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.

Our 2019 Fall lecture series wrapped up on October 3rd with Paul Fridlund discussing the Roslyn Mine Explosions.  See video of his presentation below:

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The 2019 series began September 19th with The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly:  The Tumultuous Years of Upper County Hard Rock Mining by Sue Litchfield and Lynda Solter.  See video of their discussion below (two parts):

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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).

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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 was on October 11th with guest lecturer Mary Pittis updating us about the new train engine coming to the South Cle Elum Depot.  Following are the Powerpoint slides from that presentation.

Our 2017 lectures focused on life during World War II.

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

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October 26, 2017: Bonnie Hawk “Local Life”

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