Be the First
In 1885, a group of curious teenagers watching Seattle transform before their eyes begins to gather specimens and objects to document the world around them. Their collection becomes the first museum in Washington.
In 1898, botanist J.B. Flett plucks an unusual wildflower from the cliffs of the Olympic Mountains.When he presses it, he leaves the label incomplete. Thirty-eight years later it is named in his honor: a new species, the first of its kind.
From UW graduate students scouring the Mexican desert for horned lizards, to archaeologists seeking the modern location of landmarks observed by Seattle’s first non-Native explorers, we continue our relentless pursuit of new knowledge.
Because what we know about the world around us is still vastly outweighed by what we don’t—and every discovery sheds new light on the past, or helps us better predict the future.
The Burke Museum Association invites you to attend the 2015 Curators Dinner on Friday, April 24.
This lively, one-of-a-kind event features:
Corporate Table Sponsors:
Individual Table Sponsors:
Greg and Paula Blume
Mary and Jim Dunnam
Ron and Gail Irving
Ed and Linda Marcuse
Lisa and Rick Plath
Brent and Heidi Reys
For more information about attending Curators Dinner or sponsorship opportunities please contact Bryndis Jonsson, Development Events Coordinator, at 206-543-0421 or email@example.com.