Posted by: wadahp | January 4, 2010

HISTORIC SEATTLE ANNOUNCES PROGRAMMING FOR 2010

Get ready for another great Historic Seattle Program Year!

Historic Seattle is pleased to offer a wide variety of local and out of town tours, lectures, “how to” demonstrations, and special events in 2010 that expand your views of Seattle and environs and give insight into its architectural delights.  Learning from Historic Sites meetings  and tours take place in Squire Park, Pioneer Square, the University of Washington, and Mount Baker. Open to View events include a wonderful 1922 Mediterranean Revival home and Historic Seattle’s own mid-century landmark, the Egan House, a Lake Union cruise on the Virginia V to learn first hand about the past, present, and future of its shoreline, and a lecture in the most exquisite private ballroom in Seattle preceding a self-guided walking tour of West Highland Drive on Queen Anne Hill with additional interiors. The popular Preserving Utilities series reprises 2009 sold out tours of the Ash Grove Cement Company and Nucor Steel while adding visits to Mutual Materials, the century old brick manufacturer still in the same family ownership, the Northwest Railway Museum in Snoqualmie, and the Georgetown Steam Plant. Preserving Your Old House shows homeowners how to repair plasterwork, wood windows, and prep and paint. 

A day tour to Olympia explores the State Capitol campus with experts from the Friends of Seattle’s Olmsted Parks and visits the privately owned Thornewood on American Lake, Spokane architect Kirtland Cutter’s largest and most meticulous British commission. A second day trip to Yakima shows off Westhome, the most extraordinary Arts and Crafts period private home in the region, along with other city landmarks.  The annual Bungalow Fair hosts 50 exhibitors and features outstanding lectures on Arts and Crafts leather, Arts and Crafts architects in Portland, Oregon, and the work of nationally important block print artist Frances Gearhart. As part of National Historic Preservation Month activities, Historic Seattle presents its 2nd Annual Preservation Awards at the Women’s University Club downtown. 

Please visit the home page at www.historicseattle.org to see a pdf of the 2010 Program Brochure or click on “Events” for information about each one. You can request a copy of the brochure for yourself and for colleagues and friends at (206) 622-6952. Register online. Historic Seattle looks forward to your participation and support in 2010.

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