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2018 Eastside Heritage Benefit Dinner

Date:   Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Time:   5:30PM-9:00PM
Where:   Meydenbauer Center
Register Online HERE

Save the date for the eleventh annual Heritage Benefit Dinner! This important evening helps EHC achieve its mission of stewarding Eastside heritage and promoting public involvement in and appreciation of this heritage. The evening features a complimentary wine and champagne reception, with a silent auction and heritage displays, followed by dinner and an interactive program.

There are a number of ways you can get involved, including serving as a Table Captain, Sponsoring or Volunteering. For information how to get involved, contact the Marketing & Community Manager Lexi Roberts (Lexi@eastsideheritagecenter.org).

Please check back for the dinner menu in November.

Author Talk – Waterway: The Story of Seattle’s Locks and Ship Canal

Dates:   Sunday, November 12
Time:   4:00pm-5:30pm
Where:   Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center-Douglas Fir Room (1625 118th Ave SE, Bellevue, 98005)

Why does a city surrounded by water need another waterway? Find out what drove Seattle's civic leaders to pursue the dream of a Lake Washington Ship Canal for more than sixty years, and what role it has played in the region's development over the past century. Historians Jennifer Ott with staff from HistoryLink and David B. Williams, author of Too High and Too Steep: Reshaping Seattle's Topography, explore how industry, transportation, and the very character of the city and surrounding region developed in response to the economic and environmental changes brought by Seattle's canal and locks, in their new book Waterway: The Story of Seattle’s Locks and Ship Canal.

Jennifer Ott will be joining Eastside Heritage Center for this program and will be discussing, “decades of false starts and political shenanigans – as well as the far-reaching social, economic and environmental impacts – of the Lake Washington Ship Canal.” This program will also discuss Eastside Heritage Center’s social studies curriculum program, Change Over Time, that will soon be available online through HistoryLink! The Change Over Time curriculum focuses on the how the Lowering of Lake Washington in 1916 effected the Eastside through individuals accounts from Eastside Heritage Center’s collection. The program was developed in partnership with the Bellevue School District for sixth and seventh grade students. 

This event is free, and open to the public. Light bites and non-alcoholic beverages will be available.  A suggested donation of $5-$10 is warmly appreciated. Donations can be made HERE or at the event (cash only).

To ensure we have enough seating, please register for this event by emailing info@eastsideheritagecenter.org or calling 425-450-1049.For more information on Eastside Heritage Center visit: www.EastsideHeritageCenter.org.

Want a copy of the book? It is available on Amazon.  You can support Eastside Heritage Center with your Amazon purchase by shopping through Amazon Smile (https://smile.amazon.com/).

Supported by 4Culture, and presented in partnership with Making the Cut and Bellevue Parks & Community Services.

Heritage Program – Renton: When Rivers Disappear
Date:   Saturday, December 2
Time:   10:30am-12:00pm
Where:   Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center-Douglas Fir Room (1625 118th Ave SE, Bellevue, 98005)

What happened to the Eastside when the Lake Washington Ship Canal and Locks were completed, and Lake Washington’s water level dropped by nine feet? Over 100 years ago, on July 4, 1917 the Lake Washington Ship Canal had its grand opening. Over 50,000 people attended the event in celebration. But how did the changing shoreline affect the businesses and individuals from Kirkland to Renton?

Historian Richard Blumenthal will be discussing how the lowering of Lake Washington changed the river system surrounding Renton with his new book, “How Many Islands? A History Around Lake Washington”, at this Heritage Programming Author Talk event hosted by Eastside Heritage Center.

“How Many Islands? A History Around Lake Washington” is delivered with scholarly detail, and is told through the voice of a doting grandfather to his precious pre-teen granddaughter. This entertaining read is guided by the curiosity of a child and enlivened by the witty banter that bridges the generation gap.  In addition to an examination of early land owners around the lake and a tour of our first settlements, this text explores the islands that exist within the lake.

Event Location: Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center-Douglas Fir Room (1625 118th Ave SE, Bellevue, WA 98005)

This event is free, and open to the public. Light bites and non-alcoholic beverages will be available.  A suggested donation of $5-$10 is warmly appreciated. Donations can be made online HERE or at the event (cash only).

To ensure we have enough seating, please register for this event by emailing info@eastsideheritagecenter.org or calling 425-450-1049

Want a copy of the book? It is available on IslandWatersPublishing.com  

Supported by 4Culture, and presented in partnership with Making the Cut and Bellevue Parks & Community Services.

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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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.

Vanderhoek

Wine Sponsors:

                                
Chateau St Michelle
                               
Tim & Edie Johnson

Homesteaders:

Pioneers:

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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