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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


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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Oct 1st, 2016 (Sat)
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Downtown History Hike - Issaquah
Explore some of Issaquah’s hidden history on this easy stroll through the historic downtown. A museum guide will lead participants on a walk through the history of Issaquah, from the Native Americans who first lived in the area up to Issaquah’s growth into a small town, circa 1925. You’ll hear about how changes in transportion impacted Issaquah’s growth, and what life was like in a town of just 1,000 people. The tour will begin at 10 AM. Advance registration is required; order tickets via Eventbrite. Participants check in at the Issaquah Depot. It will cover roughly two miles of level sidewalk and will last approximately two hours. Walks are held rain or shine. We recommend that you bring water and snacks, and request that you leave animal companions at home. Contact the Issaquah History Museums office at 425/392-3500 or info@issaquahhistory.org if you have any questions.
Oct 1st, 2016 (Sat)
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  The Federal Highway: The History of Highway 99 - Historical Society of Federal Way
At their annual meeting, the HSFW presents guest speaker Glenn Ulmer, who will deliver a presentation on the History of Highway 99. The Society will discuss progress made this past year as well as current projects and future endeavors. At the Steel Lake Annex Museum, 2645 S 312th Street, Federal Way. Refreshments and door prizes.
Oct 2nd, 2016 (Sun)
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  Twilight Towns of the Watershed - Cedar Falls
Founded in 1901, Cedar Falls was a vibrant community for decades until it was vacated as part of the Seattle Public Utilities watershed. This walking tour offers a glimpse of the normally off-limits Cedar Falls Townsite - some of the original homes and streetlights remain - and a chance to learn more about the history behind bringing water and power to the people of King County for more than a century. Register at: secure.rec1.com - the ticket price is $10/person.
Oct 4th, 2016 (Tue)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Preservation Sustained Support funding workshop - 4Culture office
Applications for 4Culture's 2017 Sustained Support programs are now available. This funding workshop focuses on Preservation Sustained Support - come by to talk over your plans with 4Culture staff at 4Culture's office in downtown Seattle, 101 Prefontaine Place S.
Oct 5th, 2016 (Wed)
7:30 PM
  Movies in the Archives Night - Northwest Film Forum
The Northwest Film Forum screens some rarely seen moving pictures collected by Seattle-area archives. This event is sponsored by Moving Image Preservation of Puget Sound. Tickets $11. The Northwst Film Forum is located at 1515 12th Avenue, Seattle. More information at www.nwfilmforum.org
Oct 6th, 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
Oct 7th, 2016 (Fri)
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
  Celebrating Filipino-American Elders: Reading & Karaoke!
Seattle-based, Filipino-American poets and writers - Maria Batayola, Robert Flor, Donna Miscolta, Michelle Peñaloza, Jen Soriano and Maritess Zurbano - will lead Filipino American elders at the International Drop-In Center in Beacon Hill (www.idicseniorcenter.org) in a story-telling workshop. This workshop will culminate in writers, elders, and visitors participating in an open mic reading, sharing their stories and participating in a karaoke-singing session! The International Drop-In Center (IDIC) is located at 7301 Beacon Avenue S, Seattle.
Oct 7th, 2016 (Fri)
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  Words, Writers & West Seattle: Steven Bender - Mea Culpa
Seattle University's Steven Bender discusses his book Mea Culpa: Lessons on Law and Regret from U.S. History, at the Barnes & Noble, Westwood Village, West Seattle.
Oct 8th, 2016 (Sat)
10:00 AM
  Downtown History Hike - Issaquah Historical Museums
Museum guide Doug Bristol will lead participants on a walk through the early history of Issaquah, from the Native Americans to the present day. Hear about Issaquah's earliest crop, our town's rodeo history, the early day coal boom, and much more. Tickets $7.50-$10. Hike begins at Issaquah Depot Museum, 178 First Avenue NE, Issaquah. www.issaquahhistory.org
Oct 8th, 2016 (Sat)
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  Redmond Historical Society Saturday Speaker Series - The Snoqualmie Falls Hydro Plant
How one man’s vision for a hydroelectric power system in the Northwest served as a microcosm of the power industry struggles taking place throughout the Nation around the turn of the 20th century. Speaker Elizabeth Dubreuil is a consulting cultural resource scientist with Puget Sound Energy. At the Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center, 16600 NE 80th Street, Redmond. www.redmondhistoricalsociety.org
Oct 8th, 2016 (Sat)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Railway Education Center Dedication - Northwest Railway Museum
Dedication for the Northwest Railway Museum’s new Railway Education Center building is Saturday, October 8. The Ribbon cutting will be held in conjunction with the 11:00 AM train excursion. This train will take guests to the dedication ceremony on the Railway History Campus and following tours of the new building and the Train Shed Exhibit Building, passengers will ride to the top of Snoqualmie Falls before returning to the historic Snoqualmie Depot. During the special dedication train, guests will enjoy music by members of local band “Tinkham Road.” Light refreshments will be served as well. Passengers riding during other train ride times on October 8 will also have an opportunity to visit the new building. The Special Dedication Train will depart the Snoqualmie Depot at: 11 AM (38625 SE King Street). There will be NO 11:30 AM departure from the North Bend Depot that day. Other train times for viewing the new building are: Snoqualmie Depot – 1 PM & 3 PM. North Bend Depot – 1:30 PM (205 E McClellan Street) Roundtrip fares: $18/ages 13-61; $16/ ages 62 and up; $10/ages 2-12, Under 2 Free!
Oct 8th, 2016 (Sat)
11:30 AM
  Islam 101 - issaquah History Museums
What does it mean to be Muslim in a modern world? What if much of what we believe about Islam is incomplete or simply wrong? For more than 1.3 billion people across the world and many people in Washington state, Islam is not only their religion but also a way of life. Led by scholar David Fenner, this presentation focuses on Islam and the many aspects that form the substance of a rich culture, traditions, and a way of life This event is FREE to the public. At Issaquah Depot Museum, 178 First Avenue NE, Issaquah. www.issaquahhistory.org
Oct 8th, 2016 (Sat)
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Historic Cabins Tours - Historical Society of Federal Way
Tour the cabins of two pioneers and enjoy the boardwalk of a rare 120-acre wetlands preserve located less than a mile from I-5. David Denny, an early Seattle settler, built his cabin on Lower Queen Anne Hill, near Seattle Center, as a real estate office in 1889. The John Barker Cabin, built in 1883, is the oldest structure in Federal Way, housing a number of vintage furniture and household items. Each structure represents a different style of cabin-architecture, providing visitors of all ages with a sense of the 19th-century pioneer lifestyle, all in beautiful surroundings. At West Hylebos Wetlands Park, 411 S 348th Street, Federal Way. Sponsored by the Historical Society of Federal Way, www.federalwayhistory.org
Oct 8th, 2016 (Sat)
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  Awareness of the Past Through Landmarks
This is the Greater Kent Historical Society’s annual gala fundraiser. Chris Moore, executive director of the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation, will speak on “The Crossroads of Heritage Tourism & Historic Preservation.” Tickets $60/person. At the Kent Senior Activity Center. Visit www.kenthistoricalmuseum.org for details.
Oct 9th, 2016 (Sun)
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  American Rage - Highline Historical Society
The Highline Historical Society presents this conversation about the relationship between civility and democratic participation with WSU Professor Cornell Clayton. Professor Clayton has made a study of American rudeness. When political debate reaches a boiling point, often it’s because the nation is nearing a turning point when change has become necessary, but that change is being held back by entrenched forces. This is the perspective that WSU Professor Clayton offers in his presentation, “Political Incivility and Polarization in America.” In his presentation, Clayton compares the current period of political incivility with other flashpoints in American history to prove how incivility has served as a catalyst to move the nation forward when other means have failed. At SeaTac City Hall, 4800 S 188th Street, SeaTac. Free admission, but donations always appreciated.
Oct 11th, 2016 (Tue)
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  Gentrification: How Is It Changing the Identity of Seattle and King County? - MOHAI
Join MOHAI and veteran journalist Enrique Cerna for an important community conversation examining the rapidly changing demographics of the region. Cerna moderates a panel discussion on gentrification through a variety of lenses including race, housing, economics, and public health. This program is presented in collaboration with King County TV. this event is open to the public and free with pre-registration. More information at www.mohai.org
Oct 12th, 2016 (Wed)
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  4Culture Heritage Sustained Support workshop
Applications for 4Culture's 2017 Sustained Support programs are now available. This funding workshop focuses on Heritage Sustained Support - come by to talk over your plans with 4Culture staff at 4Culture's office in downtown Seattle, 101 Prefontaine Place S.
Oct 13th, 2016 (Thu)
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  16th Annual John D. Spellman Awards for Achievement in Historic Preservation
You are cordially invited to join King County Executive Dow Constantine and the King County Landmarks Commission for the presentation of the 16th Annual John D. Spellman Awards for Achievement in Historical Preservation. There will be a reception from 10-10:30 AM, followed by the Awards presentation from 10:30 AM - noon. The event is taking place in the newly restored Cortona Building, 724 S 3rd Street in downtown Renton. Parking is available on the street or at City Center Garage, 655 S Second Street, Renton. Thanks to Cortona LLC, City of Renton, and the Renton History Museum for their generous support of this event. For more information contact Todd Scott, at 206-477-4545 or todd.scott@kingcounty.gov.
Oct 13th, 2016 (Thu)
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  Historic Bridges of King County by Eduardo Calderón
Since 2015 Eduardo Calderón has been photographing a selection of bridges with a large format camera and black and white film. For this presentation, Calderón will give a slide show of the bridges featured in the project at the Kirkland Library. A selection of the photographs will be exhibited at the Kirkland Library in October and November 2016. Also at the presentation, Margaret Holweger from the Bridge Group, King County Department of Transportation, will be available to answer questions regarding the history and technical details of the bridges. kcls.bibliocommons.com This project was funded in part by 4Culture.
Oct 13th, 2016 (Thu)
9:00 PM
  Community Dance Party - Washington Hall
Following Historic Seattle's Preservation Awards Benefit, Historic Seattle is celebrating history with a free night of music and dance with DJ Magnolia Rhapsody. Wine and beer cash bar, 21+. Washington Hall is located at 153 14th Street, Seattle.
Oct 14th, 2016 (Fri)
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  Spaceman: An Evening with Astronaut Mike Massimino - Museum of Flight
Reception, lecture and book signing with the engaging spacewalker who refurbished the Hubble Space Telescope during two shuttle flights, including the fifth and final Hubble servicing mission. Massimino is an aerospace engineer, space robotics expert and has played himself on two episodes of TV's hit, "The Big Bag Theory." His new book is "Spaceman - An Astronaut's Unlikely Journey to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe." The reception begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by a lecture and book signing from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $10. The Museum of Flight is located at 9404 E Marginal Way S, Tukwila. www.museumofflight.org
Oct 15th, 2016 (Sat)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  Disocver SPL's Special Collections: Odds, Ends and Curiosities
Ever wonder just what’s so special about the Seattle Public Library’s Special Collections? In October, answer the question: What’s the oldest, the smallest, the biggest, the weirdest, and the wackiest thing in Special Collections? Join us for a mash-up tour of the Seattle Room. The librarians will choose their favorite – or not-so-favorite – items and make them available for you to explore! Join us for a peek into the Seattle Room and tour the Library’s Special Collections on Level 10 of the Seattle Central Library, in The Hugh and Jane Ferguson Seattle Room. This tour will last approximately one hour. This event is free and everyone is welcome, but registration is required - eventactions.com For more information call 206-386-4636.
Oct 15th, 2016 (Sat)
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  October Play Date - Issaquah History Museums
Issaquah History Museums invites you to drop in with your children for a hands-on art activity that invites kids to paint their own history of Issaquah. Kids will be encouraged to examine the Bill Haddon mural that hangs in the Depot, and ask themselves, “Is this my Issaquah? What would I have included that’s different? What would I have included that’s the same?” We’ll provide the materials and guidance for them to create their version of an Issaquah Mural. Resulting art will be on display at the Issaquah Depot for the following month, and on display digitally afterwards. This event is FREE to the public. More information at www.issaquahhistory.org
Oct 15th, 2016 (Sat)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Washington State celebrates 50 years of historic preservation successes
On October 15, 1966, President Lyndon Johnson signed into law the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA). This action launched a partnership between property owners, interested members of the public, federal, state, and local agencies to actively promote the preservation of the nation’s heritage including archaeological sites, buildings, and historic districts. To mark this anniversary, Dr. Allyson Brooks, Washington State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO), of the Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP) is inviting the public to celebrate 50 years of work to protect our heritage for future generations. A one hour program will begin at noon at the historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Avenue, Everett. Additional speakers include Kelly Marquardt, Community Liaison for Congresswoman Suzan DelBene; Brian Sullivan, Snohomish County Council Member; Scott Bader, Everett City Council Member; and Chris Moore, Executive Director of the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation, as well as future historic preservation leaders. Representatives from the Tulalip Tribes and the Lummi Nation will also be participating to provide a Native American perspective on preserving tribal heritage. Following the program, a guided walking tour will be provided of historic sites in Downtown Everett. Everett is the site of the NHPA anniversary as a result of the large role that U.S. Senator Henry Jackson played in seeing that the legislation was passed by Congress. Jackson was born and raised in Everett. This event is free and open to the public.
Oct 15th, 2016 (Sat)
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  Pioneer Dance Tunes of the Far West - Pioneer Association
Join the Pioneer Association in welcoming Phil & Vivian Williams as they present "Pioneer Dance Tunes of the Far West" This is a program of tunes documented as danced to in the Far West in the 1850s, '60s, and 70s, performed on fiddle, guitar, and mandolin, along with often hilarious quotes from pioneer journals and accounts of pioneer dances, histories of the tunes, instruments used at pioneer dances, and descriptions of the type of dancing done. Prior to their performance, Family History Speaker Jim Kresge will speak about his family's generation-spanning contributions to the retail business, culminating in the K-mart Corporation. Free admission & on-street parking. Located at Pioneer Hall, 1642 43rd Avenue E, Seattle. FMore details at www.wapioneers.org
Oct 15th, 2016 (Sat)
6:00 PM
  Enumclaw Plateau Historical Society
Annual meeting/election/potluck dinner at the Museum, 1837 Marion Avenue, Enumclaw.
Oct 16th, 2016 (Sun)
  Kamishibai Program – The Minidoka Story - White River Valley Museum
As a teen, storyteller Fumiko Groves was interned at Minidoka incarceration camp in Idaho. She will read The Minidoka Story by Sat Ichikawa, as well as tell a Japanese folk tale. Seating is first come, first served. Performances at 1 PM, and again at 2 PM. www.wrvmuseum.org
Oct 16th, 2016 (Sun)
10:00 AM
  Grand Ridge Mine Hike - Issaquah History Museums
On the Grand Ridge Mine Hike you will have the chance to explore the daily commute of miners who worked in Issaquah’s longest-lasting coal mining operation starting in 1888. The three-mile adventure will be well worth the wear on your shoes. Tickets from $7.50-$10. Learn more at www.eventbrite.com
Oct 16th, 2016 (Sun)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  Kamishibai Program - White River Valley Museum - 2 seatings
As a teen, storyteller Fumiko Groves was interned at Minidoka incarceration camp in Idaho. She will read The Minidoka Story by Sat Ishikawa, as well as tell a Japanese folk tale. This program is free - no registration required. Seating is first come, first served. At the White River Valley Museum, 918 H Street SE, Auburn. First program at 1 PM, with a repeat program at 2 PM.
Oct 16th, 2016 (Sun)
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  SouthWest Stories - High Point and the Home Boys
The Southwest Seattle Historical Society presents this conversation with King County Councilmember Larry Gusset, who grew up in the High Point neighborhood of West Seattle. At the High Point branch of the Seattle Public Library, 3411 SW Raymond Street, West Seattle.
Oct 19th, 2016 (Wed)
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  History Cafe: Looking for Betty MacDonald with Paula Becker - MOHAI
Betty MacDonald burst onto the American literary scene in 1945 with her memoir, The Egg and I, a witty tale about operating a chicken ranch on Washington's Olympic Peninsula. In 1947, Betty introduced readers to her delightful children's character, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle, who quickly became a beloved classic. Paula Becker, author of the new biography, "Looking For Betty MacDonald: The Egg, The Plague, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle and I," discusses Betty MacDonald’s life, work, and deep connections with Seattle. www.mohai.org
Oct 20th, 2016 (Thu)
7:15 AM - 9:00 AM
  Breakfast for Kids Afloat - CWB
This benefit for The Center for Wooden Boats featuers a scrumptious breakfast, coffee, camaraderie, and keynote speaker Robert H. Perry, the world-renowned and Seattle-based yacht designer. It's taking place aboard the Virginia V - tickets $100 per person or $500 fpr a table of six. Register online at cwb.org
Oct 20th, 2016 (Thu)
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  History in Your Backyard with Llyn De Danaan - Renton History Museum
Anthropologist Llyn De Danaan will talk about Katie Gale, a pioneering Coast Salish woman whose extraordinary life swayed between triumphs and tragedies. De Danaan shares the fascinating story of her discovery of Katie’s story. Her appearance is made possible with the support of Humanities Washington. The Renton History Museum is located at 235 Mill Avenue S, Renton. Admission is free with regular Museum admission, $5 suggested donation.
Oct 21st, 2016 (Fri)
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  CWB Third Friday Speaker -
n the early 1890s, after a career as a ship’s officer, Joshua Slocum accepted a friend’s offer of the rotting hull of a hundred-year-old oyster sloop, the Spray. After rebuilding her as a gaff-rigged yawl and testing her in the waters of New England, he set out on an extraordinary voyage, a single-handed circumnavigation of the globe. When he returned home in 1898, he penned the book that has inspired thousands of sailors ever since: “Sailing Alone around the World.” Slightly more than eight decades later, In San Francisco Bay, Bill Harpster launched his historical replica of Spray and named her, most appropriately, Joshua. Built of cedar on white oak and fastened with galvanized steel nails, Joshua was a joint undertaking by Bill Harpster and William Elliott of Bay, Ship and Yacht in California. In 1997, the owner and crew sailed Joshua up the coast to her new home on Camano Island, the beginning of a long association with CWB at Cama Beach and South Lake Union. Joshua has been a fixture at festivities such as the Lake Union Wooden Boat Festivals. In this unique 3rd Friday presentation, the audience will gather on the docks outside the Boathouse as Bill Harpster conducts a verbal tour of Joshua. We’ll return to the Boathouse to learn more about this singular vessel, with time for questions and answers. This program is free. The Center for Wooden Boats is located at 1010 Valley Street at the south end of Seattle's Lake Union.
Oct 22nd, 2016 (Sat)
  Behind the Seams: House of Dior - MOHAI
Get immersed in the opulent world of Dior—the fashion house where design icon Yves Saint Laurent got his start. The House of Dior dominated high fashion in the 1950s, and stylish Seattle women were not ones to be left out of the latest trends. See Dior garments from MOHAI’s collection, spanning the late 1940s to early 1960s. Programs at 11 AM, noon, and 2 PM. $10 MOHAI members / $25 general public (includes admission) / $15 students (includes admission). More information at www.mohai.org
Oct 23rd, 2016 (Sun)
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
  Panel on racial profiling during World War II and now
A panel of scholars in Japanese American history discusses racial profiling during World War II and current racialized politics. Presented at Seattle Public Library's Central Library in partnership with Densho. It's been nearly 75 years since 120,000 people of Japanese heritage were imprisoned as a result of racist wartime hysteria. It took decades for the U.S. Government to acknowledge their wrongdoing and Americans are still coming to terms with this black mark on our nation's history. In this panel, three leading scholars of Japanese American history will discuss the circumstances that lead to incarceration and its bearing on current events, including racial profiling of American Muslims and the racialized politics on display in the current election cycle. Panelists: Karen M. Inouye, author of "The Long Afterlife of Nikkei Wartime Incarceration;" Greg Robinson, author of "The Great Unknown: Japanese American Sketches;" Lon Kurashige, author of "Two Faces of Exclusion: The Untold History of Anti-Asian Racism in the United States;" and moderator Brian Niiya, Densho Content Director and editor of the Densho Encyclopedia. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Parking is available in the Central Library garage for the weekend rate of $7. This event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, author series sponsor Gary Kunis, and media sponsor The Seattle Times. Full event details here: www.spl.org
Oct 25th, 2016 (Tue)
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  October AKCHO membership meeting - Archiving a Century of Railway History
Collecting and sharing the region’s railway history is no easy task, but the Pacific Northwest Railroad Archive has taken a big step towards streamlining and managing that process with a Digital Archive Plan funded partly by 4Culture. Please join us on October 25 when PNRA Executive Director Gary Tarbox explains those efforts, and makes available digital copies of the plan. Under the guidance of certified digital archive professional (and Heritage Advisor’s “Ask an Archivist” columnist) Elizabeth Stiles Knight, the plan’s first phase was completed last June, according to PNRA, “and focuses mainly on developing a comprehensive policy framework, based on existing standards, to assure the long-term preservation of the PNRA’s digital content and increase discoverability of PNRA collections.” Driving directions: From Seattle: Take I-5 South to Exit 154 B, and merge onto WA-518 W toward Burien… From Federal Way: Take I-5 North to exit 154 and merge onto WA-518 W toward Burien… …Proceed westbound on WA-518 and when you reach Burien, continue straight through the light onto SW 148th Street. Turn left onto 4th Avenue SW. Turn right onto SW 153rd Street. Destination is on left. There is ample street parking. By bus: Visit tripplanner.kingcounty.gov/ for more details. The Pacific Northwest Railroad Archive is four blocks from the Burien Transit Center.
Oct 27th, 2016 (Thu)
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  Bay Area Copper 1900-1950 Dirk van Erp and His Influence - MOHAI
Gus Bostrom has been in the Arts & Cra s antiques business for more than 25 years. His Berkeley showroom, California Historical Design, has been open since 2004. Many Paci c Northwest residents who visited Historic Seattle’s Bungalow Fair owe their precious Stickley, Limbert, and van Erp pieces to Bostrom’s quality finds. At the Lakeside Pavilion at the Museum of History & Industry, 860 Terry Avenue N in Seattle's South Lake Union neighborhood. Co-sponsored by Historic Seattle. $35 general public.
Oct 27th, 2016 (Thu)
6:45 PM
  Historic Pub Crawl - Issaquah History Museums
Delve into Issaquah's hidden history, with small town stories of true crime and love gone wrong. While you listen to costumed interpreters, you'll be able to enjoy beverages and hors d'oeuvres provided by some of Issaquah's finest purveyors of food and drink. Tickets sell out fast, so don't wait too long! The Historic Pub Crawl is produced in partnership with the Downtown Issaquah Association. Tickets $50. Learn more at wwwissaquahhistory.org
Oct 27th, 2016 (Thu)
7:00 PM
  Redevelopment and Preservation of Uptown (Queen Anne) - public meeting
Can we redevelop Uptown and preserve its historic character? - A conversation between Jim Holmes, Seattle City Planner and Uptown planning lead; Debi Frausto, Uptown Alliance's chair of the Uptown Urban Design Framework; Katherine Idzoriek, architect and President of the Uptown Alliance; Jill Crary, Seattle Center Redevelopment. At Aegis, 2900 3rd Avenue W, Seattle. Parking on 3rd Avenue W and garage off of Florentia.
Oct 27th, 2016 (Thu)
7:30 PM
  The City is More Than Human - talk by author Fred Brown
Pacific Northwest Historians Guild hosts this talk by writer Fred Brown about the role of animals in Seattle. Fred's talk is based on his recently published book "The City Is More Than Human" (UW Press), in which he explores the dynamic, troubled relationship humans have with animals. In so doing Fred challenges us to acknowledge the role of animals of all sorts in the making and remaking of cities. The talk will be held at the seminar room of Ames Library on the Seattle Pacific University campus. Free parking is available in Lot #45. Come early (7 PM) for socializing. The talk is free.
Oct 29th, 2016 (Sat) -- Oct 30th, 2016 (Sun)
  Issaquah History Museums Halloween Trolley
Families are invited to get in the spirit of the holiday by riding Issaquah’s Halloween Trolley. The new event, sponsored by the Issaquah Valley Trolley (IVT), will run Saturday afternoon, October 29, 1-3 PM, and Sunday, October 30, from 11 AM - 3 PM. Ticket purchases (cash only) and boarding at the Issaquah Depot Museum will be on a first come, first served basis. The fare is $5 for those 6 and over. Children 5 and under and members of the Issaquah History Museums ride free. The fare includes the trolley ride, plus admission to the Depot Museum and the Gilman Town Hall Museum. The Depot museum is located at 78 First Avenue NE, Issaquah. Costumes are optional. Trolley crew members are likely to share a few ghost stories as the #519 car travels through town. The Issaquah Valley Trolley is an all-volunteer program of the Issaquah History Museums. Learn more at www.issaquahhistory.org.
Oct 29th, 2016 (Sat)
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  Tales That Go Bump in the Night - Renton History Museum
Storyteller Anne Rutherford shares family-friendly spine-tingling tales of ghosts and goblins and things that go bump in the night. Always a favorite at the Museum, and we’ll get you out in time to go to the Olde-Fashioned Halloween Faire in Downtown Renton! At the Renton History Museum, 235 Mill Avenue S in Renton. Admission is free with regular Museum admission, $5 suggested donation.
Oct 29th, 2016 (Sat)
11:00 AM
  One Wobbly: Issaquah's Ben Legg and the Everett Massacre - Issaquah History Museums
Music will enliven an already lively topic at this upcoming IHM history program. Museum Director Erica Maniez and local musician Fred Hopkins team up for a local look at regional history, set to the songs of the rabble-rousing Industrial Workers of the World. On November 5, 1916, the Industrial Workers of the World went to Everett for a free speech demonstration. Upon their arrival in Everett, shots flew. At the end of the day, at least six men were dead. In the midst of the melee was Ben Legg, son of a troubled Issaquah family. Come hear more about how Ben Legg came to be in Everett that day, and raise your voice to sing along with labor. Free. At Issaquah Depot. www.issaquahhistory.org
Oct 30th, 2016 (Sun)
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  Halloween - Museum of Fright
Halloween family fun as The Museum of Fright. Transformed in holiday style, the Museum's spacious galleries provide acres of safe Halloween trick or treating where every child's imagination takes flight. There will be spooky aviation-themed ghost stories in the Personal Courage Wing; children can craft and drop ghost parachutes into a pumpkin patch far below a high-flying glider. They can fly witches on broomsticks through a giant pumpkin, test their metal on the gross-o-meter in the mad science lab, touch alien blood and guts, and hop through an obstacle course under the huge Blackbird spyplane. Admission is free for those aged 17 and under and wearing a costume (with adult supervision); $5 for those aged 17 and under without a costume; $10 for adults. The Museum of Fright is located at 9404 E Marginal Way South, halfway between Seattle and SeaTac Airport. www.museumofflight.org