In their hour-long presentation, columnists Clay Eals and Jean Sherrard will share how they come up with ideas for the popular photo-history column and the new approaches they are taking to the feature in the wake of a decision by the column’s originator, Paul Dorpat, to retire from the column in 2019. Dorpat completed an astonishing total of more than 1,800 installments during his 37 years at the helm.
Read more about this event on our Community Program section of this website (click here).
As we move toward the end of a year that has been difficult for all of us, it is time again to ask your help in supporting our work. Because of obstacles to the work we hoped to do on the Hop Shed, we have referred questions of its future to King County Preservation and Landmarks. We look forward to working with them. Since that work is now On Hold, this year's fundraising will go into our general fund, which covers the costs of maintaining and updating our website and Online Collection site, as well as expenses for hardware, software, collections care and our office in Fall City. If Hop Shed work becomes possible next year, we can also draw on the funds for that purpose. *You may send a check or donate online - click here for all the details. AND if your donation or membership is $50 or more, you may ask to have a free calendar mailed to you!
All of our work is done by volunteers—every donation is greatly appreciated!
We are living in a very challenging time. Fall City Historical Society is interested in understanding how the Covid-19 Pandemic is impacting our community members, businesses and organizations. The effects of this pandemic will be felt for years to come and as a historical society, we believe it is important to capture the many and varied experiences of folks in Fall City. Each business and organization will have its own unique challenges, adaptations, and insights in these struggles. Surveys were mailed out in early September to businesses and organizations. If you did not receive one, or would like to share it with someone you know, please use this link to download a pdf of the survey. Our intention is to keep this as easy as possible and brief answers are welcome.
Many thanks to all who have sent in donations for the Hop Shed work. We will keep everyone informed, but getting funding from King County Preservation is not looking probable.
In the late 1990s, extensive restoration of the Hop Shed added 5 tiers of new timbers at the bottom, but the remaining 9 tiers above that are the original 1888 timbers, which are beginning to seriously deteriorate. In the North side photo (shown location, from the 2016 Assessment) the shifting of the structure due to decay of the timbers at the corners now causes runoff from the roof on the east side to fall directly on the old timbers below.
Thought and discussion about the future are under way. Watch for updates.
Thanks in part to a grant from Heritage 4Culture we have now upgraded to PastPerfect 5.0 and the improved version of PastPerfect Online. Over 90% of our collection records are now accessible online and more are being added. Our online data and images are also indexed to the Google database. Search our collections
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