Research Services

Did you know you can performed your own research right here in

Bonney Lake?


The Greater Bonney Lake Historical Society maintains an extensive collection of documents, records, maps, books and other archival materials pertaining to the history of the people and places on the East Pierce County Plateau.



Our Resource Center staff provides research services for individuals, organizations and businesses seeking information on people, places or events in the Greater Bonney Lake area.  Our volunteers are usually available on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of each week.


Please call or email ahead for a appointment if you wish to do research at our location.

Collection Research Fees

If your research is off-site and or takes a considerable amount of staff time, the Greater Bonney Lake Historical Society does charge a fee.


Conditions of  the Research Fee


  1. All fees must be paid in advance for all research requests made for Greater Bonney Lake Historical Society staff to fulfill
  2. Postage and handling fees will apply for any copies that must be mailed.
  3. Research requests requiring the assistance of historical society staff are $25 per hour, minimum one hour.


On site research is available free of charge.

Donations are appreciated for research staff assistance.



Black and white photocopies are 15 cents per page

Color photocopies are 25 cents per page

Photographs are $5.00 per copy

GBLHS provided flash drive for digital copies is $5.00



Credit Line and Copies Requested



Any publication of images from GBLHS collection must include the following credit line:


“Courtesy Greater Bonney Lake Historical Society.”


One copy of any publication using an image from the GBLHS collection shall be donated to the Greater Bonney Lake Historical Society.




Research Fee

The objective of the Greater Bonney Lake Historical Society is to discover, preserve, and disseminate knowledge about the history of the Greater Bonney Lake area.