Archive of past Heritage Society Programs 2000-2012


January 18, 2012

Coty Hogue Concert was cancelled due to snow storm.  Concert rescheduled for May 20, 2012.

February 29, 2012

Dick Everest is the namesake of both Everest Park and the Everest Neighborhood but little is known about this remarkable man.  Loita Hawkinson presented a PowerPoint with history going back to 1888 when Dick’s father came to Kirkland.  Dick is a product of Kirkland schools, he owned the East Side Journal for many years and retired as Vice President of the UW.  And it was revealed by Harold Phillip Everest was call Dick.

March 28, 2012

Joanne Forbes Deligan.  Joanne is the granddaughter of Dorr and Eliza Forbes to came to Juanita in the 1870’s.  Her parents started the Juanita Beach Resort after Lake Washington was lowered, exposing a beautiful beachfront.  Joanne presented a PowerPoint with photos and history.  Click here for photos from the evening.

April 25, 2012

Lake Washington Senior, Marin Harris, presented a PowerPoint about the historic Kellett home which is owned by her Grandmother, Joann Harris.  Marin used the Kellett research for her Senior Project and then did a companion oral history with her Grandma Harris.  The oral history was Marin’s entry for the annual Christina Neir Memorial Scholarship.  Marin’s entry received the scholarship.  Bob and Jim Neir were on hand to present Marin with her scholarship.  Click here for photos from the evening.

May 30th, 2012


Concert sponsored by Laura Bradley-Pierucci, great-granddaughter of Kirkland Founder J. Montgomery Sears.  Laura lives in Italy but thanks to the internet, Kirkland now knows several of J. Montgomery and Sarah Choate Sears’s family members.  Thank you Laura for your generosity.

Singing with banjo and guitar accompaniment Caty Hogue mixes traditional, contemporary and original songs, taking you on an Americana music journey. Caty’s rendition of the traditional song ‘Going to the West’ charted #1 on the Folk-DJ radio charts this past summer.

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June 27, 2012

Kirkland Historic Properties.

King County Historic Preservation Officer Julie Koler and King County Preservation Architect Todd Scott gave a very informative summery about the value for Kirkland to have a historic properties inventory.  Senior Planner Angela Ruggeri summarized the project and how the City plans to move forward including the newly annexed areas of Kirkland.  Volunteers Glenn Landguth and David Sherbrooke spoke about their involvement in the project.  Both have deep roots in Kirkland which may have helped spark their interest as they toured the neighborhoods.  Later in the evening, LWSH Senior and winner of the 2012 Christine Neir Memorial Scholarship, Marin Harris, gave a shortened version of her program about the Kellett Home.  This home is on the inventory.  Thank you all for participating.


July 4, 2012

Thank you Evergreen Model A Car Club for representing KHS in the parade.

The Model A Ford was built from 1928 until 1931.  Over 4 ½  million cars were produced. The Evergreen Model A Ford Club is located in Seattle and surrounding area. Members are dedicated to the preservation and restoration of the Model A Ford. The Evergreen Chapter of the Model A Ford Club of America has over 120 family memberships.  If you are interested in getting more information, please visit

July and August, 2012

No program.  Have a safe and happy summer

September 26, 2012

World’s Fair program and Sundae Social.  Fresh Blackberries on ice cream.

October 27, 2012     NEW LOCATION & TIME

Peter Kirk Community Center

352  Kirkland Avenue

Lobby Meeting Room   11:00 – 12:00

Program to be announced.


November 2012

No program.  Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

December 2012.

Annual Cookie Exchange for members only.  Watch for mailing with date and location.




MAY 25 – Joseph Earl Regan World War II American Ex-Prisoner of War, Joe a Kirkland resident will unfold his story. Joe gave a very intense and exciting presentation of his service and captivity during WWII plus his release when General Patton’s troops freed many prisoners in this camp. KHS honored all our service men of WWII including the home front at this meeting. Pictures of the evening.


April 27 The Pink Toe Truck Pictures of an evening with Ed Lincoln and and the “Pink Toe Truck” of Lincoln Towing. The Lincoln Toe Truck served as the corporate symbol of Lincoln Towing Company. Built nearly 25 years ago, the Toe Truck became a local landmark for millions of motorists during the more than two decades it was displayed outside the Lincoln Towing yard at Fairview Avenue North and Mercer Street.


March 30 Matt McCauley Scuba Diving Lake Washington – Matt shared pictures with all what he discovered on the bottom of the lake. The remains of the beloved Lake Washington ferryboat the Dawn (era early 1900s) and in the Sand Point area a World War II Curtiss SB2C Helldiver/A-25 Shrike dive bomber.

March 24 Woman’s Club City Landmark Public hearing – The Rescheduled Woman’s Club/Kirkland City Landmark Nomination /King County Landmarks Commission evening was held March 24, on Thursday at 7 p.m. at The Woman’s Club located at 407 First Street. (The February meeting was cancelled because of snow)


January 26 – Pictures of Kalakala Ferry Update – Steve Rodrigues brought KHE up to date on his 13,000 + mile trip across our country from Olympia Washington to Washington D.C. making the trip to bring awareness of the Kalakala’s status of a National Treasure. The Kalakala is the world’s first streamline ferry built on Lake Washington and served on Puget Sound.



December 12th Pictures of the Christmas Cookie Exchange – Hosted by the Shriner family at the historic Sears Building


No Meeting – Thanksgiving
November 27 Pictures of Kirkland Tree Lighting and KHS booth with Matt’s new Book introduction

October 27 Pictures of The Murder of James M. Colman, Mercer Island 1886. Our own cold case historian Tom Hitzroth revisited the murder – Mr. Colman and Mr. Patten were on their to Seattle on February 8th, 1886 but never arrived. They were murdered.


September 29Pictures of Family History Workshop by Loita Hawkinson – Loita showed how you can find your local family names and dates in Washington State with a live presentation taking questions from the Audience. Many Washington birth, death and marriage records are available online. Examples were who married your parents or yourselves and who witnessed the wedding and see the actual signatures Frontier Justice had legal records dating back to the territorial days.

September 22 Denny Fest – KHS did not participate but did attend the event to Celebrate Denny Park


August 25 Pictures of the 2010 KHS Blackberry Social

August 28 Pictures of the KHS Table and First Every Norkirk Highlands Neighborhood Picnic


July 4th Parade Pictures (No Program this Month)


June 30 Photo I.D. Nite (New Photos) Come all and help us name the people places and events


June 3 Lakeview Elementary School Field Trip – The second and third graders came to Heritage Hall for a Kirkland-Houghton History and Preservation lesson. It was great fun see the pictures.


May 26 Houghton Mover and Shaker John Cort. He started out as a vaudeville actor and ran a chain of theaters throughout the western United States, including the Moore Theater in Seattle. Also he was one of the founders of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles to provide support for actors. He is well known in New York City and the Cort Theatre is on the National Register. Loita Hawkinson took us through the research which started from an oral history with a mention of Houghton’s Cort Road.


April 28 Lee Johnson Little League Nite — Pictures of the Evening — In1951 LeRoy E. Johnson was instrumental in bringing Little League baseball to Kirkland, the first in Western Washington. Lee Johnson, Jr. learning from his father further expanded on his father’s dreams of Little League in Kirkland. Lee’s sons Brett and Tod Johnson shared with us their grandfather and father’s journey with the little league. The sculpture of a young ball player at Peter Kirk Park in Kirkland was donated by the Johnson family in 2001 to celebrate fifty years of Little League.


March 30 KHS hosted the monthly meeting of AKCHO members 9:30am – 11:30am
March 31 Pictures of Kiwanis Nite at KHS — Dick Shinstrom, past president of the Kirkland Kiwanis (1958) shared the history and stories of the Kirkland Kiwanis.


February 21 Pictures and Clips of Party Honoring the Dr, Mckibbens for their 73 years of doctoring in the Kirkland community See the Kirkland Reporter for details Heritage Hall 2pm -5pm with picture taking at 3pm. We especially would like to invite anyone who was a patient or was delivered by the Mckibbens.

February 24 Details of Peter Kirk the Foundry and Kirkland a detailed view by Loita Hawkinson of the early days.


January 27 Pictures of Steve Rodrique’s Presentation on the History and the ongoing efforts to save the Kalakala Ferry.



Annual Cookie Exchange at the Marsh Mansion


No Meeting Happy Thanksgiving!


October 28 – History Panel Night Stories of our past shared by a panel of Kirkland long timers with much audience participation.


September 30 – 4Culture and Book-It Repetory Theatre partnered to dramatize Two Wheels North the captivating true story of two youg men who rode their bicycles from Santa Rosa, California, to the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition in the fall of 1909.


August 26th – Pictures of the Annual Blackberry Sundae Social – Ice Cream, blackberries, cookies and good friends. What more could you want?


July 17-19th Kirkland Uncorked – Pictures of KHS -Booth – Festival -Lady Washington -Legends Car show

4th July Parade and KHS PicturesIncluding the table the vintage cars and other fun stuff

June 26th -Juanita Market Booth pictures

June 24th – The Sears / Windermere Building” – The unveiled history of the Sears Family presented by Loita Hawkinson , KHS Archives & Collection manager.

May 2009

May 27th – Photo I.D. Night” – Once a year favorite! Help with identifying the growing photo collections of historic Kirkland people, places & things!

May 28th – Juanita Elementary School Heritage Nite pictures

April 2009

April 29th – “The History of Kirkland – the Real Story” – Presented by Loita & Dale Hawkinson Kirkland’s Picture Past Covering Kirkland’s history through pictures

March 2009

March 25th – “The Eastside Story” – Presented by Heather Trescases Director of EastSide Heritage Society

February 2009

February 25th – “The Complete History of Lake Washington ” – presented by Chip and Joan Davidson Historical documentary & powerpoint presentation encompassing geology, government limitations & political conflicts, pioneers…. Chip had something for everyone’s interest! Pictures of the Evening.

January 2009

January 28th – “Spotlight on Old Time Radio” Presented live by Linda & Neal Shulman with Radio Enthusiasts of Puget Sound. Pictures and Sounds of the evening.


December 2008

December 7th – Annual Cookie Exchange hosted at the historic home of a KHS member. Pictures of the afternoon.

November 2008 – No Program Thanksgiving

October 2008

October 29th – Ghosts of our Past: Live online internet research sources were displayed on screen by KHS members Loita and Dale Hawkinson. The only requirements for accessing these free resources are the Seattle and King County Library cards and a high speed internet connection. See pictures of the evening and research notes.

September 2008

September 24th – The History of Woodinville: A wonderful & informative presentation by the Kraft’s of Woodinville Heritage Society. See pictures of the evening.

August 2008

August 27th – Heritage Park Celebration for the Centennial Garden & Kirkland Rotary Garden Arbor Dedication Followed by the annual Blackberry Sundae Social – A brief ceremony started at 6:30 PM to present the recent addition of the Centennial Garden by Kirkland Parks and Community Services and Kirkland Rotary Garden Arbor.

July 2008

July 4th Parade – Pictures of KHS Tables, Volunteers, Cars and highlights

July 30th Potluck Picnic at Heritage Hall – 7:00 PM until sunset everyone shared their favorite potluck dish. Many of the recipes were from Kirkland’s many recipe books published by service clubs, churches and schools. Click here for Pictures of the evening.

June 2008

June 25th – Pictures of Game Night at Heritage Hall

May 2008

May 28th – Norm Blye, Bellevue Ferry Tales with a presentation of slides Norm and His wife Esther presented a slide show and share ferry tales about east side ferry life before there were bridges. Washington native, Mr. Blye was born in 1918 at home on Main Street of Bellevue. His father worked on the ferries and Captain John Anderson was a friend and neighbor. Click here for Pictures of the evening with Norm and Esther.

April 2008

April 30th – Local Violin Maker Henry Bischofberger -Third Generation Violin Maker in Kirkland. Pictures of his presentation. We Were treated with a solo at the end.

March 2008

March 26th – Popcorn and Movie Night Home Videos of Kirkland in late 1930’s up to 1950’s. Played KHS’ version of the Historic Screeno Game and had a 3D slideshow of photos from the Archives. Click for Pictures of the evening.

February 2008

February 27th – Identifying Photographs Night ! Over 30 people attended and went through over 1,600 photographs and identified about 200 of them! These photographs will now be scanned and the information placed into the PastPerfect database. Lots of comments that “This was really fun!” Not only fun but also very useful in identifying our history and those who helped shape Kirkland. Everyone appreciated the carrot cake for Vic Newhard’s birthday!

January 2008

January 30th -The Murder of James M. Coleman, Mercer Island, 1886 -Guest Speaker Tom Hitzroth with Megan Carlisle, Archivist, Eastside Heritage Center, introduced the Colman Diaries and their significance to the history of the Eastside and pioneer living in the latter part of the 19th Century. James M. Colman and his friend Wilbur Patten were on their way to Seattle on the morning of February 8, 1886. Patten was going home and Colman was on his way to Court to settle a dispute with George Miller of Bellevue (Beaux Arts) over a land acquisition. Colman was ambushed at the south end of Mercer Island that morning so he never made it to court. This is an ongoing research effort by Tom and he has made previous presentations to the Eastside Heritage Center and Redmond Historical Society. Even with this information there is considerable analysis that needs to be done before he can reach conclusions on the murder of James Colman.


December 2007

December 9th – KHS Annual Cookie Exchange

November 2007

November 28th – Antique Holiday Decorations and Traditions – Pictures of Vintage “show and tell” holiday items

October 2007

October 24th – Joe Follansbee, Author, Shipbuilders, Sea Captains and Fishermen: The Story of the Schooner Wawona -Joe Follansbee made the presentation with numerous historic photographs collected for the book. This book won the Virginia Marie Folkins Award presented by the Association of King County Historical Organizations.. The Wawona was moored on the Kirkland waterfront in the mid 70’s.

September 2007

September 22th – KHS setup a display at this years Golden Grads gathering held in the Lake Washington High School. Noted is the Life Magazine feature of the 1955 class all night party.

September 26th – How to make your new home look old -We toured this year’s home and got tips to achieve the “look” The house was built in 2000. It is a faithful copy of a traditional Seattle Foursquare. The home was furnished with the furniture, lighting, textiles, pottery, art and other decorative items from the period. This “Retro-Restoration” was explained with a presentation about the Arts & Crafts period, the collections, and all of the changes made in the past 3 years along with future projects.

August 2007

August 29th – KHS pictures Annual Blackberry Sundae Social and 30th Year Celebration – This was a good event lots of fun. President Bob Burke reviewed the first 30 years of Kirkland Heritage Society activities.

July 2007

July 4thPictures of Kirkland’s Parade

June 2007

June 27th – Cheers to Beer Steins Earl Waring shared his expertise and collection of beer steins.

May 2007

May 30th – Legends & Lyrics of Northwest Woman Folklorist-Professional-Extraordinaire, Maggie Bennett shared her stories and songs of pioneer woman. Pictures of the evening along with 2 donations to KHS

April 2007

April 25th – Genealogy – Discover the Secrets Guest Speaker – Sarah Fleming -History put the meat on the bones of our ancestors. Sarah Fleming, who has been doing genealogical research for over 35 years, covered the importance of history to genealogy, as well as some basics of research, local resources, and online resources. Here are some pictures of this evening.

March 2007

March 28th Picturesof Heirloom Plants and Flowers Guest Speaker – Lisa Brown, Master Gardener

Lisa Brown is Master Gardener and owns a Kirkland plant propagation business in the Everest Neighborhood. She kicked off the spring season with information on plants, flowers, and trees, followed by a question and answer forum. Her enthusiasm made you want to rush out and spruce up your garden!

February 2007

February 28th – Antique Jewelry Pictures-Presented by Vince Isaacson, Owner of Kirkland’s Lake Street Diamond Company and Janet McCoy from Kirkland’s Antique Mall

Vince gave answers regarding fine estate jewelry.
Janet from Kirkland’s Antique Mall, was our vintage & collectible costume jewelry maven! What is collectible? What is worth saving? How do I clean & restore my precious jewels?

January 2007

January 31st – Historic Preservation Pictures Julie Koler, Manager, King County Historic Preservation Program. Julie talked about historic preservation programs in Kirkland through our Inter-Local Agreement with King County She discussed the incentives available for historic properties that have landmark status and answered questions about specific histororic properties in Kirkland.
Our first KHS meeting of the new year featured information on new collections, recent exciting finds in our research materials, update on our efforts to establish our database; and displays on historic buildings in Kirkland.


December 2006

December 3rd – Pictures of KHS’s Annual Christmas Cookie Exchange at Frank Rosin’s home in Juanita. Frank’s home is not historic, but the contents are. Frank is a long term native of the area shared his many years of collecting Kirkland history.

October 2006

October 25th – Pictures of Halloween Book Night. Guest Speaker Beth Parker professional book buyer

September 2006

September 27th – What’s Cooking and all that Antique Kitchen Stuff. All shared old cookbooks, great-grandma’s favorite recipes, antique kitchen gadgets, pots, kitchen linens, and other nifty old gizmos. Julie Devine won the door prize. See the pictures of this fun night with lots of hissing and booing about the uses for the odd gadgets.

August 2006

August 30 – Pictures of the Annual Blackberry Sundae Social.

August 30 – Pictures of Heritage Park Dedication

July 2006

4th of July Parade KHS participated with a table in front of Heritage Hall and wishes to thank Frank Rosin for the use of his Model T in the parade This was a Great Community Festivity and so well attended!

July 14, 15 and 16 – Summerfest
KHS had a booth at Summerfest which was sponsored by the Kirkland Art Center. We were very happy with the large number of people visiting our booth and the volunteers who made this happen. This maybe the last time that the Kirkland Art Center will sponsor this event.

June 2006

June 28 Meeting – Help Identify KHS Photographs
The City donated to KHS a lot of photographs from the East Side Journal that had been given to them by Chuck Morgan. – We now have many more photos that have been identified as to events and people and we are in the process of scanning the digital images and making a database so all can lookup the Kirkland past.
David Cantrill reported on the Second Kirk Family Reunion that was held in Friday Harbor this last weekend!


May 2006

May 20 and 21 *** DATES CANCELLED *** Kirkland Heritage Days – Will be rescheduled later in the year.


Radio Sound effects hosted by Frank Rosin.

Ahough the things being shown at the May meeting did not originate in Kirkland , they were listened to every day by everyone living here, and right in their own homes.

April 2006

April 26th 2006 – Juanita Artists From Long Ago. Norkirk resident Ken Nelson shared his collection of 20th century art produced by artists from the Juanita Bay area of Kirkland.

March 2006

March 29th 2006 – Antique Tiles and the 202 Waverly House Story
The Story of Dan and Sue Cone family and the salvaging of their home. Stories of the special fireplace and its new life and also the last-minute historical discovery related to the Peter Kirk Kirkland Mansion. Additional special guests included arts and crafts enthusiasts Ken Nelson and Jessica Greenway alone with their friend Ron Endlich, an antique tile expert from Seattle. Our own KHS members Shannon Harris, Lynette Friberg Weber and David Cantrill explained their roll in uncovering the secrets of this old house.

Cone House

February 2006

February 22nd Wednesday, Monthly Program at Heritage Hall, Peter Kirk’s Birthday.

February Special Exhibit to honor Peter Kirk in the Lobby of City Hall.

January 2006

JANUARY 25th Wednesday at 7:00 pm, Heritage Hall Meeting WHAT’S IT WORTH? Doug Davis, antique appraiser gave estimates of the audience’s collectibles and family treasures. Doug’s specialties were furniture (small), toys and glass!


December 2005

December 11th Sunday 2:00-4:00 PM – Pictures of the Annual Holiday House and Cookie Exchange at the Historic Harris House 526 10th Ave West.

December 16th 2005 – January 31st 2006- Antique Toy Exhibit at the Kirkland Library Lobby Showcase

November 2005

No meetings this month

October 2005

OCTOBER 12TH -Kirkland’s 100th Birthday Partyat Peter Kirk Park

OCTOBER 26TH -Bob Neir, former Kirkland Mayor and Author of “A City Comes of Age” was present to sign books. Also it was the annual “share your Halloween Stories” night. Click to see the circle of story tellers.


September 2005

SEPTEMBER 28 – Picturesof Michael Cogle (Manager of Kirkland Parks Planning) Updated park plans containing historic sites and buildings -Heritage Park (formerly Waverly Site) -Juanita Beach Park (contains historic Forbes House) and Mcauliffe Park


August 2005

AUGUST 31 –Pictures of the KHS Annual Blackberry Ice Cream Social

AUGUST 12-14 -Kirk and Founders Family Reunion.

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July 2005

JULY 8-10: -Centennial Summerfest Sponsored by Kirkland Arts Center. Pictures of our volunteers and booth.
JULY 4 -Centennial Fourth of July Parade, Picnic, & Fireworks. Pictures of a spectacular show for this special Centennial Celebration.

June 2005

JUNE 29th -Kirkland Centennial Cemetery Tour pictures of Tour by Alan Stein, KHS Historian.

May 2005

Show and Share Your Kirkland History Odds & Ends/Bits & Pieces. KHS Shared some of our recent wonderful donations. Election of Board Members: President, Secretary and At-Large Position. Board / Committee Chairs met at 5:30 pm at Heritage Center

April 2005

April 27th – Pictures of Gathering of Folks With Some Wonderful Stories!
Helen Schoen JoAnn Harris Meredith Gaskgill Jerry Rutherford Chuck Morgan Bev Hoerline
There were may others others too with stories with untold stories. There must be future meetings with more open agendas to get these memories recorded and remembered..

March 2005

March 30 -Guests: G.F.W.C. Kirkland Woman’s Club – 85 Years of Community Service. Pictures of the meeting

February 2005

February 23rd -KHS open house. Pictures of the KHS centennial display – 100 Years of Kirkland History. Many Thanks for all the support to help identify the people in our recently acquired pictures.

January 2005

January 26th –Pictures of the meeting and items that will be part of the Centennial 100 years of Kirkland History Display at Heritage Hall during the month of February.

December 2004

December 5th -KHS Annual House Tour and Christmas Cookie Exchange. Pictures of Barb Loomis’ historic home and guests.

November 2004

November No meeting enjoy Thanksgiving


October 2004

October 27th Kirkland Ghost Stories Meeting. 1926 Murder of Kirklander Letitia Whitehall – A New Look at the Facts and Historical Records Surrounding the Case. Speaker: Tom Hitzroth, historical reseacher and experienced investigator, shared his recent findings.

September 2004

September 29th Nancy Stephens for Resident History Nancy shared her family history from the Rose Hill Neighborhood.

August 2004

August 25th Wednesday KHS Annual Blackberry Sundae Social – Pictures of many new items were shared and David showed off the recently donated Kirkland treasures.

July 2004

July No meeting. Kirkland’s Summerfest July 10th and 11th.
4th of July Parade pictures

June 2004

June 30th Refinishing Antique Furniture Norkirk neighborhood businessman, Jan Zoltowski, from Old World Antique Restoration, gave a presentation on restoration and refinishing of antique furniture.

May 2004

No meeting. – Pictures of Centennial Heritage Days May 15th.

April 2004

April 28th 40 Years at the Kirkland Cannery Speaker: Thad Pound Thad told stories and shared memorabilia of his life at the Kirkland Cannery.

March 2004

March 31st Matt McCauley for Resident History Matt did a slide show and talked about the history of McAuliffe Park. Thank you Matt for bringing your computer and video equipment

February 2004

February 25th Pictures of Chuck Morgan for Resident History Talk Chuck talked about his life in Kirkland and his memoirs.

January 2004


Our January program was very interesting , Richard Holbrook, owner of J & J Collectibles in Bellevue was the guest speaker. His interest included much more than coins and he had many stories about the treasures that found a way to his shop.


December 2003

Thursday December 4th 6 PM to 8 PM Magical Night of Shopping – Downtown Kirkland. KHS Canceled due to high winds and rain.

Sunday December 7th 2 PM to 4 PM –Pictures of theKHS member’s Annual Christmas Home Tour at the Hawkinson home. 246 9th Avenue Kirkland. Members brought their favorite candy or cookies to share.

November 2003

No Meeting due to Thanksgiving

October 29th 2003

HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR SHOW AND SHARE!! Pictures of people with Halloween stores and pictures. Shared Halloween treasures and Halloween tricks! Nibbled on special Halloween Treats and witchy brew!.

September 2003

September 24th – KHS members, Loita and Dale Hawkinson shared their ideas on sorting and sharing family pictures and negatives with family by making CDROMS, DVDs or VCR’s. All Without spending a lot of money.

Karnival September 20-21st Kirkland Celebration pictures and the KHS booth. Pictures of the first annual Piggy Bank Winner.

August 2003

August 27th –Pictures of KHS’s Annual BlackBerry Preserves Sundae Social and Sharing Event. First KHS social event in the new Heritage Hall.

July 2003

July 11-13th – Kirkland’s SummerFest. See Pictures of our Booth

June 2003

June 25th – Joan Voves Home Tour

May 2003

May 28th Wednesday meeting Guest speaker was Christine Bergman -Peter Kirk’s Great, Great Granddaughter. Christine and Jim shared many Kirk family heirlooms.

April 2003

April 30th Doug Jamieson of Jamieson Consulting told us how to update old residential structures to withstand earthquakes.

March 2003

March 26th -Kirkland Parkplace Books.

Jim Lauinger of Kirkland Parkplace Books showed us many of the books in his collection and how to develop insight into their value and history.

February 2003

Founder’s Week and Peter Kirk Day

February 13 to 21 Founder’s week -Peter Kirk “His Life and Dreams” at Kirkland Art Center.

Peter Kirk’s birthday on Saturday February 15th was celebrated with a dedication and unveiling event at the nearly completed historic building at the corner of Central and Market.

January 2003

January 29th – Old phonographs and records by David Lundin

was cancelled and a normal meeting was held to bring everyone up to date on Founder’s week events.



December 2002

Booth pictures from the Night of Lights downtown Kirkland

Annual Holiday Open House and Cookie Exchange at the Cregar home.


No monthly meeting. Happy Thanksgiving.


Wednesday, October 30th Program change

David Cantrill, KHS Archivist


Wednesday, September 25th meeting.

Frank Rosin displayed memorabilia and radio programs of the past

Pictures of the KHS booth at Taste! Kirkland September 14 and 15th


Wednesday, August 28th meeting.

See our pictures of the Annual Blackberry Ice cream Social.

Our Archivist David Cantrill presented items from the Peter Kirk collection that will be placed in the new KHS resource center when completed

Norkirk Annual Picnic showing the KHS Stand

JULY 2002

No monthly meeting.

Kirkland SummerFest booth was very productive. Thanks to all who helped. Here are the pictures

Kirkland 4th of July Parade Pictures

JUNE 2002

Wednesday, June 26th meeting.

Redmond’s Clise Mansion – new discoveries at the mansion. Detective Hitzroth unraveled those mysteries.

Speaker: Tom Hitzroth -Director of the Marymoor Museum.

MAY 2002

Wednesday, May 29th meeting KHS elections.

Quilts -Old and New.

APRIL 2002

Wednesday, April 24th meeting. Board and committee met at 6:00PM

Kirkland Cemetery Tour, April 27th, Saturday 3:00 P.M.

Tour by our own Alan Stein meet at the cemetery on Rose Hill

Kirkland arts Center 40th Anniversary and Historical Marker Dedication April 13th 2002

MARCH 2002

Wednesday, March 27th meeting

Pictures from History of music in the Puget Sound

Speaker: Vilem Sokol

February 2002

Wednesday, February 27th meeting

Title/Topic: The Shinstrom Family Redmond/Kirkland Connection

Speaker: Dick Shinstrom

Pictures of the First Annual Peter Kirk Day Celebration

Current Pictures of Peter Kirk’s Home in the San Juan Islands


Wednesday, January 30th meeting

WestWater Design Presentation

Alan Granger, GGLO, Architects, presented for WestWater Real Estate the design for building proposed for the vacant site at the corner of 7th Avenue West and Market Street. This is an important site historically since it completes the fourth corner of the intersection where the Peter Kirk Building, Sears Building and Campbell Building are located. It is also adjacent to the Brooks Building.

Wilkeson Stone Presentation

David Knoblach gave a very upbeat and informative talk about the

local Wilkeson Stone quarry and its history along with pictures !



Holiday Open House

Our annual Holiday Open House was held at the home of Darby and Scott Johnson, 220 – 10th Avenue December 9th Sunday afternoon. The Johnson’s have been fixing up their craftsman style home and it was recently photographed and will appear in a national magazine in the near future.

Magical Night of Shopping In Downtown Kirkland

December 6, Thursday Evening, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. A Magical Night of Shopping in Downtown Kirklandwassponsored by Kirkland Downtown on the Lake. ! It was a lot of fun with music, chestnuts, and many displays of Holiday gifts!!


Wednesday, October 24th

Home tour Pictures of Jessica Greenway’s and Ken Nelson’s arts and crafts home on Rose Hill.


Taste! Kirkland Booth pictures September 15th and 16th

Wednesday, September 26th meeting.

Pictures of Jerry Rutherford’s Talk. Jerry, a long-term Juanita resident, shared her heart-warming experiences in the community since the 1940’s. She is currently on the King County Library circuit making her presentation throughout the Eastside.


Wednesday, August 29th meeting.

Pictures of Annual Blackberry Ice cream Social. Photos and memories of Kirkland were shared.

Our archivist, David Cantrill updated the group on his trip to San Juan Island to research Peter Kirk.

Bob Burke updated the work on contracts for A&E Services for Church Building Renovation

JULY 2001

Pictures of our booth at the Kirkland Summer Fest held July 14th and 15th.

JUNE 2001

Wednesday, June 27th meeting.

Title/Topic: Shipyard Stories
Speaker: Stan Krahn. Former shipyard worker, Model A owner and retired
piano tuner.

Update on the design for the historic vacant hotel site at the corner of 7th Avenue and Market Street by Keith Maehlum, West Water Real Estate.

MAY 2001

Wednesday, May 30th meeting.

Title/Topic: Making Kirkland a Hometown–Who Were Burke and Farrar Anyway? Speaker: Mimi Sheraton, Historic Preservation ConsultantKirkland’s development into a thriving town out of the bankruptcy of Peter Kirk’s steel mill, attracted residents from throughout the country. Mimi’s talk featured details on some of Kirkland’s early “movers and shakers” and how they shaped its growth through the first half of the twentieth century.
Annual Meeting and Election was held for three positions on the Board of Directors
Pictures from “Burke and Farrar Night”

APRIL 2001

Wednesday, April 25th meeting.

Title/Topic: “Fancy, Fine and Folk: Three Centuries of American Furniture”
Speaker: Wilson E. O’Donnell Authority and consultant of American antique furniture from the 18th – 20th centuries

Pictures from “Fancy, Fine and Folk Furniture Night”

March 2001

Wednesday, March 28th meeting.

Title/Topic: Antique and “Junkique” Appraisal Night
Speaker: Julie Scott – Certified Appraiser Julie
Pictures from Appraisal Night


Wednesday, February 28th meeting.

Title/Topic: Toys and Games – Show and Share
Old/antique toys and games for a hour of show and tell.

Pictures from show and tell


Wednesday, January 31st meeting.

Title/Topic: A Change of Worlds. Slide show on the history of Native Americans in the Puget Sound area from 1850-1950.
Speaker: Greg Watson, Director, Marymoor Museum
Co-sponsored by the Marymoor Museum.

Pictures from Slide show



Magical Night Christmas Downtown Kirkland Pictures