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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 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 teh 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 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 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.
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)
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
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 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
Hosted by the Historical Society of Federal Way. Topic to be announced shortly.
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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