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Wham! Bam! Pow!
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Sikh Captain America explores the Seattle Central Library -photo credit Simon Kidde

Wing Luke Museum
Now through 2/24/2019

New York based cartoonist Vishavjit Singh wields art and humor to fight intolerance and challenge stereotypes. He began drawing cartoons in 2001, after the 9/11 terrorist attacks: as a Sikh American with a turban and beard, he had become the target of a toxic mix of fear, anxiety and ignorance. Vishavjit set out to challenge the label of the ‘other’ placed upon him (and many others of Sikh, South Asian, Muslim, and/or Middle Eastern extraction) by illustrating stories capturing the joys and predicaments of Sikh American life. His simple imagery and gentle humor often come with an edge that pierces stereotypes, prompts self-reflection, and promotes action.

In 2012, horrified by the deadly attack on a Sikh Gurudwara (house of worship) in Wisconsin, Vishavjit decided the world needed a superhero who fights bigotry and hate in our midst. Wham! Bam! Pow! follows Vishavjit’s journey as he explores America’s inspiring, contradictory values and discovers the heroic power of compassion.

The Museum is located at 719 S King Street in Seattle’s International District. It is open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 AM – 5 PM (but will be closed on Tuesday, July 4). For ticket information, click here


Photography of Edward J. Siegrist
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Snoqualmie Valley Historical Museum

Edward J. Siegrist was a photographer, jeweler and optician who ran a shop in North Bend from early 1908 to January 1910. He was elected the first treasurer of North Bend when it incorporated in February 1909. The April 1909 Issaquah Press reports that he temporarily relocated to the Richardson building until he could finish construction his new building after his first building burned along with half of North Bend in a fire earlier that month.  Siegrist took a number of photographs of the Snoqualmie Valley while he was a resident in North Bend. His experience with lenses probably accounts for the quality of his photographs. In January 1910, the Issaquah Press reports him selling his business to Mr. Graham and taking a trip to visit his old home in Wisconsin. He is found later that year beginning a new jewelry, optician, and photography business in Concrete. By 1917 he appeared to have sold his business and disappeared from local records. 

The Museum has over a hundred Siegrist images, featuring views of North Bend, local residents and homes, and railroad activity. The Museum is open through October on Saturdays through Tuesdays from 1-5 PM. It is located at 320 Bendigo Blvd S, North Bend.


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.


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.


WWI exhibit available
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Photo of soldiers at Camp Lewis courtesy of Washington State Historical Society

To honor and commemorate the World War One Centennial, the Washington State Historical Society has created a special exhibit, available free of charge to heritage and cultural organizations, schools and higher education institutions, libraries, military and government agencies.This interesting exhibit is easy to print and display.    
The WWI exhibit files will be e-mailed in PDF format to quantifying organizations with suggestions for programming and display.   Production files are available in the following sizes: 11 x 18, 18 x 24, or 24 x 36 inches. For more information e-mail or call 360-586-0166.  



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