Kinnear Park Conversation Highlights Annual Queen Anne Historical Society Meeting
Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.
The Annual Meeting of the Queen Anne Historical Society will take place at 7:00 p.m. at the Seattle Church of Christ (former Seventh Church of Christ Science) 2555 8th Avenue West on Thursday, May 23, 2013. Following a brief business meeting including elections to the board, we will have a lively discussion about Kinnear Park and its greenbelt neighbor.
Located on the very southwest corner of Queen Anne and one of the numerous neighborhood parks donated by Queen Anne residents (Kerry, Marshall, Parsons and Bhy Cracke among others), this oft overlooked park provides sweeping views to the bay, champion trees, a tennis court and a marvelous overview of community history. Debi Frausto and her friends Folkpark have led the drive to revive the park. Adjacent to it and extending north just east of Elliott Avenue West, a majestic greenbelt is being reclaimed by neighborhood volunteers led by Howard Langevelt. Howard and Debi join board members Holly Smith and Aaron Luoma as we learn about the past and the future of this important patch of refreshing green in our neighborhood. Holly has written extensively about the history of the park, and Aaron is a landscape architect. Light refreshments follow. The meeting is open to the public at no charge.
Kaleidoscope: An All-Inclusive Walking Tour of Mount Pleasant Cemetery
Saturday, June 22, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.
Please join us in our annual walking tour of Mount Pleasant Cemetery. We will be trekking from the southwestern to northwestern corners and back this year, taking in people from all walks of life and all colors of the human rainbow.
Bring comfortable walking shoes and bottled water, the latter if it is a very warm day.
The walking tour will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 22, 2013, at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, 700 W Raye St., Seattle, WA 98119.
The Queen Anne Historical Society holds five public meetings each year featuring programs emphasizing community and Washington history. The meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of January, March and May, September, and November. If necessary, the November meeting is moved so as to not conflict with Thanksgiving.
The Board of Trustees meets the second Wednesday of each month except July. Members are welcome to attend. If interested, please email us for location and time.