June Luncheon Tour

June 2, 2017
 Arthur Willetts

Arthur Willetts – Program Chairman

It’s that time of the year again when your SBE Chapter 16 presents the annual June tour of a broadcast or broadcasting-related facility.  This year, the chapter is visiting the PSE Snoqualmie Falls Hydroelectric Museum.  Many of you probably were not aware of the existence of this electricity generating facility that played a significant historical role in the powering of Seattle over 100 years ago.  You can learn about this fact and more, see pre-modern equipment that was in use at the time, and understand the part that Nikola Tesla had in its construction.

This free tour on Wednesday June 14th starts promptly at 12pm noon and will last one hour.  The best way to get there is to drive I-90 east to Highway 18 and then drive north over Snoqualmie Parkway.  When you arrive at Railroad Ave. SE, turn left and then make another immediate left turn down the access road before you cross the bridge.  Park in the first gravel parking lot on the left.  Walk briefly along the river to the museum and enter at the backside next to the railroad tracks.

Snoqualmie Falls museum pictures

Since this is our tour program for the year, there will be no lunch provided.  However, downtown Snoqualmie which is just slightly further east on Railroad Ave SE, offers many small restaurants and pubs that would enjoy your patronage.  There’s even a bowling alley in the Sahara Pizza if you are so inclined to enjoy your afternoon.  Uptown Snoqualmie (Center Street) has good options for lunch too.  But if you simply want to brown bag it, then there are shaded benches outside the museum to sit and enjoy the scenery.  Feel free to bring a guest along.  See you there!