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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, 2017 (Sat) -- Jul 3rd, 2017 (Mon)
  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. Come on down to The Center for Wooden Boats at the south end of Lake Union! The Festival is open July 1 and 2 from 10 AM - 6 PM and July 3 from 10 AM - 4 PM.
Jul 1st, 2017 (Sat) -- Jul 2nd, 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.
Jul 1st, 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.
Jul 4th, 2017 (Tue)
10:00 AM
  Cross the Fremont Bridge on July 4 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the opening celebration of the Lake Washington Ship Canal
On July 4, the true 100th anniversary of the opening celebration of the Lake Washington Ship Canal, the Fremont Historical Society has printed a thousand post card size souvenirs that will be distributed to bicyclists, pedestrians and motorists when the Fremont Bridge is up and traffic is blocked. The cards will be distributed beginning at 10 AM and until they run out later that day.
Jul 4th, 2017 (Tue)
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  Seattle Trolley Tour - Metro Employees Historical Vehicles Association
Enjoy an unhurried 4-hour tour of Seattle's unique trolley bus system. MEHVA's restored trackless trolley buses will take you from Seattle's hectic downtown to several fine old neighborhoods throughout the city. Tour stops for photos and lunch. Trackless trolleys 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.)
Jul 4th, 2017 (Tue)
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  Southwest Seattle Historical Society Picnic
The public will have its first chance to welcome new Southwest Seattle Historical Society executive director Jeff McCord at the Society’s Annual Picnic in the courtyard of their “Birthplace of Seattle” Log House Museum. The picnic also will feature an opportunity for remembrances of the late Merrilee Hagen, former board president who sparked acquisition of our museum building in the mid-1990s, plus live music courtesy of the West Seattle Community Orchestras’ Brass Sextet. The public is welcome to attend. Basic foods are supplied by the SWSHS board, and others are invited to provide extras.
Jul 5th, 2017 (Wed)
10:30 PM - 11:30 PM
  Hooked on History - White River Valley Museum
Join us for an awesome hour of kid-friendly activities, crafts and Museum fun, right before the concerts in Auburn's Les Gove Park. Hooked on History and the concerts are FREE - bring the family and spend the day! Visit wrvmuseum.org for more information and weekly themes. The White River Valley Museum is located at 918 H Street SE in Auburn.
Jul 6th, 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.
Jul 6th, 2017 (Thu)
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  The Promised Land - film screening at The Neptune
Promised Land is an award-winning social justice documentary that follows two tribes in the Pacific Northwest: the Duwamish and the Chinook, as they fight for the restoration of treaty rights they've long been denied. In following their story, the film examines a larger problem in the way that the government and society still looks at tribal sovereignty. Seattle Theatre Group presents this film as part of its fifth annual "Nights at the Neptune" series. Free and open to the public! Come early at 7:30 for preshow songs and drumming with the Chinook Indian Nation and Duwamish Tribe and stay afterwards for a post film Q+A with Chinook Nation, Duwamish Tribe, and filmmakers. The Neptune Theatre is located at 1303 NE 45th Street, Seattle.
Jul 7th, 2017 (Fri)
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  Words, Writers & West Seattle - Mount Rainier’s Historic Inns and Lodges
Jeff and Sonja Anderson will be talking about their book, "Mount Rainier’s Historic Inns and Lodges." The talk will include slides of historic photos, a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Paradise Inn, and some special prizes - Mountain Bars! At Barnes & Noble in Westwood Village, 2600 SW Barton Street, Seattle.
Jul 8th, 2017 (Sat) -- Jul 9th, 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.
Jul 8th, 2017 (Sat)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Hometown Issaquah Tour for Kids
Issaquah History Museums is offering a child-centered walk for kids who are bursting with questions about the place they live. Where did prisoners get locked up one hundred years ago? How did “Poo Poo Point” get its name? And what does Issaquah mean, anyway? This tour is for children who are curious about the answers to such questions! Issaquah Museums Director Erica Maniez will lead this engaging interpretive walk through downtown Issaquah, and will guide the accompanying conversations. Kids will leave with their own ideas about what makes Issaquah such a unique spot — and such a great hometown. This walking tour is designed especially for kids in the 8-13 age range and will start at the Issaquah Depot, 78 1st Avenue NE, Issaquah. $5 for kids, parents are welcome to tag along at no extra cost. Please register via Eventbrite. To learn more, contact the Issaquah History Museums at info@issaquahhistory.org or by calling 425-392-3500.
Jul 8th, 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.
Jul 8th, 2017 (Sat)
2:00 PM
  Seattle premiere of Aviatrix: The Katherine Sui Fun Cheung Story - Museum of Flight
The Museum Museum of Flight hosts Seattle's premiere of a new documentary about one of the most sensational women pilots of the 1930s. "Aviatrix: The Katherine Sui Fun Cheung Story" tells the story of the young Chinese immigrant who defied racial and gender bias to become a daredevil stunt pilot during the Golden Age of Aviation. The 2 p.m. screening will be introduced by the film's director Ed Moy, and be followed by a discussion with Moy, Vincent Chin Hsiang Yao, Director General of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in Seattle, the film's associate producer Jasmine Shih, and voice actress Katherine Park, who is featured in the documentary. The documentary features archival newsreel from a 1935 women's air show in Long Beach, Calif., where Katherine performed stunts with her biplane. Katherine's story has been the inspiration for short films, stage performances, visual art pieces, and even a comic strip. Several Asian American artists who created works based on Katherine's story were interviewed for the documentary, including actresses Marilyn Tokuda ("Xanadu"), Karen Huie ("Wild Bill"), Jully Lee ("Jane the Virgin"), Leslie Ishii ("The Bold and the Beautiful"), and Katherine Park; additional interviews include artists May Sun and Colleen Quen; film director Barbara Beck and playwright Judy Soo Hoo; Congresswoman Judy Chu and Chinese-American Historian Judy Yung.
Jul 8th, 2017 (Sat)
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  Seattle Walks - David Williams at the Burien Library
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. At the Burien Library, 400 SW 152nd Street, Burien. This program is free.
Jul 9th, 2017 (Sun)
  Courtyard Garden Tea - Log House Museum
There will be two seatings for High Tea in the “Birthplace of Seattle” Log House Museum Courtyard on Sunday afternoon, July 9, 2017 - from 1:30 to 3 PM and 4 to 5 PM. Featured will be a unique menu of special teas and handmade treats, using recipes from our Apron Strings cookbook. Tickets are $40 a seat. Tickets can be purchased during museum open hours.
Jul 9th, 2017 (Sun)
10:00 AM
  Ship Canal Centennial Boat Parade & Bike Ride
On July 9, nearly 50 ships will re-enact the 1917 inauguration of the Lake Washington Ship Canal and the boat parade led by the SS Roosevelt. If you'd like to join Queen Anne Historical Society president Michael Herschensohn on a bike ride that follows along the shoreline, meet up at Gas Works Park at 10 am with your bicycle and helmet, ride to the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks to see the boats waiting to join the Centennial Boat Parade re-enactment, and then follow the parade along the south side of the Ship Canal to South Lake Union Park. We'll stop along the way at strategically located viewpoints to learn from interpreters the significance of the Locks and some of the important sites along the Canal such as Seattle Light's 1912 electric generating plant and Bill Boeing's first launch site. More info at www.cascade.org or contact Michael at mh982501@gmail.com
Jul 10th, 2017 (Mon)
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  Firland Sanatorium Tour - Historic Seattle
The Firland Tuberculosis Sanatorium in Richmond Highlands was started by the Anti-Tuberculosis League of King County (which later became the American Lung Association) for the care of patients with tuberculosis. Vicki Stiles, executive director of the Shoreline Historical Museum, and historian Paula Becker, author of Looking for Betty MacDonald: The Egg, the Plague, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle and I, will talk about the development of the site and bestselling author Betty MacDonald's first-hand experience as a patient at Firland. At 19327 Greenwood Avenue N, Shoreline. Donations accepted.
Jul 11th, 2017 (Tue)
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  Salish Modern exhibit lecture with curator Greg Watson - White River Valley Museum
Explore the history, themes, color and culture of the White River Valley Museum's new exhibit of modern Salish art with exhibit curator Greg Watson. Watson, a longtime student and collector of Salish art, a Wulshootseed speaker, and skilled a skilled storyteller, will provide insightful perspectives on the exhibit. This lecture is a free event, no registration required but space is limited. View the exhibt from 5 – 6 PM and attend the lecture from 6 – 7 PM. The White River Valley Museum is located at 918 H Street SE, Auburn.
Jul 12th, 2017 (Wed)
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  Trailblazers: Women of the Boeing Company - meet author Betsy Case - Renton Library
Join Betsy Case, author of Trailblazers, as she chronicles the "first" women at Boeing—the first employees, the first female aviators and engineers, and of course the colorful World War II Rosies. Learn of the interesting turns her research took through the Seattle Museum of History and Industry and in the archives at Boeing. This program is free. The Renton Library is located at 100 Mill Avenue S, Renton.
Jul 12th, 2017 (Wed)
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  Book launch - Waterway - with David B. Williams, Jennifer Ott, and HistoryLink
On July 4, 1917, amidst much fanfare and over 60 years of planning, the Lake Washington Ship Canal opened to the public. Join co-authors Jennifer Ott (HistoryLink historian) and David B. Williams (author Too High and Too Steep) as they share stories uncovered during the writing of Waterway: decades of false starts, political shenanigans, and far-reaching social, economic, and environmental impacts of the construction and operation resulting in one of Seattle’s most significant engineering projects. At the Museum of History & Industry. $15. Register at www.mohai.org
Jul 12th, 2017 (Wed)
10:30 PM - 11:30 PM
  Hooked on History - White River Valley Museum
Join us for an awesome hour of kid-friendly activities, crafts and Museum fun, right before the concerts in Auburn's Les Gove Park. Hooked on History and the concerts are FREE - bring the family and spend the day! Visit wrvmuseum.org for more information and weekly themes. The White River Valley Museum is located at 918 H Street SE in Auburn.
Jul 13th, 2017 (Thu)
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  Curator's Talk - A History of Renton in 75 Objects
Curator Sarah Samson discusses the objects that trace the life and culture of our city in A History of Renton in 75 Objects. A collaboration between the Renton History Museum and students of the University of Washington Museology M.A. program, this exhibit distills local history into 75 special artifacts. Come see which 75 of the 30,000 plus items in the collection made the cut! The Renton History Museum is located at 235 Mill Avenue S, Renton.
Jul 13th, 2017 (Thu)
7:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  Judy Bentley - Walking Washington's History - Auburn 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 Auburn Library is located at 1102 Auburn Way S in Auburn.
Jul 14th, 2017 (Fri) -- Jul 16th, 2017 (Sun)
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  Day Out with Thomas the Tank Engine - Northwest Railway Museum
All aboard! Thomas the Tank Engine invites little engineers to join him for a day of friendship and family fun at Day Out with Thomas: The Friendship Tour 2017. Children everywhere can spend the day with their friend Thomas when the #1 Engine pulls into The Northwest Railway Museum on July 14-16 AND July 21-23. Day Out with Thomas: The Friendship Tour 2017 is presented by Mattel. This fun-filled event offers children and their families the opportunity to take a ride with Thomas the Tank Engine, star of the popular Thomas & Friends™ series. In addition, they will meet Sir Topham Hatt, Controller of the Railway and enjoy a day of Thomas-themed activities. Tickets go on sale Monday, March 6 and will be available by calling Ticketweb toll-free 866-468-7630, or by visiting www.ticketweb.com/dowt. Ticket prices are: Saturdays/Sundays $26 and Fridays $23 - plus tax for ages 2 and up (service charges and fee may apply). www.trainmuseum.org
Jul 15th, 2017 (Sat)
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  Neely Vintage Market
Vendors selling vintage collectables and handmade crafts will cover the front lawn at Neely Mansion from 10 am to 4 pm. There is a $3.00 entry fee. Also, professional appraisers will be on site to review and appraise YOUR items ($10.00 per item; limit two items per turn) from 11 am – 3 pm. Reservations are not required. The Neely Mansion is located at 12303 SE Auburn-Black Diamond Road, just east of Auburn, and at the bottom of the Auburn-Black Diamond Road exit on Highway 18.
Jul 15th, 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.
Jul 15th, 2017 (Sat)
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  Historic Seattle's Digging Deeper series - Northwest Room: Everett Public Library
The Everett Public Library's Northwest Room began as a project in 1974 to collect photos and oral history interviews to supplement the library's regional history material. Two full-time library specialist positions were added to staff this Room in 1977. It is housed in the Main Library, an outstanding Art Deco/Moderne brick building designed by Seattle architects Bebb and gould in 1934. Pre-register at www.historicseattle.org $10 historic Seattle members, $15 general public.
Jul 15th, 2017 (Sat) -- Jul 16th, 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.
Jul 15th, 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.
Jul 16th, 2017 (Sun)
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  Snohomish Kla Ha Ya Tour - Metro Employees Historical Vehicles Association
A special 4-hour tour to the historic town of Snohomish to celebrate Kla Ha Ya Days where you can go to the Sunday Farmers market, admire the hot rods and classic cars at the Car and Motorcycle Show and Shine, or browse the town's many antique shops. 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.)
Jul 17th, 2017 (Mon) -- Jul 21st, 2017 (Fri)
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
  Museum Time Traveler Camp - White River Valley Museum
Kids age 6-12 will learn a little history and have a lot of fun as they explore pioneer times, ancient Greece and Egypt, Viking culture and even the future! $95 per child (Auburn Resident). Visit wrvmuseum.org for more information and to register.
Jul 18th, 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
Jul 19th, 2017 (Wed)
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  Southwest Stories - 30th Anniversary of Home-Grown History: Conceiving, Researching, Writing, Assembling, Publishing, Promoting (and Updating?) the "West Side Story"
Editorial coordinator Brad Chrisman and editor and project manager Clay Eals on the 30th Anniversary of the "West Side Story" history book, published in July of 1987. Their illustrated talk will take place the West Seattle Library, 2306 42nd Avenue SW, Seattle. This program is free and open to the public.
Jul 19th, 2017 (Wed)
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  History Cafe- Working for People and the Earth Local Cooperative Histories
The idea that people can solve economic problems by working together is at the heart of the cooperative impulse. In Seattle, that impulse is strong. From coffee shops and breweries to grocery stores and outdoor retailers; Seattle has birthed long-standing and well-known cooperatives of many sizes. Hear from local cooperative leaders, moderated by webster walker, who will put today’s regional co-ops in historical context, and explore the potential that co-ops hold for addressing current economic, environmental and labor challenges. webster walker is a long-time Seattle-area cooperator. He worked 13 years at Central Co-op, serving 7 years on their Board of Trustees. As a founder of SLICE: Strengthening Local Independent Cooperatives Everywhere, he helped organize several significant cooperative conferences in Seattle, including the 2012 National Cooperative Business Association conference during the United Nations’ International Year of Cooperatives. 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. Location: Museum of History & Industry, South Lake Cafe. This program is free of charge.
Jul 19th, 2017 (Wed)
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  Jazz from the '50s to the present - Dr. Julian Priester with D'Vonne Lewis and Johnaye Kendrick
Join jazz impresario Dr. Julian Priester, famed drummer D'Vonne Lewis and celebrated songstress Johnaye Kendrick for live music performances and lively conversations about jazz from the 1950s to the present at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 19 at Central Library. This free jazz talk by local jazz legends is being presented in conjunction with the 8th floor gallery exhibit "Rhythm of Colors," at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Avenue, in downtown Seattle.
Jul 19th, 2017 (Wed)
10:30 PM - 11:30 PM
  Hooked on History - White River Valley Museum
Join us for an awesome hour of kid-friendly activities, crafts and Museum fun, right before the concerts in Auburn's Les Gove Park. Hooked on History and the concerts are FREE - bring the family and spend the day! Visit wrvmuseum.org for more information and weekly themes. The White River Valley Museum is located at 918 H Street SE in Auburn.
Jul 20th, 2017 (Thu)
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  Slideshow on the History of Streetcars - Friends of the Market
Please join us for this free slideshow, co-sponsored by Friends of the Market and the Pike Place Market Foundation. It will take place in the Atrium Loft Room, 93 Pike Street, #307, downtown Seattle.
Jul 21st, 2017 (Fri) -- Jul 23rd, 2017 (Sun)
  Renton River Days - Renton History Museum is free
Special programming on the Museum grounds, special hours Sunday, and free admission! Visit the Renton History Museum at 235 Mill Avenue S in Renton during Renton River Days! Open 10 AM - 4 PM on Friday and Saturday, noon - 4 PM on Sunday.
Jul 21st, 2017 (Fri) -- Jul 23rd, 2017 (Sun)
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  Day Out with Thomas the Tank Engine - Northwest Railway Museum
All aboard! Thomas the Tank Engine invites little engineers to join him for a day of friendship and family fun at Day Out with Thomas: The Friendship Tour 2017. Children everywhere can spend the day with their friend Thomas when the #1 Engine pulls into The Northwest Railway Museum on July 14-16 AND July 21-23. Day Out with Thomas: The Friendship Tour 2017 is presented by Mattel. This fun-filled event offers children and their families the opportunity to take a ride with Thomas the Tank Engine, star of the popular Thomas & Friends™ series. In addition, they will meet Sir Topham Hatt, Controller of the Railway and enjoy a day of Thomas-themed activities. Tickets go on sale Monday, March 6 and will be available by calling Ticketweb toll-free 866-468-7630, or by visiting www.ticketweb.com/dowt. Ticket prices are: Saturdays/Sundays $26 and Fridays $23 - plus tax for ages 2 and up (service charges and fee may apply). www.trainmuseum.org
Jul 22nd, 2017 (Sat)
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Hike Coal Creek's Mining history with Judy Bentley
Judy Bentley, author of Hiking Washington's History, will lead a hike along the Coal Creek Trail to the center of 19th century mining in old Newcastle. Hike railroad grades and trails along the route of the Seattle and Walla Walla Railroad and see the terrain of mining–black holes in the earth, coal timbers in the creek, locomotive turntable remains, and more. The hike will be about 4 miles with shuttles between the beginning and end of the trail, with a few modest ups and downs. This hike has a limit of 15 people. Pacific Northwest Historians Guild members have priority. Cost is $10 for PNWHG members and $25 for non-members, payable with check or cash at the hike. RSVP to bentley.judy@gmail.com. More details will follow.
Jul 22nd, 2017 (Sat)
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  Kent Chronicles - Local Ukrainian-American History
This month the Greater Kent Historical Society takes al look at the history of our Ukrainian-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.
Jul 22nd, 2017 (Sat) -- Jul 23rd, 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.
Jul 22nd, 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.
Jul 23rd, 2017 (Sun)
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.
Jul 23rd, 2017 (Sun)
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Waterway - David B. Williams and Jennifer Ott at the Seattle Public Library - Central Library
David B. Williams and Jennifer Ott discuss decades of false starts and political shenanigans - as well as the far-reaching social, economic and environmental impacts - of the Lake Washington Ship Canal. The Central Library is located at 1000 4th Avenue in downtown Seattle. This event is free.
Jul 24th, 2017 (Mon) -- Jul 28th, 2017 (Fri)
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
  Museum Time Traveler Camp - White River Valley Museum
Kids age 6-12 will learn a little history and have a lot of fun as they explore pioneer times, ancient Greece and Egypt, Viking culture and even the future! $95 per child (Auburn Resident). Visit wrvmuseum.org for more information and to register.
Jul 25th, 2017 (Tue)
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  Food and Story at MOHAI - Joong
All food has a story to tell. Hear the riveting legend behind the traditional Chinese rice dumpling called joong, aka zongzi, from veteran storytellers, filmmakers, and community activators Tay & Val. Eat sweet and savory versions of joong from the local historic establishment Fortuna Cafe and learn about the evolution of Chinese-American food in Seattle’s International District with food anthropologist and activist Maxine Chan. At Microsoft Lakefront Pavilion at MOHAI - $15 general public.
Jul 26th, 2017 (Wed)
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  SS Virginia V Cruise - Bridge to Bridge
All aboard this exclusive voyage on the historic SS Virginia V! 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.$25 MOHAI and Virginia V members; $30 general public; $15 under 21; 5 and under free
Jul 26th, 2017 (Wed)
10:30 PM - 11:30 PM
  Hooked on History - White River Valley Museum
Join us for an awesome hour of kid-friendly activities, crafts and Museum fun, right before the concerts in Auburn's Les Gove Park. Hooked on History and the concerts are FREE - bring the family and spend the day! Visit wrvmuseum.org for more information and weekly themes. The White River Valley Museum is located at 918 H Street SE in Auburn.
Jul 27th, 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.
Jul 27th, 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.
Jul 28th, 2017 (Fri)
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  Celebrating Ernestine Anderson with Eugenie Jones
View the film "Ernestine Anderson: There Will Never Be Another You." Listen as Eugenie Jones sings from Anderson’s playbook and from her own unique repertoire. At the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Avenue in downtown Seattle. This free event is being held in conjunction with the "Rhythm of Colors" exhibit on the Library's 8th floor.
Jul 29th, 2017 (Sat)
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  Experience Historical Kent - Greater Kent Historical Society at Kent Farmers Market
At the corner of 2nd Avenue N and W Meeker Street in Kent.
Jul 29th, 2017 (Sat) -- Jul 30th, 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.
Jul 29th, 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.