2015 Conference – March 6-7 at Seattle Public Library
Announcing the Pacific Northwest Historians Guild 28th Annual Conference: The Urban Northwest in Landscape and Story
The conference is co-sponsored by the Pacific Northwest Historians Guild and Special Collections in the Seattle Public Library. All events on March 7 are free and open to the public.
ORAL HISTORY WORKSHOP
On Friday, March 6, there will be an all day oral history workshop offered by the Northwest Oral History Association and Special Collections in the Seattle Public Library. Registration information is below.
RECEPTION AND ANNUAL MEETING
On Friday evening, the Guild will hold its Annual Meeting as well as a reception for members and their guests. The event will run from 6:00pm to 7:30pm at on the 10th floor of the Seattle Central Library located at 1000 Fourth Avenue in Seattle and includes catered hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar (suggested donation $10).. Please use the 4th Avenue entrance for this special gathering. Paid parking in the library’s garage may be accessed from Spring Street, between fourth and fifth avenues.
Following the annual business meeting will be an award presentation honoring Ron Chew, former executive director of the Wing Luke Museum. Mr. Chew will also offer some remarks.
RSVP your intention to attend by March 1 to email@example.com.
28TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE
On Saturday, March 7, the conference program will run from 8am to roughly 5pm. Highlights include:
9am – Plenary Session – “Thick Stories of Seattle’s Urban Landscape: Gas Works Park by Richard Haag”
By Dr. Thaisa Way, Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Washington College of Built Environments
10:15am- 11:45am – diverse sessions on the urban history of the Pacific Northwest (click here for full program)
12pm – Keynote Speaker – “History Underfoot: Seattle’s Storied Landscape”
By David B. Williams a freelance writer whose work focuses on the intersection of people and the natural world. His books include Stories in Stone: Travels Through Urban Geology, The Seattle Street-Smart Naturalist: Field Notes from the City and his latest, Cairns: Messengers in Stone. Williams also works at the Burke Museum and leads walking tours looking at the nature and history of Seattle.
1:30pm – 5:00pm – diverse sessions on the urban history of the Pacific Northwest (click here for full program)
All events free and open to the public, but the organizers are requesting attendees to register below for planning purposes.