‘Seattle Then and Now’ presentation

  • Tuesday, October 16, 2018 12:19pm
  • Opinion

The Tukwila Historical Society is pleased to announce the scheduling of a special event on Saturday, Dec. 8 at the Tukwila Heritage and Cultural Center. Our free to attend event is set for 1 p.m. and will be RSVP due to limited seating available.

Seattle public historian, Paul Dorpat will be in-person at this event to present his latest coffee-table book that showcases more than 1800 “Seattle Now and Then” photos with text from more than 100 columns. This large book contains “then” photos from Seattle’s past which are paired with new full- color “now” photos which were photographed by co-author Jean Sherrard, who has been the “now” photographer for the past several years.

The photos and text of the articles have been enjoyed by many (including the writer of this article) for decades in the Sunday newspaper. It gives a look into the past with the present-day locations as well as the information provided gives a special insight to area history. A good friend of the Tukwila Historical Society, West Seattle historian Clay Eals, has written the book’s introduction with a personal insight of Paul’s life and the affect he has made in regard to local history.

Our Duwamish Valley families would have been a part of the life fiber of the thriving Seattle history, since dairies and farm owners would have taken their products and produce to the city for the residents to purchase. Many of the photos, especially of the Pike Place Market, would have captured many of the Valley residents selling their products or purchasing goods for their own households.

We would also like to send special wishes to Paul on the celebration of his 80th birthday on Oct. 28. He has been a champion for preserving and sharing the special view of the area’s history through the extensive photographic archives which were uncovered with his diligent research.

Please consider joining us on Dec. 8 to share in a special presentation of this wonderful publication.

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