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Queen Anne Historical Society

Seattle, Washington


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Preserving Our Community Heritage... Now and for the Future

Upcoming Events


KEXP's New Home Ground Breaking
and Open House

Wednesday, January 28, 2015, noon - 2:00 p.m.

The Northwest Rooms at Seattle Center

The Queen Anne Historical Society actively supported landmarking of the Seattle Center Northwest Rooms, which were designated as City Landmarks in August of 2013.

This coming Wednesday, a new tenant, KEXP, will host a groundbreaking ceremony and open house to celebrate its planned refurbishment of space in the complex at the corner of Republican and 1st Ave N.

Read more about it in this KEXP news release.

3rd Annual Stairway Walks Day

Saturday, February 7, 2015, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Feet First

With a mix of urban history and lore, Feet First's Stairway Walks uncovers the blooms and birds of Seattle's greenspaces, the legacy of the city's neighborhood activism, it's turn-of-the-century logging roots, quirky art scenes, architectural icons, and cosmopolitan neighborhoods of today. Urban explorers are invited to join one of fourteen fun guided neighborhood walks ranging in location from Fremont to Fauntleroy, and everywhere in between. The walk on Queen Anne will explore southwest Queen Anne.

This event is coordinated by Feet First and features exclusive walks from Cathy & Jake Jaramillo's book, Seattle Stairway Walks: An Up-and-Down Guide to City Neighborhoods.

Meet up locations to be given upon RSVP at: Stairway Walks Day is extremely popular and in the past has sold out, so reserve your spot today.

Read more about the 3rd Annual Stairway Walks Day at Feet First Walks.

Historic Seattle Offers Second Digging Deeper Series:
Built Heritage Research Series Continues

Digging Deeper

Historic Seattle's multi-session program, designed to provide attendees with behind the scenes insight to primary research materials in the many archives in Seattle and King County, was so successful in 2014 that it plans to offer more opportunities this year.

Each month, you can visit a selected archive and receive expert advice as to what is available and how staff can assist with research projects. This program helps you to explore buildings, architecture, and history. By the time you are through, you will want to attend one or more of the events during National Archives Month in Seattle in October 2015.

The workshops include the following:

  • Seattle Public School Archive: Saturday, February 7, 2015
  • Seattle Department of Planning and Development: Thursday, March 5, 2015
  • University of Washington Built Environments Library: Saturday, April 4, 2015
  • Fiske Genealogical Library: Saturday, May 9, 2015
  • Washington State Historical Society History Research Center: Thursday, June 4 or Saturday, June 6, 2015
  • Tacoma Public Library Northwest Room: Saturday, June 6, 2015
  • Eastside Heritage Center: Saturday, August 8, 2015
  • Providence Mount St. Vincent Archives: Thursday, September 3, 2015

The registration fee for the series of eight sessions is $50 for members, $85 for the general public, and $20 for students. Individual sessions are $8 for members, $10 for the general public, and $5 for students.

To find out more about the Digging Deeper Series and to register for the workshops, visit the Historic Seattle website.

To explore other events hosted by Historic Seattle, visit their Events page.

Ongoing Events

Public Meetings

The Queen Anne Historical Society holds five public meetings each year featuring programs emphasizing community and Washington history. The meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of January, March and May, September, and November. If necessary, the November meeting is moved so as to not conflict with Thanksgiving.

Board Meetings

The Board of Trustees meets the second Wednesday of each month except July. Members are welcome to attend. If interested, please email us for location and time.