Our members meetings offer the opportunity to learn about programs and projects of interest taking place in our community and through the auspices of Historic Seattle. These events are held at sites of historic or architectural interest, and a short quarterly business meeting precedes the program.
Please join us at the German House for a presentation, Gold Dust Thief by Luci Baker Johnson. Luci will discuss how George Edward Adams, Seattle Assay Office Clerk, skimmed a Klondike Fortune in gold (dust) during the years 1899-1905. Apart from her staff position as Manager of Volunteers & Events at Historic Seattle, Luci is a historian, freelance writer, and citizen archivist at the National Archives at Seattle (NARA). She stumbled across the undiscovered story of the Seattle gold dust thief while writing the chapter on clubs and associations for the book Tradition and Change on Seattle’s First Hill: Propriety, Profanity, Pills and Preservation (Documentary Media, 2014). Her research was published in the Spring 2015 issue of Prologue, a quarterly by the National Archives and Records Administration.
The German Heritage Society promotes the preservation of heritage, language and culture of all German speaking people and those of German ancestry, and promotes unity, cooperation and goodwill between all German speaking organizations and individuals in the Pacific Northwest and administers the affairs of the German House. In 1934 the United States Assay Office on Ninth Avenue in Seattle (built 1885) was bought, became the German House and has functioned for most German activities since.
Registration for this event is appreciated but not required. Free parking is available at the Frye Art Museum parking lot on Terry Avenue and Cherry Street.