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On the Battlefront and the Homefront: Rentonites in the Great War
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Renton History Museum
Dates: 5/28 – 11/11/2018

Curated by Renton History Museum Director Dr. Elizabeth P. Stewart, this exhibit explores Rentonites’ efforts, both at home and abroad, in the First World War. Looking back 100 years, learn how individual actions made the difference in the war effort and how the war shaped Renton.

The Renton History Museum is located at 235 Mill Avenue S in Renton. Find more information about open hours and admission here.

 

Remembering Alvin Anderson
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Highline Historical Society

Alvin Anderson was a Highline pioneer, well-known by the community in his day. This charismatic and smart man is commemorated in this nice tribute. At SeaTac City Hall, 4800 S 188th Street, SeaTac – open during regular business hours. Admission and parking are free.

 

I’m Going Through – Black Miners Arrive in King County
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Renton History Museum
Dates: 6/1 – 9/1/2018

African Americans left the South for King County in the 1880s and 1890s, for the promise of a paradise of mining jobs, livable wages, and home ownership. What they encountered in Franklin, Black Diamond, and Coal Creek were angry striking miners and coal companies eager to use them to re-open closed mines. These Black settlers persevered and made new lives here, challenging the color line and shaping the history of Renton and King County.

The Renton History Museum is locate at 235 Mill Avenue S in Renton. It is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 AM – 4 PM. Admission is $5/adults, $2/students, free for children 8 and younger, and for Renton History Museum members. Free admission on the first Wednesday and third Saturday of the month. 

 

Fremont’s Connection to the Klondike Gold Rush
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A.J. Goddard Steamboat – courtesy Fremont Historical Society

Fremont Historical Society
Through 5/31/2018

The Fremont Historical Society and the Fremont Branch of the Seattle Public Library are partnering in a display throughout the month of May about the lives of A.J. and Clara Goddard, early Fremont residents and business owners, who went to the Klondike Gold Rush in Canada’s Yukon Territory in 1898. On display will be stories, photographs, and maps about their lives in Fremont, and their adventures taking parts for a sawmill and two steamboats, the A. J. Goddard and the F. H. Kilbourne over the pass from Skagway to Lake Bennett. A.J. and Clara piloted the Goddard 400+ miles from Lake Bennett down the Yukon River to Dawson. It was the first steamer to complete that trip in 1898 and safely made the return trip to Lake Bennett. Clara was the first woman to pilot a steamboat on the Yukon. There is also an 1897 Klondike Gold Rush game based on “pin the tail on the donkey” at the library for kids to play.

There will be an accompanying free historical program and reception on Saturday, May 12, at 11 AM. More details on AKCHO’s online events calendar. 

The Fremont Library is located at 731 N 35th Street, Seattle. Library hours are 1-8 PM Monday and Tuesday; 11 AM -6 PM Wednesday and Thursday; 11 AM – 6 PM Saturday and 1-5 PM Sunday.

 

Seattle on the Spot: The Photographs of Al Smith
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Jack Straw Cultural Center
Through 6/17/2018

Legendary photographer Al Smith was an explorer and his camera was the universal key that opened doors and gave him license to go anywhere. Seattle on the Spot: The Photographs of Al Smith, organized by Seattle’s Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI), gives visitors a rare peek into Smith’s historically significant collection that chronicles the African-American community during the mid-20th century in the Pacific Northwest. The exhibit also provides an entry point into national discussions about the history and changing character of Seattle and its evolving neighborhoods. 

This satellite exhibition of Al Smith’s photos that are not part of the exhibition at MOHAI. Jack Straw is located at 4261 Roosevelt Way NE, in Seattle’s University District. 

 


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