What’s New in the ‘Hood: Historic Seattle

2014 0913 KCA Luci 2At the start of the tour of the King County Archives this past week, Luci Baker Johnson, program staff person for Historic Seattle, made  announcements about up-coming programs.

The repository tour “Digging Deeper” is such a success that Historic Seattle is going to tour even more archives/repositories next year!  “Digging Even Deeper” will start in January. Commitments have already been received from archives at Seattle Public Schools, Tacoma Public Library (Northwest Room), Washington State Historical Society and East Side Heritage Center.  Luci is waiting to hear from other groups including Fiske, a local repository of four separate archives in Madison Park area of Seattle.

Tradition and Change on Seattle’s First Hill: Propriety, Profanity, Pills and Preservation, a history of the First Hill neighborhood, will have its book debut on 4 December.  The First Hill Walking Tour on the 17th of this month is sold out but they will anticipate others in the future.

On November 19, Susan Montgomery, a noted expert on tile will give a lecture at Frye Art Museum.  I have found these materials lectures extremely interesting.  One of the first I attended was on Sttckley furniture which focused on stains and the wood used by Gustav Stickley, an well-known early 1900’s furniture designer/manufacturer.

On December 29, Jeff Ochsner will debut his next book, a follow-up to his very successful Shaping Seattle Architecture: the Historical Guide to its Architects.

Finally, Historic Seattle will launch a new website in the next couple of weeks.  Stay tuned for improved navigation and access to content.

These and other great programs can be accessed at the Historic Seattle website.

Congratulations to Historic Seattle for continued great programming which reaches all who have an interest in history and our built environment.

Happy Hunting!


What I have done since the last posting:  worked on syllabi for the presentation I have coming up for SGS “I Found my Family on the Internet! Now, What Do I Do;” I am also working on two other presentations, “Using the Non-Population Schedules.for Context & Evidence” and Ostfriesen Culture & Society: an Overview”



2 comments on “What’s New in the ‘Hood: Historic Seattle

  1. Dana says:

    I have nominated you for the “One Lovely Blog” Award! I enjoy reading your blog.

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