History Cafe: Downton Seattle

Downton Abbey, Season 4 is almost here! Your presence is graciously welcomed as we explore the history and culture of early 20th century Seattle and learn how Seattleites intersected with the same issues as the characters of Downton Abbey. Join speakers Junius Rochester, Paula Becker and Clara Berg for a step back in time. Dress in attire suitable for a soirée at Highclere Castle, or in your usual 21st century attire, and enjoy a sneak peek into Season 4 of Downton Abbey.

About History Cafe
Join us on the 3rd Thursday of the month at the MOHAI Cafe at the Museum of History & Industry's new location in Lake Union Park for lively a discussion about history. Each cafe features a different topic, and invites history enthusiasts to come together and share what you know. Grab a cup of coffee - or glass of wine - and enjoy learning about the past!

Please note: History Cafe is a free program, but if you wish to visit the MOHAI galleries, you must pay museum admission (galleries close at 8 pm).

This event series is brought to you by MOHAI, KCTS 9, The Seattle Public Library, and HistoryLink.org.

RSVPs: Seating at History Cafe is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Your RSVP gives us an idea of how many people are coming, but does not guarantee you a seat, so we encourage you to arrive at least 15 minutes early. If an event is full on Meetup, you may still come.
Parking: After 6 pm, numerous lots near Lake Union Park offer free parking. Look for parking lots off Fairview Ave, Westlake Ave, or Valley Street, or take the South Lake Union Streetcar from downtown Seattle.

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  • Patrick E.

    I'd like to meet a writer. I have an idea for a book.

    December 3, 2013

    • Wendy J.

      What's your idea? I'm a writer.

      December 29, 2013

    • Patrick E.

      A Civil War story that is based in Kentucky. It would involve the major families, Todd and Breckinridge. Mary Todd, later Mary Todd Lincoln, was very fond of her cousin John Breckinridge. I thought it would be interesting to examin the relationships between those two families since Mary was married to the president of the USA and John fought as a general for the CSA.

      December 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    For that 1920s look ladies, check out http://glamourdaze.com/2010/05/1920s-fashion-womens-dress-and-style.html

    See you there...

    December 12, 2013

    • Meris M.

      Great link, thanks!

      December 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      This one is great too- has a Video that give the country's mood and events at the time- pre our time at the History Cafe at http://visforvintage....­

      December 12, 2013

  • Jose G.

    Yet another new seattlelite

    December 12, 2013

  • Jose G.

    Yet another new seattlelite

    December 7, 2013

  • Georgie Bright K.

    I will try to get down even if I have to call Access Van.
    Is there anyone going from West Seattle? Let me know.

    December 3, 2013

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Rafaël

We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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