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Workshop: Caring for Your Family Treasures

Wednesday, July 23, 7:00 pm, SeaTac City Hall (4800 S 188th St)

Back by popular demand.

Curator of Collections Nancy Salguero McKay will conduct a workshop to introduce you to techniques, materials and resources necessary to care for textiles, photos, books, documents, scrapbooks and paper memorabilia.

Bring a project to work on and learn how to preserve your own family's history. Beginning preservation materials provided.

Admission: Members – $15, Non-members – $25
Reservations are required. Call 206-246-6354 to secure a seat.

Curator of Collections Nancy Salguero McKay

Military Road Telegraph Sesquicentennial

October 2014

Next fall we are looking forward to participating with three other historical societies in a project that will extend up and down the length of Military Road in South King County. October, 2014, will mark the sesquicentennial (150 years) that the telegraph line was installed up Military Road and finally reached Seattle. This was of huge import to the citizens of King County - they no longer had to wait for weeks on end to get letters from the East Coast; and for the first time, they could get almost instantaneous news of the Civil War.

This October, our curator Nancy McKay will be working with Kevin Saville, president of the Seattle-Tacoma "Evergreen" Chapter of the Morse Telegraph Club, to install a telegraph sesquicentennial exhibit in the display cases at SeaTac City Hall. In addition, we are planning a free, two-day telegraph demo event on October 2 and October 3 (the first Thursday and Friday in October). Members of the public are welcome to come in during City Hall open hours to try their hand at sending a telegraph in Morse Code, and to read transcriptions of Civil War dispatches that were being sent from the front 150 years ago to the day. There will even be a smart phone interface with the telegraph. We encourage people of all ages to come explore cutting-edge technology from the 1860s!

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