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History Cafe: Maritime History

Follow George Vancouver as he explores our inland waters in 1792. Learn of some of the names he bestowed on our islands, points and inlets as well as names chosen by later explorers and settlers.

Maritime historian Dick Blumenthal has a lifelong relationship with the waters of Puget Sound that began with an eight-foot homemade dingy on Lake Washington. Through his investigations into local martime history Dick has located the original journals of our earliest explorers, gaining a better sense of their efforts, the hardships they faced and the places they visited.

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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  • Ellen

    Interesting talk. I now know where Puget Sound; Hood Canal; Pt Orchard; San Juan Islands etc get their names

    July 21, 2013

  • Marie M.

    Fabulous except for the 35 minute line up for food due to another function timed at the same time.

    July 19, 2013

  • susan p.

    I love this topic, but have made plans to be in a sailboat instead!

    July 17, 2013

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