History

houseboat Mohai exhibit
May 13, 2013 10:05 PM
MOHAI dives into Seattle’s longfloating houseboat community
October 26, 2012 8:45 PM
There’s something ironic about a museum devoted to documenting a city’s progress getting booted out of its home in the name of progress....
July 18, 2012 12:04 AM
When the Volunteer Park Conservatory opened its doors in 1912, there was no art museum, no “Black Sun” sculpture, no Shakespeare in the...
July 13, 2012 11:29 PM
If you've always wondered how the Space Needle came to be—or if you'd like to know why Seattle Center was almost named "Pleasure Island,"...
June 5, 2012 4:33 PM
Tonight in Seattle, editor at large Knute Berger offers the first in a series of Century 21-related lectures sponsored by Historic Seattle...
April 8, 2012 6:37 PM
Most Seattleites walk or drive past the Space Needle and the other major buildings at Seattle Center without giving much thought to who...
April 8, 2012 6:36 PM
On April 21, 1962, visitors from close by and around the world streamed through the gates of the Seattle World’s Fair to witness a future...
January 14, 2012 1:12 AM
Fifty years ago, Seattle threw a party for the world. The World’s Fair—called The Century 21 Exposition—was a celebration of Space Age...
January 14, 2012 1:11 AM
A wrenching chapter in our region’s history was written 70 years ago this month: the internment of thousands of Japanese Americans. In 1942...
January 13, 2012 12:49 AM
Marie McCaffrey Executive director, HistoryLink.org I was 11 in 1962 and went to the fair at least twice. You can see the proof in these...
January 13, 2012 12:21 AM
1. Champagne glasses (with Space Needle stems) used on opening night of the fair 2. A ticket book, with individual tickets for fair...
January 13, 2012 12:00 AM
In the winter of 1962, my Cub Scout den had taken a field trip to the top of the Smith Tower, then one of the tallest buildings west of the...
January 12, 2012 11:52 PM
June 1–October 16, 1909: Seattle’s first world’s fair, the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, takes place (see photo above). 1954: City...
January 12, 2012 8:27 AM
The Space Needle Is Well Rooted (see above photo) The Space Needle has a 30-foot-deep foundation made with 2,800 yards of concrete and...
January 12, 2012 8:09 AM
Since its construction, we’ve been decorating the Space Needle to commemorate special occasions. A crustacean ascended the Space Needle in...
November 22, 2011 9:45 PM
Seattle’s legendary sushi chef, Shiro Kashiba—still a self-proclaimed “sushi bartender” at age 70—was a locavore long before it was trendy...