Join us virtually on Tuesday, December 14th, for Seattle’s Queen Bea of Neon with Brad Holden of Seattle Artifacts and Cynthia Brothers of Vanishing Seattle! This one-hour program will explore the life and legacy of iconic neon sign designer Bea Haverfield, whose incredible body of work includes signs for Elephant Car Wash sign, Ivar’s Pier 54 restaurant, and Dick’s Drive-In.
Brad Holden, Seattle Artifacts
Author. Historian. Finder of old things. When not out searching for local historical artifacts, Brad Holden enjoys writing about Seattle’s past. His work has appeared in Pacific Northwest Magazine and he is a contributor for HistoryLink.org- an online encyclopedia of Washington state history. Holden has been profiled in Seattle Magazine, Seattle Refined, King 5 Evening! and various newspapers. His latest book, “Seattle Mystic Alfred M. Hubbard: Inventor, Bootlegger & Psychedelic Pioneer” was released on July 26, 2021
Cynthia Brothers, Vanishing Seattle
Cynthia Brothers is the founder of Vanishing Seattle, a project that documents the displaced and disappearing institutions, small businesses, and cultures of Seattle – and celebrates the spaces and communities that give this city its soul. She is co-executive producer of Vanishing Seattle Films, a 6-part series released in 2020. Cynthia is also a founding member of the anti-displacement organizing group, the Chinatown International District (CID) Coalition, aka #HumbowsNotHotels. For her day job she works as a program officer for a national immigrant justice fund. Cynthia is a proud alumna of the high school where Bruce Lee first demonstrated his famous “one-inch punch.”
Cover image captured by Eugenia Woo (2020)
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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.