Executive Director Julie Ziegler talks about our new traveling exhibit on the Great Depression, Hope in Hard Times – and about the power of history and the humanities to bring people together to find current-day solutions.
The Hanford-engineer-turned-poet reflects on her first months as Washington State Poet Laureate and looks ahead to her upcoming goals and events, including a madcap poetry and PowerPoint event July 19.
Another Speakers Bureau presentation and a reading by the poet laureate round out the schedule this week, with big events on the horizon next week – save the dates!
The author and Evergreen faculty member says the institution of marriage is in a state of revolution. She sits down with Humanities Washington for a 5 Questions interview on the history of marriage in anticipation of our July 17 Think & Drink.
Seventh graders in Port Townsend see their classes and community in a new light thanks to a program from Northwest Maritime Center, a Humanities Washington partner.
A recent infographic from Teach.com helps plot a course for summer reading. Take a look, then add your own suggestions in the comments section!
Plus: Auditions for the 2012-2014 Speakers Bureau continue, the Vashon-Maury Island Heritage Museum’s exhibit gets a grand opening, and presentations from the current Speakers Bureau and poet laureate.
Washington State Poet Laureate Kathleen Flenniken joins several other writers July 19 for an evening of poetic explorations in slideshow form. Proceeds from the event benefit Humanities Washington’s work throughout the state.
Humanities Washington’s popular conversation series returns to Greenwood’s Naked City Brewery & Taphouse for State of the Unions: A Conversation on the Institution of Marriage. Social historian Stephanie Coontz, civic leader Anne Levinson and moderator Steve Scher will lead a conversation about marriage, offering both historical context and a consideration of recent same-sex marriage legislation.
Speakers Bureau auditions and presentations, a discussion on art and migration and a performance inspired by Steinbeck round out the calendar.