Wednesday, May 24, 7 pm at the San Juan Island Library.
One-hundred years ago in 1917, the US entered The Great War to fight alongside our European allies. But Washington’s homefront experience began long before the country entered the war, and continued afterward. Led by historian Lorraine McConaghy, the program begins with an illustrated introduction to the war’s themes before offering a “Readers’ Theater:” a script that is read aloud together, allowing participants to speak the history they are discovering.
Saturday, May 20 from 10-4 pm at the San Juan Island Library.
Eager to learn skills and resources for writing our local history? Here’s your chance. This workshop, sponsored by HistoryLink’s Writing Our History Project, will present local, regional, state and federal sources of information, as well as general resources for genealogical research. Several case studies will highlight the diverse ways in which local historians have researched their specific topics.
Wednesday, May 17, 7 pm at the San Juan Island Library.
It’s been at least seven years since Mike and Julia Vouri wrote their Images of America Friday Harbor and San Juan Island books in conjunction with the San Juan Historical Museum. Mike will revisit them with us, talking about the process of writing and research materials that have surfaced since then. Co-sponsor San Juan Historical Museum.