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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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Aug 30th, 2017 (Wed) -- Sep 1st, 2017 (Fri)
  Snoqualmie Railroad Days
More information at www.railroaddays.com
Sep 2nd, 2017 (Sat) -- Sep 3rd, 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.
Sep 7th, 2017 (Thu)
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  Historic Seattle's Digging Deeper series - Southwest Seattle Historical Society
The Southwest Seattle Historical Society was founded in 1984 to serve the Duwamish Peninsula, including West Seattle and White Center. The Log House Museum is located in a renovated turn-of-the-century log structure which once serve as a carriage house to the Fir Lodge, one of the first year-round homes built on Alki Beach. The Society houses artifacts, archives, oiral histories and photographic prints and negatives. The core collection is housed at South Seattle College, but curator Lissa Kramer will share a sampling of these holdings during this tour at the Museum. Pre-register at www.historicseattle.org $10 Historic Seattle members, $15 general public
Sep 7th, 2017 (Thu)
11:30 AM
  HistoryLunch 2017: The Remarkable Story of Wine in Washington State
HistoryLink’s annual fundraiser at the Four Seasons Hotel, 99 Union Street, Seattle, will explore the history of wine in Washington. In the early 1960s climatologist Dr. Phillip Church’s study of Eastern Washington revealed its close similarity to France’s famed Burgundy region. Then everything changed. Now, much to the surprise of the rest of the world, Washington is the second largest producer of premium wine in the United States. Ted Baseler, President & CEO of the critically-acclaimed Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, and one of the individuals responsible for the dramatic growth of winemaking in Washington, will be the speaker at this year’s HistoryLunch. Bob Betz, Founder of Betz Family Winery and a key figure in the development of Washington wines, will be master of ceremonies.
Sep 7th, 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.
Sep 9th, 2017 (Sat)
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  Redmond Historical Society Saturday Speaker Series - Washington's Healthcare Pioneer
Patricia Bailey, marketing and communications strategist for Kaiser Permanente, will talk about Group Health Cooperative's place in local history. This Speaker Series takes place at the Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center, 16600 NE 80th Street, Redmond.
Sep 9th, 2017 (Sat) -- Sep 10th, 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.
Sep 9th, 2017 (Sat)
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  Apple Pressing at MOHAI
Roll up your sleeves and get ready to make apple cider. the Museum of History & Industry, City Fruit, and Washington State University are celebrating fall with a community apple pressing. Stop by and learn about urban orchards, get tips on making cider at home, discover the science behind developing new varieties of apples, and get advice on crafting the perfect hard cider from the WSU Mount Vernon Cider School. This activity is included with Museum admission. MOHAI is located at 860 Terry Avenue N, at the south end of Lake Union in Seattle.
Sep 9th, 2017 (Sat)
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Visit Historic Cabins - Historical Society of Federal Way
Visit the Historic Cabins, built in the 1880s and enjoy the boardwalk tails of beautiful West Hylebos Wetlands Park. The entire family can enjoy a turn at rock painting as Federal Way Rocks! will be on hand with rock and shell painting samples and supplies. The Crazy Quilters of Federal Way will also be on hand, displaying their quilt and embroidery samples and discussing their preservation of these unique examples of art, function and heritage. At West Hylebos Wetlands Park, 411 S 348th Street, Federal Way.
Sep 10th, 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.
Sep 11th, 2017 (Mon)
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  Hops & Crops Beer and Music Festival - Mary Olson Farm
For ages 21+ – bands include Down North, The Georgetown Orbits, Bootleg Sunshine,& The Cottonwood Cutups. Thirteen breweries will be represented! Rain or shine. Leashed dogs are welcome, outside drink, drugs and firearms are not. $20 at the gate Includes 5 taster tokens and a 5oz. mug Designated driver/non-drinker, gate only $10. www.wrvmuseum.org
Sep 11th, 2017 (Mon)
7:00 PM
  Jennifer Ott and David Williams - Third Place Books
"Waterway" historians and co-authors Jennifer Ott and David B. Williams (author of Too High and Too Steep: Reshaping Seattle's Topography and Seattle Walks) explore how industry, transportation, and the very character of the city and surrounding region developed in response to the economic and environmental changes brought by Seattle's canal and locks. At Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park.
Sep 12th, 2017 (Tue)
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  MOHAI Fashion Lecture - Style and Spectacle in Seattle
Seattle isn’t known for its glamorous street style, but that doesn’t mean Seattleites aren’t interested in fashion. The city has been host to glitzy runway shows, opulent theater productions, and grand displays in department stores and museums. Does this mean we are a city of style voyeurs? Explore Seattle’s fashion fascination with Clara Berg, the Museum of History & Industry's ’s clothing and textiles specialist. $10 MOHAI members and students / $15 general public. Extra option for MOHAI members only, a members-only Happy Hour preceding the show - visit www.mohai.org for more details.
Sep 13th, 2017 (Wed)
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  GKHS Mystery Club
The Greater Kent Historical Society will be hosting a monthly Mystery Book Club starting Wednesday, September 13! If this interests you, please join us and bring a mystery book or two to review and choose for the remaining two months this year. Our first book will be "Still Life" by Louise Penny. This is a series starring Inspector Armand Gamache and is available at your local library. When a 'series' is selected we will read the first one and then a list of the remaining books on the series will be handed out for your own personal reading. We look forward to meeting you and discovering new authors. We are located at Bereiter House, 855 E Smith Street, Kent. (Parking is around back.)
Sep 13th, 2017 (Wed)
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Information gathering session - Center for Washington Cultural Traditions
A new program is looking to hear from Washington residents at meetings across the state this summer and fall- including in Kent on Sept.13th, 2-4pm at the Kent Senior Activity Center, 600 E Smith Street in Kent, on September 13. The Center for Washington Cultural Traditions will be Washington State’s new folklife and traditional arts program, developed and run in partnership between Humanities Washington and the Washington State Arts Commission/ArtsWA. What is folklife, and what are traditional arts? They are activities and objects that are inseparable from a cultural community. They are expressions of people’s heritage, and help tell their story: foods, occupations, crafts, traditional medicine, storytelling, music, and more. In development now, the Center will serve communities throughout Washington State by surveying, studying, and supporting cultural traditions and tradition bearers through research and a wide range of programming.” Read more here: www.humanities.org
Sep 13th, 2017 (Wed)
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  Beneath Puget Sound - Des Moines Historical Society
Join the Des Moines Historical Society in a look beneath the surface of the Puget Sound hosted by DMHS Vice President Stuart Marlantes. He’ll take you on a video and photo journey through his experiences scuba diving in both our cold local waters and a recent journey to the Great Barrier Reef. Stuart is an avid photographer and diver, working both independently in media and conservation as well as through organizations like the Seattle Aquarium. There he spends days diving in the Underwater Dome tank, taking care of the animals and exhibit, hosting feeding shows, and educating the public. He is also a certified scientific diver through the American Academy of Underwater Sciences. Out of the water he works as a photographer and web developer for Sumner School District, pilots drones, composes piano music, and soon hopes to learn to fly. At the Des Moines United Methodist Church, 22225 9th Avenue S, Des Moines
Sep 15th, 2017 (Fri)
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  Blessed Are the Peacemakers book signing
Greek author, Constantine Cristos has produced his latest book, Blessed Are The Peacemakers and will be in Seattle on Thursday, September 15 for a presentation and book signing. The event will be held at the University Book Store, 4326 University Ave NE in Seattle. The event will begin at 7PM and will be followed by a reception and audience question and answers.
Sep 15th, 2017 (Fri)
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  Night Trolley Tour - Metro Employees Historical Vehicles Association
A 3-hour tour of Seattle's distinctive and varied nightlife neighborhoods: Piioneer Square, Broadway, lower Queen Anne and the University District. Tour stops for photos and coffee. Trackless trolleys depart at 7 PM 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.)
Sep 15th, 2017 (Fri)
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  CWB Third Friday Speaker Series - Lee Bjorklund
The Center for Wooden Boats' Third Friday Speaker Series presents speakers of wit and experience to bring information and experiences to audiences who otherwise might not have access to it. This month: Lee Bjorklund on "Umiaqs through the Ages." (Umiaqs are Aleut cargo canoes. CWB Has two that we use to teach kids how to paddle.) The program is held in the CWB Boathouse, 1010 Valley Street at the south end of Lake Union and is free. Snacks are available (donations to offset the cost are welcome).
Sep 16th, 2017 (Sat)
  Living Voices - Island of Hope - MOHAI
Join a young girl who escapes oppression in the old world to make a new life in America. But what happens to immigrants who are held back on Ellis Island? Experience this pivotal moment in a personal immigration story, and learn about the important immigrant histories that have shaped our nation. Living Voices combines live theatrical performances with archival film, turning history into a moving personal journey. This performance will take place in the Joshua Green Foundation Theater on MOHAI’s second floor. Suitable for guests 10 years (4th grade) to adult. Performances at 2 PM, and again at 3 PM. This program is included with museum admission. The Museum of History & Industry is located at 860 Terry Avenue N, at the south end of Lake Union in Seattle.
Sep 16th, 2017 (Sat)
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  Walking tour of Washington Park Arboretum - Friends of Seattle Olmsted Parks annual meeting
We will meet in front of the Graham Visitors Center for a walking tour of the park before the annual meeting. Board members Jennifer Ott and Andy Mitton will be leading the tour that will highlight the beginnings of the Arboretum as well as present-day activities. There will be an opportunity for a sneak peek at the Arboretum Loop Trail that is currently under construction and a discussion of how the route follows trails indicated within the 1936 Olmsted Brothers general plan for the Arboretum. Join us for a picnic and our annual meeting at noon in Wisteria Hall at the Graham Visitor Center (Washington Park) following the tour! Contact Andy Mitton with any questions you may have: andym@bergerpartnership.com
Sep 16th, 2017 (Sat) -- Sep 17th, 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.
Sep 16th, 2017 (Sat)
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  Lecture and book signing with Capt. Dan Dornseif - Museum of Flight
Dornself is the author of the new "Boeing 737 - The World's Jetliner." The book provides an in-depth look into the story of this extremely significant jetliner and the environment that has contributed to this amazing story. Many of the people who designed, marketed, and flew this airplane have contributed greatly to this book, while Dornseif was a 737 airline pilot who has flown three generations of the plane. He will sign copies of the book after the lecture. The program is free with Museum admission; the book signing is free for all. www.museumofflight.org
Sep 18th, 2017 (Mon)
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  Mid-century modern architecture in South King County
King County’s Historic Preservation Program has been working to develop a more complete understanding of the importance of the region’s rich Modern era heritage and now Susan Boyle, AIA, a principal at BOLA Architecture + Planning, will present findings from her research into the Modern era heritage of the county at St. Elizabeth Episcopal Church's Parish Hall, 1005 SW 152nd, Burien. The context statement is meant to guide preservation efforts throughout the county and to serve as a basis for future preservation planning by property owners, architects, and local jurisdictions. It will inform home owners, designers, planners, and developers and give rise to greater appreciation of the remarkable houses from this post-war period. Boyle’s presentation will include a sample of representative properties from communities throughout the county including Bellevue, Kirkland, Burien, Lake Forest Park, Normandy Park, and Seattle’s Central Area and West Seattle neighborhoods. Given the location of this presentation she will also focus on the work of Paul Hayden Kirk and houses in the Burien, West Seattle, and Normandy Park area. The presentation will close with a brief tour of the Church, designed by noted Northwest architectural firm Durham Anderson and Freed.
Sep 19th, 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 Bothell and Kent Libraries, 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
Sep 20th, 2017 (Wed)
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  History Cafe: Living with the Ship Canal
Come to the Museum of History & Industry's South Lake Cafe for this free panel discussion about the immediate, dramatic changes wrought by connecting Lake Washington and Puget Sound, including replumbing the watershed. Together we will reflect on the long-term impact these changes have had on our local environment and people. MOHAI is located at 860 Terry Avenue N, at the south end of Lake Union in Seattle.
Sep 22nd, 2017 (Fri) -- Sep 24th, 2017 (Sun)
  St. Demetrios Greek Festival
A Seattle tradition since 1960! Join us in Seattle’s Montlake neighborhood at 2100 Boyer Avenue E, and surround yourself with traditional Greek food, music, dancing and culture. New for 2017 - The Estiatorio is back! - New shuttle service from the University of Washington Link Light Rail. - You can now order food from the Taverna line! - Mythos Greek beer is back in the Taverna! Enjoy live Greek music with Taki and the Mad Greeks and dancing from St. Demetrios’ award-winning Greek dance groups who will perform all weekend. We also offer great shopping, Greek wine tasting, a children’s game booth and docent-led church tours, making Seattle’s Greek Festival a full day of fun! Open Friday noon—9 PM, Saturday 10 AM—9PM, and Sunday noon—7 PM.
Sep 22nd, 2017 (Fri)
8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  Behind the Scenes at Pike Place Market - Historic Seattle tour
the Pike Place Market is much more than a historically significant farmers market and popular tourist attraction. The preservation of the Market includes the continuation of a wide range of traditional uses alongside housing and services for low-income and older neighbors and residents. Learn more about the City of Seattle's 1971 historic preservation ordinance and the subsequent PDA charter. Tour will be led by representatives from the Pike Place Market Preservation & Development Authority, the Market Foundation, and the Friends of the Market. For more details and to register, visit www.historicseattle.org
Sep 23rd, 2017 (Sat)
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  Author talk - The Story of the Bellevue Downtown Park
Past Bellevue Parks Director Lee Springgate talks about his new book, "Miracle in Downtown Bellevue," at the Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center. Presented by www.eastsideheritagecenter.org
Sep 23rd, 2017 (Sat)
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  Tiger Mountain Mine Hike - Issaquah History Museums
The Issaquah History Museums are pleased to introduce the newest addition to their series of history hikes, a 'Historic Tiger Mountain Mine Hike', which will reveal an entirely new side of Issaquah’s history. On this hike, participants will walk in the footsteps of the miners, scallywags, bootleggers, and other energetic profiteers who helped Tiger Mountain and its secrets gain a reputation in far flung locations. Hikers will visit the site of the Caroline Mine, where hike leaders Doug Bristol and Bryan Thorn will introduce its operations and structures -- and tell the stories of the people who passed through its history. Advance registration is required through Eventbrite. Tickets are $10.00 for general admission or $7.50 for members. No “add-on” guests or children under 10 years of age can be accommodated on this hike. 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. Participants will meet at the Issaquah Depot Museum (78 First Avenue NE, Issaquah) and receive a parking pass and a map to a parking lot in the Tiger Mountain State Forest, where the hike will begin. This parking lot is not generally available to the public, and won't be accessible without the pass. The walk will be 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.
Sep 23rd, 2017 (Sat)
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  Waterway: The Story of Seattle's Locks and Ship Canal
The challenge of getting Newcastle coal to Elliott Bay inspired early Seattleites to envision a canal connecting Lake Washington to Puget Sound but it would take 63 years for the vision to become reality. Join us to hear Jennifer Ott, Ott, co-author with David B. Williams of Waterway: The Story of Seattle's Locks and Ship Canal, share some of the stories they uncovered in their research about the decades of false starts, political shenanigans, and far-reaching social, economic, and environmental impacts of the canal's construction and operation. At the Newcastle Library, 12901 Newcastle Way, Newcastle - presented by KCLS, 4Culture and the Newcastle Historical Society.
Sep 23rd, 2017 (Sat)
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  MOHAI Fall Trunk Show
Visit the Museum of History & Industry's Museum Store for a trunk show featuring gifts and goods created by local artists. The Fall Trunk Show showcases a wide range of one-of-a-kind creations. Meet local jewelry and accessory designers while exploring the latest collections and innovative pieces. Artists will display their work in the Lakefront Pavilion, adjoining the store space. MOHAI is located at 860 Terry Avenue N, at the south end of Lake Union in Seattle.
Sep 23rd, 2017 (Sat) -- Sep 24th, 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.
Sep 23rd, 2017 (Sat)
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  What’s Your Story? - Renton History Museum at Renton Multicultural Festival
Everyone has a story - share it at the Renton Multicultural Festival - join the Renton History Museum in the Storytelling Tent at the Multicultural Festival to share your story that ties into selected themes. The Museum will be documenting and preserving the stories to add to the museum’s collection, representing contemporary Renton. Check out rentonwa.gov for more info. At the Renton Pavilion Events Center, 233 Burnett Avenue S, Renton.
Sep 24th, 2017 (Sun)
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  Swing Away screening - Greeks in Washington
One-time special showing of the acclaimed movie "Swing Away," the poignant story of a woman who revives her strength after a bad experience which results in a cultural awakening benefiting her, a little girl and others. A great show for all, not just Greeks or golfers. Q&A with producer George Stephanopoulos and writer Paul Robert Lingas following the screening. The presentation will be held at the Seattle Center in the JBL Theater of the Museum of Pop Culture, 325 5TH Avenue North. Tickets $15. Seating is limited so make your reservation today by calling Paul Carkonen at 206-612-6207 or John Nicon at 206-325-8554.
Sep 26th, 2017 (Tue)
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  AKCHO Membership Meeting - Lessons Learned ‘Making the Cut’ and Commemorating the Lake Washington Ship Canal Centennial
Hosted by Making the Cut Location: Hiram M. Chittenden Locks Visitor Center, 3015 NW 54th St, Seattle, WA 98107 (206) 783-7059 Few if any engineering projects in King County have had as big an impact as the lowering of Lake Washington when the US Army Corps of Engineers built the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks and the Lake Washington Ship Canal. That was 100 years ago, and groups across the county, with financial support from 4Culture, have teamed up to mark the centennial with exhibits and events under the umbrella “Making the Cut” (makingthecut100.org). Pulling all that together was no easy feat and a story in itself. Mikala Woodward and Susan Connole, who were the first to brainstorm a centennial, will talk about lessons learned and share some of the content that came out of the creative process, including Mikala’s video literally tracing (with chalk!) where Lake Washington was lowered from Genesee Park to Seward Park. Colleen Wagner of Discovery Modelers Education Center will talk about the newly displayed model of the SS Roosevelt, the steamship that helped inaugurate the locks on July 4, 1917. Driving Directions: From I-5 take the 45th St. exit and head west, 45th eventually becomes Market St. At 29th NW, Market curves to the left and becomes NW 54th St., the locks are immediately ahead on the left. Pay parking ($2/hour) is available just north of the main entrance gate. By Bus: From downtown, take the RapidRide D Line to Ballard, then exit at 15th Ave NW and NW Market St and transfer to the 44 Ballard. Exit at 32nd Ave NW and NW Market St, walking south on 32nd. Turn left on NW 54th St, walking one block east and then turning right on 30th Ave NW, and walking one block.
Sep 27th, 2017 (Wed)
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  Housing the Homeless - Community Conversation at MOHAI
Two years after Seattle and King County declared a “State of Emergency” on homelessness, the numbers continue to rise. The 2017 annual count found nearly 12,000 people living in shelters, on the streets, and in tents and cars in Seattle and King County. Join Enrique Cerna as he moderates an important community conversation that examines homelessness. Hear personal stories, learn about current initiatives aimed at increasing housing, and find out what is being done to address complex issues related to the homeless crisis. At the Museum of History & Industry, located at 860 Terry Avenue N, at the south end of Lake Union in Seattle. Free with RSVP - visit mohai.org to learn more.
Sep 30th, 2017 (Sat) -- Oct 1st, 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.
Sep 30th, 2017 (Sat)
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  Greater Kent Historical Society - "One Hundred Years Ago" - dinner auction
Featuring Erik Flint, U.S. Army Museum Director at Fort Lewis. This annual dinner auction includes a wine raffle and basket raffle for the event. Tickets $50/person before September 1, and $60 after that. For more information, contact the Greater Kent Historical Society at 253-854-4330.
Sep 30th, 2017 (Sat)
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  2017 GKHS Gala - The Military in Washington State, 1917
The Greater Kent Historical Society is proud to present an evening in celebration of Kent’s history (1917—2017). The evening will include a Kent History display, wine raffle, basket raffle, buffet style dinner with choice of prime rib or salmon entrees (provided by The Golden Steer), a dessert dash and ending with a special program by Eric Flint, U.S. Army Museum Director at Fort Lewis, who will talk about the Military in Washington State in 1917. This event takes place at the Kent Senior Activity Center, on Smith Street in Kent. We take care of the dining, dishes, and desserts. You have the fun! Tickets are $50 per person - After September 1st $60 per person Tickets are for sale online at www.GKHS.org or call (253) 854-4330
Sep 30th, 2017 (Sat)
9:00 PM - 10:30 PM
  Northwest Film Forum - Local Sightings - Silent films from the King County Archives set to music
On Saturday, September 30, the Northwest Film Forum in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood will be closing out its 8-day Local Sightings series with a montage of silent films from local archives. The compilation of clips will feature the King County Assessor’s color and black-and-white films produced to document the 1936 Land Use Survey project, as well as footage from the Seattle Municipal Archives and the University of Washington Libraries Special Collections. The film montage will be accompanied by live music composed for the event by the group Baywitch. Below are two segments from the Assessor’s films. The complete collection of films is featured in our online exhibit about the WPA-funded Land Use Survey project.