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Fraser Cabin Heritage Programs
Dates:   Saturday, April 26, 2014  11:00 AM - 4:00 PM (Sheep Shearing Event)
       Saturdays,   May 17 & June 21, 2014  11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Where:   Kelsey Creek Farm Park, (410 130th Place SE, Bellevue)

Visitors are invited to participate in hands-on activities that relate to early settler life at the historic 1888 Fraser Cabin. Eastside Heritage Center staff and volunteers present the activities and interpret the log cabin that was built and lived in by the Fraser family over 100 years ago!

Presented in partnership with Bellevue Parks & Community Services.

Early Bellevue Walking Tour
Date:   Sunday, May 4, 2014
Time:   2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Where:   Meet at Bellevue Downtown Park, Main Entrance & Fountain on NE 4th Street
Registration:   425-450-1049 or email

Join us on a walking tour as we discover the hidden history throughout downtown Bellevue. The tour will follow Eastside Heritage Center’s recently published Walking Tour Guide. 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.
Presented in partnership with Feet First as part of Jane’s Walk.

History of the Mercer Slough Talk & Walk
Date:   Sunday, May 18, 2014
Time:   2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Where:   Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center (1625 118th Ave SE, Bellevue

Did you know that the Mercer Slough was a staging ground for the 1856 “Battle of Seattle” between the Native Americans and the European-American settlers? Using photos and historic documents from the Eastside Heritage Center’s collections, you will discover the history of the Mercer Slough and its influence on Bellevue. Come and hear about ferries, logging, farming, office parks, and nature preserves. On the experiential walk following the talk, learn about some of the plants in the Slough and how you could survive using the plant technologies developed by local Native Americans.
Presented in partnership with Bellevue Parks & Community Services.

Coal Creek History Hike
Date:   Sunday, June 1, 2014
Time:   2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Where:   Redtown Trail Head (7336 Lakemont Boulevard SE, Bellevue

Join us to discover the rich coalmining and natural history of this special area on an easy walk along the beautiful, narrow and wooded trails of Coal Creek Park.
Presented in partnership with Bellevue Parks & Community Services and the Issaquah Alps Trail Club.

Bellevue Strawberry Festival
Dates:   Saturday, June 28,2014  10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
       Sunday,   June 29,2014  10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Where:   Crossroads International Park (NE 8th Street & 164th Ave NE, Bellevue)

Celebrate the region’s agricultural heritage and its diverse cultural past, present and future at Eastside Heritage Center’s annual Bellevue Strawberry Festival. Join us for a weekend of entertainment, family fun, strawberry shortcake, heritage exhibits and hands-on history experiences, food & vendor booths, and a classic auto show. For complete Festival details, visit

Heritage Benefit Dinner Photos

Heritage Dinner Photo Heritage Benefit Dinner photos are now available through Team Photogenic!.

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Thank you to all who attended and supported Eastside Heritage Center!

The Eastside Heritage Center would like to thank its 2014 Heritage Benefit Dinner Sponsors:                                             

    Heritage Stewards:

The Bellevue Collections              Crossroads Bellevue

                               Family of Lucille McDonald
                               Su Development
                               Tim & Edie Johnson
                               KC Councilmember Jane Hague District 6
                               The Bellevue Club
                               Peterson, Russell, Kelly, PLLC
                               Janice & D.P. Van Blaricom
                               Wallace Properties
                               Radcliffe Family
                               Bill & Nancy Way
                               The Spring District
                               The Fortin Group
                               Baylis Architects

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


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