If These Walls Could Talk
Saturday, October 20
Neely Mansion, 12303 SE Auburn-Black Diamond Road, Auburn 98002
Filmmaker Staci Bernstein and theater producer Jane Kaplan team up for the presentation of five short films about the families that have inhabited the Neely Mansion.
A story of immigration, If These Walls Could Talk follows the five families of the Neely Mansion. The last of King County’s grand Victorian-era farmhouses, Neely Mansion was completed in 1894 and remains an iconic symbol of South King County. Built by one of Washington Territory’s earliest and most influential pioneer families, the mansion and the surrounding grounds reflect their legacy and that of the Swiss, Japanese, and Filipino teneant farmers who lived there.
The five shorts of If These Walls Could Talk will show on October 20th, with a public viewing from 7:00-9:00 pm at the Neely Mansion in Auburn. Live performers will enhance the films with “slice of life” performances depicting life in the Neely Mansion throughout history.