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"Boots on the Ground" Photography Exhibit at the Historic Cabins

Saturday, October 14, 12:00pm to 4:00pm
West Hylebos Wetlands Park
411 South 348th Street
Federal Way 98003

Experience pioneer life -- long before photography was commonplace -- and enjoy a photography exhibit at the Historic Cabins at beautiful West Hylebos Wetlands Park. Presented by South King County photographer Robert Dobson, the exhibit showcases his unique style of of vintage subjects and texture photography. Buildings and boats, as well as planes, trains, and automobiles are the focus of his displays. The Crazy Quilters of Federal Way will be on hand with quilt and embroidery samples, displaying these unique examples of art, function and heritage. Docents will conduct tours of the 1880s cabins, complete with period furnishings.


Cabin Season Has Arrived!

The Historic West Hylebos Wetlands Park Cabins will be open to the public on the second Saturday of each month through October. The open dates will be May 13; June 10; July 8; August 12; September 9; October 14.

The two Historic Cabins represent different styles of 'log cabin architecture.' The David Denny Cabin was built by one of Seattle's earliest settlers as a real estate office in 1889. The John Barker Cabin, originally located on 312th Street at about 8th Avenue, was built by one of Federal Way's earliest settlers. It is the oldest building in Greater Federal Way and has a number of period furnishings and artifacts.


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We can be reached in the following ways for more information:

Email: contactus@federalwayhistory.org
US Mail: P O Box 25430, Federal Way, WA 98093
Street Address: 2645 South 312th Street, Federal Way, WA
Office Hours: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 12:00 pm until 4:00 pm
Phone: 253-945-7842




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