Did Your Mother Save String? The Highline Historical Society welcomes visitors to visit the only Seattle-area venue to host Hope in Hard Times: The Story of Washington State During the Great Depression, an excellent traveling exhibit about the Great Depression in Washington State. This exhibit shows how our parents and grandparents got through the most challenging economic era in American history – the 1930s – something many of them never recovered from.
The exhibit includes interpretive panels and displays that illuminate subsistence living, riding the rails, living in shantytowns, and eking out a living during the Great Depression. Historic artifacts include 1930s fashions, photos, and a wide array of items from homes and workplaces. A display of vintage toys and games leads to hands-on activities with pastimes that were popular during the Depression. A spot to sit and record an image or story from your own history is especially popular.
Hope in Hard Times is open to the public through January 4, 2014, at the “Pop-up Museum” (216 SW 153rd Street in Burien, WA) less than ten minutes from SeaTac Airport. The exhibit is open Noon – 5:30 PM, Tuesday through Sunday, and until 8 PM on Thursdays. Admission is free, although donations of non-perishable food items for the local food bank are requested. For more information and a schedule of associated programs, visit www.wahopeinhardtimes.