History Cafe: Pike Place Market

Our June History Café is focused on the “Keep the Market” events leading up to the drafting and passage of the 1971 "public initiative" and the subsequent preservation & evolution of the Pike Place Market as a unique historic district.

Paul Dunn served on the Market Historical Commission for two terms, is the former Executive Director of the Market Merchants Association and a 27-year resident of Pike Place Market.

John Turnbull staffed the Historical Commission during the Pike Place Project [masked]) and formerly served as the Pike Place PDA Deputy Director [masked]). Since 2008, he has served as the PDA Director of Asset Management and Development.

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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  • Nan H.

    So well organized and delivered! I came to Seattle in 1966 to attend the UW, and was busy with undergrad and then grad school during much of the Market movement. So glad to have gotten the chance to catch up. Very well done!

    June 20

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