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  October 2020                                               

Friday, November 13th, 7pm

   In their hour-long presentation, columnists Clay Eals and Jean Sherrard will share how they come up with ideas for the popular photo-history column and the new approaches they are taking to the feature since the retirement of the column’s originator, Paul Dorpat, in 2019. Dorpat completed an astonishing total of more than 1,800 installments during his 37 years at the helm.
   With examples, including sites in North Bend and Fall City, Eals and Sherrard will discuss the column’s formula — starting with an old “then” photo, taking a modern “now” photo from the same vantage and writing text to bring out the details and stories behind the photos.
   They also will delve into their methods, which include the use of materials and information from local heritage organizations and the inclusion of people in their “now” photos. They will also cover the innovative touches included in “web extras” provided for each column, including a 360-degree video taken at the “now” photo site, accompanied by an audio rendition of the column’s text.
“Now & Then” can be seen at The same column, with “web extras,” is available each week at, where those who are interested can sign up for weekly updates.
Dear members and friends,
  We hope you can join us for our first Community Program presented online via Zoom! You do not need to have a Zoom account or a webcam to watch the presentation. Please email to register and for more information on how to attend.  Attendance will be limited, so register right away.  The link for the program will be emailed to you on the day of the event.
   We’ll look forward to hearing your feedback on this event!   Thanks.

You are invited…
please join our
Fall Fundraising Drive!
    As we move toward the end of a year that has been difficult for all of us, it is time again to ask your help in supporting our work. Because of obstacles to the work we hoped to do on the Hop Shed, we have referred questions of its future to King County Preservation and Landmarks, and look forward to working with them. Since that work is now On Hold, this year's fundraising will go into our general fund, which covers the costs of maintaining and updating our website and Online Collection site, as well as expenses for hardware, software, collections care and our office in Fall City. If Hop Shed work becomes possible next year, we can also draw on the funds for that purpose. 
     *You may send a check to PO Box 293, Fall City 98024, or donate online.

             All of our work is done by volunteers—
                                    every  donation is greatly appreciated!

We’re excited about the 2021 Fall City Calendar!  It will be a special feast of OLD  FAVORITE photos for your enjoyment. Each photo is presented full-page, without text, suitable for framing… a great gift for friends who have moved out of town! 
**If your donation or membership is $50 or more, you may ask to have a free calendar mailed to you! See instructions online, or add a note with your mailed check.      Thank you for your support!
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Did you know...Fall City Historical helps support the monthly Fall City Neighbors newsletter, and offers historical articles each month, along with news of coming events.  Links to our articles are available each month on our website. 
November 2020 History Pages

We are grateful to King County Heritage 4Culture for ongoing support for our work, and for special support
of the first portion of the Historic Signs project.

Generous grants from the King County Community Service Area Program helped with costs for the large Early Schools and Brick School signs.

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