Northwest NEWS

June 28, 1999


Eastside Heritage Exhibit at Bellevue Square

by Marshall Haley, staff reporter

   Exhibits from 11 Eastside historical organizations make up the Eastside Heritage Exhibit through July 11 throughout the first level of Bellevue Square.

   The Seattle Times series "A Hidden Past: An Exploration of Eastside History," is sponsored by the Times and Bellevue Square. The event features displays by the Historical Societies of Woodinville, Bellevue, Duvall, Kirkland, Mercer Island, Newcastle, and Renton, the Marymoor Museum of Eastside History, the Eastside Japanese-American History Project, and the Northwest Railway Museum.

   The Woodinville display is listed as #11 on the event map posted at the mall and is located in a side hall, on the left as you walk from the mall's Center Court toward Nordstrom's.

   "Want to see the Eastside as it was in the early 1900s?" asks Mary Karr, Vice-President of the Woodinville Historical Society. Karr and her daughter, Kate Jarman, 16, the Society's youngest member, worked with Society President Gladys Berry and secretary Judy Moore to compile the Woodinville display.

   "Our town, Woodinville, is on the hunt for a museum site to display the historical items we have," said Karr. "If you are at all interested in your town's history, help us preserve it by joining our society. We especially need younger members to help carry it on."

   Interested parties can contact the Woodinville Historical Society at 425-483-8270.