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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+.

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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+.

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

History of Enatai Elementary

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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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