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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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Apr 1st, 2016 (Fri)
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
  Railroad Lecture - White River Valley Museum
Hosted in conjunction with the Northern Pacific Railway Historical Association.
Apr 2nd, 2016 (Sat)
  Opening Weekend - Northwest Railway Museum train rides
More information at www.trainmuseum.org. Visitors explore train cars, exhibits, and a Victorian-era depot while following in the footsteps of more than 1 million travellers who have passed through its doors since 1890. They also experience travel before the age of Interstate highways while seeing, riding and feeling the excitement of a working railroad with all of its bells and whistles. Passengers board the train in Snoqualmie, 38625 SE King Street, beginning at 11:00 AM, or in North Bend, 205 E. McClellan Street beginning at 11:30 AM. Admission is: $10 children, $16 seniors, $18 adults, under 2 ride free.
Apr 2nd, 2016 (Sat)
  Museum of Flight celebrates 100th anniversary of U.S. Coast Guard
The Museum celebrates this year's 100-year anniversary of the U.S Coast Guard on April 2 with a fly-in display of Coast Guard helicopters, special movies and lectures, plus free admission to active Coast Guard personnel and a guest. USCG helicopters on view in the Museum's parking lot may include several HH-65 Dolphins and MH-60 Jayhawks. Movie screenings about Coast Guard operations and history will be held at 10:30 AM and 2:15 PM, and at 12:30 PM, author Tom Beard leads a presentation and panel discussion about the Coast Guard. Visitors are welcome to watch the helicopters arrive at 9 AM. All events are free with admission to the Museum; free admission to active Coast Guard personnel and a guest. www.museumofflight.org
Apr 2nd, 2016 (Sat)
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  Native American Activities Play Date - Issaquah History Museums
Issaquah History Museums invites you to drop in with your children for free, hands-on activities based on the everyday life of Native Americans who lived in part of Pacific Northwest called the Coast Salish territory. It included and still includes the Snoqualmie tribe, among others, located in the proximity of current day Issaquah. Nature was a vital resource and inseparable part of the life of Coast Salish people. Children will discover how local Native Americans relied on cedar trees and salmon for food, shelter, and transportation. They will make traditional Coast Salish hats and necklaces. Kids will also decorate unique objects with Coast Salish art symbols. Kids and volunteers will discuss the food they like to eat and compare it to the food available to the Native American children in the past. We will also examine the differences in housing and transportation between now and then. Parents and guardians are welcome to participate with their kids or observe from a distance while drinking a cup of hot coffee or tea. To learn more, contact the Issaquah History Museums at info@issaquahhistory.org or by calling (425)392-3500.
Apr 3rd, 2016 (Sun)
  Opening Weekend - Northwest Railway Museum train rides
More information at www.trainmuseum.org. Visitors explore train cars, exhibits, and a Victorian-era depot while following in the footsteps of more than 1 million travellers who have passed through its doors since 1890. They also experience travel before the age of Interstate highways while seeing, riding and feeling the excitement of a working railroad with all of its bells and whistles. Passengers board the train in Snoqualmie, 38625 SE King Street, beginning at 11:00 AM, or in North Bend, 205 E. McClellan Street beginning at 11:30 AM. Admission is: $10 children, $16 seniors, $18 adults, under 2 ride free.
Apr 7th, 2016 (Thu)
  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. www.wrvmuseum.org
Apr 7th, 2016 (Thu)
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  Can Art Change the World? - Renton History Museum exhibit opening
Meet the student artists from Renton Technical College’s English Language Acquisition classes, who have created art that explores the students’ aspirations to make the world a better place and to connect with an artistic past. Free admission. www.rentonwa.gov
Apr 7th, 2016 (Thu)
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  Seattle Antifreeze at MOHAI: The Theatre, The Theatre
ACTLab invites artistic experimentation and the exploration imaginations for both artists and audiences. While they’re usually at 1 of 5 ACT theater venues, this time they’re at the Museum of History & Industry! Join ACT Managing Director Becky Witmer and ACTLab partners for dramatic banter about their grand experiment, 2016 season, and a little Seattle theatrical history. Seattle AntiFreeze is now part of Free First Thursday! www.mohai.org
Apr 7th, 2016 (Thu)
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  Adam Hochschild discusses "Spain in Our Hearts" - Seattle Library (downtown)
Adam Hochschild’s new book “Spain in Our Hearts: Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939” tells a history of the war through the lens of the U.S. involvement in it. The Spanish Civil War was a war between fascism, communism, and democracy that preceded World War II -- a tale of idealism and a noble cause that failed. Hochschild recounts the personal narratives of some of the participants: Americans in the Lincoln Brigade, Ernest Hemingway and George Orwell. He explores why they went and what, in retrospect, they felt about the conflict and their participation in it. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Library events and programs are free and open to the public. Tickets and reservations are not required. Parking in the Central Library garage will be available for $6 after 5 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Apr 9th, 2016 (Sat)
  Museum of Flight - Boeing Centennial Weekend - the Formidable Forties
The Museum of Flight's next monthly Boeing Centennial Weekend, April 9-10, looks at Seattle life at home and at war during the "Formidable Forties." April 9 highlights include a panel of World War II air combat veterans, a lecture and book signing with author John Fredrickson ("Warbird Factory"). All weekend there will be representatives from the new Holocaust Center for Humanity, and the Distinguished Flying Cross Society. Live entertainment includes big band swing music, and "living history" actors as Women Airforce Service Pilots and assorted World War II characters. And the Forties featured food will be Ivar's famous chowder (while supplies last). All activities are free with admission to the Museum. Schedule for Saturday, April 9 11 AM - 4 PM - Representatives from the new Holocaust Center for Humanity, and the Distinguished Flying Cross Society will offer information and answer questions in the Personal Courage Wing. 10:30-11:30 AM - Swing music by the Boeing Big Band 11:30 AM, 12:30 and 1:30 PM - Women Airforce Service Pilots living history shows, "Women at Work and War." 11:30 AM - Lecture and book signing with author John Fredrickson. His new book, "Warbird Factory," explores the World War II history of the North American Aviation company, which made more aircraft from 1938 to 1944 than any other manufacturer in the United States. Copies of "Warbird Factory" will be available in the Museum Store. 1-3 PM -Ivar's Chowder Sampling (while supplies last) 3 PM - American Fighter Aces Association presents "Big Friends, Little Friends," a moderated panel discussion focusing on two of World War II's most recognizable American aircraft--the B-17 bomber and the P-51 fighter. The panelists will be David Wilhelm (P-51 Fighter Ace), Bob Drew (P-38 and P-51 pilot), Ted Gary (B-17 tail gunner) and Dick Nelms (B-17 pilot). An autograph session with the panelists follows the discussion.
Apr 9th, 2016 (Sat)
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  Redmond Speaker Series - The Olympic - Story of Seattle's Landmark Hotel, 1924-2004
The Olympic Hotel has been the “grand dame” of Seattle hotels since it was built in 1924. From Charles Lindbergh to Bob Dylan and every U.S. President since Herbert Hoover, the list of famous guests is long. Alan Stein, author and long time staff historian for HistoryLink, shares a mix of little-known vignettes and a travel through time as “life in the Olympic” reflected events beyond its doors. Redmond Historical Society Saturday Speaker Series. 10:30am to Noon (Doors open at 10:00). Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center. 16600 NE 80th St., Redmond, WA. Suggested $5 donation for non-members. Speakers subject to change. www.redmondhistoricalsociety.org
Apr 9th, 2016 (Sat)
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  The Saturday Spin - MOHAI
Every second Saturday during the run of The Legacy of Seattle Hip-Hop exhibit at the Museum of History & Industry, experience the dynamic sounds of Hip-Hop as local DJ's spin vinyl in the Walker Gallery. Curated by Seattle natives Jazmyn Scott (The Town Entertainment) and Aaron Walker-Loud (Big World Breaks), The Legacy of Seattle Hip-Hop immerses visitors in the sights and sounds of our region’s growing Hip-Hop culture through audio recordings, photography, artwork, artifacts, and more. The exhibit is open through May 1, 2016. MOHAI is located at 860 Terry Avenue N in Seattle's South Lake Union neighborhood. www.mohai.org
Apr 9th, 2016 (Sat)
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  A Night at the Museum - NAAM Gala
For the Northwest African American Museum’s 6th annual A Night at the Museum Gala, NAAM will honor outstanding NAAM supporters Mimi Gardner Gates and William Gates Sr. The evening includes dinner, entertainment, auction and paddle raise. And new this year: complimentary valet parking! For more information, visit secure.lglforms.com
Apr 10th, 2016 (Sun)
  Museum of Flight - Boeing Centennial Weekend - Formidable Forties
The Museum of Flight's next monthly Boeing Centennial Weekend, April 9-10, looks at Seattle life at home and at war during the "Formidable Forties." April 9 highlights include a panel of World War II air combat veterans, a lecture and book signing with author John Fredrickson ("Warbird Factory"). All weekend there will be representatives from the new Holocaust Center for Humanity, and the Distinguished Flying Cross Society. Live entertainment includes big band swing music, and "living history" actors as Women Airforce Service Pilots and assorted World War II characters. And the Forties featured food will be Ivar's famous chowder (while supplies last). All activities are free with admission to the Museum. Schedule for Sunday, April 10 11 AM - 4 PM - The Friends of Willie and Joe living history actors portray an array of World War II characters in the Personal Courage Wing galleries. Representatives from the new Holocaust Center for Humanity, and the Distinguished Flying Cross Society will offer information and answer questions in the Personal Courage Wing. 11:30 AM., 12:30 and 1:30 PM - Women Airforce Service Pilots living history shows, "Women at Work and War." More information at www.museumofflight.org
Apr 10th, 2016 (Sun)
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  Redmond Historical Society walking tour
Led by local historian Tom Hitzroth, this tour involves a significant amount of walking and standing, with limited opportunity for resting. Wear comfortable shoes, weather-appropriate cothing and rain/sun gear. $10 suggested donation per person. Pre-register by e-mailing info@redmondhistoricalsociety.org or by calling 425-885-2919.
Apr 10th, 2016 (Sun)
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  History of Puget Sound Ferries - Vashon Maury Island Heritage Association
HistoryLink staff historian Alan Stein will give a presentation on Puget Sound's ferries, from the Black Ball Line to the creation of the Vashon Ferry District. Hear the infamous Vashon Ferry Vigilante story, and more! At the Vashon High School Theater. www.vashonhistorymuseum.org
Apr 12th, 2016 (Tue)
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  #JournalismSoWhite - RVHS panel discussion
The Rainier Valley Historical Society and the Southeast Effective Development (SEED) Seattle are co-hosting a penl discussion about diversity in the media. Presented in partnership with the Society of Professional Journalists of Western Washington. Panelists include: Tyrone Beason – Staff Reporter at Pacific Northwest Magazine Venice Buhain – News Editor at The Seattle Globalist Yessenia Funes – Editor at YES! Magazine Jerry Large – Columnist at The Seattle Times Christina Twu – Editor at The Seattle Globalist Moderators: Athima Chansanchai – Feature Writer at Microsoft News Center Marcus Green – Editor at South Seattle Emerald Sonya Green – News & Public Affairs Director at 91.3 KBCS Bellevue, WA At Rainier Valley Cultural Center, 3515 S Alaska Street, Seattle. This event is free and open to the public.
Apr 13th, 2016 (Wed)
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  Complex Exchange: Collaboration/Connectivity - NAAM
Complex Exchange is a program partnership with SAM and pairs Seattle community members from varying disciplines in a series of conversations related to issues of race, power, and politics of representation. This session entitled Collaboration - Connectivity features musician Cristina Orbe, organizer Karen Toering, and musician/writer Gabriel Teodros (who will be performing!) and will be held from 7-9pm at NAAM. Free admission, but seating is limited and you must pre-register at for this program at tickets.seattleartmuseum.org
Apr 15th, 2016 (Fri)
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  CWB's Third Friday Speaker Series - Call Me Ishmael
Here's the latest offering in The Center for Wooden Boats' Third Friday Speaker Series: From Moby Dick to The Rime of the Ancient Mariner to The Perfect Storm, what sets sea literature apart from other kinds of writing? What makes the stories – fact or fiction – and the songs of the sea so compelling? Is the sea itself an actual character in the story? Capt. Wendy Joseph dives into the ocean of true stories, fiction, songs, sailors’ logs and poetry in search of answers. She’ll illustrate her talk with slides and music and maybe even a movie clip or two. Capt. Joseph, who holds an M.A. in English, is a veteran world sailor. Her “Wendy’s Log”, emailed to friends around the world, recounted the ups and downs of a career in the Merchant Marine – a story she has previously shared with 3rd Friday audiences. The event is free (donations are welcome), and light refreshments will be available. The Center for Wooden Boats is located at 1010 Valley Street, in Seattle's South Lake Union neighborhood.
Apr 16th, 2016 (Sat)
  Living Voices - Journey from the Dust - MOHAI
Share the story of a family’s struggle to leave the Oklahoma Dustbowl for a new life in Washington State during the Great Depression. In Journey from the Dust, one young man experiences the loss of his home, the separation of his family, and economic prejudice. Living Voices combines live theatrical performances with archival film, turning history into a moving personal journey. at the Museum of History & Industry. Performances are at 2 PM and 3 PM in MOHAI's Joshua Green Foundation Theater. Included with Museum admission. www.mohai.org
Apr 16th, 2016 (Sat)
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Olde Town Mine Hike - Issaquah History Museums
Downtown Issaquah was once the site of massive coal mining operations run by a German named 'Count' Alvo von Alvensleben. Docent Doug Bristol will lead a two-hour tour of the sites while discussing the how the ore was processed, the facilities developed for that purpose, and where they were located. Bristol will also entertain participants with stories about the people who worked in the dangerous mining operations. The hike will start at the Issaquah Depot Museum at 10:00am. Mr. Bristol will lead participants on a loop that passes by the renovated Issaquah Creek Dam and around Mine Hill before returning to the Depot. Participants will gain a new perspective on the Olde Town neighborhood through stories, historic photos, maps, and observation of the changing landscape. This is a moderate hike with some steep sections on well-developed gravel and paved trails. Participants should bring water and snacks, and wear comfortable walking shoes. The organizers request that participants leave their dogs at home. Advance registration is required. Tickets are $10 general admission or $7.50 for members, and are available via Eventbrite. To learn more, contact the Issaquah History Museums at info@issaquahhistory.org or by calling 425-392-3500.
Apr 16th, 2016 (Sat)
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  The Beckstrom Family in Bothell - Bothell Historical Museum
Special guests at the Museum's Spring Meeting will be descendents of the Beckstrom Family, early homesteaders in Bothell. They will share “stories” of their parents and grandparents, as well as photographs, documents and other memorabilia. Among these are naturalization papers and records of the homestead filing (161 acres). Required at the time was a listing of all the items owned, including all livestock. Andrew and Augusta Beckstrom arrived in Bothell in 1883 with 2 children. They lived in an abandoned cabin until they built the cabin that is now part of the Museum. Their next child, John, was the first recorded birth in Bothell. Eventually, 11 people lived in the cabin, including Andrew’s father, before they built a larger house. This takes place at Lytle House, 9919 NE 180th Street in Bothell.
Apr 16th, 2016 (Sat)
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  Junior Ranger Day - Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park
Youngsters can play national park-themed board and card games with rangers in the afternoon. Learn about the National Park Service and complete activities to earn a commemorative wooden National Park Service Centennial Junior Ranger Badge. Free admission. www.nps.gov
Apr 17th, 2016 (Sun)
2:00 PM
  SouthWest Stories - Across the Bridge
West Seattle High Hall-of-Famer and vibraphonist Tom Collier speaks on "Across the Bridge: West Seattle Heritage in Jazz" at the Delridge Branch Library, 5423 Delridge Way SW, Seattle. Co-sponsored by the Southwest Seattle Historical Society and the Seattle Public Library, this program is free.
Apr 18th, 2016 (Mon)
1:00 PM
  Jim Clarke PhD - Art & Artifacts - Mercer Island Historical Society
Jim Clarke and his wife Ginny own Clarke & Clarke Art & Artifacts on Mercer Island. He will tlak about the challenge of change for the small businessman -- facing competitors such as bix box discount stores and discount sites like Amazon. At the Mercer Island Community & Events Center, 8236 SE 24th Street, Mercer Island.
Apr 21st, 2016 (Thu)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  4Culture Cultural Equipment Workshop
With the deadline for applying for 4Culture's Cultural Equipment Grants on May 18, plan to attend a workshop and meet 4Culture staff to discuss your application. Meet with staff at the 4Culture office, 101 Prefontaine Place S, Seattle.
Apr 21st, 2016 (Thu)
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  MOHAI's History Café: Building Tradition—Pan-Asian Seattle and the Residential Hotels
Dr. Marie Wong discusses the impact of single room occupancy hotels on Seattle’s Asian American history. The construction of these buildings provided the setting for cultural identity and built expression of Chinese, Japanese, and Filipino American immigrant communities. Free, does not include museum admission. www.mohai.org
Apr 22nd, 2016 (Fri)
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  Not Just Tofu Tour - Wing Luke Museum
Vegetarian culinary tour of Chinatown-International District! Spots go quickly so book your tickets now! We'd like you to come eat with us and talk about food,history and meet some of the families that feed us and keep us healthy. Includes full-day access to the Museum and our daily tour through the historic Freeman Hotel. We are very sorry, but we won't be able to accommodate our vegan, nut, peanut and gluten free friends. Duration: 2.5-3 hours Tour times: 4:30pm (last two Fridays in April, May and June 2016) April 22 and 29 May 20 and 27 June 17 and 24 Recommended for: All ages; route is approx. 1 mile on sidewalks and inclines. Prices: Adults: $42.95 Seniors: $35.95 Students (13-18 or with student ID): $25.95 Children (5-12): $25.95 Under 5: Free
Apr 23rd, 2016 (Sat)
  Preserving Your Family's Treasures - Proitecting Silver and Jewelry - White River Valley Museum
White River Valley Museum Curator of Collections Hilary Pittenger will share her best tips and tricks for preserving your family’s treasures. Bring your questions! Included in regular Museum admission or membership. No registration required. www.wrvmuseum.org
Apr 23rd, 2016 (Sat)
  Northern Lights Auktion - Nordic Heritage Museum
Join us for an unforgettable evening designed for fun and to build financial support for the Nordic Heritage Museum. Held at the Grand Hyatt Seattle, guests can expect an incredible evening full of laughter, fantastic auction lots and of course a delicious meal accompanied by Aquavit! Donations may be brought in anytime during normal operating hours or contact the Event and Sponsorship Coordinator, Jenny Iverson at 206.789.5707 x38 or e-mail auktion@nordicmusuem.org. Interested in attending? Tickets are $125 per guest or tables of 10 may be reserved for $1,000.You may register by e-mailing rsvp@nordicmuseum.org, by calling 206.789.5707 x24.
Apr 23rd, 2016 (Sat)
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  Surprising Stories about Washington Fruit - Issaquah History Museums
Issaquah History Museums and Humanities Washington have partnered to bring anthropologist Julia Harrison to Issaquah for a program on the history of Washington's fruit industry, from apples tooranges, huckileberries to durian. Harrison will present a large cast of characters: pioneers, entrepreneurs, orchardists, labor activists, a horticultural prodigy, and Cashmere’s own “Cider King.” Full of suspense, tragedy, triumph, heroism, and even some romance, this presentation will reveal some of our state’s juiciest stories. Beyond providing nutrition and injecting billions of dollars into Washington state’s economy, fruit connects us to the past, to the environment, and to people we may never meet. At the Issaquah Depot Museum, 78 First Avenue NE, Issaquah. Free admission. To learn more, contact the Issaquah History Museums at info@issaquahhistory.org or by calling (425)392-3500.
Apr 23rd, 2016 (Sat)
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  Behind the Garden Walls: Good Shepherd Center Garden Tour
First time visitors to the Good Shepherd Center are surprised to discover this oasis in the city. The Sisters of the Good Shepherd created this space in the Wall- ingford neighborhood as a refuge for girls from di cult backgrounds, to protect them from the outside world and allow them to grow into healthy women. For over 35 years the gardeners of Historic Sea le have maintained and enhanced that sense of refuge that allows visitors to relax and invites them to explore, learn, and become their best selves. Join Lead Gardener Tara Macdonald for a leisurely walk through the Good Shepherd Center grounds to explore what was created by the sisters and the visionary gardeners since. At 4949 Sunnyside Avenue N, Seattle. Free to Historic Seattle members; $10 general public
Apr 23rd, 2016 (Sat)
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  History of Soos Creek - Maple Valley Historical Society
Maple Valley Historical Society will be hosting guest speaker Morris Willard Skagen of the Soos Creek Botanical Gardens and Heritage Center at its next public meeting. Skagen's presentation will be about the early settlers on the Soos Creek Plateau. He is the author of the book "History of the Soos Creek Plateau from 1860 - 1960". The Hobart Community Church is located at 27524 SE 200th Street, Maple Valley. For further information call Dick Peacock 425-432-0141.
Apr 24th, 2016 (Sun)
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  National Park Rx Day
At Beacon Hill’s Jefferson Park, celebrate National Park Rx Day with the National Park Service and Seattle Parks and Recreation through activities that celebrate the national movement to “prescribe” parks to promote healthy and active lifestyles. This free event is scheduled for April 24 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM.
Apr 26th, 2016 (Tue)
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  AKCHO membership meeting - Bothell Historical Society at McMenamin's
Learn about the transformation from Bothell school to hip hotel. More information at www.akcho.org
Apr 28th, 2016 (Thu)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  4Culture Cultural Equipment Workshop
With the deadline for applying for 4Culture's Cultural Equipment Grants on May 18, plan to attend a workshop and meet 4Culture staff to discuss your application. 4Culture staff will be at the Redmond Library, 15990 NE 85th Street, Redmond.
Apr 29th, 2016 (Fri)
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  Not Just Tofu Tour - Wing Luke Museum
Vegetarian culinary tour of Chinatown-International District! Spots go quickly so book your tickets now! We'd like you to come eat with us and talk about food,history and meet some of the families that feed us and keep us healthy. Includes full-day access to the Museum and our daily tour through the historic Freeman Hotel. We are very sorry, but we won't be able to accommodate our vegan, nut, peanut and gluten free friends. Duration: 2.5-3 hours Tour times: 4:30pm (last two Fridays in April, May and June 2016) April 22 and 29 May 20 and 27 June 17 and 24 Recommended for: All ages; route is approx. 1 mile on sidewalks and inclines. Prices: Adults: $42.95 Seniors: $35.95 Students (13-18 or with student ID): $25.95 Children (5-12): $25.95 Under 5: Free
Apr 29th, 2016 (Fri)
7:00 PM
  Screening: Radiating Echoes - What Is Beautiful?
A screening of Jack Straw artist Etsuko Ichikawa's film, "Radiating Echoes - What Is Beautiful?" This is about the artist's response to the devastating 2011 earthquake/tsunami in her home country of Japan. At Jack Straw Cultural Center, 4261 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle. Free admission. Reception following.
Apr 30th, 2016 (Sat)
10:00 AM
  High Point Logging History Hike
Issaquah History Museums docent Tom Anderson will lead a group of hikers on a trip into Tiger Mountain’s past. About 125 years ago, loggers began stripping the mountains around Issaquah in earnest to support the coal mining industry and a construction boom in neighboring towns. By 1929, they had exhausted the lumber supply on Tiger Mountain, and its near-barren hillsides loomed over the eastern edge of Issaquah, studded with abandoned stumps, train tracks, remnant sawmills, and other logging debris. The mountain is now a popular hiking destination, and lush growth obscures much of the mountain’s storied past from all but history sleuths. This 6-mile hike is for people who enjoy discovering remnants of the past and don’t mind sweating a bit. Moderately strenuous with an elevation gain of 1400 feet. The hike will last 4-5 hours - hikers should bring a sack lunch and water. Advance registration is required through Eventbrite. $10/general admission, $7.50/IHM members. No “add-on” guests or children under ten years of age can be accommodated on this hike. All persons under eighteen years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. No dogs, please. Hikers will meet at the Tradition Plateau Trailhead. The walk will be held rain or shine. Everyone should bring lunch along with plenty of water and snacks. Comfortable hiking shoes are a must. To learn more, contact the Issaquah History Museums at info@issaquahhistory.org or call 425-392-3500.
Apr 30th, 2016 (Sat)
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  Behind the Garden Walls: Good Shepherd Center Garden Tour
First time visitors to the Good Shepherd Center are surprised to discover this oasis in the city. The Sisters of the Good Shepherd created this space in the Wall- ingford neighborhood as a refuge for girls from di cult backgrounds, to protect them from the outside world and allow them to grow into healthy women. For over 35 years the gardeners of Historic Sea le have maintained and enhanced that sense of refuge that allows visitors to relax and invites them to explore, learn, and become their best selves. Join Lead Gardener Tara Macdonald for a leisurely walk through the Good Shepherd Center grounds to explore what was created by the sisters and the visionary gardeners since. At 4949 Sunnyside Avenue N, Seattle. Free to Historic Seattle members; $10 general public
Apr 30th, 2016 (Sat)
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  Fresh Dressed Jam - MOHAI
Celebrate the closing weekend of The Legacy of Seattle Hip-Hop with a fashion show featuring performances, music, and styles from Hip-Hop’s creation on the streets of New York to the trends of today. $15/MOHAI members; $20/general public; $25/at the door. www.mohai.org