Jan. 13-25: Hope in Hard Times Exhibit Opens in Walla Walla

The traveling exhibit on the Great Depression opens at The Kirkman House Museum Friday (Jan. 17). Also around the state, Speakers Bureau presentations and grant-funded Whatcom Reads events abound.

This Week & Next highlights upcoming events and news from Humanities Washington, our many community partners and like-minded organizations around the state.

Look for the latest edition every Monday morning, or check out our full calendar at Humanities.org.

THIS WEEK (Jan. 13-18, 2014)

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Hope in Hard Times (Tacoma Commons)

Men use a wheelbarrow as a makeshift stove in “Breakfast Outside the Tacoma Commons Mission,” a photo taken by Chapin Bowen in 1930. | photo courtesy the Washington State Historical Society

WALLA WALLA – Join the Kirkman House Museum for the opening of Hope in Hard Times: Washington During the Great Depression, Humanities Washington’s traveling exhibit, Friday (Jan. 17). [Details] Hope in Hard Times explores the adversity and triumph of everyday Americans during the 1930s, comparing the struggles of the 1930s with those faced today.

TUESDAY (Jan. 14)

PORT TOWNSEND – Speakers Bureau’s Joan Hockaday, The Lewis & Clark Wildflower Discoveries [Details]

Eva Abram

Eva Abram

LYNNWOOD – Speakers Bureau’s Eva Abram, Slavery in the Northwest: The Charles Mitchell Story [Details]

THURSDAY (Jan. 16)

KENNEWICK – Speakers Bureau’s John Marshall, Fire and Forests, East of the Cascade Divide [Details]

SEATTLE – Speakers Bureau’s Tom Keogh, Dr. Doyle and Mr. Holmes: The Cultural Staying Power of Sherlock Holmes [Details]

FRIDAY (Jan. 17)

KIRKLAND – Speakers Bureau’s Hank Cramer, One Trail, Many Voices: Songs of the Oregon Trail [Details]

SATURDAY (Jan. 18)

TACOMA – Speakers Bureau’s Jeanne Kohl-Welles, Human Trafficking in Washington: From the Historic Mercer Maids to Sexual Exploitation in Internet Ads [Details]

Next WEEK (Jan. 19-25, 2014)

TUESDAY (Jan. 21)

OLYMPIA – Speakers Bureau’s Lance Rhoades, American Indians in Cinema: Portrayals and Participation, Onscreen and Behind the Scene [Details]

WEDNESDAY (Jan. 22)

Strayed_WildFERNDALE – Preserving Life Stories: Wild as Memoir, part of Whatcom Reads 2014. [Details] Sara Geballe of Memoir Crafters will discuss Cheryl Strayed’s Wild in an interactive session on the craft of memoir and the value of preserving your life story for you, your loved ones, and future generations. This project is supported by a Humanities Washington Spark Grant.

FRIDAY (Jan. 24)

DEMING – Join Heather Anderson as she recounts her record-setting Pacific Crest Trail hike, part of Whatcom Reads 2014. [Details] This project is supported by a Humanities Washington Spark Grant.

SATURDAY (Jan 25)

LOPEZ ISLAND – Speakers Bureau’s Tom Keogh, Dr. Doyle and Mr. Holmes: The Cultural Staying Power of Sherlock Holmes [Details]

EVERSON – Join Whatcom Reads for Walking Wild in the Pacific Northwest, as local filmmaker Karen Bean as she shares stories and pictures from her many ” trips into the backcountry making Wilderness Adventure DVDs.  This program is supported by a Humanities Washington Spark Grant. [Details]

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