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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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Jun 1st, 2017 (Thu)
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  Opening night - A History of Renton in 75 Objects - Renton History Museum
Come celebrate the opening of A History of Renton in 75 Objects. Members of the Museum’s staff and Board of Trustees will share thoughts on the challenges of the museum in creating a history based on the museum collections. Come see what made the cut! Light refreshments will be served. At the Renton History Museum, 235 Mill Avenue S, Renton.
Jun 1st, 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.
Jun 2nd, 2017 (Fri) -- Jun 4th, 2017 (Sun)
  Bite of Greece
Greek food, Greek dancing, and a Greek marketplace! The Greek-Ameican Historical Museum of Washington State invites you to a festival for the senses at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Assumption, 1804 13th Avenue, Seattle. www.biteofgreeceseattle.com
Jun 2nd, 2017 (Fri)
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Preserving Utility Tour - Nucor Steel
Founded by the Piggott family of PACCAR fame, this steel plant started producing steel in 1905. It was originally run as the Seattle Rail Car Company and then was purchased by Bethelehem Steel, then Seattle Steel, then Birmingham Steel. When that company filed for bankruptcy in 2002, Nucor Steel purchased the assets. The facility, near the Duwamish River, has been called "Seattle's Little Pittsburgh." Join knowledgeable and passionate long-time employees on this behind-the-scenes tour, sponsored by Historic Seattle. Pre-registration required - $20 Historic Seattle members, $25 general public. www.historicseattle.org
Jun 2nd, 2017 (Fri)
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  Words, Writers and West Seattle - Claudia Rowe
Claudia Rowe is author of "The Spider and the Fly: A Reporter, a Serial Killer and the Meaning of Murder." Her illustrated talk — which uses a crime story to examine questions of truth, cruelty and journalism — will be at Barnes & Noble Westwood Village. This is a Southwest Seattle Historical Society program - the 45th since the program's inception!
Jun 3rd, 2017 (Sat) -- Jun 4th, 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.
Jun 3rd, 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.
Jun 3rd, 2017 (Sat)
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  West Seattle High School Centennial Group Hug
The Southwest Seattle Historical Society is collaborating with the West Seattle High School Alumni Association to create a Group Hug photo in the style of our previous Group Hugs (the Historic Admiral Theater in 2016, the Alki Homestead in 2015 and our museum’s totem pole in 2014). The upcoming Group Hug at West Seattle High School is a centennial salute for the building, and everyone in the community is invited. Please gather at 6 PM. The photo will be taken at 6:30 PM. It will be taken in front of the historic entrance, 3000 California Avenue SW. It will be the culmination of the school’s annual All-School Reunion, which starts at 4 PM. The Society is deeply grateful for the in-kind assistance of Lee Forte at Pacific Rim Equipmental Rental and of photographer extraordinaire Jean Sherrard.
Jun 4th, 2017 (Sun)
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  Jack Straw Showcase Open House
Celebrate spring and Jack Straw's Artist Support Program by stopping in for this explosion of literary and musical art and heritage, featuring everything from poetry to African drumming, Balkan folk music to jazz, and contemporary classical sounds. Jack Straw Cultural Center is located at 4261 Roosevelt Way NE in Seattle's University District. $5-$10 suggested donation.
Jun 4th, 2017 (Sun)
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  If These Walls Could Talk - home tour at 1905 Sea View Hall
Sea View Hall is one of only three remaining log structures in the Alki area. Today, the 112-year-old, three-story, lodge-style Sea View Hall with vertical log architecture retains many original features, including graceful driftwood handrails in the interior. A drop-in, self-guided tour will feature illustrated display panels and assistance from Southwest Seattle Historical Society society volunteer guides. The general public is invited to attend. Admission is by a donation of $10 for members, $15 for non-members. A VIP opportunity, with a program by King County archivist Greg Lange plus tasty refreshments, is available in the early afternoon. To attend, call Clay Eals, executive director, at 206-484-8008 or e-mail him at clay.eals@loghousemuseum.info.
Jun 7th, 2017 (Wed)
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  Open House and Executive Director Reception - Greater Kent Historical Society
The Greater Kent Historical Society cordially invites you to an Open House and Reception to meet the new executive director of the Kent Historical Museum, at Bereiter House, 855 E Smith Street, Kent.
Jun 8th, 2017 (Thu)
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  Renton History Museum - Annual Members' Meeting
Members and potential members, join the Renton History Museum (235 Mill Avenue S in Renton) to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Renton Fire Station #1! The Annual Members Meeting is a great opportunity to find out what’s happening at the Museum, meet the Board of Trustees, and spend time with other history-minded people. Free for members.
Jun 9th, 2017 (Fri)
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  North American Indians & Edward S. Curtis planning meeting
The next planning meeting for the ESCurtis150 project, which will be held at The Seattle Foundation, 1601 5th Ave #1900, Seattle. On the program: the opportunity to update colleagues on the progress on projects for 2018; a presentation from our strategic communications partner, Pyramid Communications, on their proposed work for the project; and a presentation from Jeff Smith and Ellany Kayce from United Indians of All Tribes on their important work with decolonization workshops. Space is limited at The Seattle Foundation, so RSVP your attendance to bjheywood@visi.com
Jun 9th, 2017 (Fri) -- Jun 10th, 2017 (Sat)
7:00 PM
  Overnight at the White River Valley Museum - Spy Games
Attention all spy kids - our next overnight is perfect for detectives and sleuths age 7-12. The night will be packed with activities like crafting spy disguises, making invisible ink, and escaping the laser obstacle course! A small snack will be served in the evening as well as a light breakfast in the morning. Pick kids up at 8 AM Saturday morning. The White River Valley Museum is located at 918 H Street SE on Auburn's Les Gove Campus. Visit wrvmuseum.org./farm_and_museum_overnights.html to register.
Jun 9th, 2017 (Fri)
8:30 PM - 10:30 PM
  Don Quixotes - cross-cultural theatrical presentation with actor Glyka Stoiou
The unbelievable adventures of Don Quixote as told by two scamps, who go on a trip to 16th century Spain and play almost all the roles in an interactive show that creates an explosion of images reminding us of a hero who gives courage to those who wish to change the world for the better. After visiting Greek schools and theatres, as well as presenting in Luxemburg and Alaska, Don Quixotes lands in Seattle. WHO: An experiment in long-distance collaboration utilizing contemporary communication technologies, Don Quixotes (adapted from the Cervantes by Glyka Stoiou) is being staged on the premise that a Greek actor (Stoiou) and an American actor (Carolynne Wilcox) can rehearse together with a director (Rebecca Goldberg), mostly via Skype, and deliver a bold, physical and interactive experience suitable for audiences of all ages. At the Pocket Theatre, 8312 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle. See what happens when a beloved tale is performed with the benefit of rehearsals occurring mostly via modern Skype technology, with two actors in separate countries to cross cultural borders through theatre. Has technology amplified the possibilities for artistic collaboration? TICKETS: $10 online at www.thepocket.org (online ticketing closes at 4pm) or $14 at the door
Jun 10th, 2017 (Sat)
  Women at Work - curator-led tour at the White River Valley Museum
Hear the amazing stories of the people and uniforms featured in our Women at Work exhibit with the fabulous curator Alice Miller. Tours will begin at 1 and 2 PM and are included in regular Museum admission or membership, no registration required. The White River Valley Museum is located at 918 H Street SE on Auburn's Les Gove Campus.
Jun 10th, 2017 (Sat)
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Preserving Utility Tour - Mary Olson Farm
Located on the east bank of the Green River in Auburn, this subsistence farm is named after the pioneer woman who arrived from Sweden in 1882 to farm here. The land remained in the familyt until 1971, and the City of Auburn purchased the remaining 60 acres of property in 1994. The property includes an 1897 hay barn, a 1902 farmhouse, and a century-old orchard. The property is managed by the White River Valley Museum, and the tour will be led by Museum Director Patricia Cosgrove. Pre-registration required with www.historicseattle.org, which arranged this tour. Cost is $25 Historic Seattle members, and $35 general public.
Jun 10th, 2017 (Sat)
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  American Heroes Air Show
The admission-free, all-helicopter American Heroes Air Show lands at The Museum of Flight on June 10 from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. The event offers families opportunities explore a variety of helicopters used for law enforcement, the military, television news and medical emergencies. Flight crews will be with their aircraft all day to meet visitors and give tours of their helicopters. Other special events during the day include: At 11 AM - a Naturalization Ceremony conducted by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Seattle Field Office to welcome over 30 new U.S. citizens, with keynote speaker Bob Hershkowitz, a Holocaust survivor, Boeing retiree and Commander in the U.S. Navy Reserve. Hershkowitz emigrated from Belgium. At 1 PM - Representatives from the Missing in America Project will conduct a memorial service designed to honor these once-abandoned American heroes and recognize their military service with full honors.
Jun 10th, 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.
Jun 10th, 2017 (Sat) -- Jun 11th, 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.
Jun 10th, 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.
Jun 11th, 2017 (Sun)
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Madison Park Home and Garden Tour
This self-guided walking tour will showcase some amazing gardens and historical homes. A home designed and built in 1905 by renowned Seattle architect Ellsworth Storey that was his family compound for decades. This home is on the National Register of Historic Places and was declared as a landmark by the City of Seattle Seattle's first certified Passive Home - a rigorous voluntary standard for energy efficiency; A mid-century modern home designed by Ibsen Nelsen - best known for the glass-sheathed Museum of Flight at Boeing Field and Inn at the Market at Pike Place; The amazing gardens of Carolyn Temple - considered by many to be one of Seattle's top gardeners; The McGilvra Garden offering refreshments and tours led by students; and more. Admission $25. Tickets can be purchased at www.madisonparkhometour.com
Jun 11th, 2017 (Sun)
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  Redmond Historical Walking Tour
A great way to learn local history and burn some calories, too! Tour beings across the street t from the Hotel Redmond (Jensen/Fey Architects), 7730 NE 76th Street, Redmond. Tour includes a significant amount of walking and standing, with limited opportunity for rest. Wear comfortable shoes and weather-appropriate clothing. Pre-register by calling the Redmond Historical Society office at 425-885-2919 or mail check to Redmond Historical Society; 16600 NE 80th Street, Room 106; Redmond. Suggested donation $10/person.
Jun 13th, 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
Jun 14th, 2017 (Wed)
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  Introductory Birding 101 Class - Soos Creek Botanical Garden
Presented by Rainier Audubon member and photographer, Dan Seiffert, at Soos Creek Garden and Heritage Center. Dan will meet us "early birds" at the Welcome Arch and lead us to the Pond area, where we will observe birds feeding at the Garden's newly installed bird feeders. Soos Creek Botanical Garden is located at 29308 132nd Ave SE, Auburn.
Jun 17th, 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.
Jun 17th, 2017 (Sat) -- Jun 18th, 2017 (Sun)
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  Fathers Ride Free - Northwest Railway Museum
On Fathers Day weekend, fathers ride free when accompanied by a paying child – of any age! Enjoy views of the Cascade foothills, Snoqualmie Falls and the Snoqualmie Valley as you relax aboard the Northwest Railway Museum’s antique coaches. Bring the whole family! Trains depart every 90 minutes beginning at 11 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, $20 Ages 13-61, and $16 Ages 62 and up! Visitors to the museum experience the excitement of a working railroad while learning about the important role railroads played in shaping the character of the Pacific Northwest. The Snoqualmie Depot, exhibits and Depot Bookstore are open to the public 10 AM - 5 PM daily. www.trainmuseum.org
Jun 17th, 2017 (Sat)
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  Bookmarks & Landmarks - Mary Olson Farm - Wild Life
Bookmarks & Landmarks is a book club event with a local, historic twist. Check out Wild Life by Molly Gloss from KCLS and read it in advance of this program at the Mary Olson Farm, which will include a guest speaker and a librarian-led book discussion, followed by a tour of this historic farm. Sponsored in part by SoCoCulture and the King County Library System. The Mary Olson Farm is located at 28728 Green River Road, Auburn. Admission is free, but advance registration is required. For more information, please contact the Auburn Library at 253-931-3018.
Jun 17th, 2017 (Sat) -- Jun 18th, 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.
Jun 17th, 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.
Jun 18th, 2017 (Sun)
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  Virginia V Bridge to Bridge Tour
From floating pontoon bridges to a cantilever and truss model that boasts a resident giant concrete troll, the bridges of Seattle are destinations in their own right. Hop aboard the Virginia V with historian David Williams (author of Too High and Too Steep) and explore the bridges spanning Lake Union and Lake Washington. Ticket includes a flight of frosty local beer from Figurehead Brewing Company available to attendees over 21. A selection of drinks and chips will be available for purchase on board the vessel or feel free to bring your own food. Cash and cards accepted. The Virginia V is a historic ship and has not been retrofitted to meet current ADA accessibility guidelines. If you have concerns about access, please contact programs@mohai.org. Location: MOHAI, Virginia V Cost: $30 General Public / $25 MOHAI and Virginia V members / $15 under 21 / 5 and under free
Jun 18th, 2017 (Sun)
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  Southwest Stories - The Ancient Fruitcake: What Really, Really Old Food Tells Us about History, Culture, Love and Memory
This monthly speaker series, co-sponsored by the Southwest Seattle Historical Society and the Seattle Public Library will feature Harriet Baskas. At the Southwest Seattle library branch, 9010 35th Avenue SW, Seattle. Presented through Humanities Washington. Free admission.
Jun 19th, 2017 (Mon)
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Refreshing Your Permanent Exhibits workshop - White River Valley Museum
A workshop for small museums, historic societies, libraries, or businesses that have public displays. White River Valley Museum Director Patricia Cosgrove will share strategies for creating engaging exhibits or updating your current exhibits on a budget. $20/$15 per person, visit wrvmuseum.org./exhibit_workshop.html for more information and to register. The Musum is located at 918 H Street SE on Auburn's Les Gove Campus.
Jun 20th, 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
Jun 23rd, 2017 (Fri) -- Jun 25th, 2017 (Sun)
  World War II Bomber and Fighter Aircraft Rides - Museum of Flight
A group of four rare and historic aircraft is based here for public rides and tours. Ground tours and flights will be available in the B-17 Flying Fortress, B-24J Liberator and B-25 Mitchell bombers, and a dual-control TP-51D Mustang fighter aircraft. The planes are on the national "Wings of Freedom Tour" sponsored by the non-profit Collings Foundation. The aircraft will be stationed on the Museum's tarmac at Boeing Field. Tours and rides are available Friday, June 23, from 2-5 PM, and June 24-25 from 10 AM - 5 PM. Flights are available on each airplane. Ground tours are free for World War II veterans. For information on flight reservations and costs, call 978-562-9182 or visit www.collingsfoundation.org
Jun 24th, 2017 (Sat) -- Jun 25th, 2017 (Sun)
  Bellevue Strawberry Festival
Presented by BECU and the Eastside Heritage Center, and happening Saturday, June 24 from 10 AM - 8 PM, and Sunday, June 25 from 10 AM - 6 PM at Crossroads International Park. Includes the Annual Haiku Contest for students in grades 2-5. This year’s contest topic is “Strawberry Patches.” Submissions must be mailed by June 13 to Eastside Heritage Center at P.O. Box 40535, Bellevue, WA 98015. Also includes the Annual Strawberry Festival Classic Auto Show, live music, pony rides, face-painting, games, delicious strawberry shortcake, hands-on history activities and exhibits presented by Eastside Heritage Center, and fresh produce from local farmers. There will be food for all tastes and over 100 vendor booths, from hand crafts to home improvement. Free parking and shuttle bus every 15 minutes from Highland Middle School and Sherwood Forest Elementary. For all inquiries on Strawberry Festival involvement, visit www.bellevuestrawberryfestival.org
Jun 24th, 2017 (Sat)
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  Kent Chronicles - Local Somali-American History
This month the Greater Kent Historical Society takes al look at the history of our Somali-American community in Kent. We’ll look at artifacts, watch movie clips and much more! Intended for adults of all ages and home schooled students. The program takes place at the Kent Historical Museum, located in Bereiter House, 855 E Smith Street, Kent.
Jun 24th, 2017 (Sat) -- Jun 25th, 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.
Jun 24th, 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.
Jun 25th, 2017 (Sun)
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Who's Watching You? - Historic Seattle neighborhood tour.
A veritable Noah's Ark's worth of carved and molded animals gaze out from Seattle buildings. This tour through Seattle's central business district will reveal a menagerie of beasts fabled, fantastic, and fierce. The tour will be led by author David B. Williams. Pre-register at www.historicseattle.org $25 Historic Seattle members, $35 general public
Jun 27th, 2017 (Tue)
6:45 PM - 9:00 PM
  Legends of the Road screening - benefit for Admiral Theatre
Restoration of the art-deco underwater murals of the Historic Admiral Theater will get a boost this summer with the one-night screening of a documentary that showcases a West Seattle student project to salute the black baseball barnstorming phenomenon of the early 20th century. “Legends of the Road,” a feature-length, student-produced documentary, will be screened at the Historic Admiral Theater, 2343 California Avenue SW in West Seattle. This event is sponsored by the Southwest Seattle Historical Society.
Jun 29th, 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.