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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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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 3rd, 2017 (Thu)
  Bite-size History of Pike Place Market
Take an edible journey this summer through the history of Pike Place Market in this 30 minute presentation every Saturday in July and August. Important historical moments are paired with delicious samples of locally-produced food and tea. Thank you to our sponsors for providing tasty treats for this special program. This program would not be possible without the support of Beecher's Handmade Cheese, MarketSpice, Mike's Fine Brines, SeaBear, Sunny Honey Company, and Woodring Northwest Specialties. Learn more Members can register in advance. Program registration open to the general public on a first-come, first-served basis on day of event. $5/person. Choose from two times: 1-1:30 PM or 3-3:30 PM.
Aug 3rd, 2017 (Thu)
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  Living Voices - La Causa - MOHAI
In the late 1960’s a new movement changed the lives of Latin American farm workers who fought for civil rights, 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. Location: Prologue Theater at the Museum of History & Industry. Free with admission to MOHAI
Aug 3rd, 2017 (Thu)
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  Late Play Dates - White River Valley Museum
Bring the kids to the White River Valley Museum for themed activities and crafts perfect for families and community groups with kids ages 3-12. Free - no registration required. The White River Valley Museum is located in Les Gove Park, 918 H Street SE, Auburn.
Aug 4th, 2017 (Fri)
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  Words, Writers & West Seattle - Jenny D. Williams - The Atlas of Forgotten Places
Words, Writers & West Seattle is a series featuring West Seattle writers and sponsored by the Southwest Seattle Historical Society. For this installment, Jenny D. Williams, author of The Atlas of Forgotten Places (St. Martin’s Press, 2017) will give an illustrated talk about her new book, a work of adventure fiction, that was loosely inspired by her own experiences in Uganda. At Barnes & Noble Westwood Village. Free admission.
Aug 5th, 2017 (Sat)
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  Experience Historical Kent - Mill Creek Historic Walking Tour
Meet at Bereiter House, home of the Greater Kent Historical Society, at 855 E Smith Street, Kent. The entire Mill Creek Neighborhood is a designated historic landmark. Tours frun from 10 AM - 2 PM, and Bereiter House is hosting an open house that day as well - come view the new "Smith Bros. Farms, a Kent Legacy" exhibit.
Aug 5th, 2017 (Sat)
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Riverside Walking Tour - Southwest Seattle Historical Society
Riverside, the largely Croatian community that thrived on fishing and related industries nestles between the Duwamish River and Pigeon Point, and its small collection of hillside streets and homes is the site of many stories. Riverside native Frank Zuvela (95) returns to lead SWSHS's annual Historic Riverside Walking Tour. The two-hour tour begins at the Riverside Memorial, at the intersection of West Marginal Way Southwest and Southwest Marginal Place, directly below and immediately south of the high-level West Seattle Bridge. Cost is $5/person, which is a donation to SWSHS.
Aug 5th, 2017 (Sat) -- Aug 6th, 2017 (Sun)
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  Ride the Issaquah Valley Trolley
The Issaquah Valley Trolley (IVT) will start summer operations on May 13. The trolley will run Saturdays and Sundays, 11 Am - 3 PM, weather permitting, through October 1. Passengers board at the Issaquah Depot Museum, 78 First Ave. NE, Issaquah. 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 5 and under and members of the Issaquah History Museums ride free. As the conductor punches tickets and the motorman rings the bell, riders will get a sense of what it was like to come to Issaquah in the days of passenger rail service. The route travels over Issaquah’s last remaining tracks on the road bed laid out by the Seattle Lake Shore & Eastern Railway in 1887.
Aug 5th, 2017 (Sat)
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Summer Saturday Open House - Neely Mansion
The Neely Mansion is open every Saturday, June through August. For groups of children under 12 years of age an adult is required for every five children. Admission is a suggested donation of $3. The Neely Mansion is located at 12303 SE Auburn-Black Diamond Road, just east of Auburn on Highway 18 - take the Auburn-Black Diamond Road exit and the Mansion is on the right.
Aug 5th, 2017 (Sat)
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  Making the Cut CD Release Concert
Winners from Maritime Folknet's songwriting contest will perform their songs about the centennial of the Ballard Locks and Lake Washington Ship Canal. This free concert marks the release of a CD of sixteen winning songs. Hear songs about the workers who built the locks, the effects on Native Americans and salmon, and how we experience them today. At the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, 3015 NW 54th Street, Seattle. More information at maritimefolknet.org or contact walice1@qwest.net or 206-448-0707
Aug 6th, 2017 (Sun) -- Aug 7th, 2017 (Mon)
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  Jet Blast Bash - Museum of Flight
Jet Blast Bash, offers fast planes, fast cars, music, food and beer with the closest seats in Seattle to the ceremony and thunder of the Blue Angels' takeoffs and landings (also visible from the air conditioned galleries inside the Museum). The event takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and free with admission to the Museum. This year the Museum will fly-in two rare World War II airplanes for the event-a P-38 Lightning and a PBY Catalina (which will be featured in the Boeing Seafair Air Show), plus a current Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet. Jet Blast Bash is also at the launch pad for Boeing Seafair Air Show performers including the F-22 Raptor, A-10 Warhog and World War II fighters. In addition to the planes, there will be two dozen classic Corvettes and Thunderbirds on display, safe trampolines for the kids, and live music in a beer garden with catering by McCormick and Schmick's. Exhibitors include LeMay-America's Car Museum, PBY Museum, R2-D2 Builders, Naval Undersea Museum, Puget Sound Navy Museum, Airline Pilots Association,Galvin Flying and Emerald Downs. Presentations about the history of the Blue Angels, and special programs with SR-71 spyplane pilot and author Brian Shul will be featured inside of the Museum.
Aug 10th, 2017 (Thu)
  Bite-size History of Pike Place Market
Take an edible journey this summer through the history of Pike Place Market in this 30 minute presentation every Saturday in July and August. Important historical moments are paired with delicious samples of locally-produced food and tea. Thank you to our sponsors for providing tasty treats for this special program. This program would not be possible without the support of Beecher's Handmade Cheese, MarketSpice, Mike's Fine Brines, SeaBear, Sunny Honey Company, and Woodring Northwest Specialties. Learn more Members can register in advance. Program registration open to the general public on a first-come, first-served basis on day of event. $5/person. Choose from two times: 1-1:30 PM or 3-3:30 PM.
Aug 12th, 2017 (Sat)
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  Experience Historical Kent - Historical Downtown Walking Tour at Kent Farmers Market
The Greater Kent Historical Society will be at the Farmers Market all day at the corner of 2nd Avenue N and W Meeker Street in Kent. The Historical Downtown Walking Tours take place from 11 AM - 1 PM.
Aug 12th, 2017 (Sat)
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  Olde Town Mine Hike - Issaquah History Museums
Olde Town Mine Hike explores the mining history that shaped downtown Issaquah. This hike will give you 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. Advance registration is required. Tickets are $10 general admission, $7.50 for IHM members. Participation is limited to a maximum of twenty guests. No “add-on” guests or children under ten years of age can be accommodated and all persons under eighteen years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Hikers are asked to leave their canine friends at home. History Hikes are held rain or shine. Everyone should bring water and snacks, and wear suitable shoes. To learn more, contact the Issaquah History Museums at info@issaquahhistory.org or call 425-392-3500.
Aug 12th, 2017 (Sat)
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  Port Gamble Maritime Music Festival
Free! Five hours of live music in a relaxed outdoor setting. The headliner will be renowned East Coast songwriter Larry Kaplan. Great music from local favorites Tom Rawson, Time & Tide, Happenstance, Spanaway Bay, and songwriting contest winners. Refreshments and a free coloring activity for children and adults will be available. www.portgamblemaritimemusic.com Next to the Port Gamble General Store at #3 Rainier Ave NE, Port Gamble, WA 98364. www.portgamble.com 360-297-7251 portgamble@orminc.com Port Gamble Amphitheatre #3 Rainier Ave NE Port Gamble, WA 98364 Questions can be addressed to Alice Winship, 206-448-0707 or walice1@qwest.net
Aug 12th, 2017 (Sat) -- Aug 13th, 2017 (Sun)
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  Ride the Issaquah Valley Trolley
The Issaquah Valley Trolley (IVT) will start summer operations on May 13. The trolley will run Saturdays and Sundays, 11 Am - 3 PM, weather permitting, through October 1. Passengers board at the Issaquah Depot Museum, 78 First Ave. NE, Issaquah. 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 5 and under and members of the Issaquah History Museums ride free. As the conductor punches tickets and the motorman rings the bell, riders will get a sense of what it was like to come to Issaquah in the days of passenger rail service. The route travels over Issaquah’s last remaining tracks on the road bed laid out by the Seattle Lake Shore & Eastern Railway in 1887.
Aug 12th, 2017 (Sat)
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Visit Historic Cabins - Historical Society of Federal Way
Visit the Historic Cabins, built in the 1880s, and enjoy the boardwalk trails of beautiful West Hylebos Wetlands Park. The Crazy Quilters of Federal Way will be on hand, displaying their quilt and embroidery samples and discussing their preservation of these unique examples of art, function and heritage. At West Hylebos Wetlands Park, 411 S 348th Street, Federal Way.
Aug 12th, 2017 (Sat)
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Summer Saturday Open House - Neely Mansion
The Neely Mansion is open every Saturday, June through August. For groups of children under 12 years of age an adult is required for every five children. Admission is a suggested donation of $3. The Neely Mansion is located at 12303 SE Auburn-Black Diamond Road, just east of Auburn on Highway 18 - take the Auburn-Black Diamond Road exit and the Mansion is on the right.
Aug 12th, 2017 (Sat)
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  Urban Food Foraging - A Walking Tour
In conjunction with MOHAI's current "Edible City" exhibit, spend an afternoon on the University of Washington campus for a walking tour that uncovers Seattle’s bounty of wild food resources. Led by Arthur Lee Jacobsen, plant expert and author of Wild Plants of Greater Seattle, this tour will teach you how to identify edible plants and the art of urban food foraging. A lifelong Seattle resident, Arthur Lee Jacobson began studying plants when he was 17. While earning a history degree at the University of Washington, he bicycled around the city learning about its trees. He has published numerous books, articles and guides to trees and other plants. Jacobson has extensive experience leading plant tours and is currently writing a book about edible house plants. Tour begins at the UW School of Law in front of William H. Gates Hall. Comfortable shoes recommended. Location: UW School of Law, William H. Gates Hall Cost: $15 MOHAI Members / $20 General Public
Aug 13th, 2017 (Sun)
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Experience Historical Kent - All Kent Reunion
Formerly known as Kent Old Timers. At 600 E Smith Street in Kent.
Aug 13th, 2017 (Sun)
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Songwriting workshop with Larry Kaplan
Renowned East Coast songwriter Larry Kaplan is a skilled multi-instrumentalist and singer, but he is best known for his song writing. He will share tips for creating your own great songs. Larry’s songs have been recorded by Gordon Bok, Cindy Kallet, and many others, and include “Old Zeb”, “Song for Gale”, and “The Wreck of The Bay Rupert.” Sponsored by Maritime Folknet, this FREE workshop takes place at Dusty Strings Music Store & School, 3406 Fremont Avenue N, Seattle. For more information: maritimefolknet.org or phone 206-448-0707 or e-mail walice1@qwest.net
Aug 15th, 2017 (Tue)
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  Hello 4Culture - Bothell and Kent
On the third Tuesday of every month, 4Culture staff members will be at the Kent Library sharing information about all of their opportunities, from grants to gallery space. Whether you’re an old pro at applying for funding and artists calls or this is the first time you’ve heard of us and just want to talk about King County culture, you're invited to stop by! Bring your questions, ideas, frustrations, and plans. Two venues: Kent Library - 212 2nd Avenue N, Kent AND Third Place Commons, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park
Aug 15th, 2017 (Tue)
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  First Hill Neighborhood Tour - Historic Seattle
A guided tour of historic First Hill, with the participation of the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation. The tour includes a number of buildings that have been saved because of Historic Seattle's involvement: the H.H. Dearborn House, Stimson-Green Mansion, Bel-Boy Apartments, Heg-Phillips House, and Fire Station 25. Pre-registration required. www.historicseattle.org $25 Historic Seattle members, $35 general public
Aug 15th, 2017 (Tue)
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  Walking Washington's History - Judy Bentley - Lake Forest Park Library
A follow-up to Bentley's best-selling Hiking Washington's History, this book showcases the state's engaging urban history through guided walks in ten major cities. Bentley writes hiking guides, history, and biography and is emeritus faculty at South Seattle College. The event is free. Books available for signing and purchase. The Lake Forest Park Library is located at 17171 Bothell Way NE in Lake Forest Park.
Aug 15th, 2017 (Tue)
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  Seattle Walks - David Williams at Elliott Bay Book Company
Meet author David Williams, who will be talking about his new book, Seattle Walks: Discovering History and Nature in the City. Williams weaves together the history, natural history, and architecture of Seattle to paint a complex, nuanced, and fascinating story. He shows us Seattle in a new light and gives us an appreciation of how the city has changed over time, how the past has influenced the present, and how nature is all around us-even in our urban landscape. These walks vary in length and topography and cover both well-known and surprising parts of the city. Elliott Bay Books is located at 1521 Tenth Avenue on Seattle's Capitol Hill. This program is presented in conjunction with the Capitol Hill Historical Society.
Aug 16th, 2017 (Wed)
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
  Trees of Soos Creek Botanical Garden
Join our Docents for a free tour of the many rare, unusual and stunning trees found at SCBG. Many are unique with stories of their own, such as the Franklinia, Dove Tree, Umbrella Pine, Banana Tree, Lion's Head Maple, Dawn Redwood, and Aptos Blue Sequoia. Meet at the Garden Welcome Arch adjoining the parking lot. Bring a bottle of water and wear your walking shoes for this 75-90 minute tour. The Soos Creek Botanical Garden is located at 29308 132nd Avenue SE, Auburn.
Aug 16th, 2017 (Wed)
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  History Cafe - Performing the Past
Historic theater and performance are experiencing a renaissance in part due to musicals like Hamilton. This MOHAI History Café panel discussion brings together Zola Mumford, Reference and Instruction Librarian, Tyrone Brown, Artistic Director of Brownbox Theater, and Jane Kaplan, Artistic Director and Owner of Jewelbox Theater to take a closer look at how history impacts theater and performance in Seattle. Our panelists will discuss the scholarly and creative processes involved, the significant role of architecture and authenticity of space, and the contemporary cultural and societal importance of performance. The Museum of History & Industry is loated at the south end of Lake Union. This program is free. A limited number of FM system and neck loop Assistive Listening Devices are available for this program. To reserve an ALS, please contact the Public Programs Department at programs@mohai.org
Aug 17th, 2017 (Thu)
  Bite-size History of Pike Place Market
Take an edible journey this summer through the history of Pike Place Market in this 30 minute presentation every Saturday in July and August. Important historical moments are paired with delicious samples of locally-produced food and tea. Thank you to our sponsors for providing tasty treats for this special program. This program would not be possible without the support of Beecher's Handmade Cheese, MarketSpice, Mike's Fine Brines, SeaBear, Sunny Honey Company, and Woodring Northwest Specialties. Learn more Members can register in advance. Program registration open to the general public on a first-come, first-served basis on day of event. $5/person. Choose from two times: 1-1:30 PM or 3-3:30 PM.
Aug 18th, 2017 (Fri) -- Aug 20th, 2017 (Sun)
  Snoqualmie Railroad Days
The 79th Snoqualmie Railroad Days festival showcases Snoqualmie’s “Trains, Timber, Traditions.” The festival includes: a Pancake breakfast put on by Fire Department volunteers, Live entertainment, Beer and Wine gardens, Yummy festival food, a Grand Parade, Arts and Crafts vendors, a Children’s Field of Fun and wagon rides. Add historic train rides, model trains, Timbersports shows, History Comes Alive, Artists-in-action, and the Legends Classic Car show and you know it’s going to be a fun weekend. Be sure to visit the dress selfie photo area in the Gazebo, too! Visit www.railroaddays.com for up-to-date information about the festival.
Aug 19th, 2017 (Sat)
  Experience Historical Kent open houses and car show
Open House at Neely Soames Homestead (5311 S 237th Place in Kent, from 10 AM - 2 PM), Soos Creek Botanical Gardens and Heritage Center (29308 132nd Avenue SE, Auburn, from 10 AM - 4 PM) and Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum (5917 S 196th Street, Kent, from 10 AM - 4 PM). The Bowen Scarff Classic Car Show happens at 1157 Central Avenue N in Kent from 9 AM - 3 PM.
Aug 19th, 2017 (Sat)
  Dolls, Bears and Superheroes Tea at the Neely Mansion
Two seatings are available. Bring a favorite doll/bear/action figure to show. $15/person, reservations required. The Neely Mansion is located at 12303 SE Auburn-Black Diamond Road, just east of Auburn and off of Highway 18. For more information call 253-833-9404 and leave a message with your call-back number.
Aug 19th, 2017 (Sat)
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  Experience Historical Kent - Soos Creek Botanical Garden and Heritage Center
Join us at Soos Creek Botanical Garden and Heritage Center on Saturday, August 19th as we celebrate the city of Kent's 'Experience Historical Kent'. Bring your family and friends, stroll the beautiful Garden, and stop in the Heritage Center to learn more about the Scandinavian influence on the Soos Creek Plateau. - Sons of Norway will display bunads, flags, maps, Scandinavian family history, and a Viking Ship Float. Information on Vesterdalen Lodge is also available. - 10:30 — Free Docent Tour of Garden, meet at the welcome arch adjacent to the parking area. - 1:30 — Scandinavian Musical Troupe - For sale: heart waffles, aprons, note cards and glass balls. - Plant Sale — Browse the Plant Sale area and purchase plants propagated at the Garden. Admission is FREE, donations gladly accepted. For more information visit www.sooscreekbotanicalgarden.org
Aug 19th, 2017 (Sat)
10:00 AM
  Grand Ridge Mine Hike - Issaquah History Museums
The Grand Ridge Mine Hike explores the daily commute of miners who worked in Issaquah's longest-lasting coal mining operation. The hike will begin at the East Sunset Trailhead in downtown Issaquah and participants will hike to the mine site through an historically significant section of the county's 1300 acre Grand Ridge Park. Throughout the trip, guides will entertain hikers with tales of Issaquah's dark and dangerous mining past, introducing the people who lived in this important period in the region's history. Advance registration is required. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $7.50 for IHM members. Participation is limited to a maximum of 20 guests. No “add-on” guests or children under 10 years of age can be accommodated and all persons under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Hikers are asked to leave their canine friends at home. History Hikes are held rain or shine. Everyone should bring water and snacks, and wear suitable shoes. To learn more, contact the Issaquah History Museums at info@issaquahhistory.org or call 425-392-3500.
Aug 19th, 2017 (Sat) -- Aug 20th, 2017 (Sun)
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  Ride the Issaquah Valley Trolley
The Issaquah Valley Trolley (IVT) will start summer operations on May 13. The trolley will run Saturdays and Sundays, 11 Am - 3 PM, weather permitting, through October 1. Passengers board at the Issaquah Depot Museum, 78 First Ave. NE, Issaquah. 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 5 and under and members of the Issaquah History Museums ride free. As the conductor punches tickets and the motorman rings the bell, riders will get a sense of what it was like to come to Issaquah in the days of passenger rail service. The route travels over Issaquah’s last remaining tracks on the road bed laid out by the Seattle Lake Shore & Eastern Railway in 1887.
Aug 19th, 2017 (Sat)
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Summer Saturday Open House - Neely Mansion
The Neely Mansion is open every Saturday, June through August. For groups of children under 12 years of age an adult is required for every five children. Admission is a suggested donation of $3. The Neely Mansion is located at 12303 SE Auburn-Black Diamond Road, just east of Auburn on Highway 18 - take the Auburn-Black Diamond Road exit and the Mansion is on the right.
Aug 20th, 2017 (Sun)
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  Snoqualmie Tour - Metro Employees Historical Vehicles Association
A leisurely four-hour scenic trip to Snoqualmie to celebrate Railroad Days honoring the town's railroading and logging origins. Ride the steam train from the restored depot built in 1890, visit the scenic spectacular Snoqualmie Falls or have a picnic lunch. Buses depart at 11 AM from 2nd Avenue S and S Main Street, across from the Seattle Fire Department Headquarters. Fares are $5 for everyone, children 5 and under are free. (Please, no food or beverages onboard the historic buses.)
Aug 20th, 2017 (Sun)
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  Experience Historical Kent - Historic Kent Cemeteries Bus Tours
Begin at 600 E Smith Street in Kent.
Aug 20th, 2017 (Sun)
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  Southwest Stories - Alki Bicycle History with Stu Hennessey
For more than 85 years, bicycles have been a big part of recreation on Alki Beach. A little bike shop started there in 1936, and even though it is no longer on the beach, the name Alki has stuck with it -- it's now Alki Bike & Board in the Admiral district. Much has changed over time, including the way that we use bicycles on the scenic promenade of Alki. Join Stu Hennessey, owner of Alki Bike & Board, at the next installment of SouthWest Stories, sponsored by the Southwest Seattle Historical Society and held at the West Seattle Library, 2306 42nd Avenue SW, Seattle. Free admission.
Aug 20th, 2017 (Sun)
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  Reception for PBS Genealogy Road Show host Kenyatta Berry - Northwest African American Museum
Northwest African American Museum will be hosting PBS’ Genealogy Roadshow host Kenyatta Berry for a talk on getting started on your own genealogy research project, and her experiences as the show’s host. bit.ly Reception following - you are cordially invited! NAAM is located at 2300 S Massachusetts Street, Seattle.
Aug 24th, 2017 (Thu)
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  Information gathering session - Center for Washington Cultural Traditions
A new program is looking to hear from Washington residents at meetings across the state this summer and fall- including in Seattle on August 24, 11 AM - 1 PM at the Beacon Hill Library, 2821 Beacon Avenue S. The Center for Washington Cultural Traditions will be Washington State’s new folklife and traditional arts program, developed and run in partnership between Humanities Washington and the Washington State Arts Commission/ArtsWA. What is folklife, and what are traditional arts? They are activities and objects that are inseparable from a cultural community. They are expressions of people’s heritage, and help tell their story: foods, occupations, crafts, traditional medicine, storytelling, music, and more. In development now, the Center will serve communities throughout Washington State by surveying, studying, and supporting cultural traditions and tradition bearers through research and a wide range of programming.” Read more here: www.humanities.org
Aug 24th, 2017 (Thu)
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  Urban Food Foraging - A Walking Tour
In conjunction with MOHAI's current "Edible City" exhibit, spend an afternoon on the University of Washington campus for a walking tour that uncovers Seattle’s bounty of wild food resources. Led by Arthur Lee Jacobsen, plant expert and author of Wild Plants of Greater Seattle, this tour will teach you how to identify edible plants and the art of urban food foraging. A lifelong Seattle resident, Arthur Lee Jacobson began studying plants when he was 17. While earning a history degree at the University of Washington, he bicycled around the city learning about its trees. He has published numerous books, articles and guides to trees and other plants. Jacobson has extensive experience leading plant tours and is currently writing a book about edible house plants. Tour begins at the UW School of Law in front of William H. Gates Hall. Comfortable shoes recommended. Location: UW School of Law, William H. Gates Hall Cost: $15 MOHAI Members / $20 General Public
Aug 25th, 2017 (Fri)
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  Twilight Tour of Novelty Cemetery - Duvall Historical Society
Some prominent Duvall residents that are buried at the Novelty Cemetery will come to life again when members of the Cascade Community Theatre re-enact their lives on Friday, August 25. Join the Duvall Historical Society on a twilight tour of the tranquil and picturesque Novelty Cemetery and hear the interesting stories of their lives. The program is free and the public is welcome. Directions: From Duvall, head south on SR203 to the roundabout at 124th. Take the 3rd exit to go up the hill. Turn right at the first paved road on the right and follow it to the end of the pavement. The road narrows, but takes you to the cemetery gates. From Carnation, head north to the roundabout at 124th and take the first exit. www.duvallhistoricalsociety.org
Aug 26th, 2017 (Sat) -- Aug 27th, 2017 (Sun)
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  Ride the Issaquah Valley Trolley
The Issaquah Valley Trolley (IVT) will start summer operations on May 13. The trolley will run Saturdays and Sundays, 11 Am - 3 PM, weather permitting, through October 1. Passengers board at the Issaquah Depot Museum, 78 First Ave. NE, Issaquah. 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 5 and under and members of the Issaquah History Museums ride free. As the conductor punches tickets and the motorman rings the bell, riders will get a sense of what it was like to come to Issaquah in the days of passenger rail service. The route travels over Issaquah’s last remaining tracks on the road bed laid out by the Seattle Lake Shore & Eastern Railway in 1887.
Aug 26th, 2017 (Sat)
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Summer Saturday Open House - Neely Mansion
The Neely Mansion is open every Saturday, June through August. For groups of children under 12 years of age an adult is required for every five children. Admission is a suggested donation of $3. The Neely Mansion is located at 12303 SE Auburn-Black Diamond Road, just east of Auburn on Highway 18 - take the Auburn-Black Diamond Road exit and the Mansion is on the right.
Aug 26th, 2017 (Sat)
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  Backyard Shrimp Boil Fundraiser - Redmond Historical Society
This private fundraising event combines good food with a good cause - proceeds will go tward the Redmond Historical Society's ongoing operating costs, including public outreach, collections care, marketing, staff, and more. The event is family-friendly, but childcare is not provided. Space is limited, so reserve your spot now. Contact the REdmond Historical Society office at 425-885-2919 or in person at 16600 NE 80th Street, Room 106, Remond. Hours areMonday-Friday, 9 AM - 5 PM.
Aug 26th, 2017 (Sat)
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  Experience Historical Kent - St. Anthony Catholic Church Open House
St. Anthony's is located at 304 Third Avenue S, Kent.
Aug 30th, 2017 (Wed) -- Sep 1st, 2017 (Fri)
  Snoqualmie Railroad Days
More information at www.railroaddays.com
Aug 31st, 2017 (Thu)
  Seattle Walks - David B. Williams at Third Place Books, Seward Park
Meet author David Williams, who will be talking about his new book, Seattle Walks: Discovering History and Nature in the City. Williams weaves together the history, natural history, and architecture of Seattle to paint a complex, nuanced, and fascinating story. He shows us Seattle in a new light and gives us an appreciation of how the city has changed over time, how the past has influenced the present, and how nature is all around us-even in our urban landscape. These walks vary in length and topography and cover both well-known and surprising parts of the city. Third Place Books Seward Park is located at 5041 Wilson Ave S, Seattle. Call the bookstore at 206-474-2200 for the time of this event.
Aug 31st, 2017 (Thu)
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  Coast Salish Art of Central Puget Sound - Frye Museum lecture series
Lydia Sigo, Curator and Archivist of the Suquamish Museum, presents this lecture series on historical artwork of the Suquamish and Duwamish tribes of central Puget Sound. An ecological ethic encompasses every aspect of the artistic process, as demonstrated through ancient artifacts made of wood, bark, roots, and textile fibers. These natural materials were transformed into elegant carvings, baskets, weavings, and architecture that still carry knowledge through generations. This lecture series examines historical utilitarian art from tribes of the Puget Sound area and explores their cultural, spiritual, and environmental significance. Thursday, April 27 - Bone, Horn and Antler Thursday, May 25 - Puget Sound Basketry Thursday, June 29 - Stone Thursday, July 27 - Textile Weaving Thursday, August 31 - Carving and Woodworking The Frye is located at 704 Terry Avenue on Seattle's First Hill. Series pass $155, Individual tickets $24 - discounts for members of the Frye Art Museum. For more information contact tickets@fryemuseum.org or 206-432-8200.