Voices from the Past
In 2013 the museum is continuing its successful Voices From the Past brownbag lecture series. Bring your lunch and join us at the museum for
a midweek break that will both educate and entertain. Soft drinks and water
will be provided. All programs are free and open to the public. Doors open at 11:30 A.M. for conversation and lunch; the program begins at noon.
The series begins on March 6, with a talk by Jim Givan, the collector and guest-curator of the museumâ€™s special exhibit, Art of War: Posters Promoting Service and Sacrifice. Givan will offer a synopsis of the exhibit topics and story, using posters and information not included in the exhibit itself. This talk will provide the perfect introduction and preface to the museumâ€™s special exhibit which opens on March 1.
The second lunchtime lecture will be on March 20, and it will feature photographer
John Marshall speaking on Fire & Forests: East of the Cascade Divide. Marshall will combine
his research and photography in a discussion of the inevitable burning of Eastern Washingtonâ€™s forests. He will lead us through past philosophies and future policies regarding our forests and ultimately address the question:
How do we want those forests to burn?
Our third and final lecture for the season will be April 10, when writer and historian Janet Oakley will present Tree Army: Civilian Conservation Corps in Washington State, 1933-1941. This program looks at President Rooseveltâ€™s program to provide jobs for millions of out-of-work men and explores not only how the CCC saved a damaged environment, but also how it impacted the desperate men who came from the East Coast to work in the corps.