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Sep 30th, 2017 (Sat) -- Oct 1st, 2017 (Sun)
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  Ride the Issaquah Valley Trolley
The Issaquah Valley Trolley (IVT) will start summer operations on May 13. The trolley will run Saturdays and Sundays, 11 Am - 3 PM, weather permitting, through October 1. Passengers board at the Issaquah Depot Museum, 78 First Ave. NE, Issaquah. 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 5 and under and members of the Issaquah History Museums ride free. As the conductor punches tickets and the motorman rings the bell, riders will get a sense of what it was like to come to Issaquah in the days of passenger rail service. The route travels over Issaquah’s last remaining tracks on the road bed laid out by the Seattle Lake Shore & Eastern Railway in 1887.
Oct 1st, 2017 (Sun)
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  South Lake Union - Fire Day and Workboat Day
At MOHAI, presented in partnership with the Seattle Fire Department, this family-friendly celebration features activities for young firefighters-in-training to enjoy. Get hands-on with artifacts and fire equipment, learn fire safety tips, enjoy creative craft projects, and even meet and interact with local firefighters and first responders. Free for MOHAI members / Free Grand Atrium admission during event hours. This program is offered concurrently with the 5th Annual Classic Workboat Show in Lake Union Park; be sure to visit the working fire boat, historic fire boat Duwamish, and other working vessels from across Puget Sound.
Oct 2nd, 2017 (Mon)
12:00 PM - 1:25 PM
  Seattle Mayoral Candidates Forum
If you care about arts, culture and the environment, and live in Seattle, this program will feature Seattle mayoral candidates Jenny Durkan and Cary Moon who will talk about how they would ensure that Seattle is a healthy, culturally vibrant, and truly livable city for all residents. Moderated by Florangela Davila & Brady Piñero Walkinshaw at KEXP at the Seattle Center. This event is free and open to the public, general admission, but seating is limited. If you’re unable to attend in person, check out the livestream via King5.com. ArtsFund is teaming up with Grist, KEXP, the Seattle Music Commission, and the Seattle Parks Foundation, as well as with Crosscut and KING 5, to present a mayoral forum on arts & the environment.
Oct 5th, 2017 (Thu)
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  Late Play Dates - White River Valley Museum
Bring the kids to the White River Valley Museum for themed activities and crafts perfect for families and community groups with kids ages 3-12. Free - no registration required. The White River Valley Museum is located in Les Gove Park, 918 H Street SE, Auburn.
Oct 7th, 2017 (Sat)
9:30 AM - 3:30 AM
  We Are History Keepers Workshop
A free workshop on preserving cultural and historical records, “We Are History Keepers” is sponsored by the Ethnic Heritage Council, the Greater Kent Historical Society, University of Washington Libraries, and 4Culture. This workshop will be held at the Kent Senior Activity Center, 600 E Smith Street, Kent. Information at: www.ethnicheritagecouncil.org Register at: rsvp@ethnicheritagecouncil.org - this workshop is free, but space is limited.
Oct 7th, 2017 (Sat)
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  Hollywood and the Homefront: Tinsel Town's Contribution to World War II
At the annual meeting of the Historical Society of Federal Way, experience the still-powerful images, radio and film that emerged from this dramatic time in U.S. history. Audio historian and former broadcaster, John Jensen, will discuss World War II and the entertainment industry's unprecedented efforts to contribute morale-building war dramas, troop entertainment, and training films to the war effort. His presentation will emphasize activity in the Seattle area, which included war bond rallies and appearances featuring luminaries such as Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, and Lana Turner. Mr. Jensen is a Federal Way resident and former World Vision employee. He is an avid collector of 1930s and '40s radio broadcasts, and will share rarely-known stories and anecdotes, showing examples of the wartime propaganda used to educate, inform, and influence public opinion in World War II America. Held in the Fairfield Building at 35410 First Avenue S, Federal Way (meeting space donated by Village Green Retirement Campus) and sponsored by Humanities Washington, a brief business meeting will precede the program; light refreshments will be served.
Oct 8th, 2017 (Sun)
10:00 AM
  Grand Ridge Mine Hike - Issaquah History Museums
The Grand Ridge Mine Hike explores the daily commute of miners who worked in Issaquah's longest-lasting coal mining operation. The hike will begin at the East Sunset Trailhead in downtown Issaquah and participants will hike to the mine site through an historically significant section of the county's 1300 acre Grand Ridge Park. Throughout the trip, guides will entertain hikers with tales of Issaquah's dark and dangerous mining past, introducing the people who lived in this important period in the region's history. Advance registration is required. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $7.50 for IHM members. Participation is limited to a maximum of 20 guests. No “add-on” guests or children under 10 years of age can be accommodated and all persons under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Hikers are asked to leave their canine friends at home. History Hikes are held rain or shine. Everyone should bring water and snacks, and wear suitable shoes. To learn more, contact the Issaquah History Museums at info@issaquahhistory.org or call 425-392-3500.
Oct 8th, 2017 (Sun)
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  Fall Foliage Tour - Metro Employees Historical Vehicles Association
Take a scenic 4-hour trip through the Cascade foothills along the quiet back roads of east King County as the autumn leavers are turning color. Tour stops for photos and lunch. Buses depart at 11 AM from 2nd Avenue S and S Main Street, across from the Seattle Fire Department Headquarters. Fares are $5 for everyone, children 5 and under are free. (Please, no food or beverages onboard the historic buses.)
Oct 10th, 2017 (Tue)
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  The Future of Urban Food and Beverage Manufacturing - MOHAI
Providing accessible delicious food is a cornerstone of a thriving urban landscape. Hear from local food manufacturers about their process of finding raw materials, manufacturing, and marketing food locally. Enjoy food and drink samples from members of Seattle Made. This program is presented in partnership with Seattle Made as part of Seattle Made Week, and will take place at the Museum of History & Industry, located at 860 Terry Avenue N, at the south end of Lake Union in Seattle. Cost: $25 MOHAI and Seattle Made members / $35 general public. Ticket price includes 1 complimentary beverage. (Note: This event is open to those age 21 and over only.)
Oct 13th, 2017 (Fri)
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  Seattle Public Library 2017 Bullitt Lecture in American History - Dr. Michael Eric Dyson
Dr. Michael Eric Dyson will present a talk titled “Martin Luther King Jr & (African) American Leadership in the 21st Century.” An American Book Award recipient, and two-time NAACP Image Award winner is one of the nation’s most influential and renowned public intellectuals. He has been named one of the 150 most powerful African Americans by Ebony magazine. The Philadelphia Weekly contends that Dr. Dyson “is reshaping what it means to be a public intellectual by becoming the most visible black academic of his time.” Please note: this lecture will take place at Mount Zion Baptist Church, 1634 19th Avenue, Seattle. This program is free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not reuired, but space is limited, so please come early to make sure you get a seat.
Oct 14th, 2017 (Sat)
  Single-Room-Occupancy Residential Hotels and Pan-Asian Seattle - lecture and walking tour
Dr. Marie Wong shares her research on SRO residential hotels and the development of Seattle's Pan-Asian community. These mixed-use residential hotels, constructed between 1880-1920, define the streets of Seattle's Chinatown-International District. Dr. Wong has written a soon-to-be-published book on the topic. Following her presentation at the Donnie Chin Community Room, Hirabayashi Place, 424 S Main Street, she'll lead a tour of some of these buildings and observe current rehabilitation efforts and challenges. Choose from two sessions: 10 AM - 12:30 PM or 2-4:30 PM. This program is $25 for Historic Seattle members, $35 for the general public. Space is limited - register ahead of time with Historic Seattle, www.historicseattle.org
Oct 14th, 2017 (Sat)
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  Sumi Japanese Brush Painting - Neely Mansion
Instructor is Darlene Dihel. Class includes all supplies and light refreshments. Registration and fee required. Email or text Carol Grimes to register. 253.202.0007 carol.r.grimes@comcast.net The Neely Mansion is located at 12303 SE Auburn-Black Diamond Road just outside of Auburn and right off of Highway 18.
Oct 14th, 2017 (Sat)
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  Pick A Pic: The Great Photo Give-Away
The Mercer Island Historical Society, in cooperation with the Mercer Island Library and the Mercer Island Reporter, is making available hundreds of black-and-white photos that were used in the production of the Mercer Island Reporter newspaper from the 1970s to about 2000. If you or a loved one had your picture in the newspaper then, come look for it during our two-day photo extravaganza. Take home your piece of history - for free! Was your child in a photo for Circus McGurkus? Did you have young athletes who were in the paper for a sport? Were you in a group shot with your club or scout troop? Was your neighbor featured in a cooking column or lifestyle article? Come hunt for old treasures! We'll organize them in broad categories as best we can - but it's first come, first served. The Mercer Island Library is located at 4400 88th Avenue SE, Mercer Island.
Oct 14th, 2017 (Sat)
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  Tiger Mountain Mine Hike - Issaquah History Museums
The Issaquah History Museums are pleased to introduce the newest addition to their series of history hikes, a 'Historic Tiger Mountain Mine Hike', which will reveal an entirely new side of Issaquah’s history. On this hike, participants will walk in the footsteps of the miners, scallywags, bootleggers, and other energetic profiteers who helped Tiger Mountain and its secrets gain a reputation in far flung locations. Hikers will visit the site of the Caroline Mine, where hike leaders Doug Bristol and Bryan Thorn will introduce its operations and structures -- and tell the stories of the people who passed through its history. Advance registration is required through Eventbrite. Tickets are $10.00 for general admission or $7.50 for members. No “add-on” guests or children under 10 years of age can be accommodated on this hike. All persons under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Hikers are asked to leave their canine friends at home. Participants will meet at the Issaquah Depot Museum (78 First Avenue NE, Issaquah) and receive a parking pass and a map to a parking lot in the Tiger Mountain State Forest, where the hike will begin. This parking lot is not generally available to the public, and won't be accessible without the pass. The walk will be held rain or shine. Everyone should bring water and snacks, and wear suitable shoes. To learn more, contact the Issaquah History Museums at info@issaquahhistory.org or call 425-392-3500.
Oct 14th, 2017 (Sat)
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
  Redmond Historical Society Saturday Speaker Series - The Pine and the Cherry: Japanese Americans in Washington
Writer and curator Mayumi Tsutakawa will present this on this topic, speaking courtesy of Humanities Washington. This Speaker Series takes place at the Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center, 16600 NE 80th Street, Redmond.
Oct 14th, 2017 (Sat)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  Living Voices - Klondike - at MOHAI
The promise of riches and a new life during a time of turmoil drives one young woman to join a worldwide stampede in the last grand adventure of the 19th century. Living Voices combines live theatrical performances with archival film, turning history into a moving personal journey. This performance will take place in the Joshua Green Foundation Theater on the Museum of History & Industry’s second floor. Free for MOHAI members / Included with museum admission
Oct 15th, 2017 (Sun)
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  Film Screening: Reel Injun – White River Valley Museum
Cree filmmaker Neil Diamond takes a look at the Hollywood Indian, exploring the portrayal of North American Natives through a century of cinema. Free event, no registration required, but space is limited.
Oct 15th, 2017 (Sun)
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Pick a Pic - the Great Photo Give-Away
The Mercer Island Historical Society, in cooperation with the Mercer Island Library and the Mercer Island Reporter, is making available hundreds of black-and-white photos that were used in the production of the Mercer Island Reporter newspaper from the 1970s to about 2000. If you or a loved one had your picture in the newspaper then, come look for it during our two-day photo extravaganza. Take home your piece of history - for free! Was your child in a photo for Circus McGurkus? Did you have young athletes who were in the paper for a sport? Were you in a group shot with your club or scout troop? Was your neighbor featured in a cooking column or lifestyle article? Come hunt for old treasures! We'll organize them in broad categories as best we can - but it's first come, first served. The Mercer Island Library is located at 4400 88th Avenue SE, Mercer Island.
Oct 15th, 2017 (Sun)
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Highline Historical Society Annual Meeting and Feliks Banel
Feliks Banel is a broadcaster, lmmaker, lecturer, and historian based in Seattle. He has produced multiple Emmy-nominated pieces for KCTS and has been a host and contributor for KIRO Radio on matters of Northwest history and culture for many years. Innovations in technology, and programming as far back as the 1920s made radio in this remote corner a bit different than the rest of the US. With a mixture of vintage audio, historic images, and expert storytelling Banel revisits the power of radio in the Evergreen State then and now, and looks ahead to the unpredictable future of local radio in our communities. Free parking and free admission. This program takes place at SeaTac City Hall, 4800 S 188th Street, SeaTac.
Oct 16th, 2017 (Mon)
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  Square Feet Seattle: Buy, Buy, Buy
This year's Square Feet will feature keynote speaker Moy Eng, executive director of the Community Arts Stabilization Trust (CAST) in San Francisco. Square Feet: Buy, Buy, Buy! addresses cultural space ownership as a strategy to combat the growing affordability crisis in Seattle. Models will be explored, and new ideas presented. Come join the conversation with other artists, cultural organizers, developers, designers, city staff, funders, and financers. Hear from the leader of San Francisco's most innovative new cultural space approach, and explore ideas for cultural space acquisition here in Seattle. Attendees will also have the chance to participate in the Large Foam Check Challenge. The Office of Arts & Culture brings a (figurative) large foam check to the event, to be made out to a project of the attendees’ choosing. Be there to determine areas how the Office of Arts & Culture should invests that money to increase cultural space ownership across the City. At King Street Station, 303 S. Jackson St., Top Floor; Seattle
Oct 17th, 2017 (Tue)
6:30 PM
  History Making Party- Annual Renton Historical Society Dinner Auction
Join the Renton Historical Society at the Senior Activity Center for our auction fundraiser! The event will feature upcycled antique furniture and art from local artists, along with auction baskets. Event includes dinner, raffle, auctions, and dessert dash! Tickets- $45 - call the museum for ticket information or purchase your tickets at brown paper tickets. www.brownpapertickets.com The event will be held at the Renton Senior Activity Center, 211 Burnett Avenue N, Renton.
Oct 18th, 2017 (Wed)
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  17th Annual John D. Spellman Awards
the John D. Spellman Awards celebrate achievement in historic preservation projects in King County. This program is hosted by King County Executive Dow Constantine and the King County Landmarks Commission. It will be held at the Kirkland Woman's Club, 407 First Street, Kirkland, with a reception from 10-10:30 AM and the awards ceremony taking place from 10:30 - noon. Parking is available on-street or in the vacant lot at the southeast corner of 1st Street and 7th Avenue. For more information, contact Todd Scott at 206-477-4545 or todd.scott@kingcounty.gov
Oct 18th, 2017 (Wed)
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  MOHAI's History Cafe: The Story of the Animals and People of Woodland Park Zoo
Follow the history of Woodland Park Zoo from its beginnings as a park carved from the wilderness north of downtown to its role as an international pioneer in zoo design. Explore changing ideas about the relationship between humans and animals and take a fond look at the zoo's animals and the people who care for them with John Bierlein, author of Woodland: The Story of the Animals and People of Woodland Park Zoo. At the South Lake Cafe in the Museum of History & Industry, at the south end of Seattle's Lake Union. Free program.
Oct 19th, 2017 (Thu)
7:00 PM
  The Greek Economic Crisis Causes and Impact
A Lecture and discussion with Professor Andreas Stathopoulos in cooperation with Hellenes of the Northwest. At St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, Small Hall; 2100 Boyer Avenue E Seattle.
Oct 20th, 2017 (Fri)
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  CWB Third Friday Speaker Series - Kristin Pederson and Elena Losey
The Center for Wooden Boats' Third Friday Speaker Series presents speakers of wit and experience to bring information and experiences to audiences who otherwise might not have access to it. This month: Sailors Kristin Pederson and Elena Losey, Team KELP, and stand-up paddleboarder Karl Kruger recount talks of the 2017 Race to Alaska. The program is held in the CWB Boathouse, 1010 Valley Street at the south end of Lake Union and is free. Snacks are available (donations to offset the cost are welcome).
Oct 21st, 2017 (Sat) -- Oct 22nd, 2017 (Sun)
  Halloween Storytelling Train
This Halloween season, hop aboard the Halloween Storytelling Train! Take a special train excursion that includes a stop for cider pressing, hands-on activities for the kids, hot cider to ward off the chill, a visit to the Train Shed Exhibit building for Halloween train stories with professional storyteller Karen Haas and the view from the top of Snoqualmie Falls. Find out what train stories caused shivers up the spine in days gone past! And enjoy this unique time traveling experience for 4 days this Halloween holiday season. More information about train times is available at www.trainmuseum.org Trains depart every 2 hours beginning at 11:00 AM from the Snoqualmie Depot at 38625 SE King Street and at 11:30 AM from the North Bend Depot at 205 McClellan Street. Roundtrip fares: $10 children (ages 2-12), $20 adults (ages 13-61), and $18 (ages 62 and up)! Halloween Train isn’t scary - it’s great family fun! EVERYONE comes in costume; because it’s more fun and you get a prize!
Oct 21st, 2017 (Sat)
  Behind the Seams - The Miracle of American Fashion - MOHAI
View rarely seen treasures during this exclusive peek into MOHAI’s textile collection. The American ready-to-wear industry boomed after World War II, churning out everything from the couture-like artistry of Norman Norrell, to the affordable simplicity of Claire McCardell, to the casual practicality of local companies like Foster-Hochberg. These intimate one-hour sessions, led by MOHAI’s Costume and Textile Specialist Clara Berg, allow viewers the chance to discover garments in detail and hear the stories that make them special. Three presentations: at 11 AM, Noon and 2 PM. $10 MOHAI members / $15 students / $25 general public Ticket includes museum admission.
Oct 21st, 2017 (Sat)
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  Olde Town Mine Hike - Issaquah History Museums
Olde Town Mine Hike explores the mining history that shaped downtown Issaquah. This hike will give you a new perspective on the Olde Town neighborhood through historic photos, maps, and discussions of the changing landscape. This loop hike begins at the historic Train Depot in downtown Issaquah and covers the areas near the Issaquah Creek dam and Mine Hill before returning to the Depot. Advance registration is required. Tickets are $10 general admission, $7.50 for IHM members. Participation is limited to a maximum of twenty guests. No “add-on” guests or children under ten years of age can be accommodated and all persons under eighteen years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Hikers are asked to leave their canine friends at home. History Hikes are held rain or shine. Everyone should bring water and snacks, and wear suitable shoes. To learn more, contact the Issaquah History Museums at info@issaquahhistory.org or call 425-392-3500.
Oct 21st, 2017 (Sat)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Smith Cove: A Prohibition Era Shanty Town and its Diverse Residents - Renton History Museum
Local Archaeologist Dr. Alicia Valentino shares a look at a multicultural, low-income community circa the 1930s. Artifacts recovered demonstrate the continued presence of ethnic populations that were discouraged, if not forbidden, to reside within city limits, and their attempts to maintain their heritage using everyday materials. The Renton History Museum is located at 235 Mill Avenue S, Renton. Events are free with Museum admission, which is $5 /adults, $2/students and children.
Oct 21st, 2017 (Sat)
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  Hometown Issaquah Tour for Kids
Saturday, October 21, starting at 1 PM, Issaquah History Museums is offering a child-centered walk for kids who are bursting with questions about the place they live. This walk is part of the Issaquah Goes Apples celebration, headed up by the Downtown Issaquah Association. Where did prisoners get locked up one hundred years ago? How did “Poo Poo Point” get its name? And what does Issaquah mean, anyway? This tour is for children who are curious about the answers to such questions! Issaquah Museums Director Erica Maniez will lead this engaging interpretive walk through downtown Issaquah, and will guide 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. Parents are welcome to tag along at no extra cost. Please register via Eventbrite. To learn more, contact the Issaquah History Museums at info@issaquahhistory.org or by calling 425-392-3500.
Oct 21st, 2017 (Sat)
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  White River Valley Museum - Tailgate for Education
A sports themed fundraiser and pep rally for Museum and Farm fieldtrip programs. $55 per person. Visit wrvmuseum.org for more information and to purchase tickets.
Oct 23rd, 2017 (Mon)
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  Russian Community Center (Roycroft Theatre) tour - Historic Seattle
Built in 1925, the Roycroft Theater was one of three Capitol Hill second-run movie theaters that showed movies at lower prices than the larger theaters downtown. The Roycroft closed in 1959 and has been home to the Russian Community Center since then. Tour the facility and learn about the challenges of owning an old and repurposed building. 704 19th Avenue E. Donations accepted.
Oct 25th, 2017 (Wed)
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  Activism in the Archives
In celebration of Archives Month, come take a look at an array of holdings in local archives about protestors, organizers, and activists. Topics include the King County logo change from crown to civil rights leader, open housing legislation and the freeway revolt of the late 1960s and early 1970s. Presentations will showcase diverse materials including: documents, photographs, moving image and sound recordings, maps and activist ephemera. Participating organizations are the Seattle Municipal Archives (SMA), King County Archives (KCA) and Activists Remembered, Celebrated and Honored (ARCH). This program takes place at the Douglass-Truth Library, 2300 E Yesler Way, Seattle.
Oct 26th, 2017 (Thu)
  Breakfast for Kids Afloat - CWB
Sponsored by The Center for Wooden Boats. More information to come.
Oct 26th, 2017 (Thu)
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  What It Means to Be Human - Renton History Museum
LLyn De Danaan explores our origins, what it means to be human, and examines recent finds that have altered our understanding of our past. What will it mean to be human in the future as new technologies challenge our own intelligence and hard-won skills? Courtesy of Humanities Washington. The Renton History Museum is located at 235 Mill Avenue S, Renton. Events are free with Museum admission, which is $5 /adults, $2/students and children.
Oct 28th, 2017 (Sat) -- Oct 29th, 2017 (Sun)
  Halloween Storytelling Train
This Halloween season, hop aboard the Halloween Storytelling Train! Take a special train excursion that includes a stop for cider pressing, hands-on activities for the kids, hot cider to ward off the chill, a visit to the Train Shed Exhibit building for Halloween train stories with professional storyteller Karen Haas and the view from the top of Snoqualmie Falls. Find out what train stories caused shivers up the spine in days gone past! And enjoy this unique time traveling experience for 4 days this Halloween holiday season. More information about train times is available at www.trainmuseum.org Trains depart every 2 hours beginning at 11:00 AM from the Snoqualmie Depot at 38625 SE King Street and at 11:30 AM from the North Bend Depot at 205 McClellan Street. Roundtrip fares: $10 children (ages 2-12), $20 adults (ages 13-61), and $18 (ages 62 and up)! Halloween Train isn’t scary - it’s great family fun! EVERYONE comes in costume; because it’s more fun and you get a prize!
Oct 31st, 2017 (Tue)
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  AKCHO Membership Meeting - The Pike Place Market Story: from Preservation to Expansion
Hosted by Friends of the Market Location: Pike Place Market - 1901 Western Avenue (go to Market Commons, which is at street level at the south end of the building) Contact: 206-235-0026 After nearly being demolished in the 1960s, Seattle’s Pike Place Market is not only thriving but it just completed a $74 million expansion. Please join us for a history briefing and walking tour hosted by Friends of the Market (friendsofthemarket.net). The market’s story is a fascinating one: instead of allowing the “urban-renewal-by-demolition” philosophy espoused by some at the time, architect Victor Steinbrueck and others created the Friends to “Keep the Market”. In 1971, Seattle voters approved a Market Historical District and placed its administration firmly under public control. Today the market is a Seattle icon and hosts 10 million visitors a year. A constant challenge for the Friends is volunteer engagement, a topic AKCHO members are all too familiar with. We’ll explore as a group what others have been doing and share resources to attract and retain those valuable supporters.


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