June 9-21: Discuss How the Great Depression Affected Spokane

Join Humanities Washington and the Spokane County Library for a talk on the history of the Great Depression in Spokane. Also look for Speakers Bureau 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 9-14, 2014)

SPARK PICK

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. This image captures a bit of the ingenuity that helped people survive the Great Depression in Washington. | photo courtesy the Washington State Historical Society

SPOKANE VALLEY – You know that the Great Depression hit the country hard, but what about Spokane? Jim Kershner, of the The Spokesman-Review, offers some insight into our Lilac City during the 1930s in Spokane Valley on Wednesday (June 11). This program is part of the Hope in Hard Times: Washington During the Great Depression exhibit at the Spokane County Library. [Details]

TUESDAY (June 10)

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

RENTON – Speakers Bureau’s Jennifer K. Stuller, Ink-Stained Amazons and Cinematic Warriors: Superwomen in Modern Mythology [Details]

WEDNESDAY (June 11)

Michael Schein

Michael Schein

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

SPOKANE – 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 12)

MONROE – Speakers Bureau’s Amy Rubin, Exploring the Magical Process of Creating Music [Details]

NEXT WEEK (June 15-21, 2014)

Amy Rubin

Amy Rubin

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)

Hank Cramer

Hank Cramer

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

SATURDAY (June 21)

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

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

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