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AKCHO was established to encourage cooperation among historical organizations and to promote and encourage the study and preservation of the history and heritage of King County through member organizations, individual members, and the community they serve, and to support such preservation efforts through public awareness and understanding of legislative issues.

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CALENDAR

You are invited to attend AKCHO meetings and programs held the last Tuesday morning of each month except June and December. Meetings are conducted at one of our member locations as announced in the publication The Heritage Advisor. Please contact any of the groups listed in our member directory for information on local sites, activities, and public programs.

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Aug 30th, 2015 (Sun) -- Sep 1st, 2015 (Tue)
  Snoqualmie Railroad Days
More information at www.railroaddays.com
Sep 1st, 2015 (Tue)
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  Building for Culture workshop
Meet with 4Culture Historic Preservation Lead Flo Lentz and/or Heritage Lead Eric Taylor to discuss applying for this one-time-only grant round for capital projects. These meetings are scheduled in the 4Culture offices in Pioneer Square, 101 S Prefontaine Place. www.4culture.org and www.4culture.org
Sep 3rd, 2015 (Thu)
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  Providence Mount St. Vincent Chapel and Archive tour - Historic Seattle
4831 35th Avenue SW, Seattle. Pre-registration required: $8/Historic Seattle members, $10/general public, $5/students. www.historicseattle.org
Sep 3rd, 2015 (Thu)
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  Digging Deeper - Providence Mount St. Vincent Archive
Digging Deeper is Historic Seattle’s multi-session program designed to provide attendees with behind-the-scenes insight to primary research materials in the many archives and libraries in Seattle and King County. Providence Archives collects, organizes, preserves, and makes available records of enduring and historical value relating to the Sisters of Providence religious community in the west, and Providence Health & Services. Institutional and corporate records, manuscripts, photographs, audiovisual materials, and artifacts document ministries in education, health care, and social services. Collections date from 1856 to the present and encompass Alaska, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, California, as well as El Salvador. The Archives is located in West Seattle at St. Joseph Residence, a building in the Providence Mount St. Vincent complex at 4800 37th Avenue W, Seattle. Cost: $10 general public / $8 Historic Seattle members / $5 students. Learn more at historicseattle.org Registration closes at noon on September 1, two days before the event. Instructions regarding driving, parking, and specific site details will be e-mailed to registered attendees.
Sep 3rd, 2015 (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 in Auburn. www.wrvmuseum.org
Sep 5th, 2015 (Sat) -- Sep 7th, 2015 (Mon)
  Steam Train Excursions - Northwest Railway Museum
Labor Day Weekend scenic steam train excursions through the Cascade foothills of the Upper Snoqualmie Valley, including a ride past the top of Snoqualmie Falls and a splendid view of the valley below. Trains depart every 90 minutes beginning at 11:30 AM from the Snoqualmie Depot at 38625 SE King Street and at Noon from the North Bend Depot at 205 E. McClellan Street. Roundtrip fares: $12 children ages 2-12, $20 adult ages 13-61, and $18 senior ages 62 and up. Train Shed Tour Packages are also available with advanced reservation; contact the Museum Bookstore 425.888.3030 ext. 7202 for Train Shed Tour Package reservations. The depot and bookstore are open to the public 10 AM - 5 PM. daily. www.trainmuseum.org
Sep 5th, 2015 (Sat)
2:00 PM
  WACO: A Legacy of Excellence - Museum of Flight
Museum of Flight Docent Bill McCutcheon talks about the Waco Aircraft Company (WACO), one of the greatest producers of planes during the "golden age of aviation." From the 1920s through the 1940s the sturdy, attractive WACOs earned a special place for aviators of all stripes. Vintage WACO biplanes are still carrying passengers. Visitors to the Museum of Flight can even experience a ride in one at Olde Thyme Aviation, based right next to The Museum of Flight. A free hat and tee-shirt will be given to those who buy a biplane ride after seeing the WACO lecture (offer good for rides Sept. 5-7). The Museum of Flight is located at 9404 E Marginal Way S, halfway between downtown Seattle and SeaTac Airport. www.museumofflight.org
Sep 9th, 2015 (Wed)
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  Tour First Hill with Historic Seattle
Historic Seattle will host a guided tour of First Hill that includes The Frye Art Museum, St. James Cathedral, H.H. Dearborn House, Stimson-Green Mansion, Piedmont Hotel (now Tuscany Apartments), First Baptist Church, Fire Station #25, the Sorrento Hotel, and many other buildings, providing insights into a century of architecture and interior design, as well as a lively look at the life and times of First Hill at the turn of the 20th century. Some interiors included when available. The tour concludes in the Fireside Lounge of the Sorrento Hotel where participants can enjoy happy hour prices on appetizers and drinks. The tour is offered with the participation of the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation, the Frye Art Museum, St. James Cathedral, and the Sorrento Hotel. Tour starts at Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Avenue, Seattle. Cost: $35 general public / $15 students Space is limited and pre-registration is required - call 206-622-6952 x 221or contact Program Director Larry Kreisman at larryk@historicseattle.org for further information.
Sep 9th, 2015 (Wed)
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  Renton History Museum's Twilight Zone Art Show opening party
We've all had our minds entangled in the mystery of the great American classic, "The Twilight Zone." That is the theme for the upcoming art exhibit at the Renton History Museum, bringing a timeless show to life through art. Curated by guest curator Mary Clymer, the exhibit features the Twilight Zone-inspired works of local artists. The Museum is located at 235 Mill Avenue S in Renton.
Sep 9th, 2015 (Wed)
7:00 PM
  Book launch - Too High and Too Steep
Meet author David Williams at the launch of his latest book, Too High and Too Steep. Since it was settled in 1851, the city of Seattle has seen one of the most dramatic topographic evolutions of any city in the world. From filling in the Duwamish tideflats and rejiggering Lake Washington to regrading Denny Hill, Seattle's transformation has made its original form nearly unrecognizable. Reading, discussion, and signing with Williams at University Bookstore, 4326 University Way NE, in Seattle's University District.
Sep 10th, 2015 (Thu)
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  Twilight Zone Art Show opening party - Renton History Museum
We’ve all had our minds entangled in the mystery of the great American classic, “The Twilight Zone.” That is the theme for the upcoming art exhibit at the Renton History Museum, bringing a timeless show to life through art. Curated by guest curator Mary Clymer, the exhibit features the Twilight Zone-inspired works of local artists. Free. www.rentonhistory.org
Sep 10th, 2015 (Thu)
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  NAAM Family History Speaker Series - Genealogy
Patricia Moncure Thomas is an educator, historian, writer and avid amateur genealogist. She is the President of the Black Historical Society of Kitsap County, Inc. and an elementary school principal. Over the years, she has participated in civil rights demonstrations, and lectured, taught and written on the issues that divide us. She has conducted numerous community workshops and forums focused on civil rights, and developed strategies to improve education and partnerships between schools, parents, businesses, community organizations, faith groups, military and government. Her presentation at the Northwest African American Museum is free. For more information, visit www.naamnw.org
Sep 10th, 2015 (Thu)
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  Seattle AntiFreeze - Photography
The Museum of History & Industry's Curator of Photography, Howard Giske, will pull back the curtain and share stories from MOHAI's photography collection and Glazer's Camera will share photography tips during a walk in Lake Union Park. Bring your camera or phone. Free, does not include museum admission. www.mohai.org
Sep 11th, 2015 (Fri)
  Bothell Museum at Senior Day
The Museum plans to have an information table set up at Bothell's Country Village, sponsored by the Bothell Chamber of Commerce. More information at 425-483-0820.
Sep 12th, 2015 (Sat)
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  Redmond Saturday Speakers Series - Redmond at the End of the Ice Age - What the Bear Creek Site Tells Us
Robert Kopperl, PHD, Cultural Resources Principal Investigator, SWCA Environmental Consultants, will be speaking courtesy of the City of Redmond. At the Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center, 166-- NE 80th Street, Redmond. $5 suggested donation for the general public. www.redmondhistoricalsociety.org
Sep 12th, 2015 (Sat)
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  Hops & Crops Brew and Music Festival
This fundraiser at the scenic Mary Olson Farm benefits the White River Valley Museum. More information at www.wrvmuseum.org
Sep 12th, 2015 (Sat)
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Historic cabins open house - Historical Society of Federal Way
Visit the David T. Denny Cabin and the John Barker Cabin at West Hylebos Wetlands Park, 4th Avenue S and S 348th Street in Federal Way. Washington Old Time Fiddlers will be performing from 12:30-2 PM and the Federal Way Crazy Quilters will be demonstrating quilting and have a quilt display. There are also walking trails and picnic areas that offer insight on why wetlands are important. Free. www.federalwayhistory.org
Sep 12th, 2015 (Sat)
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  Revealing Coast Salish Cultures - journeying by canoe and art
In celebration of the Duwamish River's First Peoples, canoe families from around the region will paddle in for a welcoming landing and celebration. Tribal songs, dances, storytelling, and artists demonstrations. Carvers will be creating canoe paddles to commemorate the event. All are welcome by land or water. At Terminal 107 Park and the Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center. Free. www.duwamishrevealed.com
Sep 12th, 2015 (Sat)
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Book release and signing - Fighting for America: Nisei Soldiers
Based on actual events, this graphic novel by Lawrence Matsuda and Matt Sasaki tells the story of courageous Nisei soldiers from the Pacific Northwest proving their loyalty and making significant American history. Surviving featured veterans and their families will also be at this free celebration at the Wing Luke Museum. www.wingluke.org
Sep 13th, 2015 (Sun)
  Klondike: The Last Adventure - Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park
Klondike National Historical Park and Living Voices are offering free performances of this new production, which follows the journey of Eliza, a young woman who travels to the Yukon gold fields in search of adventure and fortune. The event combines theater, video, and live interactions to produce an engaging family event. Admission is free, but seating is limited. This was produced with the support of 4Culture. www.nps.gov
Sep 15th, 2015 (Tue)
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  InterUrban Happy Hour Kick-Off
Join Historic Seattle, Friends of Georgetown History (FOGHi), and others interested in shaping a more livable city to learn about our new InterUrban event series, get the scoop on Georgetown, and socialize while enjoying local libations. The event will take place in FOGHI's new space at 6206 Carleton Avenue S, Seattle. Hear from FOGHi’s John Bennett and LaDele Sines about their organization; share your ideas for future InterUrban events; weigh in on what makes your neighborhood special; test your superlative knowledge of Georgetown trivia; enjoy local beer and wine! Beer donated by Machine House Brewery. FOGHi is a community group of neighbors dedicated to celebrating Georgetown’s history. The group has worked to restore the Hat’n Boots in Oxbow Park, produce the annual Georgetown Haunted History Tour, and collect and preserve archival materials. InterUrban seeks to inspire conversations about achieving more livable communities through historic preservation. More details at historicseattle.org
Sep 17th, 2015 (Thu)
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  Discover the Past at Issaquah Depot
The Issaquah History Museums are holding their first annual celebration of the city’s history at the Issaquah Depot. Thanks to presenting sponsor Rowley Properties, guests will hear many of Issaquah’s strangest stories from train conductors, former mayors, rodeo riders, and other costumed figures from the past. The band will play on the steam donkey in front of the depot as everyone enjoys beer from the Issaquah Brew House, fine wine and Italian appetizers, and desserts from Forest Fairy Bakery. In the year when Back to the Future II was set, guests can take their picture with a DeLorean or its modern equivalent, a Tesla. The live auction will feature prize packages, including an Escape to Bend, Oregon, a behind-the-scenes look at the Cougar Mountain Zoo, and an adrenaline-filled combination of outdoor adventures. www.issaquahhistory.org
Sep 17th, 2015 (Thu)
6:30 PM
  Hip-Hop History Cafe - MOHAI
As a prelude to opening day of a new Hip-Hop exhibit at the Museum of History & Industry, MOHAI's History Café welcomes Dr. Daudi Abe to speak about the Seattle Hip-Hop community, from Seattle’s champion break dance crew, to highly collaborative and diverse performers and DJs, to an internationally read Hip-Hop magazine. His upcoming book is titled "Emerald Street: A History of Hip-Hop in Seattle 1979-2015." Free, does not include museum admission. www.mohai.org
Sep 18th, 2015 (Fri)
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  Vintage Washington - Washington Trust for Historic Preservation
Join the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation at the historic Stimson-Green Mansion on Seattle's First Hill for this annual fundraiser. The event will include spirits tastings from Copperworks Distilling Company (premium vodka and gin and their refreshing signature cocktail created for the event: the Stimson Mule, a twist on the Moscow Mule) and Westland Distillery (fine whiskeys as well as Manhattan cocktails). The party will feature a specially designed menu created for the event by the new exclusive caterer at the Stimson-Green Mansion: Kaspars Special Events & Catering. Guests will also enjoy live music and great company in the unrivaled splendor of the Stimson-Green Mansion. Tickets are $75 and available at: vintagewa2015.brownpapertickets.com
Sep 18th, 2015 (Fri)
7:00 PM
  Nordic Heritage Museum's Studio Tour and Reception with Steve Jensen
Only 100 tickets ($100 each) are available for this exclusive event! Please join us on for a private reception at the Capitol Hill studio, gallery space, and home of celebrated local artist Steve Jensen. There will be great food, live music, and the opportunity to mingle with the artist while shopping the gallery of Jensen’s work. Winning bidders will be entered into a drawing to win the piece of their choice from the gallery, valued at $1,200! To make your reservation, contact MattM@nordicmuseum.org
Sep 19th, 2015 (Sat)
  30th anniversary celebration of Beacon Hill Boys - film screening
The filmmakers reminisce about how life was as a "Beacon Hill boy," cruising the nighttime streets of Beacon Hill, Rainier Valley, and the International District. Two ticket options - $15 for access to 3 PM special screening with cat and crew followed by panel and reception; $5 entry into 5 PM general screening. www.wingluke.org
Sep 19th, 2015 (Sat)
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Seattle Olmsted Parks walking tour - Volunteer Park
Start your weekend with a dose of beauty, nature and history!. Meet at the Black Sun sculpture across from the Seattle Asian Art Museum. Walk lasts approximately two hours. Appropriate for all ages. Contact friends@seattleolmsted.org for more information about specific tours.
Sep 19th, 2015 (Sat)
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  Fraser Cabin Heritage Program
At Kelsey Creek Farm Park, 410 130th Place SE in Bellevue. Hosted by the Eastside Heritage Center, www.eastsideheritagecenter.org
Sep 19th, 2015 (Sat)
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  The Legacy of Seattle Hip-Hop: Opening Family Day at MOHAI
Celebrate the opening of The Legacy of Seattle Hip-Hop with fun, family-friendly activities at the Museum of History & Industry at the south end of Seattle's Lake Union. Enjoy live performances by young emcees and DJs, art projects, film screenings, Hip-Hop dance performances, and more! All activities ncluded with museum admission. www.mohai.org
Sep 19th, 2015 (Sat)
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  50th anniversary celebration - Museum of Flight
The Museum of Flight celebrates the big five-o with an all-day birthday party and 50-cent admission (the original ticket price). Visitors are encouraged to dress for the party's 1960s theme. Festivities begin at noon with a nod to the the Museum's artist-designed astronaut statue program, Astronauts on the Town. Next will be a '60s costume and fashion contest that is open to all visitors (the audience chooses the winner). Family activities throughout the day include a Scavenger hunt, and a design-your-own-astronaut coloring project. A Museum archivist will also be on hand to answer questions about preserving family photos and other personal treasures. the Museum of Flight is located at 9404 E Marginal Way S in Tukwila. www.museumofflight.org
Sep 19th, 2015 (Sat)
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  Cook and Eat - the Ivar's Way!
Join food writer Daytona Strong for this cooking class and dinner based on the recipes in the Ivar’s cookbook. Daytona will introduce the cookbook and lead you through a number of recipes; then we’ll prepare a full meal. Then stay and eat your way through a delicious dinner--with wine. We’ll be working with fresh local ingredients in Pacific Northwest fashion--no deep frying! At the Nordic Heritage Museum, 3014 NW 67th Street in Seattle's Ballard neighborhood. General admission $75. For more information, visit www.nordicmuseum.org
Sep 20th, 2015 (Sun)
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Orchid Journeys - A Writing Expedition into Debora Moore's Glass Orchidarium - NAAM
At the Northwest African American Museum, this two-hour workshop with poet/essayist/teaching artist Jourdan Imani Keith will explore Debora Moore's exhibit in short writing forms to be enjoyed by all. No previous writing experience required. This workshop is free but space is limited so please sign up in advance. NAAM is located at 2300 S Massachusetts Street in Seattle. Learn more at www.naamnw.org
Sep 24th, 2015 (Thu)
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  Lecture: Keep Clam and Carry On - The Ivar Haglund Story
Historian Paul Dorpat tells the story of the businessman, folksinger, showman and unique character who over a highly successful career as a restaurateur and entertainer became a Puget Sound legend. Paul Dorpat has been writing the Now & Then column for Pacific NW magazine for more than three decades. Presented at the Nordic Heritage Museum in conjunction with the current Ivar Haglund exhibit. Suggested donation $5. The Nordic Heritage Museum is located at 3014 NW 67th Street in Seattle's Ballard neighborhood. www.nordicmuseum.org
Sep 26th, 2015 (Sat)
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  High Point Logging Hike
About 125 years ago, loggers began stripping the mountains around Issaquah in earnest to support the coal mining industry and a construction boom in neighboring towns. By 1929, they had exhausted the lumber supply on Tiger Mountain, and its near-barren hillsides loomed over the eastern edge of Issaquah, studded with abandoned stumps, train tracks, remnant sawmills, and other logging debris. The mountain is now a popular hiking destination, and lush growth obscures much of the mountain’s storied past from all but history sleuths. On September 26th, Tom Anderson, one of Issaquah’s most knowledgeable history sleuths, will lead a group of hikers on a trip into Tiger Mountain’s past. It will be a day of tales and surprises, along with the unique scenery that draws hikers to the Issaquah Alps. This hike is for people who enjoy discovering remnants of the past and don’t mind sweating a bit. It is NOT for everyone. Here are the stats: Distance: 6 miles (round trip) Elevation gain: 1400 feet Approximate duration: 4-5 hours, including lunch Participants will meet near the gate at SE 79th St and 270th Ave SE in Issaquah, Washington for a moderately strenuous hike on dirt trails. The walk will be held rain or shine. Participants should bring lunch along with plenty of water and snacks. Comfortable walking shoes are a must. We love dogs, but due to the number of participants, this particular hike is for people only. To help ensure that the High Point Logging History Hike is safe and enjoyable for all, participation is limited to a maximum of 20 guests. All participants must register through Eventbrite. Tickets are $7.50 for general admission or $5 for members. No “add-on” guests or children under 10 years of age can be accommodated on this hike. All persons under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Registration information is here: www.issaquahhistory.org For more information, contact the Issaquah History Museums at 425-392-3500 or info@issaquahhistory.org.
Sep 26th, 2015 (Sat)
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  Duvall Heritage Festival
Free family event - churn butter, saw a log, dance to music, and more! At the historic Dougherty Farmstead, 26526 NE Cherry Valley Road in Duvall.
Sep 26th, 2015 (Sat)
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  Defeating Racism Today: What Does it Take? - Tukwila Historical Society
A conversation about institutionalized racism, and what can be done to eradicate it, led by actress and storyteller Eva Abram. At the Tukwila Heritage and Cultural Center, 14475 59th Avenue S, Tukwila. Presented by the Tukwila Historical Society in conjunction with Humanities Washington.
Sep 26th, 2015 (Sat)
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  Rock Your Socks Off with Merrilee Rush - Shoreline Historical Museum benefit
Show and Dance - with Merrilee Rush, Dueling Pianos, The Viceroys, and more! No host beer and wine. Raffle baskets and live auction for a brunch cruise with Merrily. At the Shoreline Conference Center (the old Shoreline High School Lunchroom!) 18560 – 1st Ave. NE, Shoreline 98155. Tickets $35 in advance at shorelinehistoricalmuseum.org or call 206-542-7111. Graciously supported by Golden Wheels.
Sep 28th, 2015 (Mon)
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  UW Museology Graduate Program internship fair
This internship fair gives local museums and historical societies a chance to interact with graduate students and fill internships with qualified individuals. The fair will take place on the Mezzanine level of the UW Tower. If you'd like to reserve a table please contact the Museology Program's Nick Visscher at 206-221-0763.
Sep 28th, 2015 (Mon)
7:00 PM
  Report on Kirkland Modern survey
Mimi Sheridan will report on the findings of the Kirkland Modern survey she has undertaken, discussing the the architects, the local subdivisions, and highlighting many of the 1945-1965 houses that have been surveyed. At Heritage Hall (203 Market Street) in Kirkland. The survey was made possible by a grant from 4Culture. This meeting is co-sponsored by the Kirland Heritage Society and the City of Kirkland.
Sep 29th, 2015 (Tue)
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  September AKCHO membership meeting - National Archives and Records Administration
Host: National Archives and Records Administration Address: 6125 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle Phone: 206-336-5115 Website: www.archives.gov/seattle/anchorage-project/ Program: How the National Archives moved Alaska Records to Seattle How would you move millions of fragile documents and just how much sleep would you lose knowing those records were on a ship making their way across the Gulf of Alaska? That was the challenge for the National Archives when, in a cost-cutting move, the decision was made to transfer most of its Alaska archives to its Seattle facility. NARA’s Seattle director, Susan Karren, will describe that challenge at AKCHO’s September member meeting. In addition to showing off some of the inherited items, she and lead metadata technician Marie Brindo-Vas will discuss the current project to digitize those records and lead a short tour of the digitization lab. Join us at NARA’s facility near the University of Washington for a chance to see how they're bringing ghostly images to life and giving them faces! Getting there by car: From I-5 Exit I-5 at Highway 520 eastbound. Exit Highway 520 at the Montlake exit. Follow Montlake Boulevard north through the University of Washington. After about a mile Montlake merges into NE 45th Street and then Sand Point Way NE. Follow the signs to Children's Hospital. The facility is located a mile north of Children's Hospital on the west side of Sand Point Way. From the Eastside Take Highway 520 westbound and cross the Evergreen Point Floating Bridge. Exit Highway 520 at the Montlake exit. Follow Montlake Boulevard north through the University of Washington. After about a mile Montlake merges into NE 45th Street and then Sand Point Way NE. Follow the signs to Children's Hospital. The facility is located a mile north of Children's Hospital on the west side of Sand Point Way. Free parking is available at the facility. Getting there by bus: The facility can be reached on Metro bus routes 74 and 75. Bus stops are within easy walking distance.
Sep 30th, 2015 (Wed)
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  Lake Washington Ship Canal Centennial Steering Committee
A group is forming to foster and promote a series of local interpretive projects in all the communities that were affected by the Ship Canal’s construction. The idea is to create an "umbrella" campaign, supporting individual communities to mark the centennial in whatever way seems fitting to them -- while connecting each local project to a larger regional story and audience. We want to include a broad range of participants in this effort – historical societies, museums, government agencies, tribes, schools, artists, historians, businesses, etc. A project brief is attached – definitely still a work in progress! The Lake WA Ship Canal Centennial Steering Committee (open to renaming suggestions) will hold its first meeting on Wednesday, July 22nd, from 11:30 – 1:30 at 4Culture’s offices in Pioneer Square (101 Prefontaine Pl. S.). You are cordially invited to this kick-off meeting! Please feel free to bring/invite others who might be interested. The meeting is BYOBB (bring your own brown bag lunch). The group plans to meet monthly as the project develops – future meetings will be 8/26, 9/30, 10/28, 11/25, and 12/23, all 11:30-1:30 at 4Culture. Anyone who cannot attend these meetings can stay in the loop through regular email updates – contact lake.wa.ship.canal.centennial@gmail.com to be added to (or removed from) this list. If you have questions or suggestions about this meeting or the project in general, please contact Mikala Woodward at mikalawoodward@gmail.com or 206-501-6904.
Sep 30th, 2015 (Wed)
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  HistoryLink's HistoryLunch
Our annual HistoryLunch fundraiser is quickly approaching, and this year's event promises to be quite outstanding as we look at the last 50 years of Washington's history with legendary governor, U. S. senator, college president and citizen extraordinaire Daniel J. Evans. At the Fairmont Olympic Hotel. historylunch.historylink.org