Category Archives: Events and holidays

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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Influence of the Confluence Celebration on Saturday, June 11, 2016

It has been a year since the major reconfiguration of the creek bed and flood plain of Thornton Creek at Meadowbrook.  A festival event on Saturday, June 11th, sponsored by Thornton Creek Alliance, will offer education and info about the … Continue reading

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Seattle’s Nordic Heritage

The Nordic Heritage Museum in Seattle is the only museum in the United States which recognizes the contribution of immigrants from the five Nordic countries:  Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.  It is particularly appropriate for the Museum to be … Continue reading

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Have a Merry Belated Christmas!

Originally posted on Tihomir Kukolja:
The first thing I noticed as I entered the Refugee Camp in Slavonski Brod, Croatia less than three weeks ago was a big Christmas tree shining in the middle of the camp. It looked as…

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Yuletide Cheer from the Archives

This gallery contains 8 photos.

Originally posted on Shelf Talk:
~posted by Jade D. In the library’s digital collections, we have a wealth of materials (from photographs and postcards to artwork and newspapers) which give a glimpse into Christmas celebrations of the past. In our…

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Q&A with ‘Too High and Too Steep’ author David B. Williams

Originally posted on University of Washington Press Blog:
In his new book Too High and Too Steep: Reshaping Seattle’s Topography, David B. Williams tells an engaging story about the radical ways in which the leaders and inhabitants of Seattle have…

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Seattle’s Regrading Mania

From the time that settlers first arrived in Seattle in 1851, they began redesigning the landscape.  There just seemed to be something about wanting to reconfigure the topography to suit civic purposes, which drove a near-mania for regrading.  It has … Continue reading

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