This month’s History Cafe held at the Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) will feature presentations on the history of Fremont!

Kate Krafft will talk about the physical development of Fremont from land being cleared and farming through the neighborhood’s breadth of residential design.  Kate will draw her material from the Fremont Neighborhood Council’s historic resources survey of residential buildings conducted in 2009.   The survey was made posssible by grants from the City’s Department of Neighborhoods and 4Culture. Carol Tobin was the project coordinator.  Kate served as the consultant on the survey, conducting research and analysis and preparing the survey report.

Heather McAuliffe, Fremont Historical Society, will talk about Fremont’s history as a streetcar hub in Seattle.

The History Cafe is a free, informal event sponsored by MOHAI, KCTS, the Seattle Public Library, and  It will be held in the Compass Cafe at MOHAI on Thursday, June 20th, from 7:00 to 8:00 pm.  The Compass Cafe offers soups, salads, sandwiches, entrees, and beverages before and during the presentations but you do not need to purchase anything to attend the History Cafe.  Also, you do not need to purchase admission to the museum to come to the History Cafe.

MOHAI is at the south end of Lake Union, 860 Terry Avenue N.  Bus routes 40, 62, and the South Lake Union Streetcar Line serve MOHAI.  Parking (free after 6 pm) is available along the Lake Union side of Westlake Avenue North.