Night At The Museum

The Northern Kittitas County Historical Society hosts 2-3 history lectures a year at the Carpenter House Museum.  Lectures are held on Thursdays beginning at 6:30 PM and wrap up around 7:30 PM.  They are free and open to the public.  Advanced reservations must be made, due to limited seating.  Refreshments are served after the lectures.  Videos of the lectures can be seen below.

The first two of our 2018 lectures took place in June and August:  In June Roberta Newland and John Newland-Thompson discussed and presented their newly published book on “The Cle Elum Fire of 1918” (see video below);  In August, Shirley Wainright presented information on the new DNA component of family history and ways to use DNA in furthering one’s family geneaology search.  [Note:  Due to the personal family history discussed at this presentation, we are not able to present this video online.]  Our last lecture for 2018 will be on October 11th with guest lecturer Mary Pittis talking about the new train engine coming to the South Cle Elum Depot.

June 28, 2018:  Roberta Newland and John Newland-Thompson discuss and present their newly published book “The Cle Elum Fire of 1918”

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Our 2017 lectures focused on life during World War II.

October 12, 2017:  Hartvig Vatheuer and Helga Johnson “Life in Germany”

PART I – Watch Video

PART II – Watch Video

October 26, 2017: Bonnie Hawk “Local Life”

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