May 28th at 7 PM: “First Families of Juanita” History Project Event

FHNA History Project & Kirkland Heritage Society Present: Christina Brugman’s “First Families of Juanita” When: Wednesday, May 28th at 7PM Where: Heritage Hall in downtown Kirkland, 203 Market St., Kirkland, WA 98033 Christina has prepared a power point presentation of her “First Families” collection of...

Join us Dec 16! See Images of Christmas Ships & Bonfires Over 22 Years

Learn about the history of the Bonfire and Christmas Ships.  Who makes the bonfires? How many Christmas Ships have come to O.O. Denny Park? Join us on December 16th to learn about this and much more. This is the time of year when we get together with friends and family to celebrate and share our many...

What’s in a Name

Have you ever wondered, as you write down your address, or read the road signs while stopped at a traffic light, what the O. O. of O. O. Denny means, or why Arrowhead and Champagne Points have those names, or how the Finn got in Finn Hill?  Here are some historical answers to how our neighborhood’s...

O.O. Denny Park and The New Deal

In 1922, the Denny family donated their summer estate on Lake Washington, now known as O.O. Denny Park, to the City of Seattle for a public park.  For several years, local residents tried to get Seattle to provide some improvements, but little was done.  In 1926, the Navy decided to develop an air station...