedicated to this history. Watch this web sight for updates as we rebuild the site.

Our History

 The Rainier Historical Society formed in 1997 with the goal of saving the historic school built in 1915. We wanted to save the building and preserve the history of the Rainier Schools, the city of Rainier and the surrounding area.  

Get Involved

We can use your help in collecting memories.  Sending stories,

and pictures or copies of your pictures.

Hands on preparing pictures displays,


Rainier Historical School, 

207 Centre St S, Rainier WA 98576    

Mailing address:  P O Box 1024, Rainier WA 98576, 

For more information

 Phone  Karen at:  253-370-4410


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Find out how you can help!

There are so many ways to support our mission. Contact us to find out more about volunteer opportunities, stories, displays, etc. and ways to get our message to our community. and surrounding area.  Bring us your ideas.

Rainier Historical Society

Rainier Historical Society P O Box 1024 RAINIER, WA 98576

(253) 370-0315