December 7, 2017

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March 30, 2020, 7:30 p.m.  “Delridge and its School,” Neighborhood history series. Horizon House, Seattle. POSTPONED.  

August 20, 2020, 7p.m.  “Women in the Mountains,” Renton History Museum. POSTPONED.  


October 18, 2019, 7 p.m.  With Rick McClure, retired U.S. Forest Service archaeologist, I talked to the Northwest Archaeological Society about my search for Aypax-kan-ishchit, the Yakama-Cowlitz Trail.     

September 24, 2019.  The Olympia City Council declares Charles Mitchell Day, honoring young Mitchell who escaped from slavery in Olympia to freedom in Victoria, as chronicled in Free Boy, A True Story of Slave and Master.

September 21, 2019.  “Finding Women on Historic Trails” at #CampCon2019, a camping conference on public history at the San Juan Island National Historic Park.   

August 31, 2019:  Talked about the history of West Seattle improvement clubs during Cycle History with the Southwest Seattle Historical Society and West Seattle Bike Connections.  

July 22, 2019:  Led history hike in Schmitz Park for Seattle-Tacoma Friendship Force.

Deception Pass

July 13, 2019:  Led Pacific Northwest Historians Guild hike at Deception Pass.

April 6, 2019:  Led Friends of the Gorge hike on the military road in Columbia Hills State Park.

September 1, 2018. Cycle History, Work it West Seattle, a local labor history bike tour sponsored by the Southwest Seattle Historical Society and West Seattle Bike Connections.

July 21, 2018.  Led a hike to the ghost town of Monte Cristo.  

Monte Cristo, photo by Juli Hill

May 15, 2018. Hiking Mountain Loop History” at Arlington Library.

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

March 3, 2018.  Pacific Northwest Historians Guild conference.  Hosted “Finding an Audience.”

December 6, 2017.   Talk on Walking Washington’s History: Ten Cities, to Seattle Probus Club.

October 12, 2017.  Led “An Itinerant’s Itinerary,” a walking tour of working-class Spokane, part of the Pacific Northwest History conference on “Hidden Histories, Diverse Publics,” sponsored by the Washington State Historical Society.

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

September 30, 2017. 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.