Jan
2
12:00 PM12:00

TELOS - Stories from the Eastside's Past

  • 14673 Northeast 29th Place Bellevue, WA, 98007 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We will chronicle the development of our local communities from the Native American populations, agriculture, logging and mining industries, to the corporation of the four major Eastside cities: Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland, and Issaquah. Included will be the effects of the lowering of Lake Washington in 1916 in the economic growth of the region. Fee: $79

Presented by Jane Morton

8 Wednesdays

Jan 2-Feb 20

More information here.

To register by phone, call Registration Services at 425-564-2263.

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Jan
9
12:00 PM12:00

TELOS - Stories from the Eastside's Past

  • 14673 Northeast 29th Place Bellevue, WA, 98007 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We will chronicle the development of our local communities from the Native American populations, agriculture, logging and mining industries, to the corporation of the four major Eastside cities: Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland, and Issaquah. Included will be the effects of the lowering of Lake Washington in 1916 in the economic growth of the region. Fee: $79

Presented by Jane Morton

8 Wednesdays

Jan 2-Feb 20

More information here.

To register by phone, call Registration Services at 425-564-2263.

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Jan
16
12:00 PM12:00

TELOS - Stories from the Eastside's Past

  • 14673 Northeast 29th Place Bellevue, WA, 98007 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We will chronicle the development of our local communities from the Native American populations, agriculture, logging and mining industries, to the corporation of the four major Eastside cities: Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland, and Issaquah. Included will be the effects of the lowering of Lake Washington in 1916 in the economic growth of the region. Fee: $79

Presented by Jane Morton

8 Wednesdays

Jan 2-Feb 20

More information here.

To register by phone, call Registration Services at 425-564-2263.

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Jan
19
2:00 PM14:00

Eastside Logging History

Did you know that most of the east side of Lake Washington was clear-cut by 1920? Or that nearly all of the big trees that we see today are less than 100 years old? (It will take another 400 years for our evergreens to reach ‘maturity’)! Come and see the equipment that evolved from two men working one tree all day with a hand-saw, to sky-line cable operations that could clear a whole Cougar Mountain valley in a single day. Presented in partnership by the Eastside Heritage Center and Bellevue Parks & Community Services. Ages: 13+.

More information here.

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Jan
23
12:00 PM12:00

TELOS - Stories from the Eastside's Past

  • 14673 Northeast 29th Place Bellevue, WA, 98007 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We will chronicle the development of our local communities from the Native American populations, agriculture, logging and mining industries, to the corporation of the four major Eastside cities: Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland, and Issaquah. Included will be the effects of the lowering of Lake Washington in 1916 in the economic growth of the region. Fee: $79

Presented by Jane Morton

8 Wednesdays

Jan 2-Feb 20

More information here.

To register by phone, call Registration Services at 425-564-2263.

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Jan
30
12:00 PM12:00

TELOS - Stories from the Eastside's Past

  • 14673 Northeast 29th Place Bellevue, WA, 98007 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We will chronicle the development of our local communities from the Native American populations, agriculture, logging and mining industries, to the corporation of the four major Eastside cities: Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland, and Issaquah. Included will be the effects of the lowering of Lake Washington in 1916 in the economic growth of the region. Fee: $79

Presented by Jane Morton

8 Wednesdays

Jan 2-Feb 20

More information here.

To register by phone, call Registration Services at 425-564-2263.

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Feb
6
12:00 PM12:00

TELOS - Stories from the Eastside's Past

  • 14673 Northeast 29th Place Bellevue, WA, 98007 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We will chronicle the development of our local communities from the Native American populations, agriculture, logging and mining industries, to the corporation of the four major Eastside cities: Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland, and Issaquah. Included will be the effects of the lowering of Lake Washington in 1916 in the economic growth of the region. Fee: $79

Presented by Jane Morton

8 Wednesdays

Jan 2-Feb 20

More information here.

To register by phone, call Registration Services at 425-564-2263.

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Feb
13
12:00 PM12:00

TELOS - Stories from the Eastside's Past

  • 14673 Northeast 29th Place Bellevue, WA, 98007 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We will chronicle the development of our local communities from the Native American populations, agriculture, logging and mining industries, to the corporation of the four major Eastside cities: Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland, and Issaquah. Included will be the effects of the lowering of Lake Washington in 1916 in the economic growth of the region. Fee: $79

Presented by Jane Morton

8 Wednesdays

Jan 2-Feb 20

More information here.

To register by phone, call Registration Services at 425-564-2263.

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Feb
20
12:00 PM12:00

TELOS - Stories from the Eastside's Past

  • 14673 Northeast 29th Place Bellevue, WA, 98007 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We will chronicle the development of our local communities from the Native American populations, agriculture, logging and mining industries, to the corporation of the four major Eastside cities: Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland, and Issaquah. Included will be the effects of the lowering of Lake Washington in 1916 in the economic growth of the region. Fee: $79

Presented by Jane Morton

8 Wednesdays

Jan 2-Feb 20

More information here.

To register by phone, call Registration Services at 425-564-2263.

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Mar
23
2:00 PM14:00

Coal Mining at Cougar Mountain

This program focuses on 100 years of local coal mining. 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. Ages: 13+.

More information here.

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History of Enatai Elementary
Dec
8
10:00 AM10:00

History of Enatai Elementary

  • 11660 Main Street Bellevue, Wa (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The history of Enatai Elementary School reflects the growth and development of the City of Bellevue itself in many ways. As the school celebrates its 65th anniversary this year, learn how the onslaught of the Baby Boomers made the school an urgent reality. Find out how early residents pooled their resources to support public schools in Bellevue, a long tradition that continues today. Learn how the School Board rallied to respond to an unprecedented crisis of overpopulation. Travel back in time to see rare and never-before-seen photos of Enatai, both the neighborhood and the school. Presented by Enatai parent and resident Sharon Pang.

Hosted by Sharon Pang

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Seattle Now and Then: The Historic Hundred
Nov
16
6:30 PM18:30

Seattle Now and Then: The Historic Hundred

Join EHC for a presentation and book signing for Seattle Now and Then!


A coffee-table compilation titled Seattle Now and Then: The Historic Hundred will showcase the most compelling and essential of the more than 1,800 “Seattle Now and Then” photo-history columns that Dorpat has produced for the Sunday magazine of The Seattle Times for the more than 36 years since January 1982.

The 244-page hardcover book (Documentary Media, 2018, $49.95) features a total of 250 photos and text from more than 100 columns. On the book’s two-foot-wide spreads, each stunning “then” image from Seattle’s past is paired with a new and matching, full-color “now” photographed by co-author Jean Sherrard, who has served as Dorpat’s “now” photographer for the past dozen years.

[From Press Release]


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HISTORY OF WILBURTON AND KELSEY CREEK FARM
Nov
3
1:00 PM13:00

HISTORY OF WILBURTON AND KELSEY CREEK FARM

For a few decades, Wilburton was a larger town than nearby Bellevue. It had several hundred residents, its own culture, and a rich history.  Come to Kelsey Creek Farm to learn about local Native Americans, early logging operations, and the Twin Valley Dairy, all in the context of early Eastside history.

  • Ages:  16 years and older. 

  • Fee:  Free! 

  • Date/time:  Saturday, Nov. 3, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Presented by: Carla Trsek

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The Colman Murders
Oct
27
10:00 AM10:00

The Colman Murders

On a cold February Day in 1886, former King County Commissioner was murdered in cold blood.  To this day no one is sure who did it.  Join historian and investigator Tom Hitzroth as he attempts to crack this cold case. If you are a fan of S-Town or Serial, this program is for you.

Please RSVP for this event by calling 425-450-1049 or emailing  

Info@eastsideheritagecenter.org

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EHC's 2018 Volunteer Recognition and Annual Membership Meeting
Oct
13
1:00 PM13:00

EHC's 2018 Volunteer Recognition and Annual Membership Meeting

Join us for EHC’s Annual Membership Meeting and Volunteer Recognition event at the Historic McDowell House  in the Wilburton, Neighborhood of Bellevue.  We will be recognizing the contributions of some of our amazing volunteers and will also be celebrating the centennial of the McDowell  house with a program about it’s history and the history of the Wilburton Neighborhood.

 

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Kelsey Creek Farm Fair
Oct
6
11:00 AM11:00

Kelsey Creek Farm Fair

Bellevue's annual celebration of autumn. Bring your family to the farm and enjoy a variety of old-time activities, pony rides, and food. Attractions include:

  • Live entertainment by Cowboy Buck and Elizabeth, Nancy Stewart

  • Heritage demonstrations by Eastside Heritage Center

  • Wander through the scarecrow maze

  • Animal Encounters Mobile Petting Zoo, 4-H animal demonstrations

  • Interactive children's activities, pumpkin decorating

  • Pony rides by Seattle Pony Party

  • Tractor-pulled Wagon Rides by Northwest Vintage Tractor Club

See: Farmer Jayne or Bellevue.Com for more info!

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Cougar Mountain Hike
Sep
29
10:00 AM10:00

Cougar Mountain Hike

  • 7077-7181 Clay Pit Rd Bellevue, WA, 98006 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join EHC volunteer, Steve Williams, for a hike at Cougar Mountain. The hike will include visiting 2 missile bases, viewpoint lunch, and lots of history!

Very east, 3.2 miles, 430 ft gain. Good trail, slow pace.

Meet at 10 am at the Sky Country Trailhead on Cougar Mountain.

For more information call Steve Williams at 425-453-8997

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Crossroads Farmers Market
Sep
25
12:00 PM12:00

Crossroads Farmers Market

Every Tuesday from June 5th through September 25th, Crossroads Bellevue Shopping Center will be hosting a Farmers Market from 12:00pm-6:00pm.

Once a month from July through September, Eastside Heritage Center (EHC) is excited to be onsite as a Community Partner! While you shop the delicious produce from local farmers, and enjoy goods from local merchants and food vendors, stop by the EHC booth for some hands-on history activities, information on our upcoming events, projects and exhibits, and to chat about Eastside history! 

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Ethnobotany Hike
Aug
24
6:30 PM18:30

Ethnobotany Hike

  • Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Hike through the flora of Mercer Slough and discover its natural history!

This hike is for people who are curious and generally excited by local plants and places, and the stories they have to tell. Join Pacific Science Center as we partner with Eastside Heritage Center at Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center in Bellevue to bring you a relevant look into the history of Mercer Slough Nature Park.

Learn how the land was shaped and used by the indigenous peoples of the Lake Washington shoreline, then grab a plant identification guide and step outside into the present-day Mercer Slough wetland. You will learn to understand and recognize the differences in plant guides and practice your own plant identification with local flora experts. Eastside Heritage will supplement our guides with knowledge of the cultural uses and stories of the present-day plants. Bring your wetland, closed toed footwear and your open mind ready to learn!

  • $15 per person, or $12 for Pacific Science Center Members
  • Content is geared towards adults, but all ages are welcome!
  • Please note: Registration for this program closes on the Wednesday before the hike date at 11:59 p.m.

Tickets available: HERE

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Hands-on History Programming: 1888 Historic Fraser Cabin
Aug
18
11:00 AM11:00

Hands-on History Programming: 1888 Historic Fraser Cabin

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 Executive Director, Josh Gannis to learn more about volunteer and sponsorship opportunities at Director@eastsideheritagecenter.org. 

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