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History buffs of Seattle unite! Every 3rd Thursday of the month, we gather to discuss fascinating insights on history with expert speakers and novice history fans, alike. All are welcome!

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The Seattles that Might Have Been

South Lake Café at MOHAI

What would Seattle be like with a comprehensive urban rail and subway system? Or a massive park stretching from the shores of South Lake Union to Denny Street? Seattle voters have rejected multiple visions of Seattle. These decisions of how Seattle is—or might have been—shape the way we navigate and inhabit our city today. From Virgil Bogues’ 1911 plan for mass transit to the 1995 Seattle Commons proposal, there have been countless visions of Seattle’s possible future ranging from the prosaic to the fantastical. Join Eric Scigliano as he explores the Seattles that might have been. For disability accommodations, please contact [masked] two weeks prior to the event. _____________________ Stretch your mind and build community every third Wednesday at History Café. Join MOHAI, History Link, and Seattle Public Library in monthly conversations that stimulate meaningful dialogue about the ways the cities past has influenced the present. Find out more about South Lake Café at http://mohai.org/program/cafe/

Untold Stories from the Chinese Exclusion Act Files

South Lake Café at MOHAI

For 61 years, the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act barred Chinese laborers from entering the United States and prevented those who did from becoming naturalized citizens. Applicants were questioned in detail at US ports of entry about their families and villages in China. This rich, biographical information is now accessible in Seattle, housed at the local office of the National Archives. Hear from National Archives’ volunteer Trish Hackett Nicola about the valuable information found in these files, and from Cathy Lee about how the files helped her uncover her great aunt’s story. For disability accommodations, please contact [masked] two weeks prior to the event. _____________________ Stretch your mind and build community every third Wednesday at History Café. Join MOHAI, History Link, and Seattle Public Library in monthly conversations that stimulate meaningful dialogue about the ways the cities past has influenced the present. Find out more about South Lake Café at http://mohai.org/program/cafe/

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Decoding Art in Seattle’s Public Spaces

South Lake Café at MOHAI

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