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Save the Date


Date:   Thursday, February 26, 2015
Time:   5:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Where:   Meydenbauer Center (11100 NE 6th Street, Bellevue)

Join us for an evening of Eastside stories through the generations. Come on your own or gather a group of friends for a trip down memory lane!

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Be an Eastside Heritage advocate, and join us as a TABLE CAPTAIN or SPONSOR this year! Help make connections for yesterday, today and tomorrow by inviting your friends and colleagues to join you on a journey through time at the Annual Heritage Benefit Dinner.


We look forward to your attendance and participation at the event!

Questions? Call Lexi at 425-450-1049 or email for more information on how you can get involved.

Lowering of Lake Washington Program
Date:   Sunday, January 25th, 2015
Time:   1:00PM-2:00PM
Where:   Winters House (2101 Bellevue Way SE, Bellevue, WA 98004)

What happened to the Eastside when the Lake Washington Ship Canal was completed, and the water level dropped by nine feet? Find out how the changing shoreline affected businesses and residents from Kirkland to Renton. Who profited and who went out of business? Presented by Eastside Heritage Center’s Education Coordinator Jane Morton.

Presented in partnership with Bellevue Parks & Community Service.

Winter’s Veil Installation Program
Date:   Saturday, January 24th- Sunday, February 1st, 2015
Time:   10:00AM-2:00PM (January 24th-25th, 27th, 29th-31st and February 1st)
Where:   Winters House (2101 Bellevue Way SE, Bellevue, WA 98004)

In 1916, the Mountlake Cut and Ship Canal were completed, lowering Lake Washington by nine inches, largely draining the Mercer Slough. In 1917, Frederick Winters bought 10 acres of the Slough for a commercial floral business. In 1929, he completed construction of the house, now on the National Register for Historic Places. Join us for an interactive installation that is an evocate look back from a contemporary perspective, and includes projected images of the Mercer Slough before it was developed.

Presented by Ellen Sollod, Johanna Melamed and Sound Design. This project is supported by 4 Culture Historic Site Specific Program, Eastside Heritage Center and City of Bellevue.

Coal Mining at Cougar Mountain Program
Date:   Sunday, January 25th, 2015
Time:   2:00PM - 4:00PM
Where:   Lewis Creek Park Visitor Center (5808 Lakemont Blvd SE, Bellevue 98006)

Join us to discover the rich coal mining history of the Eastside that dates back to more than 100 years ago. In 1888 there were 20 mules and 200 men employed here! Exporting coal to San Francisco turned Seattle into a dominant seaport. Learn what is underneath a mountain that is older than Rainier.
Presented in partnership by the Eastside Heritage Center and Bellevue Parks & Community Services.

The Eastside Heritage Center would like to thank its 2015 Heritage Benefit Dinner Sponsors:     

    Heritage History Makers:

The Bellevue Collections

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


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