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.
Author Talk: The Story Of The Bellevue Downtown Park
Saturday, September 23
Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center-Douglas Fir Room
How did Bellevue’s iconic downtown park come to be? Discover the extraordinary story of the Bellevue Downtown Park, a stunning, once in a generation achievement that set the standard for Bellevue’s world class park system. Past Bellevue Parks and Community Services Director, Lee Springgate who led the department from 1978 through 1999, shares how the idea of a central downtown park in Bellevue began, and the process it took to complete it in his new book, A Miracle In Downtown Bellevue: The Story Of The Bellevue Downtown Park.
What started as a dream in 1983, blossomed into one of Bellevue’s largest public space projects, and took thirty-four years to complete. The event will include an open forum and presentation from Lee Springgate on the historical grounding of the park, what it took to make it happen, and its importance to both the city and the parks system of Bellevue. Through exceptional leadership, political courage, and a coherent vision, a beautiful urban oasis was created in the heart of downtown Bellevue for both citizens, and visitors to enjoy.
10:30am-11:00am: Welcome & Discovery- informational panels will be around
the room for you to explore, with light snacks and non-alcoholic beverages.
11:30am-12:00pm: Open Forum
Copies of Lee Springgate’s book will be available for sale (cash only) at the event, and light bites and non-alcoholic beverages will be available. This event is free, and open to the public. 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 email@example.com or calling 425-450-1049.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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: