On Wednesday, September 11th, the Red Door had Pipe & Drum bands gather to honor those we lost, and those who tried to help them, 12 years ago in the tragedies of this day.
The Seattle Firefighters Pipe & Drum, at the Red Door on September 11, 2013. Photo by Paul Nordstrand, of History House
Local historian, Paul Nordstrand of History House of Greater Seattle, shared this photo of the Seattle Firefighters’ Pipe & Drum performing behind the Red Door.
The terrible tragedy that we remember on this date can never be erased, and neither should the sincere efforts by those who want to remember and help us all heal from this trauma. Thank you to everyone who took part in memorials this year.
Today we celebrate the Independence of the United States of America, and the freedoms our founding fathers built our nation upon.
Fremont culture takes independence – and ‘the Freedom To Be Peculiar’ – seriously, thanks to its establishment in a free country. On this 4th of July, let’s celebrate the independence of all – and give special thanks to those who fought for our freedom.
We here at Fremocentrist.com would also like give a merry ‘Thank you’ to all community volunteers and activists (and instigators) who work, throughout the year to make this ‘Imagi-Nation’ the great neighborhood we love and play in.
Thank you all, and have a great holiday!!
At History House, the detailed model of the H.M.S. Discovery, will be discussed at an Open House on June 8th Photo by K. Lindsay, Dec '12
On Saturday, June 8th, at 2pm, History House of Greater Seattle will host a public open house for the Discovery Modelers Education Center (DMEC) celebrating, and detailing, their work. Come aboard this informative and entertaining discussion of nautical history and craftsmanship.
History House Director John Nordstrand will provide a thumbnail history of the accomplishments of three historic and iconic vessels with strong ties to the Pacific Northwest. DMEC Executive Director Colleen Wagner will then discuss the creation of models of these ships, now on display – the 14 foot H.M.S. Discovery, the 12 foot S.S. Beaver, and the 10 foot Schooner Exact. Hear about these ships, the mariners who guided them and the modelers who honor them.
Enjoy this free, family-friendly event inside the comfortable atmosphere of History House. A coffee, juice-and-cookie reception will follow. For more information, contact History House at 206/675-8875 or email@example.com
A new history piece, on Fremont founders, has been posted on the Fremocentrist.com History page. Using images provided by the Seattle Public Library Special Collections, and the Neighborhood History Project, Fremocentrist.com has been able to share stories from Fremont’s – and Seattle’s – pasts!
Visit the Fremocentrist.com History page to learn more about Guy Phinney, E.C. Kilbourne, and Corliss P. Stone. And, don’t forget to visit the Seattle Public Library Neighborhood History Project for even more Fremont historical images and archives.