Heritage, Architecture/Design and Preservation Events of Note Coming Up

Historic farmhouse at the Mary Olson Farm in Auburn / Photo: 1937, Washington State Archives, Puget Sound Branch

Here are some cool events happening in August and September:

Saturday, August 13, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm: Annual AKCHO Picnic at the Mary Olson Farm in Auburn. Details can be found on the AKCHO website. Also check out the White River Valley Museum’s website to learn more about the farm’s history and the great preservation efforts.

Saturday, August 20, 10:00 am: The Friends of Seattle’s Olmsted Park (FOSP) is sponsoring a special tour of the National Register-listed Northern State Hospital in Sedro-Woolley. This is a rare opportunity to get a close-up look at the grounds and buildings. Learn about its history, landscape and architecture. Details on the FOSP’s website.

Saturday, September 10: Save the date for a Docomomo WEWA tour of a fabulous Ralph Anderson-designed house in Seattle’s View Ridge neighborhood. Details to come.

Sunday, September 11, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm: Tour the amazing Parker-Fersen House, a Seattle Landmark in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. The tour is produced by Historic Seattle. Registration is required. Purchase tickets online or call 206.622.6952.

September 16-25: Seattle Design Festival. Attend the many great programs and events over a period of 10 days. Includes films, tours, events, exhibits, speakers and family activities. Details can be found on the Seattle Design Festival website.

Saturday and Sunday, September 24 and 25: 14th Annual Bungalow Fair and Arts & Crafts Lectures at Town Hall, produced by Historic Seattle. For details and ticket purchase information, go to Historic Seattle’s website.

The Seattle Architecture Foundation offers a variety of tours throughout the year. Learn more about our neighborhoods and heritage through one of their wonderful tours.