Category Archives: History

Featured Group Activity: Louis Kahn in Bellevue

You’re in a new city. It’s taken you two connecting flights, one underwhelming airport lunch, a 30-minute chat with your Uber driver, and a downtown stroll in the wrong direction before you found your hotel, but you’ve finally arrived. You’ve … Continue reading

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Soul Food

Slow down, take a breath, and relax. Aside from all its great eats, Bellevue is also full of wholesome food for the soul. Art installations, spa treatments, retail therapy…we have what you need to rest the spirit. 1.     “In the … Continue reading

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The Roots of Downtown Bellevue

Over the last 40 years, downtown Bellevue has grown up from a few modest office buildings to a vibrant and bustling city center.   The recent article published in 425 Business titled “The Roots of Downtown” tells part of the story … Continue reading

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Celebrate Tradition at the Bellevue Strawberry Festival

  Start smacking your lips and get ready to kick off the summer at the Bellevue Strawberry Festival this weekend presented by the Eastside Heritage Center.  Founded in 1925 by Charles Bovee, the Bellevue Strawberry Festival is an annual tradition … Continue reading

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Fraser Cabin Heritage Programs

Discover Bellevue’s rich cultural history and enjoy hands-on heritage programs at the historic 1888 Fraser Log Cabin at Kelsey Creek Park. Activities for All Ages The Fraser Log Cabin has activities for visitors of all ages. You can try your … Continue reading

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Past and Present- Exploring Bellevue’s history and heritage

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Roughly 15,000 years ago a 3,000-foot-thick glacier stretched across Puget Sound from the Olympic Mountains on the west to the Cascade Mountains on the east. As it melted and retreated northward, it sculpted Bellevue’s smooth hills and scoured out the … Continue reading

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