Tagged with 'History'

Meeting to kick-off downtown historic survey will be Wednesday, June 21

Meeting to kick-off downtown historic survey will be Wednesday, June 21

Are you interested in the history of Des Moines? Are you a local business owner? Do you have memories or old photos of downtown to share? Want to learn more about future plans for downtown? Please join... [Read more]

FREE ‘Beginning your Genealogy’ class at El Dorado West on Saturday, June 3

FREE ‘Beginning your Genealogy’ class at El Dorado West on Saturday, June 3

Designed by Freepik A FREE “Beginning your Genealogy” class will be held at El Dorado West Retirement Community (1010 SW 134th Street) on Saturday, June 3, starting at 3:30 p.m. “Interested... [Read more]

REMINDER: ‘The Woodmont Dock Raid Story of Roy Olmstead’ is TONIGHT

REMINDER: ‘The Woodmont Dock Raid Story of Roy Olmstead’ is TONIGHT

REMINDER: Local historian/lawyer/writer Steve Edmiston (pictured, left) will present ‘The Woodmont Dock Raid – Story of Roy Olmstead’ at a fundraiser for the Des Moines Historical Society... [Read more]

Learn about ‘The Woodmont Dock Raid-Story of Roy Olmstead’ on Wed. May 10

Learn about ‘The Woodmont Dock Raid-Story of Roy Olmstead’ on Wed. May 10

Local historian/lawyer/writer Steve Edmiston (pictured, left) will present ‘The Woodmont Dock Raid – Story of Roy Olmstead’ at a fundraiser for the Des Moines Historical Society on Wednesday,... [Read more]

FOLLOWUP: Concrete walled industrial building to replace historic Furney’s

FOLLOWUP: Concrete walled industrial building to replace historic Furney’s

By Jack Mayne Furney’s Nursery – which recently announced that it will be closing by the end May – will be replaced by an $80 million production facility on Pacific Ridge that the Des Moines City... [Read more]

Has American politics always been so crazy? Expert will discuss this Sunday

Has American politics always been so crazy? Expert will discuss this Sunday

Back by popular demand – has American politics always been so crazy? Come find out from Cornell Clayton, Director of the Thomas S. Foley Institute for Public Policy and Public Service at Washington... [Read more]

Learn about ‘American Rage: Division & Anger in US Politics’ on Sunday, Oct. 9

Learn about ‘American Rage: Division & Anger in US Politics’ on Sunday, Oct. 9

Learn about ‘American Rage: Division and Anger in US Politics’ at Highline Historical Society’s Annual Meeting, to be held at SeaTac City Hall (4800 S. 188th) on Sunday, Oct, 9 at 1... [Read more]

Retired Flight Test Engineer to speak about Space Shuttle Trainer Thursday

Retired Flight Test Engineer to speak about Space Shuttle Trainer Thursday

Retired Flight Test Engineer John McEvoy’s History of Aviation series #14 – on the Boeing Museum of Flight’s Full Size Space Shuttle Trainer – will be held this Thursday night, May 19, from 7... [Read more]

‘Landmark on the Sound’ sold for $14 million; city wants to retain its façade

‘Landmark on the Sound’ sold for $14 million; city wants to retain its façade

by Jack Mayne The Des Moines City Council was told the Masonic ‘Landmark on the Sound’ has been sold for “in the area of $14 million” and the city will meet with representatives of the new owners... [Read more]

Des Moines Historical Society discussing the Depression in Des Moines TONIGHT

Des Moines Historical Society discussing the Depression in Des Moines TONIGHT

The Des Moines Historical Society will be discussing the 1930’s Depression in Des Moines TONIGHT – Tuesday, Nov. 10 – at Des Moines United Methodist Church. located at S. 223rd Street and 9th Ave... [Read more]

Fundraiser Screening & Presentation of ‘The Maury Island Incident’ Oct. 25

Fundraiser Screening & Presentation of ‘The Maury Island Incident’ Oct. 25

A full screening and special presentation of the locally-made, award-winning historic UFO film “The Maury Island Incident” will serve as a benefit for the Tukwila Historical Society on Sunday, Oct.... [Read more]

Des Moines Historical Society presenting ‘Andy’s Diner Remembered’ Sept. 23

Des Moines Historical Society presenting ‘Andy’s Diner Remembered’ Sept. 23

A mile from the old Kingdome on 4th Ave S., a unique diner was created from reclaimed railroad cars, and on Wednesday, Sept. 23, Andy Yurkanin will share how Andy’s Diner came to be a must stop for... [Read more]

Learn about WASP – Women Air Force Service Pilots – at Sept. 15 event

Learn about WASP – Women Air Force Service Pilots – at Sept. 15 event

Learn about Women Air Force Service Pilots – aka “WASP” – on Tuesday, Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. at the Des Moines Normandy Park Activity Center. A $2 donation is requested. Here’s more... [Read more]

Five stories from Military Road’s past to be revealed in Renton June 17

Five stories from Military Road’s past to be revealed in Renton June 17

Steve Edmiston, screenwriter and independent film producer, will present “FINDING STORY IN HISTORY: a screenwriter’s journey into adapting history to film” at the Renton Carco Theatre on Wednesday,... [Read more]

REMINDER: Fundraiser screening of ‘The Maury Island Incident’ is Wed. June 10

REMINDER: Fundraiser screening of ‘The Maury Island Incident’ is Wed. June 10

REMINDER: A full screening of the locally-produced film “The Maury Island Incident” to benefit the Greater Kent Historical Society will be next Wednesday night, June 10 at Kent-Meridian High... [Read more]

Meet Artist/Developer Dan Spalding, the new owner of the Des Moines Theater

Meet Artist/Developer Dan Spalding, the new owner of the Des Moines Theater

Outboard Portrait V by Dan Spalding. We first announced on Monday that Dan Spalding of Spokane will be the new owner of the Des Moines Theater, which has sat vacant for years at 22325 Marine View Drive. Spalding... [Read more]

Dorpat and Sherrard will bring ‘Now and Then’ to Highline on Saturday, Jan. 24

Dorpat and Sherrard will bring ‘Now and Then’ to Highline on Saturday, Jan. 24

The Highline Historical Society will be hosting a “Now and Then” presentation by popular documentary photographers/historians/authors Paul Dorpat and Jean Sherrard on Saturday, Jan. 24, starting at... [Read more]

Longtime, deeply-involved, beloved resident Carmen Scott passes away

Longtime, deeply-involved, beloved resident Carmen Scott passes away

Sadly, longtime, deepy-involved Des Moines resident, city councilmember, Realtor, photographer and local historian Carmen Scott passed away on Thanksgiving night…

Karlene Petitt to speak about motivational forces behind airline career Nov. 12

Karlene Petitt to speak about motivational forces behind airline career Nov. 12

Local resident Karlene Petitt is not only a wife, mother and grandmother – she is also a commercial airline pilot, a motivational speaker as well as the author of the two aviation thrillers, “Flight... [Read more]

Des Moines Historical Society’s ‘Salt of the Sea: A Fisherman’s Story’ is Wed. night

Des Moines Historical Society’s ‘Salt of the Sea: A Fisherman’s Story’ is Wed. night

The Des Moines Historical Society is presenting “The Salt of the Sea: A Fisherman’s Story” as told by local historian and fisherman Bill Rudberg this Wednesday night, Sept. 10 at 7 p.m. Come and... [Read more]