Jan. 14-26: New Traveling Exhibit, Hope in Hard Times, Opens in Clarkston

The Asotin County Library celebrates the opening of Hope in Hard Times: Washington During the Great Depression the evening of Jan. 18. Meanwhile, Speakers Bureau’s presenters offer conversations throughout the west side of the state.

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. 14-19, 2012)


Hope in Hard Times (Tacoma Commons)

Men use a wheelbarrow as a makeshift stove in Tacoma in 1930. | photo courtesy the Washington State Historical Society

CLARKSTON – The Asotin County Library debuts Humanities Washington’s new Traveling Exhibit Hope in Hard Times: Washington During the Great Depression. The exhibit, which runs in Clarkston through March 28, focuses on the adversity and triumphs of everyday Washingtonians during the 1930s [Details]. The library kicks of its programming for the exhibit with an opening reception this Friday (Jan. 18) from 5-8 p.m. [Details].

TUESDAY (Jan. 15)

KIRKLAND – Speakers Bureau’s Alex Alben, Analog Days: How Technology Changed Our Culture [Details].

THURSDAY (Jan. 17)

Kathleen Flenniken

Kathleen Flenniken

REDMOND – A reading and conversation with Washington State Poet Laureate Kathleen Flenniken, with Timothy Kelly [Details].

KIRKLAND – Speakers Bureau’s Robert Horton, The End of the Trail: How the Western Movie Rode Into the Sunset [Details].

SATURDAY (Jan. 19)

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

ISSAQUAH – Speakers Bureau’s Harriet Baskas, Hidden Treasures in Washington’s Museums [Details].

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

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

NEXT WEEK (Jan. 20-26, 2013)

 WEDNESDAY (Jan. 23)

Christina Fusch

Christina Fusch

LONGVIEW – Speakers Bureau’s Christina Fusch, Why Culture Matters: An Anthropological Approach to Our Lives [Details].

SEATTLE – here:now at the Frye Art Museum presents a gallery tour. This program is supported by a Humanities Washington Spark Grant [Details].

THURSDAY (Jan. 24)

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

MONROE – Speakers Bureau’s Robert Horton, The End of the Trail: How the Western Movie Rode Into the Sunset [Details].

FRIDAY (Jan. 25)

SEATTLE – Speakers Bureau’s Alex Alben, Analog Days: How Technology Changed our Culture [Details].

SATURDAY (Jan. 26)

Jeanne Kohl-Welles

Jeanne Kohl-Welles

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

SUNDAY (Jan. 27)

SHELTON –  Speakers Bureau’s Michael Schein, Bones Beneath our Feet: The Puget Sound Indian Wars of 1855-56 [Details].

WOODINVILLE – Speakers Bureau’s Alex Alben, Analog Days: How Technology Changed our Culture [Details].

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