Tagged with 'History'

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]

Carmen Scott honored at Des Moines City Council meeting Thursday night

Carmen Scott honored at Des Moines City Council meeting Thursday night

At Thursday night’s Des Moines City Council meeting, Mayor Dave Kaplan read Resolution No. 14-153-A into the record books, and now the paved trail running from 200th to the Pier is named for Carmen Scott…

Historic MV Lotus yacht will be docked at Marina for Waterland Festival July 17-20

Historic MV Lotus yacht will be docked at Marina for Waterland Festival July 17-20

In celebration of the upcoming Waterland Festival, the historic MV Lotus yacht will be docked at the Des Moines Marina July 17-20, offering Dockside Tours from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. According to the... [Read more]

Learn about Hidden Treasures in Washington’s Museums Tuesday, May 13

Learn about Hidden Treasures in Washington’s Museums Tuesday, May 13

The Des Moines Legacy Foundation and Humanities Washington will be presenting a FREE, engaging conversation with Harriet Baskas, a member of the 2012-14 Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau, on Tuesday,... [Read more]

Offer pending but no sale yet for Des Moines’ landmark Old Masonic Home

Offer pending but no sale yet for Des Moines’ landmark Old Masonic Home

by Jack Mayne Despite constant and varied rumors about the sale and potential uses of the Landmark Event Center, also known as the Old Masonic Home, the 88-year-old, 130,000 square foot facility and 27-acre... [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]

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]

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]

Founder of Piledriving Company Goes ‘APE’ Over Upcoming Local UFO Film

Founder of Piledriving Company Goes ‘APE’ Over Upcoming Local UFO Film

John White, Founder of American Piledriving Equipment (APE) and an area resident, has stepped up to pile on the majority of funding for an historic local UFO conspiracy movie that will begin filming this... [Read more]

Poverty Bay Wine Festival: Grand Master’s Grand Daughter Toasts Ancestor

Poverty Bay Wine Festival: Grand Master’s Grand Daughter Toasts Ancestor

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following story first ran on March 1, 2009; we’re re-publishing it today because of its significance to the Poverty Bay Wine Festival, which continues through Sunday, March... [Read more]