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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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Workshop: Building a Plan For The Future


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.

August 2015
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Aug 1st, 2015 (Sat) -- Aug 2nd, 2015 (Sun)
  Visit the Mary Olson Farm
Take your family on a trip back in time to the Mary Olson Farm. Kids will love meeting our cows, chickens, horses and goats and going on a tour of the Olson’s farmhouse. Pack a picnic and spend the day enjoying one of King County’s best preserved historic farms. Free admission! The Mary Olson Farm is located at 28728 Green River Road in Auburn. www.wrvmuseum.org
Aug 1st, 2015 (Sat) -- Aug 2nd, 2015 (Sun)
  Northwest Railway Museum steam train rides
The steam train will be running every weekend from July 25 – September 7 (including Friday August 14 and Monday September 7.) Just as those early steam trains did in the 1890s, the steam train rides include a trip to view Snoqualmie Falls – from opposite the usual viewing side. Roundtrip Fares are: $20/ Adult (13-61); $18/Senior (62+) and $12/Child (2-12), Under age 2 are free! Steam train excursions which include the Museum’s premier tour package of the Train Shed exhibit building are available on Saturdays at 12:30 PM. Visitors to the museum experience the excitement of a working railroad while learning about the important role railroads played in shaping the character of the Pacific Northwest. The Snoqualmie Depot, exhibits and Depot Bookstore are open to the public 10 AM - 5 PM daily.
Aug 1st, 2015 (Sat)
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Neely Mansion Saturday Tours
Tour the beautiful and historic Neely Mansion just outside of Auburn. $3 donation suggested. www.neelymansion.org
Aug 1st, 2015 (Sat)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  Celebrity tour of NAAM exhibit Glass Orchidarium
Orchid expert Stephanie Johnson-Tolliver leads this tour of Debora Moore's Glass Orchidarium. At the Northwest African American Museum, 2300 S Massachusetts Street, Seattle. Tickets $10 general public. www.naamnw.org
Aug 1st, 2015 (Sat)
9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  The Great Gatsby - Movie in the Park - MOHAI
MOHAI will present The Great Gatsby, (2013, PG-13) on a big screen in Lake Union Park. Beforehand there will be a variety of family-friendly, Prohibition-era related activities including a live performance by the local swing band Easy Street. Screening begins at dusk. Free.
Aug 4th, 2015 (Tue)
  A Canoe Journey Through Time - National Night Out
Experience a multi-sensory nighttime canoe journey through the past 20,000 years on the Duwamish: the geologic transition from glaciers to volcanoes and earthquake, the influx of habitation and life, the growth of culture, language and community; an engineered transition to industry and commerce; and an unknown future. With Michael Lewis and Jordan Manez. At Duwamish Waterway Park. 7:30 PM and 9 PM. Free. www.duwamishrevealed.com
Aug 4th, 2015 (Tue)
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  Building for Culture workshop
Meet with 4Culture Historic Preservation Lead Flo Lentz and/or Heritage Lead Eric Taylor to discuss applying for this one-time-only grant round for capital projects. These meetings are scheduled in the 4Culture offices in Pioneer Square, 101 S Prefontaine Place. www.4culture.org and www.4culture.org
Aug 5th, 2015 (Wed)
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  Kenney historical bus tour - Goin' South: Morgan, Gatewood, Fauntleroy and Westwood Village
Enjoy a historical tour of West Seattle narrated by Clay Eals, Executive Director of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society. Tours depart from and return to The Kenney, 7125 Fauntleroy Way SW in West Seattle, where you will receive a tour of The Kenney campus and recently remodeled apartments while enjoying complimentary refreshments. Tour designed for people 62 or better who are interested in independent residential living within a senior community. Free. www.thekenney.org
Aug 5th, 2015 (Wed)
7:00 PM
  Nautical Roots of Tattoo Culture - White River Valley Museum
A lecture by Megan Churchill, presented in conjunction with the White River Valley Museum's current exhibit, "SERVICE INK: Veterans' Tattoos and Their Stories." Free. The White River Valley Museum is located at 918 H Street SE in Auburn.
Aug 6th, 2015 (Thu)
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  Building for Culture workshop - Burien
Meet with 4Culture Historic Preservation Lead Flo Lentz and/or Heritage Lead Eric Taylor to discuss applying for this one-time-only grant round for capital projects. This meeting is scheduled in the Burien Library conference room, 400 SW 152nd Street. www.4culture.org and www.4culture.org
Aug 6th, 2015 (Thu)
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  Temperance and Repeal concerts - MOHAI
The historic Ladies Musical Club (LMC) presents two light-hearted 30-minute programs of temperance songs and music from the jazz age in the main atrium of Seattle’s Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI). The FREE concerts are part of MOHAI’s “First Thursday” programs and celebrate the museum’s current American Spirits exhibit on Prohibition and its repeal. Vocal, flute, piano, oboe and English horn musicians will be featured. MOHAI is located at 860 Terry Avenue North in Seattle’s South Lake Union district.
Aug 6th, 2015 (Thu)
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  Late play date - White River Valley Museum
On the first Thursday of every month drop in for FREE admission and themed activities perfect for families with children 3 – 12 years of age, no registration required. The White River Valley Museum is located at 918 H Street SE in Auburn. www.wrvmuseum.org
Aug 8th, 2015 (Sat) -- Aug 9th, 2015 (Sun)
  Northwest Railway Museum steam train rides
The steam train will be running every weekend from July 25 – September 7 (including Friday August 14 and Monday September 7.) Just as those early steam trains did in the 1890s, the steam train rides include a trip to view Snoqualmie Falls – from opposite the usual viewing side. Roundtrip Fares are: $20/ Adult (13-61); $18/Senior (62+) and $12/Child (2-12), Under age 2 are free! Steam train excursions which include the Museum’s premier tour package of the Train Shed exhibit building are available on Saturdays at 12:30 PM. Visitors to the museum experience the excitement of a working railroad while learning about the important role railroads played in shaping the character of the Pacific Northwest. The Snoqualmie Depot, exhibits and Depot Bookstore are open to the public 10 AM - 5 PM daily.
Aug 8th, 2015 (Sat) -- Aug 9th, 2015 (Sun)
  Visit the Mary Olson Farm
Take your family on a trip back in time to the Mary Olson Farm. Kids will love meeting our cows, chickens, horses and goats and going on a tour of the Olson’s farmhouse. Pack a picnic and spend the day enjoying one of King County’s best preserved historic farms. Free admission! The Mary Olson Farm is located at 28728 Green River Road in Auburn. www.wrvmuseum.org
Aug 8th, 2015 (Sat)
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  Digging Deeper - Eastside Heritage Center
Digging Deeper is Historic Seattle’s multi-session program designed to provide attendees with behind-the-scenes insight to primary research materials in the many archives and libraries in Seattle and King County. On August 8, we visit the Eastside Heritage Center (EHC) located at 2102 Bellevue Way SE in Bellevue. The EHC’s public research center is located in the Winters House, a 1929 Mission Revival style building that is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The EHC maintains a collection of over 30,000 items, including cultural and household artifacts from pioneer settlement through today, and archival materials. Cost: $10 general public / $8 Historic Seattle members / $5 students. Learn more at historicseattle.org Registration closes at noon on August 6, two days before the event. Instructions regarding driving, parking, and specific site details will be e-mailed to registered attendees.
Aug 8th, 2015 (Sat)
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Historic cabins open house - Historical Society of Federal Way
Visit the David T. Denny Cabin and the John Barker Cabin at West Hylebos Wetlands Park, 4th Avenue S and S 348th Street in Federal Way. Washington Old Time Fiddlers will be performing from 12:30-2 PM and the Federal Way Crazy Quilters will be demonstrating quilting and have a quilt display. There are also walking trails and picnic areas that offer insight on why wetlands are important. Free. www.federalwayhistory.org
Aug 8th, 2015 (Sat)
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Neely Mansion Saturday Tours
Tour the beautiful and historic Neely Mansion just outside of Auburn. $3 donation suggested. www.neelymansion.org
Aug 8th, 2015 (Sat)
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
  Celebrity tour of NAAM exhibit Glass Orchidarium
King-5 gardening expert Ciscoe Morris leads this tour of Debora Moore's Glass Orchidarium. At the Northwest African American Museum, 2300 S Massachusetts Street, Seattle. Tickets $10 general public. www.naamnw.org
Aug 9th, 2015 (Sun)
  Klondike: The Last Adventure - Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park
Klondike National Historical Park and Living Voices are offering free performances of this new production, which follows the journey of Eliza, a young woman who travels to the Yukon gold fields in search of adventure and fortune. The event combines theater, video, and live interactions to produce an engaging family event. Admission is free, but seating is limited. This was produced with the support of 4Culture. www.nps.gov
Aug 9th, 2015 (Sun)
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Log craftsman David Rogers - two events with the Log House Museum
Free event from 2-4 PM - David Rogers, contractor for the Log House Museum 18 years ago, is back in the Museum's Circle Courtyard, where he will conduct an interactive demonstration of log-restoration techniques and describe his hands-on work for the SWSHS. The Log House Museum is located at 3003 61st Avenue SW in West Seattle. Fundraiser at 6:30 PM - No-host dinner with guest David Rogers, who will speak about the importance of preserving and restoring log structures. At the West 5 Lounge, 4539 California Avenue SW in the West Seattle Junction. Admission is a $10 donation, payable at the door or online.
Aug 11th, 2015 (Tue)
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  Building for Culture workshop
Meet with 4Culture Historic Preservation Lead Flo Lentz and/or Heritage Lead Eric Taylor to discuss applying for this one-time-only grant round for capital projects. These meetings are scheduled in the 4Culture offices in Pioneer Square, 101 S Prefontaine Place. www.4culture.org and www.4culture.org
Aug 11th, 2015 (Tue)
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  Shin Yu Pai - Heirloom - Piper's Orchard Tour
Jack Straw resident artist Shin Yu Pai will offer a tour of her work-in-progress, HEIRLOOM, a poetry installation in the trees of Piper's Orchard at Carkeek Park. HEIRLOOM is part of the outdoor art exhibition Propagation: Heaven & Earth VII. Sections of a long poem written about the history and ecology of Piper's Orchard are being "printed" on different heritage apple varieties ripening in the orchard, using vinyl stencils and the light of the sun. The project will be fully realized in late August, or early September, when all of the apples are ripened. The artist will give a guided tour of Piper's Orchard, speaking on the history of the land and the inspiration for her project that will culminate with a short reading from the 26-section poem. Jack Straw resident artist Jim DeJoie will provide musical accompaniment for this outdoor program. Please meet at the Environmental Learning Center at Carkeek Park and wear shoes for walking on trails.
Aug 13th, 2015 (Thu)
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  Building for Culture workshop - Shoreline
Meet with 4Culture Historic Preservation Lead Flo Lentz and/or Heritage Lead Eric Taylor to discuss applying for this one-time-only grant round for capital projects. This meeting is scheduled in the Shoreline Library small meeting room, 345 NE 175th Street. www.4culture.org and www.4culture.org
Aug 15th, 2015 (Sat) -- Aug 16th, 2015 (Sun)
  Northwest Railway Museum steam train rides
The steam train will be running every weekend from July 25 – September 7 (including Friday August 14 and Monday September 7.) Just as those early steam trains did in the 1890s, the steam train rides include a trip to view Snoqualmie Falls – from opposite the usual viewing side. Roundtrip Fares are: $20/ Adult (13-61); $18/Senior (62+) and $12/Child (2-12), Under age 2 are free! Steam train excursions which include the Museum’s premier tour package of the Train Shed exhibit building are available on Saturdays at 12:30 PM. Visitors to the museum experience the excitement of a working railroad while learning about the important role railroads played in shaping the character of the Pacific Northwest. The Snoqualmie Depot, exhibits and Depot Bookstore are open to the public 10 AM - 5 PM daily.
Aug 15th, 2015 (Sat) -- Aug 16th, 2015 (Sun)
  Visit the Mary Olson Farm
Take your family on a trip back in time to the Mary Olson Farm. Kids will love meeting our cows, chickens, horses and goats and going on a tour of the Olson’s farmhouse. Pack a picnic and spend the day enjoying one of King County’s best preserved historic farms. Free admission! The Mary Olson Farm is located at 28728 Green River Road in Auburn. www.wrvmuseum.org
Aug 15th, 2015 (Sat)
10:00 AM
  Riverside Walking Tour - SWSHS
Hosted by the Southwest Seattle Historical Society, along West Marginal Way and Marginal Place. For more information visit www.loghouse museum.info
Aug 15th, 2015 (Sat)
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  Celebrate Shoreline Cruise In Car Show
In the parking lot at Zion Presbyterian church, located on the south side of Hamlin Park – the address is 17920 Meridian Avenue N, Shoreline. Have you car in by 10 AM - judging starts at noon – lots of trophies at 2 PM. More information here: shorelinehistoricalmuseum.org
Aug 15th, 2015 (Sat)
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  Fraser Cabin Heritage Program
At Kelsey Creek Farm Park, 410 130th Place SE in Bellevue. Hosted by the Eastside Heritage Center, www.eastsideheritagecenter.org
Aug 15th, 2015 (Sat)
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  Experience Historical Kent
Visitors and residents are invited to celebrate Kent’s past. Enjoy walking tours through downtown Kent, the historic Mill Creek Neighborhood, an icecream social at the Bereiter Museum, the old Ford and Mustang show at Bowen Scarff, Kent's Hydroplane Museum, a full day of programing at the Soos Creek Botanical Gardens, and the annual Neely-Soames open house. Find more information at kentwa.gov
Aug 15th, 2015 (Sat)
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  Grand Ridge Mine Hike
Learn about the workings of the Grand Ridge Mining operations, local geology, and a few surprising stories about Issaquah's past. Starts at the East Sunset Way trailhead. Sponsored by the Issaquah History Museums. Tickets $7.50 - advance registration required. Go to: www.issaquahhistory.org
Aug 15th, 2015 (Sat)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  Mill Creek Neighborhood Historic Landmark Ribbon Cutting
A group of Kent neighbors who got together to prevent thoughtless development sprawl in their neighborhood wound up being the first neighborhood south of Seattle to achieve historic landmark status. Come help them celebrate and take a look at some of the historic homes. Ribbon cutting at the corner of Temperance Street and Jason Avenue N in Kent at 1. Reception hosted by the Greater Kent Historical Society follows at Bereiter House, 855 E Smith Street. This is one of many events being held on August 15-16 as part of Experience Historical Kent.
Aug 15th, 2015 (Sat)
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Neely Mansion Saturday Tours
Tour the beautiful and historic Neely Mansion just outside of Auburn. $3 donation suggested. www.neelymansion.org
Aug 16th, 2015 (Sun)
  Doll Tea at the Neely Mansion
Bring your favorite doll(s) and enjoy tea,tasty refreshments, and tours! 12:30 and 2pm seatings. $15 per person. Call 253-850-2777 for reservations or go online at neelymansion.org
Aug 16th, 2015 (Sun)
  The Admiral Vashon Voyage
A fundraiser for the Vashon-Maury Island Heritage Association, aboard the Virginia V. Special plans are being made to make this an unusually memorable event. For details contact the Museum at admin@vashonheritage.org.
Aug 16th, 2015 (Sun)
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Egan House tour - Historic Seattle
Tour the Egan House, located at 1500 Lakeview Boulevard E, Seattle. Advance registration required - $20/Historic Seattle members, $25/general public, $10/students. Co-sponsored with Docomomo WEWA. Includes refreshments. www.historicseattle.org
Aug 16th, 2015 (Sun)
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  Experience Historical Kent - pioneer cemetery tour
Hop on a bus tour to five pioneer and one pet cemetery established in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. A docent will accompany guests on this informative tour of Kent’s historic cemeteries. While the tour is free, registration is required for transportation planning - please register here: kentwa.gov
Aug 16th, 2015 (Sun)
2:00 PM
  Hori Smoku, Sailor Jerry film screening - White River Valley Museum
Presented in conjunction with the White River Valley Museum's current exhibit, "SERVICE INK: Veterans' Tattoos and Their Stories." Free. The White River Valley Museum is located at 918 H Street SE in Auburn.
Aug 18th, 2015 (Tue)
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  Building for Culture workshop
Meet with 4Culture Historic Preservation Lead Flo Lentz and/or Heritage Lead Eric Taylor to discuss applying for this one-time-only grant round for capital projects. These meetings are scheduled in the 4Culture offices in Pioneer Square, 101 S Prefontaine Place. www.4culture.org and www.4culture.org
Aug 19th, 2015 (Wed)
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Kenney historical bus tour - Industry/Education: White Center, Delridge and South Seattle College
Enjoy a historical tour of West Seattle narrated by Clay Eals, Executive Director of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society. Tours depart from and return to The Kenney, 7125 Fauntleroy Way SW in West Seattle, where you will receive a tour of The Kenney campus and recently remodeled apartments while enjoying complimentary refreshments. Tour designed for people 62 or better who are interested in independent residential living within a senior community. Free. www.thekenney.org
Aug 20th, 2015 (Thu)
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  Building for Culture workshop - Renton
Meet with 4Culture Historic Preservation Lead Flo Lentz and/or Heritage Lead Eric Taylor to discuss applying for this one-time-only grant round for capital projects. This meeting is scheduled in the Renton Highlands Library meeting room, 2902 NE 12th Street. www.4culture.org and www.4culture.org
Aug 20th, 2015 (Thu)
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  Music on King Street - Bruce Lee Tribute
In conjunction with the Wing Luke Museum's Bruce Lee exhibit, enjoy this live music performance in the International District. Historic 1910 Canton Alley is transformed into a unique setting for you to enjoy food & drink specials, an antique store, memorable art experiences, and more. Prices from $5-$5 - visit www.wingluke.org for more details
Aug 20th, 2015 (Thu)
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  History Cafe - Fighting World War I in the Northwest Woods
Bob Royer, HistoryLink board member and manager of the Seattle office of Gallatin Public Affairs, tells the story of how the United States sent an army into the Pacific Northwest woods to win the war in Europe. This program at MOHAI's Compass Cafe is free, but it does not include Museum admission. www.mohai.org
Aug 22nd, 2015 (Sat) -- Aug 23rd, 2015 (Sun)
  Visit the Mary Olson Farm
Take your family on a trip back in time to the Mary Olson Farm. Kids will love meeting our cows, chickens, horses and goats and going on a tour of the Olson’s farmhouse. Pack a picnic and spend the day enjoying one of King County’s best preserved historic farms. Free admission! The Mary Olson Farm is located at 28728 Green River Road in Auburn. www.wrvmuseum.org
Aug 22nd, 2015 (Sat) -- Aug 23rd, 2015 (Sun)
  Northwest Railway Museum steam train rides
The steam train will be running every weekend from July 25 – September 7 (including Friday August 14 and Monday September 7.) Just as those early steam trains did in the 1890s, the steam train rides include a trip to view Snoqualmie Falls – from opposite the usual viewing side. Roundtrip Fares are: $20/ Adult (13-61); $18/Senior (62+) and $12/Child (2-12), Under age 2 are free! Steam train excursions which include the Museum’s premier tour package of the Train Shed exhibit building are available on Saturdays at 12:30 PM. Visitors to the museum experience the excitement of a working railroad while learning about the important role railroads played in shaping the character of the Pacific Northwest. The Snoqualmie Depot, exhibits and Depot Bookstore are open to the public 10 AM - 5 PM daily.
Aug 22nd, 2015 (Sat) -- Aug 23rd, 2015 (Sun)
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  Tukwila Historical Society - Tukwila Community Garage Sale
This is the Tukwila Historical Society's major fundraising event for the year - please drop by to shop and visit the Tukwila Heritage and Cultural Center, 14475 59th Avenue S, Tukwila.
Aug 22nd, 2015 (Sat)
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  Seattle Style in the Roaring Twenties - MOHAI
MOHAI’s Clothing and Textile Specialist Clara Berg holds this Encore Fashion Lecture at the Museum of History & Industry. – on Saturday, August 22nd. This lecture will cover the local style icons, designers and retailers of the era that kept this city chic. There will be special viewing sessions afterwards of the MOHAI costume collection. Tickets to the lecture and garment viewing schedule can be found at www.mohai.org/TwentiesFashion.
Aug 22nd, 2015 (Sat)
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Neely Mansion Saturday Tours
Tour the beautiful and historic Neely Mansion just outside of Auburn. $3 donation suggested. www.neelymansion.org
Aug 25th, 2015 (Tue)
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  Building for Culture workshop
Meet with 4Culture Historic Preservation Lead Flo Lentz and/or Heritage Lead Eric Taylor to discuss applying for this one-time-only grant round for capital projects. These meetings are scheduled in the 4Culture offices in Pioneer Square, 101 S Prefontaine Place. www.4culture.org and www.4culture.org
Aug 26th, 2015 (Wed)
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  Lake WA Ship Canal Centennial Steering Committee meeting
A group is forming to foster and promote a series of local interpretive projects in all the communities that were affected by the Ship Canal’s construction. The idea is to create an "umbrella" campaign, supporting individual communities to mark the centennial in whatever way seems fitting to them -- while connecting each local project to a larger regional story and audience. We want to include a broad range of participants in this effort – historical societies, museums, government agencies, tribes, schools, artists, historians, businesses, etc. A project brief is attached – definitely still a work in progress! The Lake WA Ship Canal Centennial Steering Committee (open to renaming suggestions) will hold its first meeting on Wednesday, July 22nd, from 11:30 – 1:30 at 4Culture’s offices in Pioneer Square (101 Prefontaine Pl. S.). You are cordially invited to this kick-off meeting! Please feel free to bring/invite others who might be interested. The meeting is BYOBB (bring your own brown bag lunch). The group plans to meet monthly as the project develops – future meetings will be 8/26, 9/30, 10/28, 11/25, and 12/23, all 11:30-1:30 at 4Culture. Anyone who cannot attend these meetings can stay in the loop through regular email updates – contact lake.wa.ship.canal.centennial@gmail.com to be added to (or removed from) this list. If you have questions or suggestions about this meeting or the project in general, please contact Mikala Woodward at mikalawoodward@gmail.com or 206-501-6904.
Aug 29th, 2015 (Sat) -- Aug 30th, 2015 (Sun)
  Northwest Railway Museum steam train rides
The steam train will be running every weekend from July 25 – September 7 (including Friday August 14 and Monday September 7.) Just as those early steam trains did in the 1890s, the steam train rides include a trip to view Snoqualmie Falls – from opposite the usual viewing side. Roundtrip Fares are: $20/ Adult (13-61); $18/Senior (62+) and $12/Child (2-12), Under age 2 are free! Steam train excursions which include the Museum’s premier tour package of the Train Shed exhibit building are available on Saturdays at 12:30 PM. Visitors to the museum experience the excitement of a working railroad while learning about the important role railroads played in shaping the character of the Pacific Northwest. The Snoqualmie Depot, exhibits and Depot Bookstore are open to the public 10 AM - 5 PM daily.
Aug 29th, 2015 (Sat) -- Aug 30th, 2015 (Sun)
  Visit the Mary Olson Farm
Take your family on a trip back in time to the Mary Olson Farm. Kids will love meeting our cows, chickens, horses and goats and going on a tour of the Olson’s farmhouse. Pack a picnic and spend the day enjoying one of King County’s best preserved historic farms. Free admission! The Mary Olson Farm is located at 28728 Green River Road in Auburn. www.wrvmuseum.org
Aug 29th, 2015 (Sat)
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  Remembering the Past and Welcoming the Future: 40 Years Since the Killing Fields
The Seattle-Sihanoukville Sister City Association presents this commemoration of victims of the Cambodian Genocide of 1975-1979, in which approximately two million people (nearly a quarter of the population of Cambodia) lost their lives. Come and hear the stories of some of those who fled the genocide, resettled here and have attempted to rebuild their lives. North Seattle Community College, 9600 College Way N, Seattle. Admission is free but donations are welcome to help defray the cost. www.seasih.org
Aug 29th, 2015 (Sat)
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  Downtown Issaquah History Hike
Explore some of downtown Issaquah's hidden history, and learn the stories behind some familiar landmarks. Sponsored by the Issaquah History Museums and starts at the Issaquah Depot. Tour is $7.50 and advance registration is required. Go to: www.issaquahhistory.org
Aug 29th, 2015 (Sat)
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Neely Mansion Saturday Tours
Tour the beautiful and historic Neely Mansion just outside of Auburn. $3 donation suggested. www.neelymansion.org
Aug 29th, 2015 (Sat)
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Shin Yu Pai - Heirloom - Piper's Orchard Tours
Jack Straw resident artist Shin Yu Pai will offer a tour of her work-in-progress, HEIRLOOM, a poetry installation in the trees of Piper's Orchard at Carkeek Park. HEIRLOOM is part of the outdoor art exhibition Propagation: Heaven & Earth VII. Sections of a long poem written about the history and ecology of Piper's Orchard are being "printed" on different heritage apple varieties ripening in the orchard, using vinyl stencils and the light of the sun. The project will be fully realized in late August, or early September, when all of the apples are ripened. The artist will give a guided tour of Piper's Orchard, speaking on the history of the land and the inspiration for her project that will culminate with a short reading from the 26-section poem. Jack Straw resident artist Jim DeJoie will provide musical accompaniment for this outdoor program. Please meet at the Environmental Learning Center at Carkeek Park and wear shoes for walking on trails.
Aug 29th, 2015 (Sat)
8:00 PM - 12:00 AM
  Bl;ack Weirdo Party - NAAM
Black Weirdo, created by THEESatisfaction, inspires you to embrace yourself in your own personal greatness, get to know yourself and to be your best self. And what better way to do that then amongst friends dancing to great music? Featuring DJs: Top Spin, Sassy Black, Stas the Boss, Chocolate Chuck. Beverage Sponsor: De'Gruv Catering. Tickets at the Northwest African American Museum, 2300 S Massachusetts Street in Seattle or by calling 206-518-6000.
Aug 30th, 2015 (Sun) -- Sep 1st, 2015 (Tue)
  Snoqualmie Railroad Days
More information at www.railroaddays.com