Calendar

Look at all of the events you might partake in!  We’re delighted to post the activities sponsored by our members – please send details to heritageadvisor@akcho.org 

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May 1st, 2018 (Tue)
  Farm Tots - Mary Olson Farm
Every Tuesday in May at Mary Olson Farm. $6 per child. Pre-registration is required. More information at www.wrvmuseum.org
May 2nd, 2018 (Wed)
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  Taking Action: Facing the Opioid Epidemic - MOHAI Community Conversation
During this free, drop-in evening at the Museum of History & Industry's South Lake Union Cafe, local organizations will share resources and present opportunities for addressing the impacts of opioid addiction within our communities. Learn more Attending organizations include: Hope Crew Outreach, the Public Defender Association, and Valley Cities Behavioral Health Care. Food and drink will be available at the South Lake Café during the program.
May 3rd, 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.
May 3rd, 2018 (Thu)
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  Volunteer Open House - Issaquah History Museums
The Issaquah History Museums will hold an Open House for anyone interested in volunteering opportunities at the Issaquah Depot, located at 78 First Avenue NE in Issaquah. Enjoy refreshments and find out about what volunteers do and what volunteer positions are available. The Museums offer a wide range of activities you can get involved with. Volunteers at the IHM: * welcome visitors to the museums * join a trolley crew on weekends * lead or assist with mining, logging, or downtown history hikes * lead children’s tours * catalog and care for the communities artifact and photo collections * engage kids in hands-on activity during Hands-On History days or Heritage Day We welcome all ages to volunteer including middle and high school students. You don’t have to be a long-time resident to volunteer with us. Come to our Open House and find out from current volunteers why they choose to volunteer at the Issaquah History Museums – and why you might enjoy it too! To learn more, contact Dorota Rahn at dorota.rahn@issaquahhistory.org or by calling 425-392-3500.
May 3rd, 2018 (Thu)
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  4Culture funding workshop - Cultural Equipment - Seattle
Get feedback on your grant application before you apply! At 4Culture's offices, 101 Prefontaine Place S, Seattle.
May 3rd, 2018 (Thu)
7:00 PM
  The Pine and the Cherry: Japanese Americans in Washington - Vashon Maury Island Land Trust
In the lead-up to World War II, Japantown in Seattle featured grocery stores, cafes, and native-language services, as well as labor and music clubs. Trading companies imported Japanese goods, and restaurants served the familiar sukiyaki, tofu, and miso soup. In Eastern Washington, Japanese farmers prospered. Then came Executive Order 9066. Those born in Japan, as well as their American-citizen offspring, were sent to concentration camps in windswept deserts without due process. Throughout the West Coast, 120,000 Japanese Americans were forced from their homes. Most Seattle Japanese spent the war years at Camp Minidoka in Idaho, and 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? The 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066 is in 2017, and 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. This program is free. The Vashon Maury Island Land Trust is located at 10014 SW Bank Road, Vashon.
May 4th, 2018 (Fri)
7:00 PM
  Jack Straw May Reading Series - Event 1
Friday, May 4, 7pm: Bryan Edenfield, Kamari Bright, Corbin Louis, and Meredith Clark Friday, May 11, 7pm: Juan Carlos Reyes, Natasha Kochicheril Moni, Dujie Tahat, and Danielle Bero Friday, May 18, 7pm: Jalayna Carter, Sarah María Medina, Daniel Atkinson, and Rachel Trignano Celebrate the arrival of spring in Seattle with some fresh poetry, prose, fiction, and creative nonfiction in the twenty-second annual Jack Straw May Reading Series. Writer and program curator Daemond Arrindell will host three readings at Jack Straw Cultural Center featuring new work by the 2018 Jack Straw Writers. Admission to each reading is a $5 suggested donation, and comes with a gift of the 2018 Jack Straw Writers Anthology. A light reception will follow each event. The Jack Straw Cultural Center is located at 4261 Roosevelt Way NE in Seattle's University District.
May 5th, 2018 (Sat)
  MOHAI's On the Spot Gallery Talk - Musician Gary Hammon
Hammon was born and raised in the Central Area and has performed alongside blues masters Albert King and Albert Collins, jazz organist Johnny Hammond Smith, and the legendary Big John Patton (among many others). In 1969, Hammon was a member of the first cohort of black jazz students allowed admission to the New England Conservatory. He currently teaches jazz at Ballard High School. On the Spot Gallery Talks take place in the Walker Gallery at 11 AM and 1 PM. These talks are included with Museum admission. The Museum of History & Industry is located at the south end of Lake Union in Seattle.
May 5th, 2018 (Sat)
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Downtown Issaquah History Hike: The Early Years
Guides from the Issaquah History Museums will lead participants on a walk through the history of Issaquah, from the early settlements of Native Americans, through the boomtown days of coal-mining and lumbering. The tour will begin at the Issaquah Depot, 78 First Avenue NE in Issaquah at 10 AM. The guided walk will cover roughly two miles of level sidewalk and will last approximately two hours. Advance registration is required - contact the Issaquah History Museums office at 425-392-3500 or info@issaquahhistory.org if you have any questions. Walks are held rain or shine. We recommend that you bring water and snacks, and request that you leave animal companions at home. We request that canine companions are left at home, and that walking guests be over ten years of age.
May 5th, 2018 (Sat)
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  Nordic Museum Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting
On May 5, the new Nordic Museum is officially opening its doors. The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Community Festival are free and open to the public. However, to visit the galleries during Opening Weekend, you will need to reserve tickets in advance. From Noon to 1 PM RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY featuring remarks by one representative from each of the Nordic countries, the Secretary General from the Nordic Council of Ministers, and other local and international figures. 1–5:30PM GRAND OPENING MUSICAL PERFORMANCES following the ribbon cutting ceremony, enjoy an afternoon of Nordic choirs, choruses, and traditional folk musicians performing in our Great Hall and on a special outdoor stage ! Choirs, instrumentalists, storytellers, youth musicians, and folk performers will all be featured. Over the course of the weekend, visitors will see more than 30 performers, representing all five Nordic countries, including Norway’s Vokal Nord; Fóstbræður, the Icelandic Male Chorus; Norwegian singer Eva Vea; Swedish Grammy nominated artist Petra Stahl; Voices of Reykjavik; and Migrasong, a performance focusing on the history of emigration from Norway; as well as beloved local performers.
May 5th, 2018 (Sat)
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 76thy Street, Redmond.
May 8th, 2018 (Tue)
  Farm Tots - Mary Olson Farm
Every Tuesday in May at Mary Olson Farm. $6 per child. Pre-registration is required. More information at www.wrvmuseum.org
May 10th, 2018 (Thu)
6:00 PM
  Words, Writers and West Seattle presents The Judge: 26 Machiavellilan Lessons
Author David Skover talks about his book "The Judge" which focuses on Niccolò Machiavelli’s "The Prince" - although few ethicists would advise policymakers to treat it as a bible. The lofty ideals of the law, especially, seem distant from the values that the word “Machiavellian” connotes, and judges are supposed to work above the realm of politics. In "The Judge," however, co-authors Ronald Collins and David Skover argue that Machiavelli can indeed speak to judges, and model their book after "The Prince." As it turns out, the number of people who think that judges in the U.S. are apolitical has been shrinking for decades. Both liberals and conservatives routinely criticize their ideological opponents on the bench for acting politically. Some authorities even posit the impossibility of apolitical judges, and indeed, in many states, judicial elections are partisan. Others advocate appointing judges who are committed to being dispassionate referees adhering to the letter of the law. However, most legal experts, regardless of their leanings, seem to agree that despite widespread popular support for the ideal of the apolitical judge, this ideal is mere fantasy. David Skover — Professor of Law at Seattle University, where he has taught Constitutional Law, First Amendment Law, and Mass Media Theory for over 30 years. This free talk takes place at the Southwest Branch of Seattle Public Library, 9010 35th Avenue SW, Seattle.
May 10th, 2018 (Thu)
7:00 PM
  A Park System for All - The Olmstead Vision - Mercer Island Historical Society
HistoryLink historian Jennifer Ott will discuss the Olmstead Brothers' vision for Seattle. 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.
May 11th, 2018 (Fri)
7:00 PM
  Jack Straw May Reading Series - Event 2
Friday, May 11, 7pm: Juan Carlos Reyes, Natasha Kochicheril Moni, Dujie Tahat, and Danielle Bero Friday, May 18, 7pm: Jalayna Carter, Sarah María Medina, Daniel Atkinson, and Rachel Trignano Celebrate the arrival of spring in Seattle with some fresh poetry, prose, fiction, and creative nonfiction in the twenty-second annual Jack Straw May Reading Series. Writer and program curator Daemond Arrindell will host three readings at Jack Straw Cultural Center featuring new work by the 2018 Jack Straw Writers. Admission to each reading is a $5 suggested donation, and comes with a gift of the 2018 Jack Straw Writers Anthology. A light reception will follow each event. The Jack Straw Cultural Center is located at 4261 Roosevelt Way NE in Seattle's University District.
May 12th, 2018 (Sat)
  A Taste of Women's History lecture and tasting - White River Valley Museum
To celebrate the Suffer for Beauty exhibit, which is running through June 17. $15/person, pre-registration required. More information at www.wrvmuseum.org
May 12th, 2018 (Sat)
  Behind the Seams - 1940s Fashion at Museum of History & Industry
Get a peek into MOHAI’s textile collection and view treasures rarely seen! For Seattle women in the 1940s, the Second World War affected clothing in many ways. It meant uniforms and rationing, but it also meant relishing the opportunity to dress up. These intimate one-hour sessions, led by MOHAI’s Costume and Textile Specialist Clara Berg, allow viewers to discover garments in detail and hear the stories that make them special. Three sessions to choose from: 11 AM, 12 PM, or 2 PM. Cost: $10 for MOHAI members / $15 students / $25 general public; includes museum admission. MOHAI is located at the south end of Lake Union in Seattle. www.mohai.org
May 12th, 2018 (Sat)
  Spring Tea at Neely Mansion
Featuring delicious tea sandwiches, breads, and other delicacies, live piano music, and tours of the lovely Mansion rooms, spring gardens, and Japanese Bath house led by costumed docents. A great gift for Mom, Grandma, and you! Seatings at 12:30, 2, and 3:30 PM. Neely Mansion is on the National Historic Register for Historic Places. Neely Mansion Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit historical society. Proceeds go to the restoration and operations of the facility. Reservations required: www.neelymansion.org or 253-736-5608.
May 12th, 2018 (Sat) -- May 13th, 2018 (Sun)
  Mothers Ride Free - Northwest Railway Museum
Come celebrate mom this Mother’s Day with a scenic train excursion through the Cascade foothills! You and your mom will journey to the top of Snoqualmie Falls and enjoy the view of the valley below. The Northwest Railway Museum invites mom to enjoy a free ride aboard our antique train, when accompanied by a paying child – of any age. Passengers may board in Snoqualmie or North Bend. Each trip includes a stop at the Train Shed Exhibit Building! Tickets may be purchased at either the Snoqualmie or North Bend Depots. Trains depart 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 ages 2-12, $16 ages 62 and up, $20 ages 13-61, Under 2 are free! For more information, visit www.TrainMuseum.org or call 425-888-3030.
May 12th, 2018 (Sat)
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  North Capitol Hill Apartment Building Tour - Historic Seattle
Explore apartments built in Seattle between 1900 and 1939, fanning out from Volunteer Park. Authors Diana james and Jackie Williams will lead this walking tour of one of the city's most abundant apartment building neighborhoods. Registration $35/general public. Meet at the Thomas Burke Memorial west of the water tower in Volunteer Park on Seattle's Capitol Hill. More information at www.historicseattle.org
May 12th, 2018 (Sat)
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Olde Town Mine Hike - Issaquah
The Issaquah History Museums' Olde Town Mine History Hike explores the mining history that shaped downtown Issaquah. Take the hike and get 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. Walks are held rain or shine. Bring water, snacks, and wear appropriate hiking shoes. Tickets are $12.50 general admission or $10.00 for IHM members. Advance registration is required and unexpected guests cannot be accommodated. There is a strict limit of 20 guests for this hike. Please, no children under 10; children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Please leave your canine friends at home. For more information, contact the Issaquah History Museums at 425-392-3500 or info@issaquahhistory.org. Participants meet at the Issaquah Depot Museum, 78 First Avenue NE, Issaquah, to begin the hike.
May 12th, 2018 (Sat)
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  MOHAI Store Pop Up Trunk Show
Visit the MOHAI Store for our second annual pop up trunk show featuring a variety of unique gifts and goods created by local artists. The trunk show showcases a wide range of artists and designers and their one-of-a-kind creations. Meet local jewelry and accessory designers while exploring the latest collections and innovative pieces. Access to the Store is free, but does include admission to Museum. The Museum of History & Industry is located at the south end of Lake Union in Seattle.
May 12th, 2018 (Sat)
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  Fremont's Connection to the Klondike Gold Rush - program and reception
This program accompanies the exhibit put together by the Fremont Historical Society and the Fremont Branch of the Seattle Public Library and on display throughout the month of May. The exhibit details the lives of A.J. and Clara Goddard, early Fremont residents and business owners, who went to the Klondike Gold Rush in Canada’s Yukon Territory in 1898. On Saturday, May 12, beginning at 11 AM there will be a free reception and light refreshments, with Fremont Historical Society members on hand to chat about the exhibit. The program follows at noon and will feature: "Finding the A.J. Goddard" - a documentary film about the search and finding of the wreck of the A.J. Goddard in Lake Laberge. The Goddards sold their business in the Yukon in 1899. The Goddard went down during a storm in 1901 but was not found until 2008. The icy lake waters have done a great job preserving the vessel and many of its contents. "The Arthur Foss tugboat – History and Haul Out" - Richard Miller, project manager for Northwest Seaport for the Arthur Foss’ 2017 haul out, will give a presentation on the history of the 129 year old vessel, considered to be the world’s oldest wooden tugboat still afloat. It is an ocean-going tug that towed river vessels to the mouth of the Yukon River during the Klondike, and served in the South Pacific during WWII. Richard will also cover the scope and findings of the haul out. The Fremont Library is located at 731 N 35th Street, Seattle.
May 12th, 2018 (Sat)
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  Plant & Book Sale - Kent History Museum
Plant starts for your garden, and some books to enjoy in your garden after all the hard work is done! At historic Bereiter House, 855 E Smith Street, Kent. All proceeds go to the Greater Kent Historical Society's garden fund.
May 12th, 2018 (Sat)
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  Issaquah Trolley Opening Day and Hands-On History Day
The Issaquah Valley Trolley (IVT) will begin its 2018 season on Saturday, May 12th. 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 Avenue NE, Issaquah. Get your Hands-on History! Come plant seeds at the historic Issaquah Depot Museum! We invite you to drop in with your children for a hands-on exploration of one of the most eagerly awaited activities of springs past: gardening! Kids and volunteers will talk about where our food comes from and where most peoples’ food came from 100 years ago. Did your favorite food exist back then? Could you have grown part of it in your yard? Kids will plant sunflower seeds and take them home to grow into a plant. Parents and guardians are welcome to participate while drinking a cup of hot coffee or tea. These activities are free with admission to the IHM ($5 per person, kids under 3 free).
May 12th, 2018 (Sat)
2:00 PM
  The Pine and the Cherry: Japanese Americans in Washington - Lake Forest Park Library
In the lead-up to World War II, Japantown in Seattle featured grocery stores, cafes, and native-language services, as well as labor and music clubs. Trading companies imported Japanese goods, and restaurants served the familiar sukiyaki, tofu, and miso soup. In Eastern Washington, Japanese farmers prospered. Then came Executive Order 9066. Those born in Japan, as well as their American-citizen offspring, were sent to concentration camps in windswept deserts without due process. Throughout the West Coast, 120,000 Japanese Americans were forced from their homes. Most Seattle Japanese spent the war years at Camp Minidoka in Idaho, and 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? The 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066 is in 2017, and 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. This program is free. The Lake Forest Park Library is located at 17171 Bothell Way NE in Lake Forest Park.
May 13th, 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.
May 15th, 2018 (Tue)
  Farm Tots - Mary Olson Farm
Every Tuesday in May at Mary Olson Farm. $6 per child. Pre-registration is required. More information at www.wrvmuseum.org
May 15th, 2018 (Tue)
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  Historic preservation comes to Renton
In 2017 the City of Renton entered into an agreement with the King County Historic Preservation Program to provide landmark designation and protection services. Join Jennifer Meisner, King County Historic Preservation Officer, in a conversation about what this means for Renton. Learn how this partnership has already benefited Renton and could be a catalyst for future preservation and redevelopment activity. The Renton History Museum is located at 235 Mill Avenue S, Renton. Program is free with Museum admission - $5/adults and $2/elementary through high school students
May 15th, 2018 (Tue)
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  Resisting Displacement - MOHAI
Al Smith documented decades of change in Seattle’s Central District. Today, over 1,000 people move to Seattle every week. How can we integrate newcomers without displacing longtime residents and businesses? From community land trusts to development moratoriums and community controlled development—come learn about local organizations’ strategies for resisting displacement and keeping communities intact. The Museum of History & Industry is located at the south end of Lake Union in Seattle. Tickets are $5 MOHAI members, $19 general public. www.mohai.org
May 16th, 2018 (Wed)
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
  The Anatomy and Adaptations of Birds' Feet - Soos Creek Botanical Garden
Step lively with Connie while she investigates the anatomy of birds feet. Presented by Connie Sidles, Master Birder. Bring your lunch and join us!
May 16th, 2018 (Wed)
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  History Cafe - fighting Segregated Housing in the 1970s and 1980s
Learn about the ways in which Seattle’s segregated housing patterns were challenged and how the city’s racial geography changed in the midst of a housing crisis in the 1970s and 1980s. Free at MOHAI's South Lake Cafe. The Museum of History & Industry is located at the south end of Lake Union in Seattle. www.mohai.org
May 17th, 2018 (Thu)
7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
  Innovation Breakfast - MOHAI
Join MOHAI for a stimulating conversation with former Governor Christine Gregoire on Seattle’s unique role in addressing the region’s challenges. Proceeds from this special event support MOHAI’s educational programming, which inspires young people of all ages and backgrounds to become the next generation of innovators. Visit www.mohai.org for ticket information.
May 17th, 2018 (Thu)
6:45 PM - 9:00 PM
  Issaquah Historic Pub Crawl
Celebrate Issaquah's 126 years of Mayhem and Madness! The Downtown Issaquah Association and the Issaquah Historical Museums are pleased to announce the Issaquah Historic Pub Crawl. Issaquah has an interesting and colorful past of bars, brawls and bullets and we want to share it with you. The event starts at the Issaquah Depot Museum, 78 First Avenue NE, where you will meet local historians who will take you through six (6) of Issaquah’s downtown establishments each featuring a cocktail or appetizer, lively narratives, side splitting stories and juicy tidbits our pioneers didn't want you to hear! The event will end at the Historic Shell Station with a shot of moonshine paired with chocolate truffles. The event kicks off at the Issaquah Depot Museum at 6:45 p.m. The Pub Crawl will commence at 7:00 p.m. sharp and end around 9:00 p.m. This event involves some walking and standing outdoors, please plan and dress accordingly. Cost: $50. Questions: Contact Gaila Gutierrez at events@downtownissaquah.com or 425-417-6697 This event is brought to you by: The Downtown Issaquah Association and the Issaquah Historical Museum
May 18th, 2018 (Fri)
7:00 PM
  Jack Straw May Reading Series - Event 3
Friday, May 18, 7pm: Jalayna Carter, Sarah María Medina, Daniel Atkinson, and Rachel Trignano Celebrate the arrival of spring in Seattle with some fresh poetry, prose, fiction, and creative nonfiction in the twenty-second annual Jack Straw May Reading Series. Writer and program curator Daemond Arrindell will host three readings at Jack Straw Cultural Center featuring new work by the 2018 Jack Straw Writers. Admission to each reading is a $5 suggested donation, and comes with a gift of the 2018 Jack Straw Writers Anthology. A light reception will follow each event. The Jack Straw Cultural Center is located at 4261 Roosevelt Way NE in Seattle's University District.
May 19th, 2018 (Sat)
  Living Voices: La Causa - MOHAI
In the late 1960s, a new movement changed the lives of Latin American farm workers who fought for civil rights and battled racism and indecent working conditions. Experience this chapter of American history as one young woman balances the demands of her family and culture and fights to see her people free of poverty. 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 MOHAI’s second floor. Suitable for guests 11 years (5th grade) to adult. Shows at 1 PM and again at 2 PM. Free for MOHAI members / Included with museum admission. The Museum of History & Industry is located at the south end of Lake Union in Seattle.
May 19th, 2018 (Sat)
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Olde Town Mine Hike - Issaquah
The Issaquah History Museums' Olde Town Mine History Hike explores the mining history that shaped downtown Issaquah. Take the hike and get 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. Walks are held rain or shine. Bring water, snacks, and wear appropriate hiking shoes. Tickets are $12.50 general admission or $10.00 for IHM members. Advance registration is required and unexpected guests cannot be accommodated. There is a strict limit of 20 guests for this hike. Please, no children under 10; children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Please leave your canine friends at home. For more information, contact the Issaquah History Museums at 425-392-3500 or info@issaquahhistory.org. Participants meet at the Issaquah Depot Museum, 78 First Avenue NE, Issaquah, to begin the hike.
May 19th, 2018 (Sat)
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  Cows and Carnations - Woodinville Heritage Society
The Stimson family is one of the more famous names from early 20th - century Seattle history. Brothers Charles Douglas and Frederick Spencer gained great wealth in the Northwest timber industry. Fred would go on to establish the famous Hollywood Farm in the Sammamish Valley. Woodinville Heritage Society Vice President Kevin Stadler shares the story of the arrival in Washington State of Fred and Nellie Stimson, establishing themselves as prominent members of Seattle and then becoming famous for the raising of Holstein Friesian cattle and several varieties of carnations and other flowers in the Sammamish Valley. At Brightwater Environmental Education and Community Center, 225p5 Washington Route 9 Woodinville
May 19th, 2018 (Sat)
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  High Point Logging History Hike
In the Issaquah Alps, high up on the side of Tiger Mountain there was small community named High Point, home to adventurous men and women who forged a life among the old growth forests surrounding Issaquah. Washington State provided vast tracts of lumber for growing cities and towns along the west coast and elsewhere, with trees harvested from the land around Puget Sound including the foothills of the Cascades here in Issaquah. Join IHM history hike leader, Tom Anderson, in exploring the logging history that continues to shape Issaquah's landscape. Get a new perspective through historic photos, maps, and observation of the changing landscape as Tom regales hikers with stories of a still important industry of which his family played a part. This is a moderate hike with some steep sections on a well-developed gravel trail; it is more strenuous than the history hikes we usually offer, so be prepared for hiking rather than strolling. The hike will be approximately 6 miles long (round trip) with an elevation gain of 1,400 feet. The hike will last 4-5 hours, including time for lunch. Participants meet by the steel gate at the intersection of SE 79th St and 270th Ave SE, Issaquah, WA (just off I-90 Exit 22). A Discover Pass is needed for parking. Advance registration required. Please do not attend without advance purchase as we are not able to accommodate unexpected guests. Tickets are $12.50 general admission or $10.00 for members. Walks are held rain or shine. Bring water, lunch and wear appropriate hiking shoes. Please leave canine companions at home. More information is available by contacting the Issaquah History Museums at 425-392-3500 or info@issaquahhistory.org.
May 19th, 2018 (Sat) -- May 20th, 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.
May 19th, 2018 (Sat)
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  Bookmarks & Landmarks - The Egg & I - Maple Valley Historical Society
Read The Egg and I ahead of time: author Betty MacDonald relates the joys and frustrations of life on a poultry farm on the Olympic Peninsula. Program: On May 19, come join the book discussion at the Maple Valley Historical Society’s Gibbon Store Museum, located at 22012 SE 248th Street, Maple Valley. Maple Valley historian Dick Peacock will share tales of the area’s early days of logging and farming, along with the story of the role the Gibbon Store has played in the community–from general store/post office/barber shop, to abandoned and derelict building, and eventually to a resurrected reminder of years past. This is a free program, but you must register in advance. Register online at kcls.org or call the Maple Valley Library at 425-432-4620.
May 19th, 2018 (Sat)
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  Southcenter 50th Anniversary Photo Exhibit and Reception
Come to the Tukwila Heritage & Cultural Center to see a photography exhibit marking 50 years of the Southcenter Shopping Mall in Tukwila, as well as photos that document the area before Southcenter was constructed. These photos are available for viewing only during this reception. Appetizers and beverages will be served. Raffle with great gift items. Casual dress. The Tukwila Heritage & Cultural Center is located at 14475 59th Avenue S, Tukwila.
May 19th, 2018 (Sat)
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  Wine Train
Enjoy wine tasting from Snoqualmie Valley wines and snacks, riding between tasting sites. Take home a souvenir wine glass! This is a 21+ event. - $35/person ($40 after 4/19). Pre-order tickets at www.trainmuseum.org
May 20th, 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.
May 20th, 2018 (Sun)
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  The Truth and I: Reading Betty MacDonald in the Age of Memoir - Highline Historical Society
The Highline Historical Society has invited Betty MacDonald biographer Paula Becker to talk about MacDonald’s blockbuster book, The Egg and I, which reportedly sold one copy every 22 seconds in the 1940s. Although MacDonald, a local author, wrote autobiographically, her relationship with truth is slippery, and Becker ponders how Betty’s kind of nonfiction relates to the popular genre of memoir today. At SeaTac City Hall, 4800 S 188th Street, SeaTac.
May 22nd, 2018 (Tue)
  Farm Tots - Mary Olson Farm
Every Tuesday in May at Mary Olson Farm. $6 per child. Pre-registration is required. More information at www.wrvmuseum.org
May 22nd, 2018 (Tue)
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  Brainstorming session - regional multicultural/international center
Ethnic Heritage Council has invited Stacey Jehlik, Seattle's International Affairs Director, to share information from her research on how other cities conduct their international affairs work. This event is intended to generate conversation about what a multicultural center might look like here. It will be co-hosted by the Washington State Jewish Historical Society. Space is limited - RSVP to rsvp@ethnicheritagecouncil.org - location will be provided upon RSVP.
May 23rd, 2018 (Wed)
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Historic Seattle Preserving Utility Tour - The Fremont Bridge
Opened on July 4, 1917, the Fremont Bridge has celebrated over 670,000 openings as of last year - it rises for marine traffic about 35 times a day, making it one of the busiest bascule bridges in the world. This on-site visit with the City's bridge experts will reveal all the workings. Registration $30/general public. Meet at the plaza at the north end of the Fremont Bridge, at Fremont Avenue N and N 34th Street, Seattle. www.historicseattle.org
May 23rd, 2018 (Wed)
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  The Lodge at St. Edward Park - Community Open House
Daniels Real Estate invites interested parties to an open house to share the design concepts and construction schedule for the Lodge at St. Edward Park. The design team will have display boards of the floor plans, design ideas, and staff on hand to answer questions about the construction schedule. At 6:30 PM Kevin Daniels, president of Daniels Real Estate, will speak about the vision for the Lodge and answer questions. There will not be any tours of the building at this open house. The Building currently is not ADA accessible and only service dogs are permitted in the historic building. When reopened as a Lodge, the building will be ADA accessible. The building is located in St. Edward State Park, 14445 Juanita Drive NE, Kenmore. For more info about the project: www.danielsdevelopmentcompany.com
May 24th, 2018 (Thu)
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  Knute Berger: The Past, Present and Future of Seattle Center - Queen Anne Historical Society
Knute Berger has written extensively about local events for decades at The Weekly, Crosscut and Seattle magazine. His list of books is also long including a history of the Space Needle published after a year as its historian in residence. Berger may be the only journalist to win the State of Washington's Preservationist of the Year award. With the KeyArena at Seattle Center, the Space Needle and much of Seattle Center undergoing massive transformations over the next couple of years, there is no one better to share with us their meaning and importance. Join QAHS for our FREE annual meeting, good company and refreshments provided by Aegis Living, 223 W Galer Street, Seattle.
May 25th, 2018 (Fri) -- May 28th, 2018 (Mon)
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  Memorial Day Weekend Spring Plant Sale - Soos Creek Botanical Garden and Heritage Center
Four days to select from a variety of new and unusual plants. Reasonable prices on: annuals, perennials, shrubs for small gardens, veggies, herbs, and Japanese Maples. Soos Creek Botanical Garden is located at 29308 132nd Avenue SE, Auburn.
May 26th, 2018 (Sat) -- May 27th, 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.
May 26th, 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!
May 26th, 2018 (Sat)
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  The Prehistory of Renton
Archaeological excavations in the City of Renton beginning in 1979 uncovered the remains of Duwamish Indian villages spanning the period from approximately 1790 AD to approximately 1,700 years before present. Local archaeologist Michael Shong will discuss these sites and subsequent archaeological discoveries in the Renton vicinity over the past 40 years. The Renton History Museum is located at 235 Mill Avenue S, Renton. This program is free with Museum admission, $5/adults and $2/elementary through high school students
May 27th, 2018 (Sun)
12:15 PM
  Jack Straw Writers at Folklife
Featuring Kamari Bright, Meredith Clark, Bryan Edenfield, Corbin Louis, Rachel Trignano, Juan Reyes, Dujie Tahat, and Jalayna Walton. Hosted by Daemond Arrindell. At Folklife Cafe, 321 Mercer Street, Seattle.
May 28th, 2018 (Mon)
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
  Memorial Day Service - Des Moines Memorial Drive
the Des Moines Memorial Drive Preservation Association is joining with the American Legion to hold a service at 8 AM at the Granite Memorial in front of Sunnydale School at 156th Street S and Des Moines memorial Drive in Burien. We encourage all to find time to honor those who sacrificed their lives for our freedom. www.livingroadofremembrance.org
May 28th, 2018 (Mon)
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  Special Memorial Day Open Hours - Renton History Museum
For Memorial Day, come view the brand new “On the Battlefront & the Homefront: Rentonites in the Great War” exhibit commemorating the efforts undertaken by local folks at home and abroad during World War I. The Renton History Museum is located at 235 Mill Avenue S in Renton.
May 29th, 2018 (Tue)
  Farm Tots - Mary Olson Farm
Every Tuesday in May at Mary Olson Farm. $6 per child. Pre-registration is required. More information at www.wrvmuseum.org
May 29th, 2018 (Tue)
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  May AKCHO membership meeting - The Wagner Education Center: A Journey
When the plans were drawn for Lake Union Park, a plot at the south edge of the park was set aside for a future building for The Center for Wooden Boats. A decade later that building, a modern take on the traditional boatshops that once ringed Lake Union, is set to open. It will provide space for CWB to expand its programs, give its staff more elbow room and give CWB its first on-street presence. Following the AKCHO business meeting in CWB’s floating two-story Boathouse, Executive Director Brandt Faatz will reflect on the journey from bare ground to beautiful building and then lead a sneak-peek tour through the new edifice, which has not yet opened to the public. After the tour, a limited number of rowboats will be available for free use for one hour. (Sign up when you arrive for the meeting.) Directions: The Center for Wooden Boats at South Lake Union is located at 1010 Valley Street, just one mile from downtown Seattle. It is easily accessed on foot or by public transportation, bike, or car. Ongoing building and road construction in the area can affect driving times and parking availability. We encourage you to use mass transit (bus or streetcar) or to explore area parking options before heading our way. From I-5: Take Exit 167 and turn right at the end of the exit ramp. Go one short block and, at the light, turn left onto Valley Street. Turn right just before the streetcar stop and immediately turn left into the parking lot (for ADA access do not turn left; pull up to the keypad at the gate and follow the directions for access to ADA parking adjacent to MOHAI). There are a few marked CWB spots; otherwise pay for your parking at the kiosk at the west end of the lot. There also is pay parking at the west side of Lake Union Park. Bus Routes: South Lake Union can be reached on Metro bus routes 40, 70 and C-line. Bus stops are within easy walking distance. Streetcar: The South Lake Union Streetcar runs every 10 minutes from the downtown Westlake hub to the Valley Street Station.
May 31st, 2018 (Thu)
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  On the Battlefront and the Homefront: Rentonites in the Great War – Renton History Museum exhibit opening
Like thousands of cities and towns across the U.S., Renton fully mobilized to support the first World War effort, sending its sons, brothers, and husbands off to foreign battlefields. But war mobilization also involved mothers and nurses and farmers and draft board workers too. This exhibit explores the experiences of all these men and women in confronting international war for the first time. At the Renton History Museum, 235 Mill Avenue S, Renton.


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