january heritage & preservation events

1st Thursday – Free Museum Admission
First Thursday of each month
Participating museums include, but are not limited to: Seattle Art Museum, Museum of Flight, The Burke Museum of Natural History & Culture, MOHAI, and the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience. Check the museums’ website for specific times and parking information.

Burke Trivia Night at the College Inn Pub
Thursday, January 6, 8:00pm
College Inn Pub, 4006 University Way NE, Seattle
The Burke Museum presents a monthly pub quiz for science buffs, culture gurus, and museum lovers. Bring your friends to the College Inn Pub and test your knowledge of the natural world. Compete with other teams for drink vouchers and other prizes. Trivia Night is free to play and teams are limited to 6 players.

Cast Off! – Free Public Sail
The Center for Wooden Boats, 1010 Valley St, Seattle, WA
Sundays, January 9, 16 & 23, 2:00pm – 3:00pm
A chance to sail in classic boats! Before and after your sail take a walk on the docks and discover the boats. Watch the volunteer crews rigging the boats. They’ll be happy to answer any question you might have, and you may even have a chance to help with the rigging! We sail rain or shine, but wind conditions may keep us at the dock. Reservations are taken day-of-sail only at the CWB front desk.

Wrecked! Misadventures on the Northern Pacific Railway
Saturday, January 12, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
White River Valley Museum, 918 H Street SE, Auburn
Learn about historic wrecks on the Northern Pacific Railway! They’ll cover pitfalls, pratfalls, hotboxes, split switches, telescoped trains, boiler explosions and more than a few derailments on our bumpy journey over the Main Street of the Northwest. Photographs and documents relating to Northwest wrecks from the NP’s own Jim Frederickson and Ron Nixon will be on display, along with pictures donated by long-time Auburn Wreck Foreman Roman L. Polski.

Preserving Your Heirlooms & Family Photos Workshop
Saturday, January 15, 11:00am
Depot Freight Room, 50 Rainier Blvd N., Issaquah
The Issaquah History Museum presents a workshop on how to preserve your family’s heirlooms and photographs. Museum professionals Julie Hunter and Erica Maniez will lead the workshop. Learn about the basics of preservation and how they apply to your own valuables. Free to the public. Visit www.issaquahhistory.org for more information or call (425) 392-3500.

The Arts & Crafts Movement in the Pacific Northwest
Now thru January 18, 10:00am – 5:00pm
MOHAI, 2700 24th Ave E., Seattle
Exhibition showcases significant buildings and interiors, furniture, glass, metalwork, ceramics, textiles, fine arts, graphics and book arts, and photography with over one hundred objects drawn from public and private collections. For more information, visit www.seattlehistory.org.

Learning from Historic Sites and Annual Meeting
Monday, January 24, 5:30pm – 7:00pm
Rainier Chapter House, 800 East Roy Street, Seattle
The Rainier Chapter House was reputed to be the only replica of George Washington’s Mount Vernon when it was built in 1924. Architect Daniel Huntington reproduced the exterior detailing of Mount Vernon, although the house differs in many unique ways. Longtime preservation supporter Peter Steinbrueck, AIA, will share his experience and insights on the house, politics, planning, and best practices of urban sustainability in the United States. Event is free and open to the public. Visit www.historicseattle.org/events for more information.