History Section

Longtime Des Moines resident Clark Snure has passed away

Longtime Des Moines resident Clark Snure has passed away

Longtime Des Moines resident Clark B. Snure passed away on Wednesday, March 26 at age 83. Clark opened a law firm in town in June of 1964, and served on the Chamber of Commerce, the Woodmont Elementary... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Old People.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Old People.

by Dave Markwell An old man died this week. Probably many old men died this week. I only knew one of them. This old man lived in my hometown of Des Moines, Washington for nearly 50 years. His contributions... [Read more]

Internationally-acclaimed Pearl Django to perform at Wine Festival Sunday

Internationally-acclaimed Pearl Django to perform at Wine Festival Sunday

Gypsy Jazz stand-out Pearl Django will perform at the Poverty Bay Wine Festival on Sunday, March 2 at the historic Landmark Event Center in Des Moines. With a performance history spanning almost two decades,... [Read more]

Learn about the ‘Discovery & Exploration of Puget Sound’ on Wed., Feb. 12

Learn about the ‘Discovery & Exploration of Puget Sound’ on Wed., Feb. 12

The Des Moines Historical Society will be presenting ‘Discovery & Exploration of Puget Sound: Stories and charts from the journals of George Vancouver 1792, Charles Wilkes 1841′ on Wednesday,... [Read more]

Military Road to be focus of 2014 site-specific Arts projects

Military Road to be focus of 2014 site-specific Arts projects

Two projects focusing on the historical significance of Military Road (see map below) have received site-specific project funding from 4Culture, the cultural services agency that provides arts and heritage... [Read more]

Normandy Christian Church’s ‘Drive-Thru Christmas’ will be Dec. 14–15

Normandy Christian Church’s ‘Drive-Thru Christmas’ will be Dec. 14–15

Normandy Christian Church’s annual Drive-Thru Christmas Story will be Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 14 – 15, from 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. This is a fun, classic (especially if you appreciate American... [Read more]

SLIDESHOWS: Air Force One lands at (and leaves) Sea-Tac Airport

SLIDESHOWS: Air Force One lands at (and leaves) Sea-Tac Airport

President Obama arrived at Sea-Tac Airport on Sunday, Nov. 24 to take part in two fundraisers, and Photographer Francis Zera was on hand to take these photos as Air Force One touched down after passing... [Read more]

SAVE THE DATE: Test screenings of ‘The Maury Island Incident’ will be Nov. 2!

SAVE THE DATE: Test screenings of ‘The Maury Island Incident’ will be Nov. 2!

We’re almost done with the locally-shot and produced short indie film “The Maury Island Incident,” and we’re inviting everyone to come to our first FREE test screenings of it Saturday... [Read more]

Wine Tasting will benefit Beach Park Historic District at ‘Blood Pudding’

Wine Tasting will benefit Beach Park Historic District at ‘Blood Pudding’

A Wine Tasting will benefit Beach Park Historic District at Breeders Theater’s Performances, beginning Oct. 25. “Wine tastings and hors d’oeuvres sponsored by the Des Moines Legacy Foundation... [Read more]

VIDEO: The first trailer for ‘The Maury Island Incident’ has been released

VIDEO: The first trailer for ‘The Maury Island Incident’ has been released

The first trailer for the locally-produced short film “The Maury Island Incident” has been released: The film is based on the true story – taken directly from declassified FBI documents... [Read more]

REMINDER: Learn the history behind ‘The Maury Island Incident’ Wed. night!

REMINDER: Learn the history behind ‘The Maury Island Incident’ Wed. night!

REMINDER: Local Screenwriter/Attorney Steve Edmiston will be doing a presentation on ‘The Maury Island Incident‘ for the Des Moines Historical Society Wednesday night, Sept. 11, starting at... [Read more]

Learn about ‘The Maury Island Incident’ at Des Moines Historical Society Sept. 11

Learn about ‘The Maury Island Incident’ at Des Moines Historical Society Sept. 11

The Des Moines Historical Society will be hosting a presentation on ‘The Maury Island Incident‘ by local Screenwriter and Attorney Steve Edmiston, starting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 11... [Read more]

Gardening in Des Moines during July

Gardening in Des Moines during July

by Liz Sanborn King County Master Gardener I have been asked several times how I became a King County Master Gardener. The short answer is that I applied to the program, completed the training and the... [Read more]

Des Moines Annual Classic Car Show will rev & roll into the Marina Saturday

Des Moines Annual Classic Car Show will rev & roll into the Marina Saturday

The Knights Car Club is proud to present this year’s 7th Des Moines Annual Classic Car Show at the Marina this Saturday, July 20. They are expecting over 200 cars that can be viewed at the North Des... [Read more]

Locally-produced ‘Maury Island Incident’ film wins state Innovation Lab Award

Locally-produced ‘Maury Island Incident’ film wins state Innovation Lab Award

Producers of the locally-produced short film “The Maury Island Incident” – which starts shooting June 28 – were honored with an Innovation Lab award from Washington Filmworks at the Seattle... [Read more]

Des Moines United Methodist Church celebrating 125 Years of Service Sunday

Des Moines United Methodist Church celebrating 125 Years of Service Sunday

Des Moines United Methodist Church will be celebrating 125 Years of Service in the Community with a reception this Sunday, June 9! “We would be honored if you would join us this Sunday at 9:30 a.m.... [Read more]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Lament for a Grocery Store

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Lament for a Grocery Store

[EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterland Blog nor its staff:] Moving to Des Moines many years ago was a... [Read more]

Learn about the history of Furney’s Nursery on Thursday, May 8

Learn about the history of Furney’s Nursery on Thursday, May 8

The Des Moines Historical Society will be presenting “The History of Furney’s Nursery” on Thursday, May 8, starting at 7 p.m. at the Des Moines IOOF Hall (728 So. 225th Street). Jason Billingsley... [Read more]