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Hands-on History Programming: 1888 Historic Fraser Cabin
Dates:   Third Saturdays May-September (May 20, June 17, July 15, August 19, September 16)
Time:   11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Special Events:   Sheep Shearing on Saturday, April 29, 2017 & Farm Fair on Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Where:   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

Coal Mining History Walk
Date:   Sunday, June 4
Time:   2:00PM-4:00PM
Where:   Cougar Mountain Park Trail, Issaquah

Join Issaquah Alps Trails Club Board of Directors Member and Eastside Heritage Center Volunteer, Steve Williams for a guided tour of the Eastside’s historic coal mines at Cougar Mountain in Issaquah! On this “Hidden History” walk, artifacts and photos from of the last 100 years will be shared. Back in 1888, there were 20 mules and 200 men employed at this coal mine, that grew to a town of 1,000 by 1919. Over 11 Million tons of coal were dug here, a large portion of which was exported to San Francisco and helped to make Seattle a dominant seaport. All are invited to this beginners 1.5 mile long hike to discover what is underneath a mountain that is older than Rainier.

Meet at Cindermine Trailhead-West of 155th Ave SE on North side of Newcastle Golf Club Road.

For more information contact:
Issaquah Alps Trail Club
Steve Williams 425-453-8997 and

Presented in partnership with Issaquah Alps Trail Club (

Eastside Heritage Center's Strawberry Festival in Bellevue
Dates & Times:   Saturday, June 24, 2017 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, June 25, 2017 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Where:   Crossroads International Park (NE 164th Ave & NE 8th)

The Annual Eastside Heritage Center Bellevue Strawberry Festival presented by BECU is a two-day community event held at Crossroads International Park celebrating the Eastside’s agricultural roots. The festival features over 100 craft and food vendors, fresh strawberry shortcake, live entertainment, hands-on history exhibits, a Family Fun Area, and a Classic Auto Show (Sun. only). The Family Fun Area has something for everyone, and includes carnival games, pony rides, inflatables, rock climbing, mini-golf, face painting and more! Free parking and shuttle rides available from Highland Middle School and Sherwood Forest Elementary School.

Interested in participation, sponsorship or volunteer opportunities? Visit the Strawberry Festival website HERE

Crossroads Farmers Market
Dates:   Tuesday’s, July 11, August 15, September 12
Time:   12:00pm -6:00pm
Where:   Crossroads Shopping Center, Bellevue

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!

Early Bellevue Walking Tour
Dates:   Thursday, July 20 & Tuesday, August 8
Time:   5:30pm-7:30pm
Where:   Meet at the Bellevue Downtown Park (Entrance & Fountain off NE 4th Street)
Registration:   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.

Supported by 4Culture and in partnership with Visit Bellevue.

Eastside Heritage Benefit Dinner

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:


Heritage Stewards:

The Bellevue Collections

Apex Foundation

Parking Sponsors:

Peterson, Russell, Kelly, PLLC.


Wine Sponsors:

Chateau St Michelle
Tim & Edie Johnson



Bellevue Club
Bill & Nancy Way
Peterson Russell Kelly PLLC
Su Development
GLY Construction
The Spring District
Lil' Jon Restaurant
Wallace Properties
Mike Nesteroff & Kimm Viebrock

For more information, contact the Eastside Heritage Center at 425-450-1049


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Heritage Benefit Dinner Sponsorship Information

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