May 27 to June 8: Pair of Discussions on the Civil War in Washington Territory

Join our Speakers Bureau presenters June 1 for a discussion about escaped slave Charles Mitchell in Bellevue or a Civil War reader’s theater in Federal Way. Coming up next week: more Speakers Bureau presentations and grant-funded events.

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THIS WEEK (May 27 to June 1, 2013)



Lorraine McConaghy (left) and Eva Abram will present corresponding discussions on the Civil War in Washington this Saturday (June 1).

FEDERAL WAY and BELLEVUE – Join Humanities Washington Saturday (June 1) for two discussions on the Civil War in Washington Territory. Speakers Bureau’s Lorraine McConaghy presents the interactive Territorial Voices: A Civil War Reader’s Theater in Federal Way. [Details] Storyteller and fellow Speakers Bureau member Eva Abram will talk in Bellevue about a rare case of an escaped slave in antebellum Washington with Slavery in the Northwest: The Charles Mitchell Story. [Details] Both events will explore our state’s Civil War history, each from a slightly different angle.

NEXT WEEK (June 2-8, 2013)

TUESDAY (June 4)

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

SEATTLE – here:now at the Frye Art Museum tour [Details]


Hank Cramer

Hank Cramer

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

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

FRIDAY (June 7)

STATEWIDE – Applications for Summer Spark Grants are due. [Details]


Julia Harrison

Julia Harrison

SEATTLE – The Museum of History and Industry hosts their second annual Queering the Museum Symposium, a community event exploring themes and concepts about the representation of LGBT/Q people in museums. [Details] This program is supported by a Humanities Washington grant.

MUKILTEO – Speakers Bureau’s Julia Harrison, A World of Sweets in Washington State. [Details]

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