February AKCHO membership meeting – The City Is More Than Human



Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Hosted by National Archives and Records Administration
6125 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115
Phone: (206) 336-5115

Program:
The City is More Than Human: An Animal History of Seattle

It’s easy to get wrapped up in human histories, but author Frederick L. Brown has reminded us that animals are a big part of an area’s history as well. Please join us for our next member meeting when Fred discusses his recent book “The City is More Than Human” and illustrates that point with images of how animals, especially livestock and pets, have shaped Seattle’s history.

In 2017, that unique look at Seattle history won Fred AKCHO’s Virginia Marie Folkins Award, as well as the Western History Association’s Hal K. Rothman Award for best Western environmental history. Years of research went into the book, which is based on Fred’s 2010 University of Washington PhD dissertation. Members will get a chance to ask Fred about his research methods and his thoughts on what types of histories make for a good book.

Driving Directions (plenty of free parking):

From I-5
Exit I-5 at Highway 520 eastbound. Exit Highway 520 at the Montlake exit. Follow Montlake Boulevard north through the University of Washington. After about a mile Montlake merges into NE 45th Street and then Sand Point Way NE. Follow the signs to Children’s Hospital. The facility is located a mile north of Children’s Hospital on the west side of Sand Point Way.

From the East
Take Highway 520 westbound and cross the Evergreen Point Floating Bridge. Exit Highway 520 at the Montlake exit. Follow Montlake Boulevard north through the University of Washington. After about a mile Montlake merges into NE 45th Street and then Sand Point Way N E. Follow the signs to Children’s Hospital. The facility is located a mile north of Children’s Hospital on the west side of Sand Point Way.

Bus Routes:
The facility can be reached on Metro bus routes 74 and 75. Bus stops are within easy walking distance.


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