Tuesday, May 30, 2017, 10 AM – 12:30 PM
Host: Metro Employees Historic Vehicles Association
Location: Park at Northwest African American Museum for bus tour. Bus will depart at 10 AM so please arrive shortly before that.
NAAM address: 2300 S. Massachusetts St., Seattle
Program: Rolling Through History on a Vintage Seattle Bus
Join us for a road trip through the Rainier Valley aboard a historic bus restored and maintained by the Metro Employees Historic Vehicle Association. We’ll meet, and park, at the Northwest African American Museum and then travel along Rainier Avenue South as Virginia Wright, Rainier Valley Historical Society’s executive director, provides some context.
Once we reach Metro’s safety training facility in Tukwila, MEHVA will show a half dozen of their prized vehicles from a collection that includes a 1919 streetcar as well as trolleys and motor buses from every decade between the 1930s and 1990s. MEHVA’s Josh Shields will explain how the collection came to be and MEHVA’s mission to be a “living museum” through its popular public excursions.
Then we’ll follow up our last meeting’s focus on recruiting volunteers with a brief look at some of the places local groups can turn to in their search for help. The bus ride back to NAAM will take us along the Duwamish, then past Boeing Field and through Georgetown and SODO.
From I-90, take exit 3 and follow signs for Rainier Ave. S., then immediately bear left to turn left onto S Massachusetts Street.
From downtown, take Metro 7 (Rainier Beach) to Rainier Avenue S and S State Street. Then walk uphill a third of a mile along S Massachusetts Street. For assistance in taking a bus into town, visit tripplanner.kingcounty.gov to plan your trip.