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Washington on Wheels: Odd and Innovative Transportation Ideas from the Pacific Northwest

Event Description

Though Boeing is the best-known innovator in travel to have emerged from Washington State, there are many others.

From canoe journeys to flying cars (that actually worked!), explore the history and culture of travel in Washington State. Author and broadcaster Harriet Baskas takes audiences on a tour of notable highlights of state transportation history, examining not just how we get around, but why we travel and where we might be going next.
Audiences will be invited to share family stories of migration, memories of first flights and unforgettable car trips, and consider a future of autonomous cars and vacations in space.

Harriet Baskas has a MA in communications from the University of Washington, has served as the general manager for three Pacific Northwest radio stations, and has created award-winning radio for NPR. Her books include Hidden Treasures: What Museums Can’t or Won’t Show You. She currently writes about airports, air travel, and museums for outlets that include NBC News, CNBC, and USA Today.

Baskas lives in Seattle.

  • When
  • September 13, 2019
    3:00 pm
  • Where
  • The Steilacoom Historical Museum
    1801 Rainier Street Steilacoom, WA 98388 United States
  • Who
  • Harriet Baskas
  • Host
  • Pierce County Library System - Steilacoom Library
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Speakers Bureau talks are free public presentations on history, politics, music, philosophy, and everything in between. Humanities Washington’s roster of presenters are professors, artists, activists, historians, performers, journalists, and others—all chosen not only for their expertise, but their ability to inspire discussion with people of all ages and backgrounds. All talks are free and open to the public, and each lasts about an hour. They are hosted through a wide range of organizations throughout Washington State.

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