Ellisport: The Hidden History

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Name: Ellisport: The Hidden History
Date: April 7, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM PDT
Event Description:
A new, special exhibit at the Vashon Heritage Museum highlights the hidden history of Ellisport, one of Vashon's oldest communities. Ellisport was once a bustling community with substantial commercial enterprises and docks. The neighborhood claims a number of firsts: first community platted in King County on Vashon Island when Washington was still a territory, first Chautauqua Assembly grounds in Washington, first Vashon community with electricity, first car ferry dock for the island, and the first regional radio broadcast tower reaching wider Puget Sound. Today, this history is mostly invisible and Ellisport is mainly known for its photogenic views, tranquil residential community, and extensive sandy beach. The exhibit is made possible by funding from King County 4Culture and the efforts of many Ellisport residents, present and past.
Event Sponsors:
Vashon-Maury Island Heritage Museum 10105 SW Bank Road, Vashon
Date/Time Information:
Opening Celebration: April 7 6-9 p.m. Exhibit runs through September 24, 2017
Contact Information:
Carla Okigwe 206-463-2855
Admission by Donation
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