june heritage and 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 Seattle Asian Art Museum (a designated local landmark and worth a visit in its own right). Check the museums’ website for specific times and parking information.

Welsh Heritage Day
Saturday, June 5th, 2010 Noon-3pm
Black Diamond Historical Museum, 32627 Railroad Ave, Black Diamond.

Program begins at 1pm, with live music from the Dinas o’ Frain (City of Crows) group and refreshments. There will be a presentation of scenes in Wales with former Black Diamond Mayor Gomer Evans and his daughter Sherrie Evans. Additional info at the museum’s webpage.

“How To” Demonstrations at Washington Hall – Wood Window Repair
Saturday, June 5, 10am–1pm
Washington Hall, 153 14th Avenue, Seattle
The final program in a three-part series, Martin Muller shows restoration and repair techniques on the signature fanlight window above the entrance to Washington Hall. Cost: $10 general public, $8 Historic Seattle members; $5 students. To register or for a list of other June events www.historicseattle.org or call (206) 622-6952.

Cast Off! – Free Public Sail
Sunday, June 6, 2010, 2pm-3pm
The Center for Wooden Boats, 1010 Valley St, Seattle
Our Cast Off! program allows visitors the chance to sail in classic boats. 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. This is a popular activity so please arrive early to reserve a spot, we open at 10am. For more information, or other free sail dates, visit www.cwb.org.

Seattle International Film Festival
Through June 13, 2010
Various historic & cultural locations throughout Seattle
Experience 25 Days of intense film viewing, where you can indulge in every type of cinema from the US & around the world. From famous Directors to Independent Filmmakers, more than 300 Works will showcase this popular screening event. Screenings will be held at several different venues including the historic Egyptian, Harvard Exit and Paramount Theatres. Visit www.siff.net for more information.

History Café series – Whaling in America
Thursday, June 17th, 6pm-8:30pm
The Pub at Third Place, 6504 20th Avenue Northeast, Seattle
Enjoy American Experience like never before at a new series of events KCTS 9’s History Cafes. See a sneak preview of the new season, meet fellow history buffs, hear fascinating insights on history from expert speakers, and share your thoughts during the discussions. Arrive early for Happy Hour at The Pub and Vios Café, and stay late for lively discussion! Cost: Free. Visit MOHAI’s calendar of events for more information.

Nina Simon, Museum 2.0Casting a Broader Net: Building Community through Collaboration
June 16-18, 2010
Harbor History Museum, 4121 Harborview Drive, Gig Harbor Washington Museum Association’s 2010 Annual Conference will be held in Gig Harbor, WA, featuring keynote speaker Nina Simon, author of “The Participatory Museum.” Presentations will also be given by the Working Group at Lake Union Park, SoCoCulture & AKCHO, Nordic Heritage Museum, HistoryLink.org, MOHAI, UW Special Collections. For the conference schedule visit washingtonstatemuseums.org.

Chateau Ste. Michelle Summer Concert Series
Beginning late June-September 2010
Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery, 14111 NE 145th Street, Woodinville
A Destination Heritage site, Chateau Ste. Michelle hosts an annual summer concert series. Enjoy the fresh air, delicious wine and perhaps a picnic dinner while listening to the vibrant sounds of live music from your favorite band. For the concert line-up visit the winery’s website and click on events.

Seafair 2010
June 26 – August 8, 2010
Seattle area
Seafair is an annual tradition for both locals & visitors alike. Celebrated for just about a month, it is the largest Festival in the Northwest with something for everyone – from Arts & Crafts to live Music, parades, heritage festivals and more! Visit www.seafair.com for more information.

Image: Courtesy of Nina Simon, Museum 2.0