Kelsey Creek Farm Park (410 130th Pl SE, Bellevue, 98005)
At the historic 1888 Fraser Cabin, Eastside Heritage Center staff and volunteers will be presenting activities and interpreting the cabin that was built by the Fraser family over 100 years ago! Activities include agriculture, dairy, household tasks, log cabin construction, games and a scavenger hunt!
Presented in partnership with Bellevue Parks & Community Services, and Kelsey Creek Farm.
Too High and Too Steep: Reshaping the Seattle Landscape
Sunday, October 9, 2016
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Mercer Slough Enviromental Education Center, 1625 118th Ave SE, Bellevue, WA 98005
Join author David B. Williams and Eastside Heritage Center to learn more about some of the manmade changes to our enviroment.
Since settlers first arrived in Seattle, the city's citizens have altered the landscape with an unrivaled zeal. We have regraded hills, reengineered tideflats, and replumbed lakes, which had a dramatic impact on the east side of Lake Washington, to provide better locations for business and easier ways to move through the challenging topography. And we are still at it, though now we also understand that earthquakes and rising sea levels have the potential to change us as much as we have changed the land.
David B. Williams is a freelance writer focused on the intersection of people and the natural world. This talk is based on his book, Too High and Too Steep: Reshaping Seattle’s Topography (winner of AKCHO's 2016 Virginia Marie Folkins Award). Previous books include Stories in Stone: Travels Through Urban Geology and The Seattle Street-Smart Naturalist: Field Notes from the City. Williams also works at the Burke Museum and maintains the website GeologyWriter.com.
This talk is presented as part of the centennial Making the Cut: The Locks, The Lake and A Century of Change programming.
A warm thank you to all those who supported the 9th Annual Eastside Heritage Center Benefit Dinner on March 2, 2016 at the Meydenbauer Center. Your generosity raised over $105,000 towards the stewardship of Eastside history.