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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. 

 

Navigating to Alki
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Log House Museum

This exhibit features early maps of the Duwamish Peninsula, which tell the story of the growth and development of Alki and the northern end of the Duwamish Peninsula through 1907. Drawing upon the historical maps collection of the United States Coast Survey and scholarly work assembling the history of the Duwamish people, guest curator Phil Hoffman demonstrates the progression from a “land untouched” prior to the European-American exploration to emergence as a residential, recreation and industrial center.

The Log House Museum is free and open to the public Thursday through Sunday, noon to 4 PM. It is located at 3003 61st Avenue SW in West Seattle.

 

Black and White
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Swimwear from the late 19th century

Renton History Museum
Now through 5/19/2018

Trends in black and white clothing, and their associated meanings, differ between communities and throughout times. Co-curated by the Museum’s own Kim Owens and Sarah Samson, this exhibit explores three trendsetters and the lasting effects they had on black and white fashion.Join us to learn about three trendsetters in black and white fashion: the church, Queen Victoria, and Coco Chanel. The black and white fashions featured in the exhibit were worn by Rentonites from the 1870s all the way up to the 1960s. The exhibit will also delve into how black and white photos color our view of history. Black & White features swimsuits, dresses, hats, and accessories, bringing them out of storage and into the limelight.

The Renton History Museum is located at 235 Mill Avenue S, Renton. Admission: Adults- $5; Students/Children- $2; Children 8 and younger- free

 

Seattle on the Spot
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Jitterbug Couple, 1944. MOHAI, Al Smith Collection.

Museum of History & Industry
Now through 6/17/2018

Al Smith’s photography chronicled Seattle’s vibrant Central District neighborhood and the city’s African American community with great warmth and intimacy. Seattle on the Spot: The Photographs of Al Smith honors 65 years of Smith’s brilliantly expressive documentary photography and celebrates the neighborhood and people who inspired him. Take a look at Seattle through this distinctive lens.

Smith’s personal story is as compelling as his photography. He described himself as “a real native son.” Smith grew up at Fifth Avenue and Jefferson Street above a grocery store and attended O’Dea High School in Seattle’s First Hill neighborhood. After sailing around the Pacific Rim as a steward on merchant vessels, Smith returned to Seattle with a new camera and a desire to capture his home city on film. What started as a hobby soon became an art and a profession. He eventually started taking his hobby more seriously and formed his On the Spot photography side business.

Seattle on the Spot is a special glimpse into Seattle’s African American community, the local jazz scene, as well as the life and the work of this unique artist. Smith’s pictures give a peek into a vibrant part of Seattle’s history and culture.

For more information, visit www.mohai.org.

 


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