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Kittitas County Historical Museum Evening Lecture Series

The Kittitas County Historical Museum hosts an annual evening lecture series with a variety of interesting topics from all across the state.

Our speakers series is made possible through the generous donations and museum memberships. Additionally, each year we partner with the Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau to provide presenters that spark conversation on a number of interesting topics both locally and statewide.

Each lecture is scheduled to begin at 6:00 PM and to end around 7:30 PM. They are all free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Our annual lecture series is certainly one not to miss!

We are pleased to host the following presenters for the 2019 Evening Lecture Series:

March 28, 2019: "The Gamble: The Washington Potato Story" documentary showing

April 11, 2019: Ty Phelan, "African American Baseball History in Central Washington (1888-1941)"

April 25, 2019: Kelsey Doncaster, "Apple A Day: A History of Apple Box Labels"

May 9, 2019: Trillium-239, "Music with a Message: Songs of Social Change"

May 23, 2019: TBA

June 6, 2019: Hank Cramer, "FIRST IN: Green Berets In Vietnam, 1957"

September 26, 2019: Feliks Banel, "Storm Warning: Historic Weather in the Evergreen State"

October 10, 2019: Nick Zentner, "Plant Fossils of the Pacific Northwest"

October 24, 2019: Harriet Baskas, "Washington on Wheels: Odd and Innovative Transportation Ideas from the Pacific Northwest"

November 7, 2019: TBA

Our 2018 Evening Lecture Series has concluded for the year. We thank all of the presenters for sharing their time and knowledge with us.

March 29, 2018: Nick Zentner, "Is Mt. Stuart from Mexico?" (recorded; click to visit our Facebook page for video)

April 19, 2018: John Lundin, "Early Skiing on Snoqualmie Pass" (recorded; click to visit our Facebook page for video)

May 10, 2018: John Jensen, "Hollywood and the Homefront: Tinsel Town's Contribution to World War II"

May 31, 2018: John Marshall, "Fire and Forests through the Lens of Time" (recorded; click to visit our Facebook page for video)

September 20, 2018: Trillium-239, "Bandanas to Badges: Songs and Stories of Northwest Workers"

October 4, 2018: Harriet Baskas, "The Ancient Fruitcake: What Really, Really Old Food Tells Us about History, Culture, Love, and Memory"

October 18, 2018: Kelsey Doncaster, "Lost Photographs of the Kittitas Division of the Yakima Project" (recorded; click to visit our Facebook page for video)

November 1, 2018: Allen Aronica, "The Kittitas People" (recorded; click to visit our Facebook page for video)

2017 Evening Lecture Series:

April 13, 2017: Kelsey Doncaster: "Dynamite, Draglines and the Unexplained Cracking of a Pressure Tunnel: Building the Kittitas Division of the Yakima Project" (recorded; click for video)

May 11, 2017: Feliks Banel: "Diamonds in the Ether: Tuning In to Northwest Radio History"

September 21, 2017: Mick Qualls, "The Life and Times of Ben Snipes" (recorded; click to visit our Facebook page for video)

October 12, 2017: David George Gordon: "Sasquatch: Man-Ape or Myth?"

November 2, 2017: Lorraine McConaghy: "Washington at War: The Evergreen State in World War I"

    FEATURED VIDEOS -- For more videos, check out our YouTube channel.

    KCHM Lecture "Geology of Kittitas County" Part I

    KCHM Lecture "Means, Motivation, and Opportunity" Part I

    Keep checking back for more information.
    --- All lectures are subject to change ---

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