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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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Jul 1st, 2014 (Tue)
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  Magnolia Library 50th Anniversary
Celebrate the golden anniversary of the Magnolia Branch with a historical display, science fun, and light refreshments. The Library is located at 2801 34th Avenue W, in Seattle's Magnolia neighborhood.
Jul 1st, 2014 (Tue)
7:00 PM
  MOHAI Pub Trivia
Don't know what to do with your encyclopedic knowledge of Seattle's fascinating history? Come join us for MOHAI Pub Trivia at The Wurst Place, 510 Westlake Ave N, in South Lake Union, every first Tuesday of the month, October-June. Free to play, teams limited to 6 people
Jul 3rd, 2014 (Thu)
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  Late Play Date at the White River Valley Museum
This monthly free program is perfect for kids ages 3-12. Families will enjoy free admission to the museum as well as themed craft stations and activities, no registration required. Late play dates occur every first Thursday of the month. The White River Valley Museum is located at 918 H Street SE on the Auburn Community Campus. www.wrvmuseum.org
Jul 4th, 2014 (Fri)
  Northwest Railway Museum commemorative trains
Celebrating the 125th anniversary of the passenger excursion train from Seattle to Snoqualmie, the Northwest Railway Museum will have two commemorative train rides (leaving 12:30 PM and 1:15 PM) from the 1890 Snoqualmie Depot to Snoqualmie Falls - step back in time with travelers from the 1800s who are experiencing that first touring excursion to the Snoqualmie Valley. Tickets $12/adults, $10 seniors (62+), $5 children (2-12). www.trainmuseum.org or call 425-888-3030.
Jul 4th, 2014 (Fri) -- Jul 6th, 2014 (Sun)
  Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival
The Wooden Boat Festival is designed to celebrate the maritime heritage of the Northwest, putting tools in hands and getting people out on the water in historic wooden boats. There’s nothing stuffy about the wooden boat festival. This is an old-fashioned, down-home waterfront event where everything is fun and most things are free. Activities for all ages, including 4th of July fireworks! www.cwb.org
Jul 4th, 2014 (Fri)
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  Cheshiahud Challenge
Walk, bike or run around Lake Union's Cheshiahud Loop on July 4 to gather clues about local history and compete for prizes. Free! Download a map here: gallery.mailchimp.com
Jul 4th, 2014 (Fri)
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  Southwest Seattle Historical Society's annual picnic
Happy Fourth of July! Picnic takes place at the Log House Museum, 3003 61st Avenue SW, Seattle. www.loghousemuseum.info
Jul 5th, 2014 (Sat)
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  Pike Place Market Art Tours
Market tours are given during the summer on Saturday mornings by Friends of the Market board members and volunteers. The tour will wind you through alleys, streets, and stairways as you learn about Market history and featured artwork. Meet at the Pike Street Main Entrance, beneath the Public Market Center neon sign and clock. Cost: $10/adults, $5/senior and children over 6. Cash or check made payable to F.O.M. Reservations must be made by Friday, 10 AM, the day before the tour you wish to take. Contact John Ogliore, jogliore@gmail.com or 206-322-2219.
Jul 5th, 2014 (Sat) -- Jul 6th, 2014 (Sun)
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  Great Northern and Cascade Railway train rides
GNCR Railway season is open for the summer - these miniature trains provide rides to thousands of visitors. You'll find it in the heart of Skykomish.
Jul 5th, 2014 (Sat)
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Seattle Architecture Foundation walking tour - chart toppers and heart-stoppers
Focus on the construction, context and culture that shaped Seattle's skyline, from the Rainier Club to the Central Library. Tickets $15/advance; $10/SAF members; $25/day of tour. Advance registration recommended. Tours begin at SAF Gallery, 133 5th Avenue, 3rd floor, Rainier Square Atrium. seattlearchitecture.org
Jul 5th, 2014 (Sat)
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Seattle Architecture Foundation walking tour - Harvard Belmont District
Explore the rich life on Capitol Hill. Tickets $15/advance; $10/SAF members; $25/day of tour. Advance registration recommended. Tours begin at SAF Gallery, 133 5th Avenue, 3rd floor, Rainier Square Atrium. seattlearchitecture.org
Jul 5th, 2014 (Sat) -- Jul 6th, 2014 (Sun)
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  Mary Olson Farm Open Hours
Take your family on a trip back in time to the Mary Olson Farm. Kids will love meeting our cows, chickens, horses and goats and going on a tour of the Olson’s farmhouse. Admission is free. More information at www.wrvmuseum.org
Jul 6th, 2014 (Sun)
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Bothell Schoolhouse and Cabin - Open House
Courtesy of the Bothell Historical Society. www.bothellhistoricalmuseum.org
Jul 8th, 2014 (Tue)
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  miniMOHAI
Twice a month, the Museum of History & Industry is transformed into a play space for kids ages 3-5 with interactive pop-up exhibits. Located at 860 Terry Avenue N at the south end of Lake Union in Seattle.
Jul 8th, 2014 (Tue)
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  Suitcases Project - Issaquah Depot Museum
Directed by Joan Laage, the Suitcases Project is a free, all-ages continuous event held at the Issaquah Depot Museum from 10:30 am until 4:00 pm with alternating scenes throughout the Depot and on the trolley. Spectators will have the opportunity to observe Suitcase railroad workers and passengers as they circumnavigate the depot, enjoy soundscapes in the freight room, meet orphans just arriving from back east on the orphan train, buy a Suitcases Penny Rag for only 1₵ for news items, puzzles, and cartoon, join in the Chapel Car congregation and hear an inspiring sermon, and more. This program is sponsored by a Site Specific Art grant from 4Culture.
Jul 8th, 2014 (Tue)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Shoreline Historical Museum presents historical musical hands-on activity
At Richmond Beach Saltwater Park as part of the City of Shoreline's Lunchtime Music Series. Includes One World Taiko Drum ensemble. www.shorelinehistoricalmuseum.org
Jul 9th, 2014 (Wed)
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  Suitcases Project - Issaquah Depot Museum
Directed by Joan Laage, the Suitcases Project is a free, all-ages continuous event held at the Issaquah Depot Museum from 10:30 am until 4:00 pm with alternating scenes throughout the Depot and on the trolley. Spectators will have the opportunity to observe Suitcase railroad workers and passengers as they circumnavigate the depot, enjoy soundscapes in the freight room, meet orphans just arriving from back east on the orphan train, buy a Suitcases Penny Rag for only 1₵ for news items, puzzles, and cartoon, join in the Chapel Car congregation and hear an inspiring sermon, and more. This program is sponsored by a Site Specific Art grant from 4Culture.
Jul 10th, 2014 (Thu)
  Sunsets at Mary Olson Farm
The Auburn Symphony Chamber Orchestra's outdoor chamber music series at the historic Mary Olson Farm. For more information and tickets visit www.auburnsymphony.org
Jul 10th, 2014 (Thu)
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Seattle Architecture Foundation walking tour - Diamonds & Gold
The Art Deco Skyscraper, Northwest Style. Tickets $15/advance; $10/SAF members; $25/day of tour. Advance registration recommended. Tours begin at SAF Gallery, 133 5th Avenue, 3rd floor, Rainier Square Atrium. seattlearchitecture.org
Jul 10th, 2014 (Thu)
6:00 PM
  Seattle AntiFreeze: Northwest Chocolate - MOHAI
Meet new people, learn about where you live, and bust the "Seattle Freeze." Join Chocolati owner Christian Wong on an exploration of chocolate and sample some locally crafted chocolates. At the Museum of History & Industry cafe - free, but does not include museum admission. www.mohai.org
Jul 11th, 2014 (Fri) -- Jul 13th, 2014 (Sun)
9:00 AM - 5:15 PM
  Day Out with Thomas - Northwest Railway Museum
Day Out with Thomas: The Thrill of the Ride Tour 2014 is a fun-filled event that provides children of all ages the opportunity to climb aboard and take a ride with Thomas the Tank Engine as well as participate in Thomas & Friends themed activities. For two back-to-back weekends, little engineers and their families are invited to take a 25 minute ride on their favorite engine, meet Sir Topham Hatt®, Controller of the Railway and enjoy a day of Thomas & Friends themed activities including arts & crafts, storytelling and more. The Northwest Railway Museum will also offer motor car rides, live steam models, and model trains. Departure times begin at 9 AM through 5:15 PM each day. Tickets are $23 for ages two and up. Purchase tickets by calling toll-free 866-468-7630 or going to www.ticketweb.com/dowt or in person at Snoqualmie Depot at 38625 SE King Street, Snoqualmie. For more information call the Northwest Railway Museum at 425-888-3030 or www.trainmuseum.org
Jul 11th, 2014 (Fri)
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Seattle Architecture Foundation walking tour - Architecture 101
Windows on Seattle's style. Tickets $15/advance; $10/SAF members; $25/day of tour. Advance registration recommended. Tours begin at SAF Gallery, 133 5th Avenue, 3rd floor, Rainier Square Atrium. seattlearchitecture.org
Jul 12th, 2014 (Sat)
  Premiere of 10 Decades - a film celebrating Enumclaw
Jul 12th, 2014 (Sat) -- Jul 13th, 2014 (Sun)
  Klondike Gold Rush rangers at Mercer Island summer celebration
Rangers form Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park will demonstrate gold panning techniques. There will also be a car show, lumberjack show, and more. www.mercergov.org
Jul 12th, 2014 (Sat)
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  Pike Place Market Art Tours
Market tours are given during the summer on Saturday mornings by Friends of the Market board members and volunteers. The tour will wind you through alleys, streets, and stairways as you learn about Market history and featured artwork. Meet at the Pike Street Main Entrance, beneath the Public Market Center neon sign and clock. Cost: $10/adults, $5/senior and children over 6. Cash or check made payable to F.O.M. Reservations must be made by Friday, 10 AM, the day before the tour you wish to take. Contact John Ogliore, jogliore@gmail.com or 206-322-2219.
Jul 12th, 2014 (Sat)
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  Know Before You Go - Burke Museum
Washington State has 13 national parks and 137 state parks, 346 bird species and more. Before you head out to explore, the Burke Museum offers a day of fun facts and skills to make your summer vacation a fun one to remember. Learn how to read a map and press flowers, where to go birding or celebrate Northwest Native cultures, and taste "Tuskelicious" ice cream from the Full Tilt Ice Cream truck. www.burkemuseum.org. Included with regular museum admission.
Jul 12th, 2014 (Sat)
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Neighborhood History Tour - South Lake Union - Extreme Makeover Edition
The South Lake Union neighborhood is constantly changing - join the Museum of History & Industry and the Seattle Architectural Foundation in this tour of the area. Meet at Carroll's clock outside MOHAI, 860 Terry Avenue N in Seattle. Tickets $15 for MOHAI and SAF members, $20 general. www.mohai.org
Jul 12th, 2014 (Sat) -- Jul 13th, 2014 (Sun)
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  Great Northern and Cascade Railway train rides
GNCR Railway season is open for the summer - these miniature trains provide rides to thousands of visitors. You'll find it in the heart of Skykomish.
Jul 12th, 2014 (Sat)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Steam Engine Stories with Jack Christiansen
Jack Christensen, former steam and diesel train engineer, will share tales of working the rail line through Issaquah to Snoqualmie on first steam and then diesel engines. Christensen, now a prolific railroad artist and watercolorist,started his railroad career at the age of 16 as an engine wiper for the North Pacific Railway in 1942. He went on to work as a supply boy, crew caller, hostler helper, fire cleaner, and occasionally a fireman on switch engines during his high school years. Jack started firing off the extra board in 1944, one month before his active duty in the Army Air Force from December 1944 to November 1945. At the Issaquah Depot Museums. Free.
Jul 12th, 2014 (Sat) -- Jul 13th, 2014 (Sun)
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  Mary Olson Farm Open Hours
Take your family on a trip back in time to the Mary Olson Farm. Kids will love meeting our cows, chickens, horses and goats and going on a tour of the Olson’s farmhouse. Admission is free. More information at www.wrvmuseum.org
Jul 12th, 2014 (Sat)
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Storey Cottages District Centennial
The family of Ellsworth Storey invites everyone to celebrate the centennial of these cottages sited in Colman Park. Registration is free/donation; light refreshments will be served. Located at 1706-1816 Lake Washington Boulevard; 1775 and 1729 36th Avenue S, Colman Park, Mt. Baker. Street parking in the neighborhood, no parking on Lake Washington Boulevard.
Jul 12th, 2014 (Sat)
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  Veggie Car Races - Mary Olson Farm
Gentlemen, start your turnips! Stop by the Mary Olson Farm and try your hand at making a race car using just vegetables, then send it zooming (or puttering) down the race track. Free, no registration required. More information at www.wrvmuseum.org
Jul 12th, 2014 (Sat)
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  Neighborhood History Tour - 40 Years of P-Patch
Join gardening author Bill Thorness on a walk that connects community gardens old and new, starting with the new UpGarden P-Patch and traversing to the tucked away Belltown garden. Meet at the UpGarden P-Patch at 300 Mercer Street (top level of Mercer Street Parking Garage at Seattle Center). This is a 2-mile walk with some hills, and the elevator at the Mercer Street Parking Garage does not go to the top floor. MOHAI members $15, general public $20. www.mohai.org
Jul 13th, 2014 (Sun)
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Bothell Schoolhouse and Cabin - Open House
Courtesy of the Bothell Historical Society. www.bothellhistoricalmuseum.org
Jul 13th, 2014 (Sun)
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  Neighborhood Night at Judkins Street Cafe
The Northwest African American Museum is taking over the Judkins Street Cafe a couple of days before the MLB All Star Game to celebrate NAAM's current exhibit, "Pitch Black: African American Baseball in Washington. $10 cover charge includes appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages. Beer and wine available for purchase. All net proceeds from this event will be donated to NAAM. For all ages. The Cafe is located at 2608 S Judkins Street, Seattle.
Jul 14th, 2014 (Mon)
6:30 PM
  Happy Bridge-a-versary! - 30th anniversary panel
Thirty years to the day the West Seattle Bridge was fully opened to the public, the Southwest Seattle Historical Society is hosting "Bridging the Gap: The Full Story by Those Who Were There" with panelists former Seattle Mayor Charles Royer; his brother former Seattle deputy mayor Bob Royer; Seattle City Councilmember Tom Rasmussen; former Seattle City Councilmember Phyllis Lamphere; former aide to U.S. Senator Warren Magnuson Gerry Johnson, and city birdge project egineers Bruce Wasell and Tom Mahoney. The event will be the Hotwire Online Coffeehouse courtyard, 4410 California Avenue SW (or nearby hall in case of inclement weather."
Jul 17th, 2014 (Thu)
  Klondike Legacy Block Party
Help celebrate the lasting legacy of the 1897 Klondike Gold Rush at the block party at Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, featuring 1890s music and entertainment, live reading of the works of poet Robert Service, Klondike fashion show, mustache contests, penny farthing bike demonstrations, food, and much more. From noon to dark on 2nd Avenue S between S Main Street and S Jackson Street in Seattle's Pioneer Square.
Jul 17th, 2014 (Thu)
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  The History of Military Road - Karen Meador at Nelsen House
“The History of Military Road," a PowerPoint presentation by local historian Karen Meador. What is known as Military Road in South King County is part of the Fort Steilacoom to Fort Bellingham Road, built under the command of the U.S. Army in the late 1850s on the eve of the Civil War. A number of future Civil War generals, such as Ulysses S. Grant, George S. Pickett, George B. McClellan, Philip Sheridan and Joseph 'Fightin' Joe' Hooker were assigned to the Pacific Northwest in the 1850s, some of whom were involved in the construction of Military Road. Tour the historic 1908 farmhouse and grounds, with original 1933 barns from Longacres, before the presentation at 6:30 pm. A business meeting of the Tukwila Historical Society follows the presentation; light refreshments will be served. More information at www.nelsenhistoricaltrust.org. Nelsen House is located at 15643 West Valley Highway, Tukwila - parking is available in the hotel lot south of the Nelsen House.
Jul 17th, 2014 (Thu)
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  History Cafe - Chocolate
Learn about what goes into your favorite bar of chocolate with Brian Cisneros of the Northwest Chocolate Festival. At MOHAI's Compass Cafe - free, but does not include museum admission. www.mohai.org
Jul 18th, 2014 (Fri) -- Jul 20th, 2014 (Sun)
9:00 AM - 5:15 PM
  Day Out with Thomas - Northwest Railway Museum
Day Out with Thomas: The Thrill of the Ride Tour 2014 is a fun-filled event that provides children of all ages the opportunity to climb aboard and take a ride with Thomas the Tank Engine as well as participate in Thomas & Friends themed activities. For two back-to-back weekends, little engineers and their families are invited to take a 25 minute ride on their favorite engine, meet Sir Topham Hatt®, Controller of the Railway and enjoy a day of Thomas & Friends themed activities including arts & crafts, storytelling and more. The Northwest Railway Museum will also offer motor car rides, live steam models, and model trains. Departure times begin at 9 AM through 5:15 PM each day. Tickets are $23 for ages two and up. Purchase tickets by calling toll-free 866-468-7630 or going to www.ticketweb.com/dowt or in person at Snoqualmie Depot at 38625 SE King Street, Snoqualmie. For more information call the Northwest Railway Museum at 425-888-3030 or www.trainmuseum.org
Jul 18th, 2014 (Fri) -- Jul 19th, 2014 (Sat)
7:00 PM - 8:00 AM
  All Girl Overnight at the White River Valley Museum
Girls age 7-12 will enjoy a night of fun activities in the museum including a tea party, games, a tour of the Museum's historic fashions and more! A snack will be served with tea as well as a light breakfast in the morning. $30 per 1st child/ $25 per additional sibling. wrvmuseum.org
Jul 19th, 2014 (Sat) -- Jul 20th, 2014 (Sun)
  Chocolate tastings at MOHAI
In conjunction with the Museum of History & Industry's "Chocolate: The Exhibition," there will be chocolate tastings on the hour from 11 AM - 3 PM. $5 general public, $3 for MOHAI members and children 14 and under. www.mohai.org
Jul 19th, 2014 (Sat)
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  Pike Place Market Art Tours
Market tours are given during the summer on Saturday mornings by Friends of the Market board members and volunteers. The tour will wind you through alleys, streets, and stairways as you learn about Market history and featured artwork. Meet at the Pike Street Main Entrance, beneath the Public Market Center neon sign and clock. Cost: $10/adults, $5/senior and children over 6. Cash or check made payable to F.O.M. Reservations must be made by Friday, 10 AM, the day before the tour you wish to take. Contact John Ogliore, jogliore@gmail.com or 206-322-2219.
Jul 19th, 2014 (Sat)
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  Cascade Warbirds Fly-In - Museum of Flight
The Cascade Warbirds aviation group will fly to The Museum of Flight on Saturday, July 19th. They will arrive in a wide variety of beautifully restored vintage military aircraft representing several nations' armed forces from World War II through the Vietnam conflict. The pilot/owners of these planes will be on hand to answer questions and share their enthusiasm for these vintage warbirds. The event is free. www.museumofflight.org
Jul 19th, 2014 (Sat) -- Jul 20th, 2014 (Sun)
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  Great Northern and Cascade Railway train rides
GNCR Railway season is open for the summer - these miniature trains provide rides to thousands of visitors. You'll find it in the heart of Skykomish.
Jul 19th, 2014 (Sat)
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  4Culture Site Specific - Sammamish History Haiku Kite
Artist A. Gaul Culley is working with poets Megan A. Tanner & Michael Dylan Welch, the City of Redmond, and various historical organizations along the Sammamish Slough to organize poetry workshops examining the role of the Sammamish River in the surrounding communities. At this workshop at Anderson Park, 7802 168th Ave NE in Redmond, participants of all levels are invited to bring their haikus, or learn to write them. The haikus will be attached to the tail of a kite in this collaborative community artwork, participants will even get the opportunity to make their own haiku kite! www.sitespecificarts.org.uU1rMJSz.dpuf
Jul 19th, 2014 (Sat) -- Jul 20th, 2014 (Sun)
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  Mary Olson Farm Open Hours
Take your family on a trip back in time to the Mary Olson Farm. Kids will love meeting our cows, chickens, horses and goats and going on a tour of the Olson’s farmhouse. Admission is free. More information at www.wrvmuseum.org
Jul 19th, 2014 (Sat)
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  Family Fun Day - Wing Luke Museum
Britt Rynearson, art teacher and textile designer, shows how to create paper puppet characters that talk and dance. Free. At the Wing, 719 S King Street in Seattle's International District. wingluke.org
Jul 20th, 2014 (Sun)
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  Wondering and Wandering butoh performance - Kubota Garden
In the Japanese Garden and Stroll Garden at Kubota Garden, 9817 55th Avenue S, Seattle.
Jul 20th, 2014 (Sun)
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Bothell Schoolhouse and Cabin - Open House
Courtesy of the Bothell Historical Society. www.bothellhistoricalmuseum.org
Jul 20th, 2014 (Sun)
2:00 PM
  Vintage Fashion Show - Neely Mansion
Enjoy an afternoon of vintage fashion on the grounds of Neely Mansion, the landmark 1894 Victorian Classic Revival farmhouse. Men’s and women’s attire from the late Victorian period through the Mad Men era of the 1960s will be presented by Clothing Historian Lynn Gough. Ms. Gough, owner of Supercalifragilistic Hat and Fashion Shows, has made numerous vintage fashion presentations throughout the Greater Puget Sound area. Light refreshments will be served; guests are invited to tour the house and grounds following the presentation. Funds raised will go toward ongoing operating and restoration expenses. A King County and state landmark, Neely Mansion is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Tickets $15/person, reservations required. Payment may be made at www.neelymansion.org or 253-850-2777. The Neely Mansion is located at 12303 Auburn-Black Diamond Road, just east of the Highway 18 Auburn-Black Diamond Road exit.
Jul 22nd, 2014 (Tue)
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  miniMOHAI
Twice a month, the Museum of History & Industry is transformed into a play space for kids ages 3-5 with interactive pop-up exhibits. Located at 860 Terry Avenue N at the south end of Lake Union in Seattle.
Jul 23rd, 2014 (Wed)
7:00 PM
  Caring for Your Family's Treasures - Highline Historical Society workshop
Highline Historical Society Curator of Collections Nancy Salguero McKay will introduce you to techniques, materials and resources necessary to care for old textiles, photos, books, documents and paper memorabilia. Bring a project to work on and learn how to preserve your own family’s history. Highline Historical Society members - $15, Non-Members - $25. Fee provides beginning preservation materials to start everyone off. Space is limited. Reservations are required. Your check or credit card is your reservation. Please call 206-246-6354 to charge your reservation or mail your check to Highline Historical Society, PO Box 317, Seahurst, WA 98062.
Jul 24th, 2014 (Thu)
  Sunsets at Mary Olson Farm
The Auburn Symphony Chamber Orchestra's outdoor chamber music series at the historic Mary Olson Farm. For more information and tickets visit www.auburnsymphony.org
Jul 26th, 2014 (Sat) -- Jul 27th, 2014 (Sun)
  Chocolate tastings at MOHAI
In conjunction with the Museum of History & Industry's "Chocolate: The Exhibition," there will be chocolate tastings on the hour from 11 AM - 3 PM. $5 general public, $3 for MOHAI members and children 14 and under. www.mohai.org
Jul 26th, 2014 (Sat)
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  Pike Place Market Art Tours
Market tours are given during the summer on Saturday mornings by Friends of the Market board members and volunteers. The tour will wind you through alleys, streets, and stairways as you learn about Market history and featured artwork. Meet at the Pike Street Main Entrance, beneath the Public Market Center neon sign and clock. Cost: $10/adults, $5/senior and children over 6. Cash or check made payable to F.O.M. Reservations must be made by Friday, 10 AM, the day before the tour you wish to take. Contact John Ogliore, jogliore@gmail.com or 206-322-2219.
Jul 26th, 2014 (Sat)
10:00 AM
  Free public tour of Kubota Garden
Kubota Garden, 9817 55th Avenue S, Seattle. Meet in the parking area.
Jul 26th, 2014 (Sat) -- Jul 27th, 2014 (Sun)
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  Great Northern and Cascade Railway train rides
GNCR Railway season is open for the summer - these miniature trains provide rides to thousands of visitors. You'll find it in the heart of Skykomish.
Jul 26th, 2014 (Sat)
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Neighborhood History Tour - Maple Leaf Neighborhood
Join historian Roger van Oosten on an informative and fun tour of the Maple Leaf reservoir park and neighboring environs and discover the sometimes awkward, sometimes progressive collision of growing density, open spaces, and neighborhood rights. Meet at the corner of NE 82nd Street and 14th Avenue NE in Seattle. $15 MOHAI members, $20 general public. www.mohai.org
Jul 26th, 2014 (Sat)
10:30 AM - 5:15 PM
  World War I Aviation Symposium - Museum of Flight
The Museum of Flight brings together the leading experts on World War I aviation to show how recent investigations into the subject are revealing surprising new information. Speakers include Javier Arango, who uses his personal collection of airworthy World War I airplanes in groundbreaking flight programs to chart the real abilities of the ancient aircraft. Other presenters are renowned World War I aviation historians and authors John Morrow, John Ross, John S. Ballard and Richard Hallion. The symposium offers four programs from 10:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m., followed by an hour-long tour the Museum's World War I Gallery with the guest speakers. The symposium is free with admission to the Museum. www.museumofflight.org
Jul 26th, 2014 (Sat) -- Jul 27th, 2014 (Sun)
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  Mary Olson Farm Open Hours
Take your family on a trip back in time to the Mary Olson Farm. Kids will love meeting our cows, chickens, horses and goats and going on a tour of the Olson’s farmhouse. Admission is free. More information at www.wrvmuseum.org
Jul 26th, 2014 (Sat)
1:00 PM
  Mad Hatter’s Sweet Tea at the Mary Olson Farm
Enjoy a bevy of teatime treats and iced tea with the Hatter and his friends at this family friendly outdoor tea! Cost: $12 adult/ $8 child 3-12 / children 2 and under are free. wrvmuseum.org
Jul 27th, 2014 (Sun)
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Bothell Schoolhouse and Cabin - Open House
Courtesy of the Bothell Historical Society. www.bothellhistoricalmuseum.org
Jul 28th, 2014 (Mon)
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  Learning from Historic Sites - Trinity Parish Church
The oldest Episcopal Church in the central Puget Sound region, this church was first built at 3rd Avenue and Jefferson Street in 1870 and destroyed by the Great Seattle Fire in 1889, then rebuilt in English Country Gothic style on its current site in 1892. Another fire gutted the church in 1902, which allowed enlargements in the rebuilding; the 2001 Nisqually Earthquake necessitated a seismic retrofit at the cost of $7 million. Learn more at this membership meeting of Historic Seattle. Trinity Parish Church is located at 609 8th Avenue in Seattle. To pre-register, visit www.historicseattle.org or call 206-622-6952, ext 221.
Jul 30th, 2014 (Wed)
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  Neighborhood History Tour - Forward Thrust and Seattle's Freeway Park
In the midst of a crippling economic downturn, Seattle launched an innovative series of ballot initiatives designed to greatly expand the city's open spaces, parks and civic infrastructure. Key to the success of Forward Thrust was the creation of a downtown park. Join historian Roger van Oosten for a tour of Freeway Park, neighboring areas, and the Convention Center. Meet at the Washington Athletic Club Lobby, 1325 6th Avenue, Seattle. MOHAI members $15, general public $20 (ticket price includes parking fee at the WAC garage (1409 6th Avenue). www.mohai.org