Category Archives: Events and holidays
In 2016-2017 we have observed the hundredth anniversary of Seattle’s ship canal which spans the city and joins its freshwater Lakes Union and Washington to the saltwater Puget Sound. This year as part of the Making the Cut 100 centennial … Continue reading
July 4, 1917 was the official opening day of the Ballard Locks in Seattle. On that day one hundred years ago, the SS Roosevelt led a marine parade of commercial and pleasure craft through the ship canal into Lake Union. On … Continue reading
Seattle author David B. Williams is well-known for his geology walks and talks. In recent years he has been doing research into Seattle history and how the city has interacted with and altered its natural environment, and he wrote the … Continue reading
Seattle’s Ship Canal crosses the city like a waistline, joining the freshwater Lake Washington to the waters of Puget Sound and the Pacific Ocean beyond. The building of the Ship Canal in 1911-1917 was one of the biggest events in … Continue reading
Some Seattle museums offer free admission on the first Thursday of every month. On the Free First Thursday of December 1, 2016, a trip to museums in downtown Seattle offers the additional delight of viewing holiday-season decorations in nearby hotels … Continue reading
The Wedgwood neighborhood teems with young families. At Halloween 2016 kids will be out in costumed festivity for the traditional trick-or-treat in Wedgwood’s business district along 35th Ave NE.