June 16-28: Songs of the Oregon Trail in Pasco and Dayton

Join Speakers Bureau’s Hank Cramer in Dayton and Pasco this week as he shares Oregon Trail history through folk songs. Also, check out Speakers Bureau presentations and Traveling Exhibit events throughout 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 (June 16-21, 2014)

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Hank Cramer

Hank Cramer

PASCO AND DAYTON – The version of the Oregon Trail journey that most of us learned as children presents hardy, American-born pioneers heading west for adventure. The truth is far different. Folksinger and storyteller Hank Cramer will share the traditional folksongs of these cultures and explore how migration via the Oregon Trail affected the travelers, their songs and the culture of the Pacific Northwest. Join Cramer for a musical conversation in Pasco on Thursday (June 19) [Details] and Dayton on Saturday (June 21) [Details].

TUESDAY (June 17)

SEATTLE – Speakers Bureau’s Amy Rubin, Women Composers: Their Music and Their Stories [Details]

WEDNESDAY (June 18)

OTIS ORCHARDS – Let the Spokane Storytelling League open a window into daily life in the Great Depression, as they share stories, both true and fictional, about people facing unusual and challenging circumstances that tested their perseverance, resilience, and ingenuity. This program is part of the Hope in Hard Times: Washington During the Great Depression exhibit at the Spokane County Library. [Details]

THURSDAY (June 19)

MOSES LAKE – Join us for Speakers Bureau auditions at the Moses Lake Museum & Art Center. [Details]

FRIDAY (June 20)

MOSES LAKE – Join us for Speakers Bureau auditions at the Moses Lake Museum & Art Center. [Details]

Kathleen Flenniken

Kathleen Flenniken

SATURDAY (June 21)

REDMOND – Speakers Bureau’s Kathleen Flenniken, My Hanford: A Personal History [Details]

NEXT WEEK (June 22-28, 2014)

MONDAY (June 23)

EVERETT – Join us for Speakers Bureau auditions at Everett Community College [Details]

TUESDAY (June 24)

FAIRFIELD – Let the Spokane Storytelling League open a window into daily life in the Great Depression, as they share stories, both true and fictional, about people facing unusual and challenging circumstances that tested their perseverance, resilience, and ingenuity. This program is part of the Hope in Hard Times: Washington During the Great Depression exhibit at the Spokane County Library. [Details]

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

EVERETT – Join us for Speakers Bureau auditions at Everett Community College [Details]

WEDNESDAY (June 25) 

EVERETT – Join us for Speakers Bureau auditions at Everett Community College [Details]

THURSDAY (June 26)

EVERETT – Join us for Speakers Bureau auditions at Everett Community College [Details]

FRIDAY  (June 27)

EVERETT – Join us for Speakers Bureau auditions at Everett Community College [Details]

SATURDAY (June 28)

SPOKANE VALLEY – Join Michael Hiltzik, author of Colossus: Hoover Dam and the Making of the American Century and The New Deal: A Modern History, for a conversation about the Great Depression themes in his books and his thoughts on some solutions born out of the necessities of the 1930s. [Details]

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