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Lisbeth Pisk, University Probus Club of Seattle December 7, 2017

Saturday, September 1, 2018, 9:30 – 12:30.  Participating as an historian in Cycle History, Work it West Seattle, a local labor history bike tour.  Sponsored by the Southwest Seattle Historical Society and West Seattle Bike Connections.  Start at Delridge Community Center.  More ride information at


Saturday, July 21, 2018, Leading a hike to the ghost town of Monte Cristo, deep in a basin surrounded by mountain peaks in the Henry M. Jackson Wilderness.  Monte Cristo was a gold and silver mining boomtown in the late 1800s with more than a thousand residents.  We’ll hike the old railroad grade into the townsite, have lunch in the meadow, and spend an hour or two roaming the history.

Photo by Juli Hill

Tuesday, May 15, 2018,  5 p.m.   Hiking Mountain Loop History” at Arlington Library.

Thursday, May 3, 2018. Leading Friends of the Gorge hike through Columbia Hills homestead history.

Saturday, March 3, 2018.  Pacific Northwest Historians Guild conference, Seattle Public Library downtown.  “From Armistice to Amazon: A Century of Transformations.”  Hosting “Finding an Audience,” 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 10 a.m.  Talk on Walking Washington’s History: Ten Cities, to Seattle Probus Club, Sand Point Community Church, 4710 N.E. 70th St., Seattle.

Friday, December 1, 2017, 1 p.m.  Guided walk in the West Duwamish Greenbelt.  Meet at the tennis courts at South Seattle College.

Friday, November 3, 2017, 1 p.m.  Guided hike in the West Duwamish Greenbelt.

Thursday, October 12, 2017, 2:30 p.m. at the fountain in Riverfront Park:  “An Itinerant’s Itinerary,” a walking tour of working-class Spokane.  This walk is part of the Pacific Northwest History conference on “Hidden Histories, Diverse Publics,” sponsored by the Washington State Historical Society.

Friday, October 13, 2017, 1:45 p.m.  “Lost in History:  What Happened to Charles Mitchell?”  Pacific Northwest History Conference, Spokane, Washington.

September 30, 2017, 2 p.m. Walking Washington’s History: Ten Cities talk at Olympia Timberland Library.

August 15, 2017.  Walking Washington’s History: Ten Cities talk at Lake Forest Park Library.

July 27, 2017.  Walking Washington’s History: Ten Cities talk at Chehalis Timberland Library.

July 22, 2017.  Coal Creek Trail hike for the Pacific Northwest Historians Guild.

Pacific Northwest Historians Guild hikers at Coal Creek trailhead. Photo by Allan Davis.

July 13, 2017.  Walking Washington’s History: Ten Cities talk at Auburn branch of King County Library.

June 24, 2017. Walking Washington’s History: Ten Cities talk at Enumclaw branch of King County Library.

June 12, 2017.  Walking Washington’s History: Ten Cities talk at Issaquah branch of King County Library.

April 23, 2017.  Walking Washington’s History: Ten Cities talk, Everett Public Library

April 7, 2017.  Hiking Washington’s History talk at Words, Writers and West Seattle, Barnes & Noble, Westwood Village.

March 29, 2017.  Walking Washington’s History: Ten Cities, University of Washington Faculty Auxiliary.

March 20, 2017.  Walking Washington’s History: Ten Cities, Northeast Seattle (NEST) Cafe

February 24, 2017, “Black Lives and the Law in Washington Territory,” talk to Washington State Assistant Attorneys General, Olympia

October 15, 2016.  “Trails to History,” Washington State Trails Coalition Conference.

August 25, 2016.  Walking Washington’s History: Ten Cities, Renton Public Library.