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Making History – memoir writing class
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Issaquah History Museums
3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24/2018

Join the Issaquah History Museums for a four-week memoir-writing workshop with storyteller Kim Pearson. She’ll lead the group on an exploration through the history of the 1980s & 1990s, teaching how to intertwine your own stories with the unique events of the decades. You’ll discuss a variety of topics, such as Economics & Politics; Social issues such as race, gender and morality; War and the International Scene; Crime & Disaster; Arts and Entertainment; Lifestyle Activities such as food, fashion, toys, games and sports; and the Weird and Trivial such as scandals and gossip, pets, the paranormal, and slang. 

Handouts include detailed timelines, suggested writing topics, and even a notebook to record your memory vignettes. To learn more and purchase tickets, go to 


From Armistice to Amazon
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Pacific Northwest Historians Guild
Date: 3/3/2018

The Pacific Northwest Historians Guild is hosting its biennial conference, “From Armistice to Amazon: A Century of Transformations” on March 3 at the downtown Seattle Public Library. Registration is free and is now open, but attendees are encouraged to become members of the Pacific Northwest Historians Guild. Conference attendees are invited to attend an opening night reception on March 2 at the Folio Library. Lunch on Saturday will be available for purchase in advance, or brown bag lunches are welcome. For more information or to volunteer, click here or contact


National History Day 2018
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Right now, students across the state are diligently working on History Day projects ranging from papers to presentations and websites to documentaries. 
See their work at one of seven regional contests, held from late February through March. These events are full of energy and inspiration – for locations, times and dates, check here.
The state contest will be held Saturday, April 21, at Green River College in Auburn. 
History Day is a cherished annual opportunity for more than a thousand students across our state. The Historical Society is proud to be the coordinating agency. 
Judges and volunteers are needed at all levels; learn more about volunteering here, or email Katie DeMar-Aldrich, National History Day coordinator.



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