Historic Seattle invites you to a past-to-present exploration of Lake Union’s maritime history. The program, a blend of storytelling from Roger Fernandes and a presentation from Sarah Martin, highlights the lake’s pre-settler past and more recent history, including the Wagner family legacy on Lake Union.
Roger Fernandes is a Native American artist, educator, and storyteller whose work focuses on the culture and arts of the Puget Salish tribes of western Washington. He is an enrolled member of the Lower Elwha S’Klallam Tribe and has a B.A. in Native American Studies from The Evergreen State College and an M.A. in Whole Systems Design from Antioch University.
He works in the fields of Native art and culture, education, social services, and systems change through workshops, presentations, traditional and contemporary art, and storytelling.
As a storyteller, he shares the traditional legends and myths of the local Coast Salish tribes to help the audience understand the beliefs, morals, values, and philosophies of the First People of western Washington.
Sarah J. Martin is a public historian specializing in architectural history and the built environment. She manages her own consulting firm, SJM Cultural Resource Services, which helps clients identify, document, and interpret historic places. She earned her bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Kansas and her master’s degree in public history from Middle Tennessee State University.
Before moving to Seattle in 2015, she spent nine years managing the National Register of Historic Places program for the State of Kansas. Among her recent Seattle-area landmark applications – many with her friend and colleague Flo Lentz – are the St. Edward Seminary in Kenmore, the Museum of Flight’s Boeing Airplane Co. Building, NASA’s Lunar Roving Vehicles, and most recently, the Center for Wooden Boats and Wagner Floating Home. Sarah is a proud member of Historic Seattle and her neighborhood organization Historic Wallingford.
Tickets for this event have closed. Please click here to watch the live stream of this program on Historic Seattle’s YouTube channel on Tuesday, June 15th, 2021 at 6:00 PDT.
Historic Seattle’s virtual programming is funded in part by a grant from the Eldridge Campbell Stockton Fund for Washington of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.