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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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May 2nd, 2017 (Tue)
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
  Mommy & Me Program - Mary Olson Farm
For ages 3-5 and their caregivers. Pre-registration required for this weekly event at the beautiful Mary Olson Farm across the road from the Green River in Auburn. To register, call the White River Valley Museum at 253-288-7439 or go online at www.wrvmuseum.org
May 3rd, 2017 (Wed)
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  Historic Seattle's Digging Deeper series - Puget Sound Maritime Historical Society
Celebrate the annual opening of boating season with an exploration of the many treasures preserved by the Puget Sound Maritime Historical Society, a private non-profit organization founded in 1948. PSMHS's primary goal has been to educate the public abour our region's maritime past by making it accessible to all Washington State residents. Since 1953, the Society has housed its artifact collection and its entire library of maritime research materials at the Sophie Bass Research Library, MOHAI. Pre-register at www.historicseattle.org $10 Historic Seattle members, $15 general public
May 4th, 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.
May 5th, 2017 (Fri)
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Preserving Open Spaces with author Connie Sidles - Soos Creek Botanical Garden and Heritage Center
Speaker Connie Sidles is a Master Birder, local speaker, author of eight Nature and Business books, and editor of eight oral history books. Connie’s exceptional claim to fame is her passion for birding in the Montlake Fill, near UW, almost daily for 30 years! Connie, a member of Seattle Audubon, has just published a 100 year Commemorative book in which she relates the historical work of several Washington people, who, like Connie and many of us, are passionate about Preserving Open Spaces for humanity and wildlife. There will be a historical look at land preservation, as well as suggestions on what we can do today to save open spaces for future generations of people and wildlife. Come to learn how you might be a part. The program will include light refreshments and will conclude at 12 noon with a Tour of the Garden. The Soos Creek Botanical Garden is located at 29308 132nd Avenue SE, Auburn.
May 5th, 2017 (Fri)
7:00 PM
  2017 Writers Program Reading Series - Jack Straw Cultural Center
Presenting new work in a series of three readings hosted by curator Jourdan Imani Keith. Visit jackstraw.org for details on more upcoming Jack Straw Writers events, curator and writers' bios, and to listen to literary podasts. Admission to each reading is a $5 suggested donation, and comes with a gift of the 2017 Jack Straw Writers Anthology. Friday, May 5: Jamacia Baldwin, Steph Kesey, Brandon Young, and D.A. Navoti Friday, May 12: aforse fatima ahmed, Catalina Marie Cantú, Calvin Gimpelevich, and Wancy Young Cho Friday, May 19: Quenton Baker, Ellie Belew, Hera McLeod, and Ashlan Runyan All programs begin at 7 PM. Jack Straw Cultural Center is located at 4261 Roosevelt Way NE in Seattle's University District.
May 6th, 2017 (Sat)
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  Author Marcia Tate Urunga - The Stolen Ones - Renton History Museum
“The Stolen Ones” is the story of Nia who is taken to a far away home. The story does not follow the usual story line of Nia's slave experience - instead, the story tells what is happening at the village she was taken from. This is an all ages performance focusing on the sharing of culture. At the Renton History Museum, 235 Mill Avenue S, Renton. $5 adults, $2 students/children, always free for Renton History Museum members. www.renhistory.org
May 6th, 2017 (Sat)
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  Women's Suffrage Cookbook Program - White River Valley Museum
Get ready for Mother’s Day and learn about the history of the Women’s Suffrage movement in Washington state, Victorian etiquette and more with Green River College history professor Dr. Michelle Marshman. This unique perspective on women’s history will ensure some laughs and possibly a tear as we honor the trailblazers of the movement and sample some of the cookbook’s recipes. A great program to bring your mom, grandmother, sister or best friend! $10 per person. The White River Valley Museum is located at 918 H Street SE in Auburn.
May 7th, 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.
May 9th, 2017 (Tue)
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
  Mommy & Me Program - Mary Olson Farm
For ages 3-5 and their caregivers. Pre-registration required for this weekly event at the beautiful Mary Olson Farm across the road from the Green River in Auburn. To register, call the White River Valley Museum at 253-288-7439 or go online at www.wrvmuseum.org
May 10th, 2017 (Wed)
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  Des Moines Historical Society Annual Meeting
One and all are invited to the Des Moines Historical Society's yearly membership drive and elections of officers. The meeting will be at the Des Moines United Methodist Church, 22225 9th Avenue S, Des Moines.
May 12th, 2017 (Fri)
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  Spring Plant Sale - Soos Creek Botanical Garden and Heritage Center
Come out and support Soos Creek Botanical Garden and Heritage Center at its annual Spring Plant sale. Check out our ever growing selection of Perennials, Trees & Shrubs propagated from the Garden. Choose from a variety of Japanese Maples and Veggie Starts. Plan some extra time to stroll through the beautiful Garden. Soos Creek Botanical Garden & Heritage Center is open to the public Wednesday through Saturday from 10 Am – 3 PM and pairs the experience of strolling amid inspirational, mature gardens with the fascinating local history of the Soos Creek Plateau. Free admission. The Soos Creek Botanical Garden is located at 29308 132nd Avenue SE, Auburn.
May 12th, 2017 (Fri)
7:00 PM
  2017 Writers Program Reading Series - Jack Straw Cultural Center
Presenting new work in a series of three readings hosted by curator Jourdan Imani Keith. Visit jackstraw.org for details on more upcoming Jack Straw Writers events, curator and writers' bios, and to listen to literary podasts. Admission to each reading is a $5 suggested donation, and comes with a gift of the 2017 Jack Straw Writers Anthology. Friday, May 5: Jamacia Baldwin, Steph Kesey, Brandon Young, and D.A. Navoti Friday, May 12: aforse fatima ahmed, Catalina Marie Cantú, Calvin Gimpelevich, and Wancy Young Cho Friday, May 19: Quenton Baker, Ellie Belew, Hera McLeod, and Ashlan Runyan All programs begin at 7 PM. Jack Straw Cultural Center is located at 4261 Roosevelt Way NE in Seattle's University District.
May 13th, 2017 (Sat)
  Behind the Seams: Women's Suits - MOHAI
Get a peek into the Museum of History & Industry’s textile collection and view treasures rarely seen. Women’s suits took on many forms in the 20th century, but their one unifying trait was that they were intended for activities outside the home. Whether meeting for lunch or marching in the streets, the suit was the essential garment of the modern woman. These intimate one-hour session, led by MOHAI’s Costume and Textile Specialist, allow viewers to discover garments in detail and hear the stories that make them special. Location: MOHAI. Three viewing times, all on May 13: 11 – 11:50 am 12 – 12:50 pm 2 – 2:50 pm Cost: $10 Members / $25 general public / $15 students (includes admission)
May 13th, 2017 (Sat) -- May 14th, 2017 (Sun)
  Mothers' Day Weekend - Northwest Railway Museum
On Mothers' Day Weekend, the Northwest Railway Museum invites mothers to enjoy a free ride aboard our antique train, when accompanied by a paying child – of any age. You and your mom will journey through the Cascade foothills to the top of Snoqualmie Falls and enjoy the view of the valley below. Passengers may board in Snoqualmie or North Bend. Round trip takes approximately 70 minutes. Passengers may get off at the halfway point, shop, eat lunch, or take a stroll before returning on any later train. 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, $16 ages 62 and up, $20 ages 13-61, Under 2 are free! For more information, visit www.trainmuseum.org or call 425-888-3030.
May 13th, 2017 (Sat)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Living Voices - Native Vision - Renton History Museum
A Navajo girl explores her family's past while struggling to keep her culture in a government-run boarding school in the 1930s and 1940s. Her vision of becoming a modern healer in a changing world is brought to life as her community joins the U.S. in World War II. Recommended for ages 9 and older. The Murseum is located at 235 Mill Avenue S, Renton. $5 adults, $2 students/children, always free for Renton History Museum members.
May 13th, 2017 (Sat)
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  MOHAI's Mother's Day Trunk Show
Celebrate Mother's Day a day early with the Museum of History & Industry. Spend the morning shopping local at the MOHAI Store’s Trunk Show. The Museum Store Trunk Show is an opportunity for a wide range of artists and designers to showcase their one-of-a-kind creations. Meet local jewelry and accessory designers while exploring the latest collections and innovative pieces. Artists will have tables for display in the Lakefront Pavilion, adjoining the store space. Drop by and pick up something extraordinary—members save 15%! After visiting the trunk show, stay for lunch or a light snack at MOHAI’s South Lake Café where diners can enjoy 10% off by presenting their trunk show receipt. Free to attend, but this event does not include Museum admission.
May 13th, 2017 (Sat) -- May 14th, 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.
May 13th, 2017 (Sat)
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Opening Day at the Historic Barker and Denny Cabins
The Historic Cabins are back for the season and open for tours — and the arts are coming with them! There will be something for everyone, with “Music of the 1800s” with Kevin Saville and Andy House-Higgens performing in period attire, Artist/Author Tal Renfro displaying his multi-media artwork, which includes his graphic novel “The Swashbuckling Adventures of Captain Kitty,” and a quilt raffle and quilt and embroidery displays from the Crazy Quilters of Federal Way. The cabins are located at West Hylebos Wetlands Park, 2645 S 348th Street, Federal Way.
May 16th, 2017 (Tue)
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
  Mommy & Me Program - Mary Olson Farm
For ages 3-5 and their caregivers. Pre-registration required for this weekly event at the beautiful Mary Olson Farm across the road from the Green River in Auburn. To register, call the White River Valley Museum at 253-288-7439 or go online at www.wrvmuseum.org
May 16th, 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
May 19th, 2017 (Fri)
7:00 PM
  2017 Writers Program Reading Series - Jack Straw Cultural Center
Presenting new work in a series of three readings hosted by curator Jourdan Imani Keith. Visit jackstraw.org for details on more upcoming Jack Straw Writers events, curator and writers' bios, and to listen to literary podasts. Admission to each reading is a $5 suggested donation, and comes with a gift of the 2017 Jack Straw Writers Anthology. Friday, May 5: Jamacia Baldwin, Steph Kesey, Brandon Young, and D.A. Navoti Friday, May 12: aforse fatima ahmed, Catalina Marie Cantú, Calvin Gimpelevich, and Wancy Young Cho Friday, May 19: Quenton Baker, Ellie Belew, Hera McLeod, and Ashlan Runyan All programs begin at 7 PM. Jack Straw Cultural Center is located at 4261 Roosevelt Way NE in Seattle's University District.
May 20th, 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.
May 20th, 2017 (Sat)
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  Plant Sale - Greater Kent Historical Society
The Greater Kent Historical Society will be hosting a Plant Sale at Bereiter House (the Museum), 855 E Smith Street, Kent. If you have plants you need to divide, bring them to the plant sale, potted up with the plant's name. Or if you need new plants to fill in bare spots in your garden stop by the Plant Sale, and bring your neighbors! All proceeds benefit the Greater Kent Historical Society.
May 20th, 2017 (Sat)
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  Bookmarks & Landmarks - Historical Society of Federal Way - Whispering Wires
Bookmarks & Landmarks is a book club event with a local, historic twist. Check out Whispering Wires from KCLS and read it in advance of this program at the Historical Society of Federal Way’s Steel Lake Annex, which will include a guest speaker, a librarian-led book discussion, followed by a tour of the exterior of Brooklake Community Center, which had been a speakeasy back in its heyday. Sponsored in part by SoCoCulture, the King County Library System, and Vickie Chynoweth, Keller Williams Real Estate. The Steel Lake Annex is located at 2645 S 312th Street, Federal Way. Admission is free, but advance reservation is required - contact the Federal Way Library at 253-838-3668.
May 20th, 2017 (Sat) -- May 21st, 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.
May 20th, 2017 (Sat)
12:30 PM
  Steps in Time - Redmond Historical Society
The Redmond Historical Society, with sponsorship by the Friends of the Redmond Library, presents its new Walking Tour App and much more at the Redmond Library on May 20. Beginning at 12:30 PM, Living Vioces presents "Klondike The Last Adveneture." At 2 PM, Tom Hitzroth talks about early Redmond settlers and their land claims.
May 20th, 2017 (Sat)
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  Vintage Washington - Washington Trust for Historic Preservation
Please join the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation as it celebrates the 25th Anniversary of our Most Endangered Places program at a very special Vintage Washington event at Saint Edward Seminary and State Park, 14445 Juanita Drive NE, Kenmore. King County Council Chair Joe McDermott will serve as Master of Ceremonies for the evening, which will include a reception and dinner. Cocktail attire. Tickets are $125/Washington Trust members and $150/general admission. Tables of 8/$1000. Please Contact Julianne Patterson for availability at Patterson@preservewa.org
May 21st, 2017 (Sun)
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter film screening - White River Valley Museum
Meet the real "Rosies" - women who went to work for their country during WWII. This documentary was selected for preservation by the Library of Congress for its cultural significance. Free program, no registration required, but seating is limited. The White River Valley Museum is located at 918 H Street SE in Auburn.
May 21st, 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.
May 21st, 2017 (Sun)
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  Tribute to Dick Wagner
The Center for Wooden Boats will have a tribute to Dick Wagner on May 21, including a reception at the CWB Boathouse from 3:00 to 4:30 pm, and a flotilla sail-by of Dick and Colleen Wagner’s home, the Old Boathouse, from 4:30 to 7:00 pm. The event ends at 9 pm. More information at cwb.org
May 23rd, 2017 (Tue)
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
  Mommy & Me Program - Mary Olson Farm
For ages 3-5 and their caregivers. Pre-registration required for this weekly event at the beautiful Mary Olson Farm across the road from the Green River in Auburn. To register, call the White River Valley Museum at 253-288-7439 or go online at www.wrvmuseum.org
May 25th, 2017 (Thu)
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
  What's Next? - MOHAI Civic Innovation Breakfast
The 2017 What’s Next? Civic Innovation Breakfast will highlight the impressive steps our region is taking to make our communities stronger through civic innovation. Moderator Matt McIllwain of Madrona Venture Group will engage a panel of civic leaders about how innovation can tackle our biggest challenges and enhance our region's quality of life. Panelists include: Hannah Hill, Program Manager of Innovation Team, City of Seattle; Chelo Picardal, Chief Technology Officer, City of Bellevue Give Big!; Preeti Shridhar, Deputy Public Affairs Administrator, City of Renton Register by May 17 - www.mohai.org
May 25th, 2017 (Thu)
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  "Seattle Public Sculptors" book signing - Fred Poyner IV
Author and historian Fred Poyner IV will be signing copies of his new book, "Seattle Public Sculptors: Twelve Makers of Monuments, Memorials and Statuary, 1909–1962" at the Filson store, 1741 First Avenue, Seattle. The event is free to the public, and will include a 30 minute presentation on the early public sculpture of Seattle, with a book signing to follow. Refreshments will be available.
May 25th, 2017 (Thu)
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  Waterway: The Story of Seattle’s Locks and Ship Canal - Jennifer Ott at the Queen Anne Historical Society
On July 4, 1917, amidst much fanfare and over 60 years of planning, the Lake Washington Ship Canal opened to the public. Join the Queen Anne Historical Society as Jennifer Ott, co-author (with David Williams) of Waterway: The Story of Seattle’s Locks and Ship Canal, shares some of the stories about the decades of false starts, the political shenanigans, and far-reaching social, economic, and environmental impacts of the canal’s construction and operation. This presentation will be held at Aegis Living Queen Anne, 323 W Galer Street, Seattle. Free and open to the public.
May 25th, 2017 (Thu)
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  Waterway: The Story of Seattle's Locks and Ship Canal - David Williams at the Magnolia Historical Society
On July 4, 1917, amidst much fanfare and over 60 years of planning, the Lake Washington Ship Canal opened to the public. Join the Magnolia Historical Society and David Williams, co-author (with Jennifer Ott) of Waterway: The Story of Seattle’s Locks and Ship Canal as he shares some of the stories about the decades of false starts, the political shenanigans, and far-reaching social, economic, and environmental impacts of the canal’s construction and operation. This presentation will be held at Magnolia Lutheran Churchy, 2414 31st Avenue W, Seattle. Free and open to the public.
May 25th, 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.
May 27th, 2017 (Sat) -- May 28th, 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.
May 30th, 2017 (Tue)
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
  Mommy & Me Program - Mary Olson Farm
For ages 3-5 and their caregivers. Pre-registration required for this weekly event at the beautiful Mary Olson Farm across the road from the Green River in Auburn. To register, call the White River Valley Museum at 253-288-7439 or go online at www.wrvmuseum.org
May 31st, 2017 (Wed)
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  Art Deco Concert and Reception
May 31 is Historic Seattle Program Director Larry Kreisman's 70th birthday, and you're invited to experien ce period music at his favorite Seattle building, the Seattle Tower, 1218 Third Avenue. This specially arranged perofrmance of classical pieces, ragtime, and American songbook standards from the 1920s will be performed by Dawn Clement in the Steinway Showroom. Delight in the exquisite lobby and the unique offices nestled into the crown of what is arguably the region's finest set-back Art Deco skyscraper, compelted in 1929. Pre-register at www.historicseattle.org $75 Historic Seattle members, $95 general public