History Café: Learn About Local History This Spring
release date: 05/11/2017
Every third Wednesday of the month, The Seattle Public Library co-presents a series of evening presentations and panel discussions on Seattle and Pacific Northwest history at the Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI), 860 Terry Ave N., in the museum's Compass Café.
Library events and programs are free and open to the public. Registration is not required. Dates, times and locations for upcoming History Café events are as follows:
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 17 - "Rosie the Riveter" Yesterday and Today: Washington Women in the Trades. Hear the personal stories and perspectives of several generations of local women who have led the way in breaking barriers for female workers in the trades in Washington State, including Georgie Kunkel, who worked in the Boeing bomber plant in Chehalis during WWII.
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 21 - Queer Resistance and Activism in Seattle. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) people have been visible and politically active in Seattle for generations. Their activism has yielded pioneering civil rights victories. Historian Kevin McKenna will explore the history of local LGBTQ activism, as well as lessons this past might have for present and future activist work.
History Café is co-presented by The Seattle Public Library, MOHAI and HistoryLink.org.