Third Saturdays May-September (May 20, June 17, July 15, August 19, September 16)
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sheep Shearing on Saturday, April 29, 2017 & Farm Fair on Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Kelsey Creek Farm Park (410 130th Pl SE, Bellevue, 98005)
Join Eastside Heritage Center for a journey back to pioneer time every third Saturday in May through September at the Historic 1888 Fraser Cabin at Kelsey Creek Farm Park. Hands-on History programming of the Fraser Cabin will be kicking off in April in conjunction with Kelsey Creek Farm’s Sheep Shearing Event, and closing the season in October at the annual Farm Fair.
At the Historic 1888 Fraser Cabin, Eastside Heritage Center staff and volunteers will be presenting pioneer activities and interpreting the cabin that was built by the Fraser family over 100 years ago! Activities include, agricultural, farming and pioneer household tasks, log cabin construction, games and a scavenger hunt!
Presented in partnership with Bellevue Parks & Community Services, and Kelsey Creek Farm.
Interested in getting involved? Email EHC’s Marketing & Community Manager, Lexi Roberts to learn more about volunteer and sponsorship opportunities at Lexi@eastsideheritagecenter.org.
Every Tuesday from June 6th through September 26th, Crossroads Bellevue Shopping Center will be hosting a Farmers Market from 12:00pm-6:00pm. Once a month from July through September, Eastside Heritage Center (EHC) is excited to be onsite as a Community Partner! While you shop the delicious produce from local farmers, and enjoy goods from local merchants and food vendors, stop by the EHC booth for some hands-on history activities, information on our upcoming events, projects and exhibits, and to chat about Eastside history!
On Tuesday, July 11 we will be presenting a display and activity in recognition of the Eastside’s Japanese-American history that was exhibited at the 2017 Bellevue Strawberry Festival at Crossroads Park. Stop by the Eastside Heritage Center booth to see a display on how the Strawberry Festival and Eastside were impacted by Executive Order 9066 in 1942, which sent Japanese and Japanese American citizens to incarceration camps for the duration of World War II. Visitors can also enjoy making their very own Japanese Carp Fish Streamer, known as a Koinobori. These traditional carp banners or streamers are hung for Children’s Day in Japan.
Children at the 2017 Bellevue Strawberry Festival making their own Koinobori.
Early Bellevue Walking Tour
Thursday, July 20 & Tuesday, August 8
Meet at the Bellevue Downtown Park (Entrance & Fountain off NE 4th Street)
Space is limited, please register by calling 425-450-1049 or emailing
Before glass towers defined the skyline and shoppers bustled across busy pavement, Bellevue was a quiet town of dirt roads and scattered homes. The first settlers from Seattle began to drift across Lake Washington in the 1860s. Discover the hidden history throughout downtown Bellevue on this Early Bellevue Walking Tour, presented by Eastside Heritage Center. This tour is designed to be self-lead. Download a tour guide HERE.
The annual Heritage Benefit Dinner helps EHC achieve its mission of stewarding Eastside history and promoting public involvement in and appreciation of this heritage.
A warm thank you to all who supported the 10th Annual Heritage Benefit Dinner on February 8th, 2017 at the Meydenbauer Center. Your generosity raised over $93,000 towards the stewardship of Eastside history.
2017 Dinner Photos
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For link to see other photos from the dinner Click Here
The Eastside Heritage Center would like to thank its 2017 Heritage Benefit Dinner Sponsors: