Pacific Northwest History Conference

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From Civil War to Civil Rights 

64th Pacific Northwest History Conference

Pacific Northwest History Conference 2012

Friday, October 19, 2012–First Day of Conference.

All Sessions at the Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, WA

Note: This program is subject to change before the Conference. 


Concurrent Pre-conference Workshops:

Friday morning, 9:00 a.m. to noon October 19, 2012,
Washington State History Museum
1911 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, WA.

"Researching Civil War History in the Northwest," presented by Dr. Lorraine McConaghy, Public Historian, Museum of History & Industry, Seattle. Dr. Lorraine McConaghy will be joined by area archivists to present special insight into Northwest Civil War resources with a follow-up consultation opportunity.

"Researching Civil Rights History in the Northwest," presented by Dr. Trevor Griffey, Co-founder and Project Coordinator of the Seattle Civil Rights and Labor History Project and Visiting Faculty, U.S. History, The Evergreen State College, Olympia. Dr. Griffey will present an overview of the Pacific Northwest Civil Rights movement history; identify issues needing further research as well as identifying important collections, sources and online resources.



The Conference begins at 2:00 p.m. on October 19 and continues on Saturday October 20, 2012 until 2:30 p.m. with all sessions at the Washington State History Museum in Tacoma. Friday evening reception and Saturday morning light breakfast included in registration. Saturday lunch on your own.

Highlights include Friday evening reception and book signing event at the Washington State History Museum with Dr. David W. Blight noted author on Civil War legacy who will also give the keynote plenary address for the conference on Saturday, October 20, 2012.

Scheduled presentations include panels on Civil War connections in Washington Territory, Civil War Biography, Seattle Civil Rights, Oregon Slavery and Exclusion, Native American Civil Rights and the Labor and Civil Rights Struggle Project in Tacoma.