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Jun 2nd, 2018 (Sat) -- Jun 3rd, 2018 (Sun)
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  Issaquah Trolley
Boarding passes can be purchased at the ticket window in the waiting room. The fare is $5 per person, which includes the trolley ride plus admission to the Depot Museum and the Gilman Town Hall Museum. Children aged 3 and under and members of the Issaquah History Museums ride free. The trolley will operate Saturdays and Sundays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., weather permitting, through the end of September. There is a single, planned closure on June 17, Father’s Day, for Fenders on Front Street. Passengers board at the Issaquah Depot Museum, 78 First Ave. NE, Issaquah.
Jun 5th, 2018 (Tue)
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  First Hill Neighborhood Tour - Historic Seattle
Historic Seattle's retired program director Lawrence kreisman offers a guided tour of historic First Hill with the participation of the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation. Tours include several buildings that have been saved because of Historic Seattle's involvement - H.H. Dearborn House, Stimson-Green Mansion, Bel-Boy Apartments, Heg-Phillips House, and Fire Station No. 25 - and several more - some interiors included. $35/general public - meet in lobby of Madison medical Office Tower, 1101 Madison Street at Boren Avenue, on Seattle's First Hill. More information at www.historicseattle.org
Jun 7th, 2018 (Thu)
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  Late Play Date - White River Valley Museum
On the first Thursday of every month drop-in for FREE admission and themed activities perfect for families with children 3-12 years of age, no registration required. The White River Valley Museum is located at 918 H Street SE on Auburn's Les Gove Campus.
Jun 9th, 2018 (Sat)
  CWB - Get Out and Boat Fest
The Center for Wooden Boats will be hosting Toy Boat Building and Public Rides in the umiak during the Get Out & Boat Fest at Chandler's Cove in South Lake Union.
Jun 9th, 2018 (Sat)
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  Highline Garden Tour - presented by Highline Historical Society
Visit beautiful gardens in Burien, SeaTac and Normandy Park. Enjoy artists, music, coupons, drawings for gardening gifts, and a plant sale. $15 advance purchase at Burien Bark, Umpqua Bank & Wild Birds Unltd. in Burien – no in-store credit card sales. $12/person for groups of 4 or more $18 day of tour at The Bite Sandwich Company, 205 SW 152nd, Burien Or mail check with name, address, phone, email and ticket number to: Highline Heritage Museum, PO Box 317, Seahurst, WA 98062
Jun 9th, 2018 (Sat) -- Jun 10th, 2018 (Sun)
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  Issaquah Trolley
Boarding passes can be purchased at the ticket window in the waiting room. The fare is $5 per person, which includes the trolley ride plus admission to the Depot Museum and the Gilman Town Hall Museum. Children aged 3 and under and members of the Issaquah History Museums ride free. The trolley will operate Saturdays and Sundays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., weather permitting, through the end of September. There is a single, planned closure on June 17, Father’s Day, for Fenders on Front Street. Passengers board at the Issaquah Depot Museum, 78 First Ave. NE, Issaquah.
Jun 9th, 2018 (Sat)
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Welsh Founders Day - Black Diamond
At the Black Diamond Museum, 32627 Railroad Avenue, Black Diamond.
Jun 9th, 2018 (Sat)
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  Opening reception: Fired Up - Neighborhood Fire Stations on the Duwamish Peninsula
Join the Southwest Seattle Historical Society at the Log House Museum on Saturday, June 9, 12-2 PM, for the Grand Opening of a new exhibit. Learn about the history of our fire stations, and hear about how firefighters work even today to keep us safe. See how our neighborhoods and fire stations grow up together. The relationship of a neighborhood to the fire station that protects it is one of trust, respect, and appreciation. The Log House Museum is located at 3003 61st Avenue SW, Seattle.
Jun 10th, 2018 (Sun)
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  Redmond Walking Tour
Led by lifelong Eastside resident Tom Hitzroth, tours wind through Redmond's historic downtown district. They include a significant amount of walking and standing, with limited opportunity for resting. Comfortable shoes and weather-appropriate clothing recommended. Pre-register by calling the Redmond Historical Society at 425-885-2919 There is a suggested donation of $10/person with a limit of 10 people per group. The tour begins across the street from the Hotel Redmond (Jensen/Fey Architects) at 7730 NE 76th Street, Redmond.
Jun 13th, 2018 (Wed)
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  Bookmarks & Landmarks: The Big Burn by Timothy Egan
Read "The Big Burn" ahead of time (available through your local library), then on June 13 come prepared to discuss it and listen to a presentation by National Book Award winner Tim Egan. This book dramatically tells the story of a 1910 forest fire that galvanized public opinion about the wilderness. As climate change increases the risk and severity of forest fires, it is important to understand current policies and their history. Join the conversation at the Renton History Museum, housed in a historical Art Deco fire station, where Egan will come to talk about his book and answer questions. No requests for book-signing, please. Registration is required. Refer to www.rentonhistory.org for more information. Presented in partnership with SoCoCulture and King County Library System.
Jun 14th, 2018 (Thu)
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  Words, Writers & West Seattle: Penguins in the Desert
enguins in the Desert is a book about the fascinating chronicle of a research team studying Magellanic penguins in coastal Patagonia. Most of us wouldn’t think to look for penguins in a hot desert, but every year along a windswept edge of coastal Patagonia, hundreds of thousands of Magellanic penguins gather to rear their young at Punta Tombo, Argentina. It is the largest penguin colony in the world outside of Antarctica, and for the past three decades, biologist Dee Boersma has followed them there. Eric Wagner joined her team for six months in 2008, and in Penguins in the Desert, he chronicles that season in the remarkable lives of both the Magellanic penguins of Punta Tombo and the scientists who track their every move. At the Southwest Branch Library in West Seattle, 9010 35th Avenue SW, Seattle. Free.
Jun 15th, 2018 (Fri)
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  CWB Third Friday Speaker Series - Jonathan White on Tides
June's Third Friday Speaker at The Center for Wooden Boats will be Jonathan White talking about Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean. Join us from 7-9pm for this free event. Snacks and beverages provided, donations gladly accepted. CWB is located at 101 Valley Street at the south end of Lake Union in Seattle.
Jun 16th, 2018 (Sat)
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  Fraser Cabin open at Kelsey Creek Farm Park
At the Historic 1888 Fraser Cabin, Eastside Heritage Center staff and volunteers will be presenting pioneer activities and interpreting the cabin that was built by the Fraser family over 100 years ago! Activities include, agricultural, farming and pioneer household tasks, log cabin construction, games and a scavenger hunt! Presented in partnership with Bellevue Parks & Community Services, and Kelsey Creek Farm (located at 410130th Place SE, Bellevue). Free!
Jun 16th, 2018 (Sat)
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  Issaquah Trolley
Boarding passes can be purchased at the ticket window in the waiting room. The fare is $5 per person, which includes the trolley ride plus admission to the Depot Museum and the Gilman Town Hall Museum. Children aged 3 and under and members of the Issaquah History Museums ride free. The trolley will operate Saturdays and Sundays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., weather permitting, through the end of September. There is a single, planned closure on June 17th, Father’s day, for Fenders on Front Street. Passengers board at the Issaquah Depot Museum, 78 First Ave. NE, Issaquah.
Jun 16th, 2018 (Sat)
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  Hot Nights, Cool Jazz - MOHAI
Bring your dancing feet to this after-hours program! Swing the evening away with live jazz. Make your own beats with upcycled instruments and create jazz sounds at the Instrument Petting Zoo. Don’t miss this chance to see Seattle on the Spot: The Photographs of Al Smith before it closes! Location: Faye G. Allen Grand Atrium Cost: Free, Faye G. Allen Grand Atrium (Museum admission is not included) The Museum of History & INdustry is located at the south end of Lake Union in Seattle. www.mohai.org
Jun 17th, 2018 (Sun)
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  MOHAI Public Cruise: Planes, Trains, and Steam Engines
Hop aboard Seattle’s historic steamship, the SS Virginia V, on Father’s Day to explore the inner-workings of steam engines and discover what makes these powerful machines go. Dive into the history of mail delivery on Lake Union by planes, trains, and steamships. Cost: $25 for MOHAI and Virginia V membmers, $30 general public, $15 youth ages 14 and under. All tickets include a complimentary scoop of Blue Bird Ice Cream. The Virginia V is docked at Historic Ships Wharf at the south end of Lake Union in Seattle. www.mohai.org
Jun 19th, 2018 (Tue)
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  Hello 4Culture
King County's cultural funding agency will be holding office hours at the Renton History Museum, 235 Mill Avenue S, and welcomes anyone interested to drop in to discuss your questions, ideas, frustrations, plans and more. 4Culture staff members on hand include Brian Carter, Bret Fetzer and Christina DePaolo.
Jun 23rd, 2018 (Sat) -- Jun 24th, 2018 (Sun)
  Historic Seattle Preserving Utilities Tour - Skagit Hydroelectric Facilities in Newhalem
Join expert historic preservation staff from Seattle City Light for a specially organized in-depth look at stewardship, preservation and restoration of historic structures at the Skagit River Hydroelectric Project. Begins on Saturday afternoon, includes Saturday night accommodations at Bunkhouse #30, family-style dinner and then a full-day tour the next day including breakfast at the restored Gorge Inn and lunch at the Environmental Learning Center. $250/generalpublic. More details at www.historicseattle.org
Jun 23rd, 2018 (Sat)
  CWB Steamship Saturday - two sailings
Join the Center for Wooden Boats for a narrated cruise on Lake Union aboard the 125’ steamship VIRGINIA V. We’ll learn about the sights, sounds, and history of Lake Union while cruising aboard a National Historic Landmark vessel with a fully operational steam engine. Cruises are one hour long. Beer, wine, soda, and snacks available for purchase. Itinerary: 1:00 pm- 1st Sailing Boarding Begins 2:00 pm- 1st Sailing Departure 3:00 pm- 1st Sailing Return 3:00 pm- 2nd Sailing Boarding Begins 4:00 pm- 2nd Sailing Departure 5:00 pm- 2nd Sailing Return Cost (per sailing): $25/non-members $20/members FREE- 12 and under Other amenities & activities: Bar with beer, wine, soda, and snacks available for purchase, youth activities, and historical narration of local history.
Jun 23rd, 2018 (Sat)
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  Eastside Heritage Center Strawberry Festival
Presented by BECU at Crossroads Park in Bellevue. Hands-on history, 100+ craft, business and food vendors, live entertainment, family fun area, classic auto show and fresh strawberry shortcake!
Jun 23rd, 2018 (Sat) -- Jun 24th, 2018 (Sun)
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  Issaquah Trolley
Boarding passes can be purchased at the ticket window in the waiting room. The fare is $5 per person, which includes the trolley ride plus admission to the Depot Museum and the Gilman Town Hall Museum. Children aged 3 and under and members of the Issaquah History Museums ride free. The trolley will operate Saturdays and Sundays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., weather permitting, through the end of September. Passengers board at the Issaquah Depot Museum, 78 First Ave. NE, Issaquah.
Jun 23rd, 2018 (Sat)
7:00 PM
  Double Exposure/Edward Curtis - Mercer Island Historical Society
This is the sesquicentennial of photographer Edward Curtis's birth, and Tamara Moats, former curator of education at the UW Henry Art Gallery, will be on hand to discuss his legacy. This program will be held at the Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Avenue SE, Mercer Island, and is sponsored by the Friends of Mercer Island in partnership with the Mercer Island Historical Society.
Jun 24th, 2018 (Sun)
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  Eastside Heritage Center Strawberry Festival
Presented by BECU at Crossroads Park in Bellevue. Hands-on history, 100+ craft, business and food vendors, live entertainment, family fun area, classic auto show and fresh strawberry shortcake!
Jun 24th, 2018 (Sun)
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  Redmond Walking Tour
Led by lifelong Eastside resident Tom Hitzroth, tours wind through Redmond's historic downtown district. They include a significant amount of walking and standing, with limited opportunity for resting. Comfortable shoes and weather-appropriate clothing recommended. Pre-register by calling the Redmond Historical Society at 425-885-2919 There is a suggested donation of $10/person with a limit of 10 people per group. The tour begins across the street from the Hotel Redmond (Jensen/Fey Architects) at 7730 NE 76th Street, Redmond.
Jun 26th, 2018 (Tue)
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  AKCHO membership meeting - How to Mine History with Hikes
Issaquah History Museums was one of three local groups (along with Newcastle and Black Diamond historical societies) honored this year with AKCHO’s Long-Term Project Award for their use of hiking/walking tours to share their coal mining histories. Please join AKCHO on June 26 when Issaquah’s Doug Bristol explains how their program began four years ago, and how it has evolved. His team will also show some artifacts from the mining era. We’ll meet at the Issaquah Depot Museum, 78 First Avenue NE, Issaquah. After the presentation, Doug will lead a short walk to the entrance of a historic coal mine. Driving Directions: Coming from the Seattle area on I-90, drive to Exit 17, Front Street, and proceed south. In about a mile, turn left on Poplar Street and park in the Depot parking lot. By Bus: Visit King County Metro Trip Planner to find the best public transit options from your location to the Issaquah Depot Museum.
Jun 30th, 2018 (Sat)
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  Hometown History Hike for Kids - Issaquah History Museums
Where did prisoners get locked up 100 years ago? How did "Poo Poo Point" get its name? And what does Issaquah mean, anyway? If you're curious about the answers to these questions, then this hike is for you! Find out all this and more on this engaging, child-centered interpretive walk through downtown Issaquah. Museum Director Erica Maniez will lead the walk, and the accompanying conversations. Kids will leave with their own ideas about what makes Issaquah such a unique spot -- and such a great hometown. This walking tour is designed especially for kids in the 8-13 age range, and will start at the Issaquah Depot, 78 First Avenue NE Issaquah. Parents are welcome to tag along for no extra cost. $7.50 per child.
Jun 30th, 2018 (Sat) -- Jul 1st, 2018 (Sun)
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  Issaquah Trolley
Boarding passes can be purchased at the ticket window in the waiting room. The fare is $5 per person, which includes the trolley ride plus admission to the Depot Museum and the Gilman Town Hall Museum. Children aged 3 and under and members of the Issaquah History Museums ride free. The trolley will operate Saturdays and Sundays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., weather permitting, through the end of September. Passengers board at the Issaquah Depot Museum, 78 First Ave. NE, Issaquah.


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