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Mar 1st, 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.
Mar 3rd, 2018 (Sat)
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Historic Seattle - Mid-Century Modern - Lectures and Self-Guided Tours
Two lectures available: Michigan Modern - an opportunity to learn about the influential and progressive design professionals working in Michigan, some of whom had ties to the Pacific Northwest. Northwest Design at Mid-Century - The Cascadia Art Museum exhibition showcases a variety of works and objects that define the Northwest aesthetic at mid-century: visual arts, furniture, fabrics, and architecture. The lectures take place at Edmonds City Hall, 121 5th Avenue N, Edmonds. The registration of $45 for the general public includes admission to the Cascadia Art Museum, which is featuring an exhibition on Northwest Design. www.historicseattle.org
Mar 3rd, 2018 (Sat)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Hear My Voice - Renton History Museum
Presentation by Living Voices. How long was the fight for women's suffrage? Join the 72-year battle that won half of America's citizens the right to vote. Follow the story of a young woman and her personal struggle between expectations of her family and her dreams. Recommended for ages 10 and up. At Renton History Museum, 235 Mill Avenue S, Renton. Program is free with Museum admission - $5/adults and $2/elementary through high school students
Mar 3rd, 2018 (Sat)
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  Center for Washington Cultural Tradition Launch Party
Washington State’s new statewide folklife and traditional arts program, the Center for Washington Cultural Traditions, is a Humanities Washington program presented in partnership with the Washington State Arts Commission. The Center will focus on surveying, studying, and supporting the living cultural heritage of Washington State. Join us for the launch party at The Impact Hub in Seattle’s Pioneer Square. This is a family-friendly party, free and open to all, and will feature artistic demonstrations, musical performances, conversations with artists and others about their community’s cultural traditions, a traditional foods pot luck, and more! For questions and more information visit waculture.org, follow the Center on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, or contact Center Director Kristin Sullivan at kristin@humanities.org or 206-682-1770 ext. 107.
Mar 4th, 2018 (Sun)
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  Tlingit chief and statesman James Thomas - Seattle Public Library
Tlingit chief and statesman James Thomas will speak as part of the Beyond the Frame - To Be Native initiative at the downtown Seattle Public Library. His talk will take place in the Microsoft Auditorium of the downtown library, located at 1000 Fourth Avenue, Seattle. Beyond the Frame activities are taking place throughout the Puget Sound region in 2018, when more than 20 Northwest organizations and tribes will use the photography of Edward S. Curtis to spark discussions about art, culture and place. This is an opportunity for all people to listen to Native voices, to engage anew with Curtis' work, and with each other.
Mar 6th, 2018 (Tue)
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  Denny Lecture: Makah Voices & the Sea with Dr. Joshua Reid
MOHAI’s annual Denny Lecture presents the very best in regional historical scholarship. This year, Dr. Joshua Reid discusses the historical context around modern Makah whaling and articulates a traditional future for their people. In 1999, the Makah Tribal Nation successfully hunted a gray whale. This action drew the ire of animal rights activists who often rooted their criticism in racism and stereotypes of Indigenous authenticity. Drawing from the tribal nation’s long history of their relationship with the sea, this talk will focus on Makah statements and actions from the eighteenth century on that illustrate how they have made and continue to maintain the surrounding marine waters as theirs. A member of the Snohomish Indian Nation, Dr. Reid is associate professor of History and American Indian Studies at the University of Washington and author of The Sea is My Country: The Maritime World of the Makahs (Yale University Press), recipient of four major book awards. At the Museum of History & Industry, 860 Terry Avenue N, Seattle. Cost: $10 for MOHAI members / $15 general public
Mar 7th, 2018 (Wed)
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  The Pine and the Cherry: Japanese Americans in Washington - Mercer Island Library
Leading up to WWII, Japanese in Seattle and Eastern Washington thrived and prospered. Then came Executive Order 9066, forcing 120,000 Japanese and their American-citizen offspring to concentration camps, without due process. When they returned, most had lost everything and could not find jobs. How did they face this injustice and rebuild their lives? How does a lively immigrant community face racist or religious hatred? Mayumi Tsutakawa, whose father was renowned sculptor George Tsutakawa, will reveal her family’s 100-year history against the backdrop of this dramatic American story. The Mercer Island Library is located at 4400 88th Avenue SE, Mercer Island.
Mar 10th, 2018 (Sat)
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  Redmond Historical Society Saturday Speaker Series - The Truth and I: Reading Betty MacDonald in the Age of Memoir
The Egg and I, published in 1945, is a humorous memoir by American author Betty MacDonald about her adventures and travels as a young wife on a chicken farm on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington state. Historian Paula Becker shares the unusual life of the Northwest author and how her book dares us to explore what “truth” in memoir means. This program is presented courtesy of Humanities Washington. This Speaker Series takes place at the Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center, 16600 NE 80th Street, Redmond. $5 suggested donation for non-members.
Mar 10th, 2018 (Sat)
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  Maritime Past of Western Washington - Pioneer Association of State of Washington
Guest Speaker Richard W. Blumenthal, is the author of "How Many Islands? A History Around Lake Washington" as well as several other books that focus on the maritime past of Western Washington and British Columbia. In addition, Randy Sleight will share a family history story from Huntsville in Columbia County. This program is open to all, and light refreshments will be served during this event. At Pioneer Hall,1642 43rd Avenue E, Seattle. Sponsored by the Pioneer Association of the State of Washington.
Mar 10th, 2018 (Sat)
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Special preview tour of The New Nordic Museum
The Ethnic Heritage Council is organizing this tour through the New Nordic Museum, designed by Mithun and located at 2655 NW Market Street in Seattle's Ballard neighborhood. Tour will be led by Eric Nelson, Chief Executive Officer of the Nordic. This new community gathering place that will open officially on May 5, 2018. Tour is free - Ethnic refreshments - Donations accepted. Space is limited - RSVP by March 1 with your name(s) to rsvp@ethnicheritagecouncil.org or by phone at 206-443-1410.
Mar 11th, 2018 (Sun)
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  Seattle Jewish Film Festival: “Trezoros” Sephardic Spotlight
A coastal city renowned for its idyllic beauty, Kastoria was once home to a harmonious and vibrant population of Jews and Christians. Illuminating the moving, individual stories of the Greek Sephardic families forced from their homes when Nazis took control of the town, this carefully crafted documentary serves as a tribute and reminder of the many displaced communities forced out and afflicted by Nazi occupation. Using never-before-seen archival footage and interviews with survivors scattered across the diaspora, TREZOROS stitches together a compelling and affecting portrait of a unique and dynamic Jewish community. The film will be shown at AMC Pacific Place, 600 Pine Street, Seattle, and followed by a discussion with Professor Devin Naar of the Stroum Center’s Sephardic Studies Program, director Lawrence Russo, and Larry Confino; then by a post-film Sephardic coffee klatsch (echar lashon) with coffee/tea and biscochos. Included in ticket price. Learn more about the film, and purchase tickets, at the Seattle Jewish Film Festival website.
Mar 13th, 2018 (Tue)
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  Segregated Seattle: From Redlining to Gentrification
Seattle is a segregated city. While redlining is now illegal, the city is currently grappling with the racial divies caused by gentrification and economic displacement. learn about the ongoing impacts of historic segregation. This program is presented at the Museum of History & Industry, 960 Terry Avenue N, Seattle, in conjunction with the Northwest African American Museum. $5 MOHAI and NAAM members, $10 general public.
Mar 15th, 2018 (Thu)
  4Culture funding workshop - Landmarks Capital - Renton
Mar 15th, 2018 (Thu)
  False Start: Works in Progress at Jack
Mar 17th, 2018 (Sat)
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  SOLD OUT - Segregated Seattle: Bike the Infamous Red Line
Hosted by the Museum of History & Industry and the Northwest African American Museum. Ride along the infamous “red line”, a hallmark of racial inequity and housing segregation in Seattle. This slow-paced 10 mile ride, led by Merlin Rainwater, highlights the lingering physical impacts of redlining in our city. The 3 hour tour begins at the Northwest African American Museum, 2300 S Massachusetts Street, Seattle, and includes a meal break, and is suitable for riders of all levels. Cost: $5 for MOHAI members and NAAM members / $15 general public.
Mar 17th, 2018 (Sat)
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  False Start: Works in Progress at Jack Straw Cultural Center
Hosted by Danielle Bero and Jalayna Walton. Featuring Daniel Atkinson, Kamari Bright, Bryan Edenfield, Corbin Louis, Natasha Moni, Rachel Trignano, and 2018 Curator Daemond Arrindell. Join us for a night of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction as fellows in the 2018 Jack Straw Writers Program share a sample of what they're working on in the weeks leading up to the May Reading Series and publication of our 2018 Jack Straw Writers Anthology. Jack Straw Cultural Center is located at 4261 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle.
Mar 18th, 2018 (Sun)
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Southwest Stories - Navigating to Alki: Early Maps of the Duwamish Peninsula
Phil Hoffman—guest curator at the Log House Museum—presents his talk on Navigating to Alki: Early Maps of the Duwamish Peninsula, a story told through maps of the growth and development of Alki and the northern end of the Duwamish Peninsula through 1907. Drawing upon the historical maps collection of the United States Coast Survey and scholarly work assembling the history of the Duwamish people, the Alki and Peninsula’s progression from a ‘land untouched’ prior to the European-American exploration to emergence as a residential, recreation and industrial center is chronicled. Phil Hoffman says, “Outtakes and bonus features not appearing in the museum exhibit are given prominence in this presentation.” At the West Seattle Library, 2306 42nd Avenue SW, Seattle. This program is free.
Mar 19th, 2018 (Mon)
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  The Pine and the Cherry: Japanese Americans in Washington - Newcastle Library
Leading up to WWII, Japanese in Seattle and Eastern Washington thrived and prospered. Then came Executive Order 9066, forcing 120,000 Japanese and their American-citizen offspring to concentration camps, without due process. When they returned, most had lost everything and could not find jobs. How did they face this injustice and rebuild their lives? How does a lively immigrant community face racist or religious hatred? Mayumi Tsutakawa, whose father was renowned sculptor George Tsutakawa, will reveal her family’s 100-year history against the backdrop of this dramatic American story. The Newcastle Library is located at 12901 Newcastle Way in Newcastle.
Mar 21st, 2018 (Wed)
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  History Café: Capturing Bertha & the Biggest Tunnel in the World through Film and Photography
Photographer Catherine Bassetti captured one-of-a-kind photos and videos of the SR 99 tunnel project, from hundreds of feet up in the air to hundreds of feet underground. Bassetti’s images capture the larger-than-life machinery, the rescue and return of the cutterhead, the emergence of Bertha, and the complete disassembly of the tunnel boring machine. Along the way, she got to know the many different people who came together from around the world to work on the transportation megaproject. Bassetti will join HistoryLink.org's Jennifer Ott for a discussion about the many stories she documented with her cameras and a sampling of still images and video clips. At the Museum of History & Industry's South Lake Cafe, 860 Terry Avenue N, Seattle. Free admission.
Mar 22nd, 2018 (Thu)
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  Waterfront History with HistoryLink's Jennifer Ott
No matter how else the waterfront has been used, it has always been a place where people play. Join us at Waterfront Space at 1400 Western Ave. on Thursday, March 22, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for a presentation on the history of recreation and amusement on the Seattle waterfront led by Jennifer Ott, Assistant Director of HistoryLink. The program will begin around 6 p.m.
Mar 23rd, 2018 (Fri) -- Mar 24th, 2018 (Sat)
7:00 PM - 7:00 AM
  Overnight at the White River Valley Museum - girls only
Girls ages 7-12 will love this activity-packed overnight adventure in the Museum with super girlie games, scavenger hunts, crafts and more! Pre-registration required, $35 per child. The White River Valley Museum is located at 918 H Street SE, Auburn. www.wrvmuseum.org
Mar 24th, 2018 (Sat)
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  Hands-On Day at the Shoreline History Museum
Hands-on days held the Fourth Saturday of each month. Please drop in from 11am to 3pm for fun, free projects for children ages 4 to 12. You always get to take home what you make! March 24 – Buzz-Saws – Spend a rainy day making and playing with this old-fashioned twist on the yo-yo April 28 – May Baskets – Make a traditional May basket just in time for May Day to surprise your friends and family! May 26 – Autograph Books – make a memory to keep!
Mar 24th, 2018 (Sat)
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  Historic Seattle Lecture: Arts and Crafts Electric Lighting
David Cathers reveals the role of Arts and Crafts artisans, progressive architects, and craft firms that made electric lighting in the early 20th century. Cathers is a researcher and author who wrote the biography of Gustav Stickney (2003). Registration is $35 for the general public. This talk is happening at The Chapel Space, Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Avenue N, Seattle. www.historicseattle.org
Mar 24th, 2018 (Sat)
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  Bookmarks & Landmarks Jr. - Dash - Neely Mansion
Read the book, then come discuss it where history comes to life! The Book: Dash by Kirby Larson Dash is a story about the life of Mitsi Kashino when her family is forced into an internment camp during World War II. Mitsi is separated from her home, her classmates and her beloved dog Dash. As her family begins to come apart around her, Mitsi clings to her one connection to the outer world–the letters from the kindly neighbor who is caring for Dash. The Landmark: Neely Mansion, 12303 SE Auburn Black Diamond Road, Auburn Read Dash, then come to the Neely Mansion to discuss the book, play bubble gum baseball, sample a Japanese treat, tour the mansion, grounds, and the restored Japanese Bathhouse. For ages 10 and older. Registration for this free program begins February 15 – call the Auburn Library at 253-931-3018. Children and the adults attending with them must register. Space is limited. Please place a copy of the book on hold through your library.
Mar 25th, 2018 (Sun)
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Everything Arts and Crafts Home Tour - Kirkland
Sponsored by Historic Seattle, this tour in Kirkland will include homes belonging to two of the founding members of Historic Seattle's Arts and Crafts Guild. Address and direction will be sent to registrants a week prior to the tour. $45/general public. For more information, visit www.historicseattle.org
Mar 27th, 2018 (Tue)
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  AKCHO membership meeting - Fire & Rescue Exhibit – Plus an Exhibits ‘How-to’ and 4Culture Funding Workshop
Hosted by the Historical Society of Federal Way, 2645 S 312th Street, Federal Way 98003 Phone: 253-945-7842 Website: www.federalwayhistory.org Program: Fire & Rescue Exhibit – Plus an Exhibits ‘How-to’ Please join AKCHO on March 27 when the Historical Society of Federal Way's new exhibit on South King’s Fire & Rescue history will be the springboard for a presentation and discussion on what makes a good exhibit. Based in Federal Way, the fire department covers 41 square miles, protects 150,000 people, and is made up of what used to be five former fire districts. We’ll have time to view the new exhibit and then Patricia Cosgrove, museum director of the White River Valley Museum, will share her insights. Patricia was entrusted with designing what became the award-winning, permanent exhibits at White River. For this presentation, she'll address the question: "Is displaying a bunch of similar things an exhibit?" Exhibits are "a way to further cross cultural understanding," Patricia says, summarizing her exhibit philosophy as "engaging the eye with unusual and beautiful things and meeting some interesting characters!" Following the meeting, 4Culture will hold a funding workshop for the Cultural Equipment funding program from 12:30-1:30 PM. (Application deadline will be May 16.) Driving Directions from I-5 (plenty of free parking): Take the S 320th Street exit (Exit 143) in Federal Way and head west on S 320th Street. Turn right onto S Gateway Center Plaza Boulevard and follow that road as it winds around, then turn right on 28th Avenue S. Enter the roundabout and take the second right which will also be called 28th Avenue S. Proceed to S 312th Street and turn left. The Historical Society office is located in the brick building on the left side of the street, across from Steel Lake Park. For parking, turn left at the sign for Steel Lake Annex. Public Transportation: Plan your trip at tripplanner.kingcounty.gov
Mar 27th, 2018 (Tue)
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  Puget Sound Branch Archives - 20th Anniversary Open House
Please join the staff of the Washington State Archives Puget Sound Branch from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM Tuesday March 27 for an open house celebration of our twenty years on the campus of Bellevue College. The open house will include refreshments and tours. If you haven't been to the Puget Sound Branch Archives recently, be sure to use the attached directions because the Archives' specific location on campus cannot be mapped or tracked by GPS. The College will be on Spring Break at that time, so there will be plenty of parking, with no permit required, and, it will be easy to get in and out of campus. From I-90, traveling Eastbound away from Seattle, take exit 10B, the Richards Road/Factoria Boulevard exit. Go straight through the stoplight and up the hill on SE 36th Street. Turn left on 142nd Place SE. Take the first right, onto Coal Creek Road, and the first right into the parking lot, B3 on the campus map. Carpools can use 142nd Pl SE exit – turn left at top of ramp onto 142nd Place SE From I-90, traveling Westbound toward Seattle, take exit number 11; follow the signs toward 148th Avenue SE, Bellevue College. You will turn right on 156th Avenue SE. Take a left on Eastgate Way, a left on 150th Avenue SE, a right on SE 38th Street and a right on 142nd Place SE. Take the first right onto Coal Creek Road and the next right into the parking lot, B3 on the campus map. Carpools can use 142nd Pl SE exit – turn right at top of ramp onto 142nd Place SE From I-405 take exit number 11 to Eastbound I-90 (toward Spokane). From I-90 take exit number 11A, to 150th Avenue SE. Take a right onto on 150th Avenue SE, a right on SE 38h Street and a right on 142nd Place SE. Take the first right onto Coal Creek Road and the next right into the parking lot, B3 on the campus map. Carpools can use 142nd Pl SE exit from I-90 – turn left at top of ramp onto 142nd Place SE Parking lot B3 is reserved for our clients (all stalls marked “Reserved”). NOTE: If the parking lot immediately in front of the entrance, parking lot B3 on the campus map, is full, please feel free to park in the parking lot at the east end of the building, parking lot 13.
Mar 28th, 2018 (Wed)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  4Culture funding workshop - Landmarks Capital - Seattle
Get feedback on your grant application before you apply! At 4Culture's offices at 101 Prefontaine Place S, Seattle.
Mar 28th, 2018 (Wed)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  4Culture funding workshop - Cultural Equipment - Seattle
Get feedback on your grant application before you apply! At 4Culture's offices at 101 Prefontaine Place S, Seattle.
Mar 28th, 2018 (Wed)
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  Zoning and Segregation in the City of Seattle
Join a representative from Sightline Institute, an independent, nonprofit research and communications center located in Seattle, to learn about Seattle city zoning code's effect on public resources with a focus on access to public schools and parks. At the White Center Library, 1409 SW 107th Street, Seattle. Free.
Mar 31st, 2018 (Sat)
  Easter Bonnet Tea - Bereiter House
Reserve your spot now - two seatings: 11 AM - 1 PM and 2-4 PM. Prize for the most interesting, outrageous and creative hat!. Children over age 12 welcome. Cost is $25/person Reservations required. Call the Kent Historical Museum at 253-854-4330 or stop by Wednesday-Saturday, noon-4 PM at 855 E Smith Street, Kent. (Parking is around in back.) All proceeds go to the Greater Kent Historical Society.
Mar 31st, 2018 (Sat)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  La Causa - Renton History Museum
Presentation by Living Voices. How long was the fight for women's suffrage? Join the 72-year battle that won half of America's citizens the right to vote. Follow the story of a young woman and her personal struggle between expectations of her family and her dreams. Recommended for ages 10 and up. The Renton History Museum is located at 235 Mill Avenue S, Renton. Program is free with Museum admission, which is $5/adults and $2/elementary through high school students.
Mar 31st, 2018 (Sat)
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  The Center for Wooden Boats 42nd Gala & Auction
Emceed by Jake Beattie, executive director of the Northwest Maritime Center, the evening includes special prizes, exciting games, the “Golden Ticket Raffle,” Feeding Frenzy, Dessert Dash, Heads or Tails and new, zany surprises courtesy of our Auctioneer, David Silverman. Cocktail attire requested. The event will be held in the Museum of History & Industry Atrium. Registration for the event opens February 2 - $150 per guest, $1350 per table. Check www.cwb.org for details.


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