West Seattle Event Calendar

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Feb
7
Sun
2016
Paul Dorpat presents ‘Fish Tales’ about Ivar Haglund @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Feb 7 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Is there anyone better than Paul Dorpat at “keeping clam” about Seattle legend and West Seattle native Ivar Haglund?

Dorpat — the city’s pre-eminent photo historian, who has entered his 34th year of weekly “Now and Then” columns in the Seattle Times — for more than a decade also has been researching and writing a massive biography of Haglund, the iconic restaurateur, folk musician, Port of Seattle commissioner and goofy promotional wizard.

Sponsored by the Southwest Seattle Historical Society and ​T​he Seattle Public Library, the genial Dorpat will present “Fish Tales,” a talk accompanied by scores of rare photos of Haglund, at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in the basement meeting room of the West Seattle (Admiral) ​B​ranch of ​The ​Seattle Public Library in the Admiral district.

The FREE presentation will end about 3 pm, after which those attending can stop in down the hill at the historical society’s “Birthplace of Seattle” Log House Museum to see its latest exhibit, on loan from the Nordic Heritage Museum, called “Keep Clam and Carry On: The Ivar Haglund Story.”

Dorpat’s talk will emphasize the deep West Seattle roots of Haglund (1905-1985), the grandson of Hans Hanson, who for many years posted a lantern at Alki Point that predated the 1913 construction of the Alki Lighthouse. Haglund’s maternal grandparents purchased the Alki Point land in 1869 from Seattle pioneer David “Doc” Maynard.

All of this and much more will be covered by Dorpat, who also will be available at the museum exhibit after his talk. The exhibit features display panels, vintage TV footage and radio recordings, along with a “clam gun” ​and one of the clam outfits used to promote Ivar’s restaurants in Seattle parades and commercials.

To see the exhibit, stop in during regular open hours, noon to 4 pm Thursdays through Sundays.​

Mar
13
Sun
2016
‘Connecting with Your Community’ @ Log House Museum
Mar 13 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Are you new to West Seattle or the rest of the Duwamish peninsula? Have you been here awhile but want to get more connected or know more about where you live?

Come join us! Be a part of building the future while honoring the past.

The Southwest Seattle Historical Society is hosting a fun-filled informational gathering from 3:30 to 4:30 pm Sunday, March 13, 2016.

It will take place at our “Birthplace of Seattle” Log House Museum, just one blocks south of the Statue of Liberty replica on Alki Beach.

You may be the lucky winner of a raffle drawing!

If you have ever thought about volunteering, becoming a member, or just wanting to learn about supporting our work, this is a great opportunity. And you may be the lucky winner of a drawing!

Find out how our historical society is involved in preserving and sharing the Duwamish peninsula’s history and how you can become an integral part of our team.

Mar
20
Sun
2016
SouthWest Stories: Morgan Street Market @ High Point Library
Mar 20 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

From the Southwest Seattle Historical Society:

Please join us for a new monthly speaker series that is co-sponsored by the Seattle Public Library. We call the series “SouthWest Stories.”

It will feature unique presentations by notable speakers on topics relating to the history of West Seattle, the Duwamish Peninsula and the Birthplace of Seattle.

FREE to the public, each presentation will take place on the third Sunday afternoon of the month. The venue will rotate among the five Seattle Public Library branches on our peninsula.

(First speaker)

2 p.m. Sunday, March 20, 2016: ROB KETCHERSIDE, urban historian, “L.A. on California Avenue: The Morgan Street Drive-In Market”

Here’s our original preview.

Apr
17
Sun
2016
Southwest Stories @ Delridge Library
Apr 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join the Southwest Seattle Historical Society for a monthly series at the Delridge Library that features presentations on the history of West Seattle, the Duwamish Peninsula, and the birthplace of Seattle.

Tom Collier, vibraphonist and West Seattle High Hall-of-Famer, will discuss “Across the Bridge: West Seattle Heritage in Jazz.”

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Jun
3
Fri
2016
Admiral Theater ‘Group Hug’
Jun 3 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

At West Seattle’s only moviehouse, the Admiral Theater on June 3rd, hundreds of area students will gather outside the theater at midmorning on June 3rd for another “group hug,” to be photographed from above, as the theater gets ready to launch its renovation project. No street closure, but things will be a little crowded outside the gas station/mini-mart next door; Clay Eals of Southwest Seattle Historical Society tells us that’s where they’ll be gathering.

Schmitz Park Elementary History Celebration @ Schmitz Park Elementary School
Jun 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

As Schmitz Park Elementary plans it’s move to Genesee Hill this Fall, we thought it was important to celebrate the legacy of Schmitz Park Elementary, which has been open since 1956, having moved into its current building in 1962. We invite those in the community, especially those that were involved at Schmitz Park as a teacher, student, or parent, to join us on Friday, June 3rd at 6:30 pm, at the school, to reminisce, walk the halls, view photos, etc. Updated event information:

Come and join the Schmitz Park Elementary Community, to honor the legacy of the last 60 years and more. Along with members of the Schmitz Family, we will be joined by teachers, staff, parents and students, past and present. Historical information, pictures, and memorabilia will be on display around the school; attendees are invited to bring and share items as well.

6:30-7 p.m.- Meet and greet, played in by the WSHS Band
7 p.m. – Presentation, Front Courtyard
7:20 -8 p.m. – Cake and Coffee served, Open House

Parking in our parking lot will be made available to those with limited mobility and disabled parking passes.

Jun
12
Sun
2016
Sunday FUNday @ Log House Museum
Jun 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

An invitation from the Southwest Seattle Historical Society: Bring your family to our “Birthplace of Seattle” Log House Museum this Sunday afternoon, June 12, 2016, and experience our first Sunday FUNday!

In our beautiful museum courtyard, you and your children can take part in family-focused history activities, including arts and crafts, story time and refreshments. The event runs from 1 to 3 pm.

This Sunday, during our regular open hours of noon to 4 pm, is the last day to see the current exhibit, “Keep Clam and Carry On: The Ivar Haglund Story.” Join us!

If you can’t make it this Sunday, please know that we are planning more Sunday FUNdays on Sunday, July 17, 2016, and Sunday, Aug. 17, 2016. Stay tuned for more details!

Jun
19
Sun
2016
Southwest Stories @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Jun 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join the Southwest Seattle Historical Society for a monthly series at the West Seattle Library that features presentations on the history of West Seattle, the Duwamish Peninsula, and the birthplace of Seattle.

Ron Tjerandsen, architect and West Seattle native, “From the Shore to the Bluff: An Immigrant Family’s Story.”

lease join us for a new monthly speaker series that is co-sponsored by the Seattle Public Library. We call the series “SouthWest Stories.”

It features unique presentations by notable speakers on topics relating to the history of West Seattle, the Duwamish Peninsula and the Birthplace of Seattle.

FREE to the public, each presentation takes place on the third Sunday afternoon of the month. The venue rotates among the five Seattle Public Library branches on our peninsula.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

This series is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library and the Southwest Seattle Historical society.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Jun
25
Sat
2016
If These Walls Could Talk: home tour of The Kenney
Jun 25 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Southwest Seattle Historical Society presents: “If These Walls Could Talk” tour on Saturday, June 25, featuring The Kenney (WSB sponsor):

video on our event page, Stuart and Michele Kenney, the great-great-great nephew and niece of Samuel and Jessie Kenney, founders of The Kenney, invite you to the tour, which will run from 3 to 5 pm.

Admission is by donation: $10 for historical-society members and $15 for non-members.

Featured will be display panels on the history of The Kenney, its founders, its prominent residents over the years and much more.

Stay tuned for more details. And for info on The Kenney, click here!

(An invitation-only VIP opportunity will be available earlier in the day. If you are interested, please e-mail Clay Eals, our executive director at clay.eals@loghousemuseum.info)

Jul
4
Mon
2016
Colman Pool’s 75th Anniversary
Jul 4 @ 10:00 am – 1:30 pm

Please join us for a celebration of Colman Pool’s 75th Anniversary on Monday, July 4th. Doors open at 10 am.

Colman Pool, West Seattle’s outdoor pool and Seattle’s only heated saltwater pool, celebrates its 75th birthday this year, and Seattle Parks and Recreation is holding a celebration on July 4.

The celebration at the pool, 8603 Fauntleroy Way SW in Lincoln Park, will begin on the deck at 11 am and include light refreshments and special entertainment. The celebration on the deck is free; regular fees apply for all swims, however the slide will be free all day. See swim schedule below.

The event will also include the unveiling of the restored entry mural, which was commissioned in 1941 when the pool was opened. The mural was restored with help from the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture. A presentation by mural conservator Peter Malarkey will take place in the lobby at 10:15 am.

Swim schedule for July 4

Noon-1:30 pm — Lap and family swims
1:45-4:45 pm — Public swim (slide and diving board open)
5-7 pm — Lap and family swims

Sep
10
Sat
2016
Camp Long 75th Anniversary and Mountain Fest
Sep 10 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Seattle Parks and Recreation invites you and your family to celebrate Camp’s Long Mountain Fest –and the camp’s 75th anniversary– from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm on Sunday, September 10th, 2016.

Camp Long Mountain Fest celebrates Seattle’s mountain climbing history and community. Visitors can challenge themselves on the high ropes course and try climbing and rappelling on Schurman Rock (with waivers). There will be mountain games and interactive workshops for people of all ages and abilities and prizes will be awarded. You can join in activities including rock climbing, ropes course, orienteering, nature exploration, outdoor skills, historical exhibit, falconry, crafts, and art. And don’t miss the flag ceremony at 1:30 pm.

All events are free and take place at Camp Long (5200 35th Ave. SW).

Schurman Rock was constructed between 1938 and 1939 by the Work Progress Administration, and is believed to be the first man-made climbing structure in America. It was originally named Monitor Rock because climbing instructors could monitor their students from all sides of the structure. In 1957, it was renamed to honor Clark Schurman who designed it.

Schurman, known as “The Chief,” was the chief climbing guide on Mount Rainier from 1938 to 1941. As a climber, he sketched and painted his journeys into a book published by The Mountaineers in 1939. Schurman thought it was important for novice climbers to have a practice rock. Schurman Rock stands as a legacy to his vision.

For more information about Camp Long Mountain Fest, please call 206-423-3460 or visit seattle.gov/environment/rock.htm. Camp Long Mountain Fest is sponsored by Seattle Parks and Recreation, the Associated Recreation Council, O2 Outdoor Opportunities and Mountain Madness.

Sep
22
Thu
2016
An Evening of West Seattle & Fauntleroy YMCA Memories @ Fauntleroy Church / YMCA Fellowship Hall
Sep 22 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us to share and hear stories about the YMCA from every era of our 94-year history in West Seattle. Bring and view Y memorabilia. We want to hear your YMCA story!

HiSTORY, HerSTORY, OurSTORY, YourSTORY – An Evening of West Seattle & Fauntleroy YMCA Memories

Thursday, September 22, 2016, 5:30 to 7:30pm
at Fauntleroy Church / YMCA Fellowship Hall

RSVP By September 15 to Maria Groen at 206 935 6000 or mgroen@seattleymca.org.

Light refreshments provided. This event is appropriate for kids ages 6 and older. Free child care is available for ages 4 weeks to 12 years, with reservations required.

In this interactive event for all ages, we’ll start the evening off with memorabilia and story sharing about the many community activities that the Y has led over the years, including Bean Feed, YMCA Adventure Guides and Princesses, Dolphin Swim Team, California Caravans, Kobe Cultural Exchange, Y teen dances, basketball leagues, summer day camp, pinewood derby, Camp Colman and much more!

We’ll end with Clay Eals, Executive Director of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society, interviewing these West Seattle locals:

· Larry Pierce – Larry’s history with the Y goes back to his great grandfather, Laurence Colman, a lifelong YMCA leader who started the Fauntleroy YMCA and Camp Colman. In addition to discussing his family’s own involvement, he will highlight the little-known efforts of locals in the difficult times of the 1930s and 1940s.

· Ann Adkins – Ann grew up being heavily involved in Camp Fire Girls, which started in the YMCA, and then took her toddler daughter to learn to swim at the West Seattle YMCA. She soon began volunteering to teach swim lessons and retired after 40 years leading Aquatics at the West Seattle YMCA.

· Bruce Davis – Bruce is the owner of the Junction True Value Hardware and grew up in West Seattle. He spent many happy hours staying out of trouble at the YMCA. Bruce has served on the West Seattle & Fauntleroy YMCA Board for more than a decade.

· Ruthie Waid – Ruthie is known by many from her years as a teacher in Seattle Public Schools, including stints at Lafayette and E.C. Hughes. She swam her way through Y Aquatics programs from Tadpoles to Dolphins and volunteered in the bag room at the old West Seattle YMCA pool.

Oct
1
Sat
2016
Camp Colman Bean Feed Dinner @ West 5 Restaurant and Lounge
Oct 1 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

On Saturday, October 1, 2016, the Camp Colman Alumni Committee is reviving a long-loved West Seattle tradition: the Bean Feed. The original bean feed was a celebration for the entire community when most households there were involved in the Fauntleroy Church and YMCA. This Tell Me Why Friend-raiser will honor the tradition and history of Camp Colman while generating funds to support camp capital projects. We invite alumni, parents, and friends to join this event and celebrate 50 for 50 — the “Colman-ation” of 50 summers of camp at Case Inlet. Learn more about the future of Camp Colman, the new master plan, and how a gift could have a major impact on camp’s growth.

When: Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 5:30 pm
Where: West 5 Restaurant and Lounge
Ticket price: $50 per person

Tickets to this private event will include a delicious buffet meal featuring baked beans (of course), brats, salmon, mac & cheese, goop ice cream, and more! There will be delicious specialty cocktails at the no-host bar, including a Goop-tini and the Black Lagoon. Attendees can win some amazing raffle items, including a free week of summer camp, a free weekend of Family Camp, a YMCA membership, a handmade Colman quilt, event tickets, works of art, and other terrific items! Guests will also take home a commemorative glass. Family & Friends 18+ Welcome. This event is organized by Camp Colman Alumni Committee and Chairs Steve & Becky Cameron.

More information and a link to purchase tickets can be found at
http://bit.ly/ColmanBeanFeed

Oct
16
Sun
2016
Southwest Stories @ High Point Library
Oct 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join the Southwest Seattle Historical Society for a monthly series features presentations on the history of West Seattle, the Duwamish Peninsula, and the birthplace of Seattle. We call the series “SouthWest Stories.” Coming up at the High Point Library:

2 pm to 3 pm Sunday, Oct. 16th Join Larry Gossett, King County Council member and long-time neighborhood activist who will discuss “High Point and the Homeboys.”

FREE to the public, each presentation takes place on the third Sunday afternoon of the month. The venue rotates among the five Seattle Public Library branches on our peninsula.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

This series is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library and the Southwest Seattle Historical Society. Podcasts of previous parts of this series are available on the Southwest Seattle Historical Society’s website.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Dec
17
Sat
2016
Preserving the Duwamish Cultural Landscape – free event @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
Dec 17 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Fun day exploring the relationship between Duwamish culture and native habitat restoration. Talks, demo, food, storytelling & cultural programming. Stay all day or drop-in.

Free activities. 10 am- Restoring Native Habitats; 11:15 am- Brunch provided; Discovering the Duwamish Hill Preserve; 12 pm- Basket Making Demo; 1 to 3 pm-Duwamish Storytelling and Cultural Programming.

Free tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2725364
Facebook event page here.

FREE EVENT DAY
WHAT: Preserving the Duwamish Cultural Landscape
WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016, 10am to 4pm. Free
WHERE: Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center, 4705 W Marginal Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106, 206-431-1582.

“Preserving the Duwamish Cultural Landscape” is a free public outreach event of the Duwamish Longhouse Urban Reforestation Project sponsored by a King Conservation District grant.

The Duwamish Tribe, Seattle Parks and other community partners are all working to restore native habitats that preserve the Duwamish cultural landscape for all to explore. The Duwamish Tribe is still here and its traditional stories provide a narrative for a deeper understanding of the indigenous land we all share and the bounty that awaits us as traditional habitats are restored.

Regarding the Duwamish Urban Reforestation Project, invasive plants have been removed and native plants reintroduced. One of them, the Western Red Cedar has been used by our people to make baskets, weave hats and traditional clothing. Duwamish tribal member, DeAnn Sackman Jacobson, will talk about how our ancestors harvested bark and other materials to make baskets and garments. She will demonstrate the process of preparing and weaving the bark.

Brooke Alford of the Duwamish Hill Preserve will speak about the restoration of Duwamish Hill in Tukwila, their native plant nursery and volunteer opportunities. Native storyteller Roger Fernandes will share the Duwamish epic North and South Wind story associated with the Duwamish Hill site. Duwamish tribal member Blake Shelafoe will also share his own story about the Duwamish River.

AGENDA–SCHEDULE

10-10:15 Opening. Duwamish Reforestation Project update. Presenter: Nancy Sackman (Duwamish Tribe).

10:15-11:00–Restoring Native Habitats. Insights into the native habitat restoration of Seattle’s green spaces by Seattle Park & Recreation–cedars, cattails and more. Presenters: Michael Yadrick and Lisa Ciecko, Seattle Parks. Explore More: http://www.seattle.gov/parks

11:15-12:00–Brunch (soup, fruit, cookies, coffee/tea)

11:15-12:00–Discovering Duwamish Hill Preserve

The Duwamish Hill Preserve is a 10.5 acre parcel of Duwamish tribal historical, cultural and ecological significance in Tukwila. Along the banks of the Duwamish River, the hill is a glacial remnant where many rarely seen species of flora and fauna can be found. It is the site of the Duwamish tribal oral tradition known as the “Epic of the North & South Winds.” Learn how to volunteer. Presenter: Brooke Alford, MLA, Urban Habitat Landscape Design.

Duwamish Hill Preserve http://forterra.org/subpage/duwamish-hill-preserve

12:00-1:00–Duwamish Basket & Mat Making Demonstration

Presenter: Deanne Jacobs (Duwamish Tribe).

1:00-2:00—Epic of the North & South Wind (Duwamish Oral Tradition)

Presenter: Roger Fernandes (Lower Elwha Band of the Klallam Indians) is a renowned storyteller and artist living in Seattle, WA. Storytelling is Healing and Teaching The true power of storytelling comes when the moisture of the teller’s breath gives life and power to the story.

At one time, all Duwamish people knew the same stories. We understood the world through those common stories. The stories taught and guided and healed us. Sent to us by our ancestors who knew we would need these stories so we could live in the world in a good way– those stories are still waiting to do their work for those who will listen.

2:00-3:00—Duwamish Cultural Sharing—We Are Still Here

Songs, stories & dance. Participatory. Bring your drum. Presenter: Blake Shelafoe (Duwamish Tribe).

This year, the Duwamish Longhouse is reforesting the hillside behind the Longhouse and Seattle Park’s Department is restoring 40 acres in the West Seattle Green Belt. Duwamish activities are funded in part by a grant from the King County Conservation District. http://www.kingcd.org/programs-grant.htm

Our project’s objectives are:

to restore the Longhouse’s property’s ecosystem by providing a place to sustain native food and medicine, habitat and wildlife in relation to the Duwamish culture,

to engage the public and raise educational awareness of the Duwamish native culture and its relationship to the restored ecosystem, and

to work with community partners to increase public awareness of urban reforestation stewardship.

206.431.1852, dts@qwestoffice.net, www.duwamishtribe.org

Feb
6
Mon
2017
West Seattle Hi-Yu General Meeting @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Feb 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:45 pm

The next West Seattle Hi Yu general meeting will be held on Monday, February 6th, 2017 from 6:00 pm to 7:45 pm at the Seattle Public Library, West Seattle (Admiral) branch. The topic of discussion will be the 2017 budget.

The West Seattle Hi Yu Board is proposing two (2) versions of the budget: a barebones budget and a re-organization budget. The re-building version focuses on taking a year away from parades and a court(s) to re-build the organization and create a lasting program. The barebones version maintains some semblance of the legacy program with limited participation in events and parades assuming we have a court(s) to participate. Both proposals call for a significant increase in revenue. The budgets can be viewed on Hi Yu’s Facebook page, which can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/WSHiYu.

The Hi Yu Board would like to invite you to come and discuss these proposals. Although there has been some interest from the community to assist in our volunteer efforts, after the October, 2016 meeting, interest and attendance at the general meetings has dropped significantly. While we very much appreciate those who have reached out and are willing to help us continue the organization, it is clear that in order for Hi Yu to continue, we need to have more involvement from the community both in terms of volunteer hours and financial support. Hi Yu is an all-volunteer organization, so while financial support is greatly appreciated and needed, it’s the people that make it run.

The Board is working under the question “What will be missed if Hi Yu is gone?” For many, it’s the nostalgia of the wonderful courts that were for years, the mainstay of Hi Yu. For some, it’s the scholarship opportunity. For others, it’s the opportunity to represent West Seattle in wonderful summer festivals around the region. If you have your own personal answer to the question, what will be missed, and you don’t want to see Hi Yu go away, please join us in working towards re-building Hi Yu.

Mar
24
Fri
2017
Panel Discussion: “Women in the Open Water” @ C & P Coffee Company
Mar 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Live at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor):

In 2016, several amazing Northwest women swimmers made news doing the nearly impossible. This forum will highlight their triumphant stories. Whether you dream of swimming in the open water yourself or simply want to learn more about this challenging sport, you are invited for a memorable evening. http://say-yes-to-life-swims.com/news/

Apr
23
Sun
2017
Earth Day Storytelling 2017 – New Horizons @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
Apr 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

FREE, all ages storytelling. Sunday April 23rd, 2 – 4pm at The Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center.

Celebrate our relationship to the natural world and each other with Paul Cheoketen Wagner, Tom Rawson, and Harvest Moon as they share their musical and storytelling gifts. Presented by the Seattle Storytellers Guild in cooperation with the Duwamish Tribe, and made possible by a grant from the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods.

Stories are the language of the heart that speak to us in ways that long linger. Hear world class tellers share traditional and contemporary stories and music about our relationship to the natural world and each other.

STORYTELLERS

Paul Che oke ten Wagner is an internationally renowned native flute player and storyteller from the Vancouver Island Saanich tribe.

Tom Rawson is a storyteller and banjo player extraordinare from Seattle.

Harvest Moon is a storyteller and cultural ambassador of the Quinault tribe, will be delighting and inspiring us with their gifts.

James Rasmussen from the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition will also speak.

Volunteers are needed to help direct cars to overflow parking, usher, and assist in setting out the refreshments: if interested contact project coordinator at johnwasko@yahoo.com. Bring a friend! Don’t miss the fun!

For more information go to: seattlestorytellers.org or search “eventbrite earth day 2017 new horizons”.

Earth Day Storytelling 2017 – New Horizons @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
Apr 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

FREE, all ages storytelling. Sunday April 23rd, 2 – 4pm at The Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center.

Celebrate our relationship to the natural world and each other with Paul Cheoketen Wagner, Tom Rawson, and Harvest Moon as they share their musical and storytelling gifts. Presented by the Seattle Storytellers Guild in cooperation with the Duwamish Tribe, and made possible by a grant from the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods.

Stories are the language of the heart that speak to us in ways that long linger. Hear world class tellers share traditional and contemporary stories and music about our relationship to the natural world and each other.

STORYTELLERS

Paul Che oke ten Wagner is an internationally renowned native flute player and storyteller from the Vancouver Island Saanich tribe.

Tom Rawson is a storyteller and banjo player extraordinare from Seattle.

Harvest Moon is a storyteller and cultural ambassador of the Quinault tribe, will be delighting and inspiring us with their gifts.

James Rasmussen from the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition will also speak.

Volunteers are needed to help direct cars to overflow parking, usher, and assist in setting out the refreshments: if interested contact project coordinator at johnwasko@yahoo.com. Bring a friend! Don’t miss the fun!

For more information go to: seattlestorytellers.org or search “eventbrite earth day 2017 new horizons”.

Earth Day Storytelling 2017 – New Horizons @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
Apr 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

FREE, all ages storytelling. Sunday April 23rd, 2 – 4pm at The Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center.

Celebrate our relationship to the natural world and each other with Paul Cheoketen Wagner, Tom Rawson, and Harvest Moon as they share their musical and storytelling gifts. Presented by the Seattle Storytellers Guild in cooperation with the Duwamish Tribe, and made possible by a grant from the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods.

Stories are the language of the heart that speak to us in ways that long linger. Hear world class tellers share traditional and contemporary stories and music about our relationship to the natural world and each other.

STORYTELLERS

Paul Che oke ten Wagner is an internationally renowned native flute player and storyteller from the Vancouver Island Saanich tribe.

Tom Rawson is a storyteller and banjo player extraordinare from Seattle.

Harvest Moon is a storyteller and cultural ambassador of the Quinault tribe, will be delighting and inspiring us with their gifts.

James Rasmussen from the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition will also speak.

Volunteers are needed to help direct cars to overflow parking, usher, and assist in setting out the refreshments: if interested contact project coordinator at johnwasko@yahoo.com. Bring a friend! Don’t miss the fun!

For more information go to: seattlestorytellers.org or search “eventbrite earth day 2017 new horizons”.

May
21
Sun
2017
Southwest Stories: Streetcar Suburbs – The Highland Park & Lake Burien Railroad @ Delridge Branch Library
May 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Southwest Stories: Streetcar Suburbs – The Highland Park & Lake Burien Railroad on Sunday,
May 21, 2017, Seattle Public Library, Delridge Branch, 2 – 3 p.m in the Meeting Room.

The history of West Seattle, the Duwamish Peninsula, and the birthplace of Seattle comes alive in this series of monthly presentations with the Southwest Seattle Historical Society.

Before paved roads and cars, rail was king! In 1912, the Highland Park and Lake Burien Railroad electric streetcar line opened large land tracks in southwest Seattle and King County. Mike Bergman (President, Tacoma Chapter, National Railway Historical Society) will share maps and historic photos that reveal the elevated structure approaching downtown Seattle, the “runaway track” from Highland Park to the Duwamish River, and the many freight spurs serving local businesses and industries.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Contact Info: Delridge Branch 206-733-9125 or Ask a Librarian,

May
27
Sat
2017
Duwamish River: the Last 15,000 Years @ Duwamish Longhouse
May 27 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Duwamish River: the Last 15,000 Years

Geologist Devin O’Reilly shares how glaciers, volcanoes, earthquakes & humans have shaped the river. Take a journey from ice sheets to industry, from salmon habitat to Superfund site, and ponder the future of the Duwamish River Valley. Free admission/parking. Co-Sponsored by the Seattle Parks Volunteer Naturalist Program. Free Longhouse programming is supported by 4Culture.

Participants receive a Green-Duwamish Watershed map that includes information about parks and public access sites, habitat restoration, history, public art, and the pollution and cleanup of the river—with helpful tips on reducing household toxins.

May 27, 2017 from 1-3 pm at the Duwamish Longhouse. Free!

WHERE:
Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
4705 W Marginal Way SW, Seattle, WA 981
206-431-1582

Jul
7
Fri
2017
‘Mount Rainier’s Historic Inns and Lodges’ book talk @ Barnes and Noble, Westwood Village
Jul 7 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

From the Log House Museum:

“Mount Rainier’s Historic Inns and Lodges” Presented by Local Authors Jeff and Sonja Anderson July 7th at Barnes & Noble

In time for the 100th Anniversary of Mt. Rainier’s Paradise Inn, “Words, Writers & West Seattle” hosts Jeff and Sonja Anderson in Mount Rainier’s Historic Inns and Lodges (Arcadia Publishing, May 2017), their detailed sharing of the oldest public buildings on the mountain.Visitors today might be surprised to know that many inns, rental cabins, bathhouses, and other buildings have come and gone, leaving some areas more pristine now than for much of the park’s history. The Inn sits against the panoramic backdrop of Mount Rainier, with views of the nearby Nisqually Glacier.

Sonja Anderson (the Sophie Topfeather books) teamed with her husband Jeff to produce this illustrated history of the accommodations on Mt. Rainier, from tent “hotels” to more elaborate inns for visitors to the national park. Many of those buildings are long gone, but they live again in this historical accounting. Early visitors rode pack horses or hiked miles to tent “hotels” at Theosophy Ridge, Indian Henry’s Hunting Ground, and Ohanapecosh.

This free book-talk will be the 44th installment of Words, Writers & West Seattle, the ‘First Friday’ series of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society. It will take place at 5 p.m. Friday, July 7th, 2017, at Barnes & Noble/ Westwood Village.

Jeff and Sonja Anderson discovered the interesting historical images of the park while on a family trip to Paradise Inn and wanted to know more. They culled the extensive collection of images at Mount Rainier National Park Archives to present their story of change and preservation. Jeff and Sonja live in Shorewood, where she teaches and they have two daughters.

“Words, Writers & West Seattle’s” next First Friday book-talk is scheduled for August 4th and will feature Jenny D. Williams and her novel The Atlas of Forgotten Places (St. Martin’s Press, May 2017), is part political thriller, part love story about two women from different worlds, Africa and Germany.

For videos on these and other authors’ presentations, visit: www.loghousemuseum. Additional information on future presentations can be obtained by contacting Dora-Faye Hendricks, Chair, Words, Writers & West Seattle by phone at 206-290-8315 or by e-mail at Dora-Faye@comcast.net.

Jul
19
Wed
2017
Southwest Stories: “West Side Story” @ West Seattle Branch Library
Jul 19 @ 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm

Southwest Stories: “West Side Story” – The 30th Anniversary of Home-Grown History, Wednesday, July 19, 2017, 6:30 – 7:45pm @ the West Seattle Branch Meeting Room.

The history of West Seattle, the Duwamish Peninsula, and the birthplace of Seattle comes alive in this series of monthly presentations with the Southwest Seattle Historical Society.

Southwest Historical Society Executive Director Clay Eals and Brad Chrisman share the story of conceiving, researching, writing, assembling, publishing, promoting (and updating?) West Seattle’s local history “classic,” West Side Story.

Produced by the West Seattle Herald and White Center News (Robinson Newspapers), with Brad as editorial coordinator, and Clay as editor and project manager, West Side Story still makes for great reading, and has become an invaluable resource for those exploring Seattle history.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. West Seattle Branch, 206-684-7444 or Ask a Librarian.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Jul
30
Sun
2017
Sunday Funday @ the Log House Museum
Jul 30 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Arts, crafts, and snacks for kids.
July 30th, August 27th; 1-3 p.m.
Log House Museum Courtyard
61st SW/SW Stevens

Aug
19
Sat
2017
Friends Of Seattle’s Olmsted Parks 2017 Walking Tours: Hiawatha Playfield @ Hiawatha Playfield
Aug 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Friends Of Seattle’s Olmsted Parks 2017 Walking Tours will be offering a tour of West Seattle’s Hiawatha Playfield, August 19, 2017 beginning at 10am. The tour is free and open to all ages.

SEATTLE—The Friends of Seattle’s Olmsted Parks (FSOP) has announced its summer walking tour schedule. The tours take place on the third Saturday of each month, from May to September, beginning at 10:00 a.m. They are free and open to the public, appropriate for all ages, and last approximately two hours. Tour guides will share the history of the Olmsted Brothers park and boulevard system and of the park being toured.
This year, FSOP has chosen to tour four parks that play very different roles in the overall system. On June 17th, a tour of Jefferson Park will explore how Olmsted designed that landscape to take advantage of the sweeping views across the city and Puget Sound and how its 2012 redesign incorporated Olmsted’s intentions for the park. On July 15th, the tour will circle Green Lake Park, which was originally designed as a parkway encircling the lake. On August 19th, the tour of Hiawatha Playfield will explore Seattle’s first sports-oriented park. Finally on September 16th, a tour of Washington Park Arboretum will investigate the multi-layered influences of the Olmsted Brothers and others on the park, including the design for Lake Washington Boulevard and the original plan for the arboretum.
It is a year of tours that will illustrate the incredible richness and diversity of our historical park and boulevard system. Tour guides will share photographs, plans, and other images that show how the landscapes embody Olmsted design principals and how the parks have changed over time as the city has grown and the neighborhoods have developed.
FSOP is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to preserving Seattle’s unique Olmsted landscape heritage and raising awareness of the Olmsted philosophy of providing open space for all people. More information about Seattle’s Olmsted parks and boulevards can be found at www.seattleolmsted.org. Email friends@seattleolmsted.org for more information about the tours or other activities.
Tour Details:
June 17 – Jefferson Park – Meet at Jefferson Community Center (south side entrance).
July 15 – Green Lake Park – Meet at Green Lake Community Center (entrance at northeast corner).
August 19 – Hiawatha Playfield – Meet on west side of Hiawatha Community Center.
September 16 – Washington Park Arboretum – Meet at Graham Visitor Center.
*This is the FSOP annual meeting, please join us for potluck lunch after the tour.

Aug
20
Sun
2017
Southwest Stories Series: ‘Alki Bicycle History’ @ West Seattle Branch Library
Aug 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

“Southwest Stories” is a monthly History Series At The Seattle Public Library.

Join The Seattle Public Library for a monthly lecture series featuring presentations on the history of West Seattle, the Duwamish Peninsula and the birthplace of Seattle. This series is co-sponsored by the Southwest Seattle Historical Society. August event:
Join Alki Bike & Board’s Stu Hennessey to hear about “Alki Bicycle History” from 2:00 to 3:30 pm on Sunday, Aug. 20 at the West Seattle Branch, 2306 42nd Ave. SW.

Library programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Free parking is available.

For more information, call the Library at 206-684-7444. or Ask A Librarian.

Aug
27
Sun
2017
Sunday Funday @ the Log House Museum
Aug 27 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Arts, crafts, and snacks for kids.
July 30th, August 27th; 1-3 p.m.
Log House Museum Courtyard
61st SW/SW Stevens

Sep
17
Sun
2017
Southwest Stories: South Park, from Farm to Factory @ South Park Library @ South Park Library
Sep 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Southwest Stories: South Park, from Farm to Factory
Sunday, September 17, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
South Park Library.

Join South Park resident and author Anna Marti for a lively discussion of this vibrant neighborhood’s unique history, from fishing camps to fertile farmland to today’s distinctive industrial/residential mix. Situated on the Duwamish River, South Park has a rich tradition of farming and industry. It was along these banks that the Duwamish tribe set up fishing camps and grew crops, a practice that continued with generations of farmers who were drawn to the fertile land. With the first land claim in 1851, South Park became home to some of Seattle’s original settlers. Today, its diverse history makes it one of the few Seattle neighborhoods to have both industrial and residential land zones coexisting in the same area.

Anna Marti is a 5th generation Seattlelite who has lived in the South Park Neighborhood for 20 years. She collaborated on a book about the South Park neighborhood in 2006. She continues to find opportunities to celebrate South Park history and the Duwamish River while working to balance the needs of a growing city and the need to restore the Duwamish River.

This program is co-sponsored by the Southwest Seattle Historical Society and The Seattle Public Library. The program is free, and all are welcome.

Sep
29
Fri
2017
Free event: Medicine Songs from the Time of Chief Seattle @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
Sep 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Free Duwamish Event. Duwamish Teachings with NW Native Storyteller Johnny Moses: Medicine Songs from the Time of Chief Seattle (Songs of Chief Seattle’s Family). All are invited to share in a deeper understanding of the language and culture of the First People of Seattle, Chief Seattle’s Duwamish Tribe through traditional local songs and stories. Johnny Moses was a recipient of the 2012 WA Governor’s Heritage Award. Sponsored by 4Culture and Duwamish Tribal Services. Free admission/parking.

WHEN: Friday, Sept. 29, 2017, 7-8 pm. Come early to enjoy art gallery and exhibits.

WHERE: Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
206.431.1582 dts@qwestoffice.net
www.duwamishtribe.org

Parking: Additional free parking in area includes 2 parking lots across the street.

By bus, bike, and foot: The longhouse is across the street from the Duwamish Trail. By bus, take Route 21 to Chelan & Spokane, walk/bike 1 mile south on the Duwamish Trail. Cross W. Marginal Way SW at the parking lot driveway of Herring House Park and walk 30 feet south to the longhouse.

Mar
10
Sat
2018
Camp Colman Alumni Group Breakfast @ Fauntleroy Church Fellowship Hall
Mar 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Camp Colman Alumni: If you’ve ever been a camper or staffer at Camp Colman, the annual goop breakfast is a great opportunity to reconnect over the historic topping and catch up on doings at the YMCA camp. Saturday, March 10, 10 am in Fellowship Hall at Fauntleroy Church. Free. RSVP to 206-382-5009 or colmanorkilainfo@seattleymca.org.

Jul
14
Sat
2018
Our River Has a Story…Geology of the Duwamish River Valley @ Duwamish Longhouse
Jul 14 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Learn about the geology of the Duwamish River Valley – With geologist Devin O’Reilly. Learn about glaciers, volcanoes, earthquakes and how humans have shaped the river.

Saturday, July 14, 2018
1:00 pm–3:00 pm
Duwamish Longhouse

Jul
15
Sun
2018
Southwest Stories: ‘Fire Stations On The Duwamish Peninsula’ @ High Point Library
Jul 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Southwest Stories: Fire Stations On The Duwamish Peninsula

Southwest Seattle Historical Society — in partnership with Seattle Public Library — presents our 2018 season of “Southwest Stories,” a speakers series featuring historical stories from the Duwamish Peninsula.

Join us for Southwest Stories and a talk by curator Bob Carney on the history of neighborhood fire stations on the Duwamish Peninsula.

Guest curator Bob Carney discusses his research process and the creation of the current exhibit at the Southwest Seattle Historical Society’s Log House Museum. Hear how neighborhoods and fire stations grow up together and about the community’s appreciation for its firefighters.

Southwest Stories offers monthly presentations on the history of West Seattle and the Duwamish Peninsula on the third Sundays at the five branches in West Seattle. Presented in partnership with the Southwest Seattle Historical Society.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Sep
16
Sun
2018
Southwest Stories: ‘Schurman Rock – A History And Guide’ @ High Point Library
Sep 16 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Southwest Stories: Schurman Rock – A History And Guide

Southwest Seattle Historical Society — in partnership with Seattle Public Library — presents our 2018 season of “Southwest Stories,” a speakers series featuring historical stories from the Duwamish Peninsula.

Join us for a fascinating talk on the history of Camp Long and Schurman Rock by Jeff Smoot.

Have you ever wondered about the Schurman Rock at West Seattle’s Camp Long? Built in 1938-39, Schurman Rock was the world’s first artificial climbing wall. Join West Seattle author Jeff Smoot for a fascinating discussion of the creation of Camp Long and the biography of Clark Schurman, a local Scoutmaster and Mt. Rainier climbing guide, who built the rock to teach mountaineering skills to kids.

Southwest Stories offers monthly presentations on the history of West Seattle and the Duwamish Peninsula on the third Sundays at the five branches in West Seattle. Presented in partnership with the Southwest Seattle Historical Society.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

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