Early Bellevue Walking Tour
Aug
20
5:30 PM17:30

Early Bellevue Walking Tour

  • 10201 NE 4th St Bellevue, WA 98004 (map)
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Join Eastside Heritage Center for a guided version of the Early Bellevue Walking Tour! We will be meeting by the fountain on NE 4th street of the Bellevue Downtown Park at 5:30pm. Space is limited, please contact our office at 425-450-1049 or education@eastsideheritagecenter.org.

Before glass towers defined the skyline and shoppers bustled across busy pavement, Bellevue was a quiet town of dirt roads and scattered homes. The first settlers from Seattle began to drift across Lake Washington in the 1860s. Discover the hidden history throughout downtown Bellevue on this Early Bellevue Walking Tour, presented by Eastside Heritage Center.

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McDowell House Anniversary Event
Aug
24
11:00 AM11:00

McDowell House Anniversary Event

Come celebrate the completion of the Historical McDowell House’s 100th year. This two story structure was built using some of the last lumber to come out of the Wilburton Mill in 1918 by John H. and Ella McDowell. Over the decades the house was sold to a series of owners until it was bought by the City of Bellevue in 1988. It is now the headquarters of Eastside Heritage Center.

Come visit the house and learn more about this historic landmark on Saturday, August 24th. Enjoy historic displays, children’s activities, and share with us in honoring the history of the Eastside.

 

Please RSPV: Parking is Limited

Because we have limited parking please RSPV by email at info@eastsideheritagecenter.org or by phone at (425) 450-1049 and let us know you are coming and if you will drive. If you are able to walk to our location please do so and leave parking spaces for our elderly and handi-capable visitors. Thank you for being considerate.

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EHC at the Farmers Market
Sep
3
12:00 PM12:00

EHC at the Farmers Market

  • 15600 NE 8th Street Bellevue, WA 98008 (map)
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Enjoy fresh Washington produce, flowers, food, and fun. Live music fills the air and a local nonprofit community organization is featured each market day. There are contests, recipes and more all season long.

Eastside Heritage Center will be at the Farmers Market this summer. Be sure to drop by for some what-is-it activities and information about the work we do in the community!

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Early Bellevue Walking Tour
Sep
24
5:30 PM17:30

Early Bellevue Walking Tour

  • 10201 NE 4th St Bellevue, WA 98004 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Eastside Heritage Center for a guided version of the Early Bellevue Walking Tour! We will be meeting by the fountain on NE 4th street of the Bellevue Downtown Park at 5:30pm. Space is limited, please contact our office at 425-450-1049 or education@eastsideheritagecenter.org.

Before glass towers defined the skyline and shoppers bustled across busy pavement, Bellevue was a quiet town of dirt roads and scattered homes. The first settlers from Seattle began to drift across Lake Washington in the 1860s. Discover the hidden history throughout downtown Bellevue on this Early Bellevue Walking Tour, presented by Eastside Heritage Center.

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EHC at the Farmers Market
Aug
6
12:00 PM12:00

EHC at the Farmers Market

  • 15600 NE 8th Street Bellevue, WA 98008 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Enjoy fresh Washington produce, flowers, food, and fun. Live music fills the air and a local nonprofit community organization is featured each market day. There are contests, recipes and more all season long.

Eastside Heritage Center will be at the Farmers Market this summer. Be sure to drop by for some what-is-it activities and information about the work we do in the community!

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Early Bellevue Walking Tour
Jul
23
5:30 PM17:30

Early Bellevue Walking Tour

Join Eastside Heritage Center for a guided version of the Early Bellevue Walking Tour! We will be meeting by the fountain on NE 4th street of the Bellevue Downtown Park at 5:30pm. Space is limited, please contact our office at 425-450-1049 or education@eastsideheritagecenter.org.

Before glass towers defined the skyline and shoppers bustled across busy pavement, Bellevue was a quiet town of dirt roads and scattered homes. The first settlers from Seattle began to drift across Lake Washington in the 1860s. Discover the hidden history throughout downtown Bellevue on this Early Bellevue Walking Tour, presented by Eastside Heritage Center.

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Family 4th of July Celebration
Jul
4
2:00 PM14:00

Family 4th of July Celebration

Celebrate our nation's birthday with friends and neighbors at the Bellevue Family 4th of July Celebration in Bellevue Downtown Park. The day includes fun activities for the family throughout the day and concludes with a spectacular fireworks display set to a live performance by the Bellevue Youth Symphony Orchestra.

Eastside Heritage Center is excited to be joining in the fun for Bellevue’s Family 4th. Come by our booth for hands-on kids activities, historical what-is-it’s, and read the winning haiku’s from this year’s haiku contest!

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Early Bellevue Walking Tour
Jun
18
5:30 PM17:30

Early Bellevue Walking Tour

Join Eastside Heritage Center for a guided version of the Early Bellevue Walking Tour! We will be meeting by the fountain on NE 4th street of the Bellevue Downtown Park at 5:30pm. Space is limited, please contact our office at 425-450-1049 or education@eastsideheritagecenter.org.

Before glass towers defined the skyline and shoppers bustled across busy pavement, Bellevue was a quiet town of dirt roads and scattered homes. The first settlers from Seattle began to drift across Lake Washington in the 1860s. Discover the hidden history throughout downtown Bellevue on this Early Bellevue Walking Tour, presented by Eastside Heritage Center.

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EHC at the Farmers Market
Jun
4
12:00 PM12:00

EHC at the Farmers Market

  • 15600 NE 8th Street Bellevue, WA 98008 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Enjoy fresh Washington produce, flowers, food, and fun. Live music fills the air and a local nonprofit community organization is featured each market day. There are contests, recipes and more all season long.

Eastside Heritage Center will be at the Farmers Market this summer. Be sure to drop by for some what-is-it activities and information about the work we do in the community!

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FRASER CABIN HERITAGE PROGRAM at Kelsey Creek Farm
Apr
27
11:00 AM11:00

FRASER CABIN HERITAGE PROGRAM at Kelsey Creek Farm

Presented by the Eastside Heritage Center in partnership with Bellevue Parks & Community Services, the Fraser Cabin, built in 1888, comes to life with hands-on activities that relate to 1880s settler life.

The same day, enjoy Sheep Shearing at Kelsey Creek Farm! Watch the sheep being shorn of their winter coats. Enjoy wool spinning demonstrations, children’s crafts, tractor-pulled wagon rides, pony rides, food, animal viewing areas and more. Free shuttle service available at Wilburton Park & Ride and Bannerwood Sports Park. Please note: no pets allowed on shuttle bus or in the barnyard areas.

Fees: No entrance fee. Cost vary for food & activities.

Ages: All ages

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ARBOR DAY - EARTH DAY FAMILY FESTIVAL
Apr
20
11:00 AM11:00

ARBOR DAY - EARTH DAY FAMILY FESTIVAL

Eastside Heritage Center will be participating in the annual Arbor Day-Earth Day event at Lewis Creek Park. We look forward to seeing you there!

“Bellevue’s annual Arbor Day-Earth Day event will mark the city’s 28th year of being recognized as a “Tree City USA” community by the Arbor Day Foundation.  At 11:30 a.m., Bellevue park rangers and elected officials will plant a ceremonial tree and recognize environmental volunteers.  Local environmental stewardship organizations will host free activities and eco-demonstrations.  Plant a tree with your family!  Kids can grab an Arbor Day-Earth Day activities passport from a Park Ranger and journey through various eco-stations.  Completed passports will be entered into a prize drawing.“

Ages:  All ages welcome. 

Cost:  Free! 

Pre-registration:  Not required. 

Info:  425-452-4195.

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Coal Mining at Cougar Mountain
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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Meydenbauer Bay Park Grand Opening
Mar
16
11:00 AM11:00

Meydenbauer Bay Park Grand Opening

Join EHC in attending the Grand Opening of Meydenbauer Bay Park! Eastside Heritage Center worked closely with Bellevue Parks to develop the interpretive signage and photographs used in the park, especially relating to the Whaling House.

“Celebrate the new and improved Meydenbauer Bay Park! Features of the new park include a large public swimming beach and swimming platform; a 400-foot-long pedestrian pier; walkways and overlooks; a new beach house featuring restrooms, changing rooms, and a lifeguard station; children’s playground area; and seasonal canoes, kayaks and stand-up paddle board rentals. From your picnic blanket on plateaus nestled into the slope of the park, take a look back at the city’s skyscrapers to remind yourself that yes, you’re still in Downtown Bellevue!

 Ribbon cutting at 11 am, followed by live music, activities and food.” - Bellevue Downtown Association

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Mar
8
to Mar 10

Cultural Crossroads Festival at Crossroads Mall

Immerse yourself in a 3-day multi-cultural celebration at the Cultural Crossroads Festival.Featuring performances from over 35 ethnic music and dance groups, an international bazaar filled with handmade crafts and world cuisines, family and friends will be sure to find plenty of diverse entertainment and fun.

MORE INFORMATION COMING SOON

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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)
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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
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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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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HISTORY OF WILBURTON AND KELSEY CREEK FARM
Jan
26
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 McDowell House 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! 

Presented by: Carla Trsek

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

History of Enatai Elementary

  • 11660 Main Street Bellevue, Wa (map)
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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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