Category Archives: Events and holidays

Seattle Walks: Discovering History and Nature in the City

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

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Making the Cut: Centennial of Seattle’s Ship Canal

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

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Fun Free First Thursday

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

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Traditional Halloween Trick-or-Treat in Wedgwood

The Wedgwood neighborhood teems with young families.  At Halloween 2016 kids were out in costumed festivity for the traditional trick-or-treat in Wedgwood’s business district along 35th Ave NE.

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Pumpkin Season 2016 in Wedgwood

Although another neighborhood of Seattle claims to be the Center of the Universe, the Wedgwood neighborhood has a center of activity called The Gathering Place at the Hunter Tree Farm.  In October 2016 the site has once again been transformed … Continue reading

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Looking for the Seattle Experience: Betty MacDonald

If you have ever encountered tourists at Snoqualmie Falls and North Bend who are looking for Twin Peaks sites, or visitors from around the world who flock to Forks in search of Twilight, then you have had a taste of … Continue reading

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Seattle History and Houses in June 2016

Upcoming in the month of June 2016 are events and activities which will enhance your understanding of Seattle history and the history of one of Seattle’s iconic neighborhoods, Ballard.

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