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Saturday and Sunday, March 30-31, 2002
10 am – 5 pm
FREE Admission

Seattle— On Saturday and Sunday, March 30-31, 2002, the Burke Museum will present a free Home Earthquake Safety Weekend. Offerings will include: lectures and workshops on home retrofitting and personal preparedness, information and resources needed to make homes and businesses earthquake resistant, and fun earthquake-related children’s activities. This is one-stop-shopping for quake preparedness! A great opportunity to stock up on the valuable info you’ll need in order to be ready for another major tremor in our region. Admission to Home Earthquake Safety Weekend is FREE, sponsored by State Farm Insurance Companies.


Saturday at 2 pm, LuAn Johnson, from the City of Seattle Office of Emergency Management, will present a free workshop on Personal Preparedness. Pre-registration is not required for the workshop, but early arrival is recommended, as space is limited.

Sunday at 2 pm, Roger Faris, Well Home Director of the Phinney Neighborhood Association, will present a free Home Preparedness workshop. Pre-registration is required for Faris’ workshop. To register, please call 206-543-7907 during regular business hours.


Earthquake Engineering 101
Saturday and Sunday, at 1:00 pm in the Burke Room
Presented by faculty from the University of Washington Department of Civil Engineering


While you’re here at the Burke, you’ll want to check out our interactive new exhibit, The Big One: Earthquakes in the Pacific Northwest. You’ll see a dramatic display from the 2001 Nisqually quake-- peek inside a van crushed by falling bricks in downtown Seattle, view TV news coverage of the event, and listen to tapes of 911 calls and the Sea-Tac Airport air traffic control. Walk through a retrofitted "house," where you’ll get an up-close look at important home safety measures, such as proper strapping of the water heater. And you’ll find lots of information on earthquake science, from basic facts of plate tectonics to intriguing examples of cutting-edge research. Find out what scientists are learning about the recently discovered fault beneath Puget Sound and follow the incredible detective story that first convinced scientists that major earthquakes—"Big Ones" — do happen here.


The Burke Museum is located at the corner of NE 45th St and 17th Ave NE, on the University of Washington campus. Hours are 10 am to 5 pm daily, and until 8 on Thursdays. For a complete calendar of events and other information, please visit our website at Our 24-hour phone info line is 206-543-5590.



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Phone: 206-543-5590