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Feb 1st, 2018 (Thu)
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  4Culture Heritage and Historic Preservation funding workshop
Think through your application at this free workshop where you can get your questions answered by 4Culture staff. (The deadline for applying for 4Culture's 2018 Heritage and Historic Preservation grants is March 7.) At 4Culture's office, 101 Prefontaine Place S, Seattle. Join us for this evening workshop and then visit galleries for First Thursday Art Walk! Free parking is available at select Pioneer Square garages.
Feb 3rd, 2018 (Sat)
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  Getting to the Points: The Early Days of Medina, Hunts Point & Yarrow Point
Discover how the Points Communities assumed their unique place on the Eastside, and in the region at this Heritage Program event with former Mayor of Medina, and Eastside Heritage Center Board Member, Mike Luis. Mike is a third generation resident of Medina who lives in his grandparents 100 year old Medina home, and has published community histories of the Points Communities in his books, “Hunts Point” and “Medina,” with Arcadia Publishing. Event Location: Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center-Douglas Fir Room, 1625 118th Avenue SE, Bellevue This event is free, and open to the public. Light bites and non-alcoholic beverages will be available. A suggested donation of $5-$10 is warmly appreciated. To ensure we have enough seating, please register for this event by emailing info@eastsideheritagecenter.org or calling 425-450-1049.
Feb 3rd, 2018 (Sat)
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  Navigating to Alki exhibit opening - Log House Museum
The Log House Museum is excited to present their new exhibit, "Navigating to Alki: Early Maps of the Duwamish Peninsula." Please join us for an evening of fun, food, and history! Inside the gallery, you'll embark on a journey to learn about the growth and development of the northern Duwamish Peninsula, from its first inhabitants until its annexation by Seattle in 1907. This event is free and open to the public. Light snacks will be provided along with "grog" for adults with I.D. The Log House Museum is located at 3003 61st Avenue SW in West Seattle.
Feb 6th, 2018 (Tue)
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  Washington State Historical Society Heritage Outreach Workshop - Olympia
Get inspired with a full day of programming at the Lord Mansion Coach House. Cost for the workshop is only $10, with boxed lunches available for an additional $11. The Coach House is located at 211 21st Avenue SW, Olympia, WA, 98501, seven blocks from the Capital Campus. Off-street parking is available. Register in advance. This workshop is being scheduled the day prior to Arts & Heritage Day, for those who wish to make an overnight stay.
Feb 6th, 2018 (Tue)
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  Evening Reception with Legislators - Olympia
On the evening preceding Arts & Heritage Day, the Washington State Historical Society will be holding an evening reception for legislators at the historic Lord Mansion (formerly the State Capital Museum) at 211 21st Avenue SW, Olympia. The public is invited to attend, but please RSVP in advance to Susan.rohrer@wshs.wa.gov
Feb 7th, 2018 (Wed)
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  Arts & Heritage Day in Olympia
Join cultural advocates from around the state on Arts & Heritage Day to advocate for the full funding of the Heritage Capital Projects Fund and other issues, and to meet with your legislators (or their aides). More information and please pre-register (it's free) at washingtonstateartsalliance.org Heritage Caucus from 7-8 AM in Cherberg Rooms A-B-C; Information sessions to help you prep for your advocacy at 8:30 and 9:30 AM in the Washington Room of the Pritchard Building; ArtsWA and Humanities Washington officehour from 10-11 AM - staff will be available to answer your questions about grant programs, Speaker Bureau opportunities, etc. All day - meetings scheduled with legislators - for information that is frequently being updated, check here: washingtonstateartsalliance.org
Feb 7th, 2018 (Wed) -- Feb 8th, 2018 (Thu)
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  NorthWest Scale Modelers Show
Explore hundreds of displays in miniature at the 2015 NorthWest Scale Modelers Show at the Museum of Flight Feb. 7-8, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. See hundreds of detailed scale models of all types at the state's largest show of its kind. While airplane and spacecraft models predominate, there are also exotic cars, boats, and creations from fantasy. The show includes modeling seminars with the experts, with free make-and-take activities for families.
Feb 7th, 2018 (Wed)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  4Culture Heritage and Historic Preservation funding workshop
Think through your application at this free workshop where you can get your questions answered by 4Culture staff. (The deadline for applying for 4Culture's 2018 Heritage and Historic Preservation grants is March 7.) At Issaquah Library, 10 W Sunset Way, Issaquah.
Feb 8th, 2018 (Thu)
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  Black Fashionistas
The fashion industry, like many industries in the U.S., is dominated by white designers. Celebrate modern day fashion designers who are black women, their fashion style, and the celebrities they have styled during the 21st century. At the Renton History Museum, 235 Mill Avenue S, Renton. Programs are free with regular Museum admission, which is $5/adults and $2/elementary through high school students.
Feb 8th, 2018 (Thu)
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  A History Around Lake Washington: Renton, When Rivers Disappear - Newcastle Library
The lowering of Lake Washington created numerous social and economic impacts to the people surrounding the lake. One unforeseen change occurred to the river system around Renton where we gained some rivers and lost some. Join us to hear Dick Blumenthal explain these changes and the reasons for them. Dick will also briefly discuss the construction of the Montlake and Fremont Cuts along with the Ballard Locks. The Newcastle Library is located at 12901 Newcastle Way in Newcastle.
Feb 8th, 2018 (Thu)
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  Queen Anne Historical Society Goes Back to School - public meeting
Join the Queen Anne Historical Society at this public meeting and learn about the history of our beloved landmark: the building of Queen Anne High School in 1908, its growth and eventual transition into condominiums, its amazing faculty, and some of its notable attendees and alumni. QA grads will present 72 years of the school and touch on its adaptive use since it closed in 1981. At Aegis on Galer, 223 W Galer Street, on Seattle's Queen Anne Hill. Free with light refreshments. All are welcome!
Feb 10th, 2018 (Sat)
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  Redmond Historical Society Saturday Speaker Series - Redmond Parks and Recreation: The Early Years
John Couch, Redmond's director of Parks and Recreation from 1968-2000, presents. On January 1, 1968, the City of Redmond Parks and Recreation Department was born. There were 7,000 people, one downtown park, two baseball fields and no playgrounds. Today there are 34 parks, and a 25 mile trail system. John Couch, the City's first director, will share his challenges, successes and missed opportunities in the early years that saw dramatic change from a small town to a high tech suburb. This Speaker Series takes place at the Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center, 16600 NE 80th Street, Redmond. $5 suggested donation.
Feb 10th, 2018 (Sat)
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  Valentine's Play Date & Trolley Ride
Celebrate St. Valentine’s Day with the Issaquah History Museums! On Saturday, February 10, kids of all ages can admire Valentines from the Museums’ collection, talk about how we show others that we care about them, and hear stories about gifts and affection from Issaquah's past. Kids will have the opportunity to make their own valentines, or to decorate a sweet treat! The Issaquah Valley Trolley will also be running from 11 AM until 3 PM, so you can snuggle up with your sweetie for a ride on the rails. The trolley travels up and down the one-mile of track between the Historic Issaquah Depot and Gilman Blvd. Passengers get a sense of what it might have been like to arrive and depart Issaquah’s depot when passenger rail service was a primary mode of transportation a hundred years ago. The Issaquah Valley Trolley is a program of the Issaquah History Museums. Trolley riders board at the Issaquah Depot Museum, 78 First Ave. NE, Issaquah. Activities are free with museum admission ($5 per person; free for IHM members).
Feb 10th, 2018 (Sat)
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  Bookmarks & Landmarks Jr. - Boston Jane - White River Valley Museum
Read the book, then come discuss it where history comes to life! The Book: Boston Jane by Jennifer L. Holm In the 1850s, Jane makes the long journey from Philadelphia to Seattle thinking she will marry a wonderful man there and be a proper lady. But she finds the skills she has practiced, like serving tea and walking gracefully, don’t really apply on the rugged frontier. The Landmark: White River Valley Museum, 918 H Street SE, Auburn Boston Jane comes to life in the exhibits of the White River Valley Museum. Participate in hands-on activities that engage in the history of our area as well as themes from the book. Journey through the Museum on a scavenger hunt and explore a pioneer cabin, climb aboard a caboose, and the brave may even try on a historic corset! Registration for this free program begins January 19, 10 AM – call the Auburn Library at 253-931-3018. Please place a copy of the book on hold through your KCLS library. For ages 10 and older.
Feb 11th, 2018 (Sun)
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  Neely Mansion Association Annual Meeting
Guest speaker is genealogy expert Jim Pike. At the Neely Mansion, 12303 SE Auburn-Black Diamond Road, Auburn.
Feb 11th, 2018 (Sun)
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Chief Seattle and the Town That Took His Name
Many know that the city of Seattle was named after a prominent Suquamish and Duwamish chief. But there hasn’t been a thorough account of Chief Seattle and his times—until now. Join us to hear historian David Buerge share stories from his latest book, Chief Seattle and the Town That Took His Name: The Change of Worlds for the Native People and Settlers on Puget Sound. Buerge spent 20 years researching this book, drawing on oral histories from Duwamish, Suquamish, Muckleshoot and other tribe members and mined historical records, newspaper reporting, and pioneer diaries. He’ll share details of how Chief Seattle advocated for peace during a time of tremendous flux, and how his influence resonates to this day. Held at Aljoya Mercer Island, 2430 76th Ave SE, Mercer Island. Sponsored by the Friends of the Mercer Island Library in partnership with the Mercer Island Historical Society and Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau.
Feb 13th, 2018 (Tue)
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  Uncovering the History of Seattle's Black Community - MOHAI
Historians Mary Henry and Jacueline E.A. Lawson share their work in documenting the history of Seattle's black community. Learn about Seattle's Central District as it was in the mid-20th century, as well as the significant African-American leaders who have shaped our region. Presented at MOHAI in partnership with the Black Heritage Society of Washington State. $5 MOHAI members and members of the Black Heritage Society. $10 general public. Members are eligible for a members-only pre-lecture happy hour with refreshments and light hors d'ouevres. At the Museum of History & Industry at the south end of Lake Union in Seattle.
Feb 14th, 2018 (Wed)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  4Culture Heritage and Historic Preservation funding workshop
Think through your application at this free workshop where you can get your questions answered by 4Culture staff. (The deadline for applying for 4Culture's 2018 Heritage and Historic Preservation grants is March 7.) At Auburn Library, 1102 Auburn Way S, Auburn.
Feb 16th, 2018 (Fri)
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Beyond the Frame - To Be Native - Launch Event
This launch includes a light breakfast beginning at 9 AM, followed by the launch program from 10-11 AM. Beyond the Frame - To Be Native is a community initiative throughout 2018 that will revisit the photographs of Edward S. Curtis and spark conversations about Native identity, race and resilience, art and culture. Please RSVP by February 12 to Shannon Kopelva at escurtiscoordinator@gmail.com At Chihuly Garden and Glass, 305 Harrison Street, Seattle Center.
Feb 17th, 2018 (Sat)
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  The Victorian Life - White River Valley Museum
Meet Gabriel and Sarah Chrisman, a Port Townsend couple that fully embraces late 19th-century clothing, technology and values on a daily basis. This fascinating couple has published many books on the subject and their lifestyle has been featured on ABC News and The View. Come hear why and how they do it! Space is limited and RSVP is encouraged at www.wrvmuseum.org Included with regular Museum admission: $5/adults, $2/children. The Museum is located at 918 H Street SE, Auburn.
Feb 19th, 2018 (Mon)
  Japanese American Remembrance Trail - Launch
This new trail, which has been developed in a collaboration between many partners, includes over 40 sites, past and present. A printed map and project website, available beginning February 19 via the Wing Luke Museum website, will include information about each site. Three cultural institutions anchor the trail, including the Wing Luke Museum, Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Washington, and the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park.
Feb 19th, 2018 (Mon)
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  Birds of the Northwest - Des Moines Historical Society
Come learn more about our feathered friends at the Des Moines IOOF Hall, 728 S 225th Street, Des Moines. Hosted by the Des Moines Historical Society.
Feb 20th, 2018 (Tue)
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  Hello 4Culture
Applying for a grant? Interested in some of 4Culture's initiatives? 4Culture staff members from all four of our departments—arts, heritage, preservation, and public art—will be on hand to hear your questions, ideas, frustrations, plans, and more. Check out what opportunities we have open ahead of time, or just drop in and ask! February 20 - Glover Empower Mentoring (GEM), 827 N Central Ave, Suite B-109, Kent March 20 -Kenmore Town Square, 6728 NE 181st Street, Kenmore Apri 17 - Sammamish May 15 - Auburn June 19 - Renton September 18 - Redmond October 16 - Black Diamond Specific location information will be updated as it is confirmed.
Feb 24th, 2018 (Sat)
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  Wing Luke Museum Library - Historic Seattle Digging Deeper Tour
The Wing's Governor Gary Locke Library & Community Heritage Center provides access to more than 18,000 resources and materials relating to the history, culture and art of Asian Pacific Americans. Registration $20/general public - fee does not include admission to the other parts of the Museum. The Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience is located at 719 S King Street in Seattle's International District. More information at www.historicseattle.org
Feb 24th, 2018 (Sat)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Emerald Street: Race, Class, Culture and the History of Hip Hop in the Northwest - Renton History Museum
Led by author and professor Daudi Abe, discover the history behind not only the Northwest's Grammy-winning rappers, but its world champion break dance crew, world-renowned clothing designers, and its community-driven grassroots organizations. Courtesy of Humanities Washington at the Renton History Museum, 235 Mill Avenue S, Renton.
Feb 27th, 2018 (Tue)
10:30 AM - 12:30 AM
  AKCHO membership meeting - The City Is More Than Human
Please join us for our next member meeting when AKCHO Award-winning author Fred Brown discusses his recent book "The City is More Than Human" and illustrates that point with images of how animals, especially livestock and pets, have shaped Seattle's history. Years of research went into the book, which is based on Fred's 2010 University of Washington PhD dissertation. Members will get a chance to ask Fred about his research methods and his thoughts on what types of histories make for a good book. The meeting will be held at teh National Archives and Records Administration at 6125 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle. Admission is free.
Feb 28th, 2018 (Wed)
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  2018 Eastside Heritage Benefit Dinner
This important evening helps EHC achieve its mission of stewarding Eastside heritage and promoting public involvement in and appreciation of this heritage. The evening features a complimentary wine and champagne reception, with a silent auction and heritage displays, followed by dinner and an interactive program. More information at www.eastsideheritagecenter.org


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