We might be slightly partial, considering Town Hall’s historic building—and neighborhood—but we can’t think of anyone better to offer an entertaining and enlightening look at just how far First Hill has come. Photographer Jean Sherrard and historian Paul Dorpat, who has written the popular “Now and Then” column for The Seattle Times since 1982, share images and stories of First Hill drawn from their iconic book, Washington Then and Now, as well as their other Seattle history books. All are known for jaw-dropping past-and-present photos that match “then” locations and angles to the “now” ones, showing not only what has changed—but also what has not. Presented by Town Hall as part of the Civic series, with Exeter House. Series supported by The Boeing Company, the RealNetworks Foundation, and the True/Brown Foundation.
Tickets are $5 at www.townhallseattle.org or 888/377-4510 and at the door beginning at 6:30 pm. Town Hall members receive priority seating. Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street.
Other Civic Events
Friday, December 6, 2013, 7:30 – 8:30pm
Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue. $5.
Seattle Human Rights Day
A Celebration Honoring the Seattle Human Rights Commission’s 50th Anniversary
Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 7:30 – 8:40pm
Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue. $5, suggested donation.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 7:30 – 9:00pm
Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $5.