One hundred years ago, Washington State took back its urban harbors from the private railroads, marking the beginning of a unique system of public ports in our state. Today, Washington has over 75 public port districts, including one of the biggest, the Port of Seattle, which ushered Seattle into the Jet Age with the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Come hear author Kit Oldham and historian Jennifer Ott talk about our unique system of ports, their effects on our landscape, our waterfront, and our economy and share your own stories in the process.
Join us on the 3rd Thursday of the month at Roy Street Coffee on Capitol Hill 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!
This event series is brought to you by MOHAI, KCTS 9, The Seattle Public Library, HistoryLink.org, and Roy Street Coffee.
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: Roy Street Coffee & Tea has a parking garage that offers limited free parking to café customers. If that lot is full, metered and unmetered street parking can be found nearby, or we recommend parking in lots at any of the following locations: NE corner of Broadway and Mercer ($8 evenings), Mercer between Harvard and Broadway ($6-9 evenings), Thomas between Harvard and Broadway ($6 evenings).