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2018 Eastside Heritage Benefit Dinner

Date:   Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Time:   5:30PM-9:00PM
Where:   Meydenbauer Center
Register Online HERE.
See Dinner Menu HERE.

Eastside Heritage Center warmly welcomes all to join them in supporting their many educational programs, research services, community events, and the care of their 60,000+ historical collection of East King County, at the Eastside Heritage Benefit Dinner on February 28, 2018 from 5:30PM to 9:00PM at the Meydenbauer Center.

This important evening ensures that Eastside Heritage Center is able to continue creating opportunities for the greater Eastside community to discover, share and participate in Eastside history.

The event features a wine and champagne reception with hors d'oeuvres, heritage displays, a silent auction and raffle. The evening continues with a three course meal and an interactive program. This year's theme, "Creating a Community: Neighborhood Gathering Places of the Eastside," will showcase places on the Eastside that have brought people working and living here together, creating a sense of place and community identity.

Speaking at this year's event will be a panel of Northwest Rock'n Roll Legends who will be sharing stories of the places that they gathered at on the Eastside, and how it impacted their music careers. Stay tuned for artist names.

Tickets are $100 per person, and the cost of beverages and food for the evening are included with your ticket. REGISTERED FOR THE EVENT HERE. You may also contact us directly at 425-450-1049 or Info@eastsideheritagecenter.org.

Interested in Sponsorship opportunities, being a Table Captain Host or Volunteering? Contact our office to find out how you can get involved!

Bellevue: A Brief History
Date:   Saturday, January 6, 2018
Time:   2:00PM-3:00PM
Where:   Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center-Douglas Fir Room (1625 118th Ave SE, Bellevue, 98005)

Before glass towers defined the skyline and shoppers bustled across busy pavement, Bellevue was a quiet town of dirt roads and scattered homes. The first settlers from Seattle began to drift across Lake Washington in the 1860s. It would take until 1953 for Bellevue to become an incorporated city. Discover how Bellevue grew from a sleepy agricultural village to a leading Pacific Northwest metropolis, with one of the most diverse populations in the nation, at this Heritage Program presented by Eastside Heritage Center’s Education Coordinator, Jane Morton.

This presentation is a great way to be introduced to the Bellevue community for newcomers, and for longtime residents who want to better understand the history of their city.

Event Location: Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center-Douglas Fir Room (1625 118th Ave SE, Bellevue, WA 98005)

This event is free, and open to the public. Light bites and non-alcoholic beverages will be available.  A suggested donation of $5-$10 is warmly appreciated. Donations can be made online HERE or at the event (cash only).

To ensure we have enough seating, please register for this event by emailing info@eastsideheritagecenter.org or calling 425-450-1049

Supported by 4Culture, and presented in partnership with Bellevue Parks & Community Services.

Logging on the Eastside
Dates:   Saturday, January 27, 2018
Time:   2:00PM-4:00PM
Where:   Lewis Creek Park Nature Center (5808 Lakemont Blvd SE, Bellevue 98006)

Did you know there was a lumber mill once in the Bellevue neighborhood of Wilburton? The Hewitt-Lea Lumber Mill Company operated from 1905-1919, and was near the Wilburton Trestle which was built by the Northern Pacific Railroad in 1904 as part of the eleven mile Hewitt-Lea lumber spur. More than 100 years ago the Eastside of Lake Washington was a thick forest of timber that attracted workers from all over the nation. By 1920, most of the land has been clear cut.

Join Eastside Heritage Center, Newcastle Historical Society, and Issaquah Alps Trails Club for a public presentation on the Eastside’s logging history. This presentation will cover logging progression from 12-foot hand saws to 2,000 foot skyline cables that cleared whole valleys at Cougar Mountain. Attendees will have the opportunity to see archival photos, tools and equipment used by loggers between 1860-1960.

Getting To The Points: The Early Days of Medina, Hunts Point & Yarrow Point
Date:   Saturday, February 3, 2018
Time:   2:00PM-3:00PM
Where:   Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center(1625 118th Ave SE, Bellevue, 98005)

When we think of the communities that reside on the Eastside of Lake Washington, Bellevue and Kirkland often first come to mind. However, there are many other communities that reside on the Eastside of the lake. The Points Communities: Medina, Hunts Point and Yarrow Point – were among the earliest places settled on the Eastside, and evolved very differently from the surrounding areas of Bellevue and Kirkland. Their terrain made them less suited to agriculture, and convenient ferry service stations to Seattle. This would result in them evolving early into sought after locations for summer homes, large estates and commuter suburbs.

Discover how the Points Communities assumed their unique place on the Eastside, and in the region at this Heritage Program event with former Mayor of Medina, and Eastside Heritage Center Board Member, Mike Luis. Mike is a third generation resident of Medina who lives in his grandparents 100 year old Medina home, and has published community histories of the Points Communities in his books, “Hunts Point” and “Medina,” with Arcadia Publishing.

Event Location: Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center-Douglas Fir Room (1625 118th Ave SE, Bellevue, WA 98005)

This event is free, and open to the public. Light bites and non-alcoholic beverages will be available.  A suggested donation of $5-$10 is warmly appreciated. Donations can be made online HERE or at the event (cash only).

To ensure we have enough seating, please register for this event by emailing info@eastsideheritagecenter.org or calling 425-450-1049

Supported by 4Culture, and presented in partnership with Bellevue Parks & Community Services.

Eastside Heritage Benefit Dinner

The annual Heritage Benefit Dinner helps EHC achieve its mission of stewarding Eastside history and promoting public involvement in and appreciation of this heritage. A warm thank you to all who supported the 10th Annual Heritage Benefit Dinner on February 8th, 2017 at the Meydenbauer Center. Your generosity raised over $93,000 towards the stewardship of Eastside history.

2017 Dinner Photos
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For link to see other photos from the dinner Click Here


The Eastside Heritage Center would like to thank its 2018 Heritage Benefit Dinner Sponsors:

                                      

Heritage Stewards:

The Bellevue Collections

Apex Foundation


Chateau St Michelle

Parking Sponsors:

Peterson, Russell, Kelly, PLLC.

Vanderhoek

Wine Sponsors:

                                
Chateau St Michelle
                               

Homesteaders:



Crossroads Bellevue

Pioneers:

            Bill & Nancy Way
            Peterson Russell Kelly PLLC
            Su Development
            The Spring District
            Wallace Properties
            Mike Nesteroff & Kimm Viebrock





For more information, contact the Eastside Heritage Center at 425-450-1049

 

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