Full Calendar of Events

MARCH

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Opening Day

Maryhill Museum of Art opens to the public for its 2017 season. The museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, March 15 – November 15.


Saturday, March 18, 2017
Season Opening Celebration

Join us to celebrate the seasonal re-opening of the museum! Enjoy guided gallery talks throughout the day, rooftop tours for a closer look at the recent stucco restoration project and fabulous Gorge views, followed by a festive evening party.

Gallery Tours | 3 to 5 p.m.
Experience a new program at Maryhill! Gallery Guides will give a themed tour of our collection. Space is limited; check at the membership desk to sign up when you arrive.

Rooftop & Stucco Tours | 3 to 5 p.m.
Learn more about the Stucco Preservation Project during your rooftop tour. Space is limited; check at the membership desk to sign up when you arrive.

Members’ Opening Fête | 5 to 8 p.m.
Raise a glass and kick up your heels as we celebrate the opening of Maryhill’s 2017 season with drinks, hors d’oeuvres and dancing to the jazz sounds of the Underwood Jazz  Society with Mike Stillman and Friends. Cost: $35 members / $45 non-members. To reserve, call 509.773.3733 ext. 20.


Saturday, March 25, 2017 | 6 to 9 p.m.
Tango Lesson & Dance

Discover the art and passion of tango! The evening starts with a 45-minute tango lesson at 6 p.m., followed by a milonga (tango dance party) from 7 to 9 p.m. All levels welcome, from beginner to advanced; no partner or experience required.

Cost: $5 members / $10 non-members. Registration preferred; but not required. To gain entry after hours, please use entrance to the Mary and Bruce Stevenson Wing just off the Cannon Power Plaza.Program repeats the fourth Saturday of the month, March through October.


APRIL

Saturday, April 1, 2017
TAKE THE HILL! United Way Maryhill 5-Mile Challenge Run

This is a 5-mile run on the historic Maryhill Loops Road to benefit the United Way of the Columbia River Gorge. The run is organized by the United Way; for further information and to register, click here.


Sunday, April 2 & Sunday, April 9, 2017 | 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Mastering Manual Settings: Digital Photography and the Landscape

Join photographer Troy Carpenter, administrator at Goldendale Observatory State Park, for an intensive two-day workshop (over two weekends), designed to increase your knowledge and skill using manual settings. Participants will meet at Maryhill and fan out to capture the incredible light, landscape and compositional elements of the Gorge. The workshop is appropriate for new and intermediate digital photographers.

Cost: $60 members / $75 non-members. Coffee and snacks provided, no-host lunch. Participants should provide their own camera, battery and digital card. To register, call 509.773.3733 ext. 25 by March 15 or email education@maryhillmuseum.org.

Image: Landscape (detail) by Troy Carpenter


Wednesday, April 5 | 5 to 7 p.m.
Hospitality Industry Reception

Members of the Gorge cultural and hospitality communities – hoteliers, restaurateurs, wineries and breweries – are invited to a special reception at Maryhill to kick off the annual tourism season.  Join us for light hors d’oeuvres, artist demos, and a chance to chat with colleagues in the field. Presented in collaboration with the Columbia Gorge Tourism Alliance, Columbia Gorge Arts and Culture Alliance, Museums of the Gorge and Gorge Open Studios.


Saturday, April 22, 2017 | 1 to 3 p.m.
Spring Fling Luncheon: Creating a Story through Fashion

Join us for a luncheon and presentation from Portland fashion designer Michelle Lesniak, the winner of Project Runway Season 11. A self-proclaimed, professional rule breaker, Michelle won the ability to design full-time, a luxury many designers never achieve. Her focus is emotive clothing, as she likes to say, “Fashion with a purpose.” Program will be followed by a Q & A.

Cost:  $40 members / $45 non-members; limited seating; advance reservations required.  Proceeds benefit Maryhill Museum of Art.  You may also reserve tables of four or eight. To register, call 509.773.3733 ext. 25.


Thursday, April 27, 2017 | all day
Poem in Your Pocket Day

Pull a poem out of your pocket and show it to staff at the entrance desk to receive free admission. From 2-3 p.m. you have opportunities to read your poem or the poem of another; show the poem in LoÏe’s: The Museum Cafe and you’ll also receive a free coffee, tea, lemonade or ice tea.


Saturday, April 29, 2017 | 6 to 9 p.m.
Tango Lesson & Dance

Discover the art and passion of tango! The evening starts with a 45-minute tango lesson at 6 p.m., followed by a milonga (tango dance party) from 7 to 9 p.m. All levels welcome, from beginner to advanced; no partner or experience required.

Cost: $5 members / $10 non-members. Registration preferred; but not required. To gain entry after hours, please use entrance to the Mary and Bruce Stevenson Wing just off the Cannon Power Plaza.Program repeats the fourth Saturday of the month, March through October.


MAY

May 9, 10 & 11, 2017
Spring Museum Week: Shadow Play

Area 3rd and 4th graders are immersed in a day of art with hands-on activities, gallery tours, and group discussions. This year’s program will feature the Oregon Shadow Theatre and their production Jack and the Dragon. Click here for more details. The program runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $3/student; teachers and chaperones are free. Transportation grants may be available. To register, call 509.773.3733 ext. 25. or email education@maryhillmuseum.org

 


Saturday, May 20, 2017 | all day
Members’ Appreciation Day

Maryhill thrives because of its members. Come spend the day with us as we fête YOU! All activities are FREE with museum admission, except where noted.

Not a member? Join today! Click here for more information.

Drive the Maryhill Loops Road | 10 a.m. to noon
Take a spin past the beautiful scenery and through the eight majestic hairpin curves on the hsitoric Maryhill Loops Road. Free activity. Road is located just east of US 97 off of State Route 14.

Annual Meeting of the Membership | 1 p.m.
Curious about what’s going on at the museum? Join us as we fill you in on all the wonderful things we are doing at Maryhill; we’ll also share some of our plans for the future.

Western Art 101 | 2 p.m.
What makes a work of art uniquely “Western”? Join Maryhill’s curator of art Steve Grafe for a closer look at the motifs, genres and elements specific to the Western art tradition.

Ranch Tour w/ Marty Hudson, Chair of the Ranchlands Committee | 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Originally created as a Quaker farming community, Maryhill is a working ranch that includes cultural, historic and recreational sites. Visit the historic Maryhill Loops Road, Stonehenge Memorial, ranching operations, working wind turbines and much more. Space is limited; check at the membership desk to sign up for tours on arrival.

Family Activities | 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Wild Weavers
: Using natural materials and a piece of chicken wire, create a woven design of your own.  Pictograph Paintings: Using inspiration from Mayhill’s Native American Gallery, create your own pictographs using ricks and paint. Horseshoes: It wouldn’t be a real western themed event without a round of horseshoes!

Western-Style BBQ | 4 p.m.
Bob’s Texas T-Bone will be serving up chicken and ribs, coleslaw, beans, potatoes and dessert. Vegetarian option available. Drinks provided. Cost: $20 members / $25 non-members. To reserve, call 509.773.3733 ext 20.


Saturday, May 27, 2017 | 6 to 9 p.m.
Tango Lesson & Dance

Discover the art and passion of tango! The evening starts with a 45-minute tango lesson at 6 p.m., followed by a milonga (tango dance party) from 7 to 9 p.m. All levels welcome, from beginner to advanced; no partner or experience required.

Cost: $5 members / $10 non-members. Registration preferred; but not required. To gain entry after hours, please use entrance to the Mary and Bruce Stevenson Wing just off the Cannon Power Plaza.Program repeats the fourth Saturday of the month, March through October.


JUNE

Saturday, June 3, 2017 |  2 p.m.
Narrating the Landscape: Print Culture and American Expansion in the Nineteenth Century

Join author and art historian Matt Johnston for a look at how mass-produced visual material – illustrated railroad and steamboat guidebooks, tourist literature, geological surveys and ethnographic studies – brought new meanings to theinterplay of time, space, and place as American continental expansion peaked.  In his new book Narrating the Landscape, Johnston, an associate professor of art history at Lewis & Clark College, reveals the crucial role of print and visual culture in shaping 19th-cenutry America, offering fresh insight into the landscapes Americans beheld and imagined during this formative era. Program will be followed by a book signing; books available in the Museum Store.


Saturday, June 24, 2017 | noon to 3 p.m.
Family Festival: La Blouse Roumaine

Take a Romanian-focused family tour through the Maryhill Galleries to find inspiration, then try your hand at embroidering a Romanian-inspired design on materials right for your skill level. All ages welcome.

Join Maryhill today! Enjoy free admission, invitations to special events, a 10% discount in the museum shop and cafe, and more!

 

 


Saturday, June 24, 2017 | 6 to 9 p.m.
Tango Lesson & Dance

Discover the art and passion of tango! The evening starts with a 45-minute tango lesson at 6 p.m., followed by a milonga (tango dance party) from 7 to 9 p.m. All levels welcome, from beginner to advanced; no partner or experience required.

Cost: $5 members / $10 non-members. Registration preferred; but not required. To gain entry after hours, please use entrance to the Mary and Bruce Stevenson Wing just off the Cannon Power Plaza.Program repeats the fourth Saturday of the month, March through October.


Saturday, June 24 & Sunday, June 25, 2017
Free Counties

For nearly two decades, Maryhill Museum of Art has extended free admission on designated weekends to its neighbors in Oregon and Washington. On June 18 & 19, 2015 residents from the following counties are granted free admission upon presentation of an I.D. with address.

Oregon — Baker, Coos, Crook, Curry, Deschutes, Douglas, Harney, Jackson, Josephine, Klamath, Lake, Lane, Malheur, Umatilla, Union, and Wallowa Counties.

Washington — Adams, Asotin, Chelan, Garfield, Douglas, Ferry, Grant, Kittitas, Mason, Lincoln, Pierce, Pend Oreille, Okanogan, Spokane, Stevens, Thurston, Whitman, and Yakima.


JULY & AUGUST

Saturday, July 15, 2017 | 1 to 6 p.m.
Loïe Fuller in the Garden

Join us for a celebration of Loïe Fuller and her influential legacy at Maryhill Museum of Art. The afternoon includes lectures and performances as well as special hands-on activities and dance for children. The program is organized by Gonzaga University Professor Suzanne Ostersmith, MFA, and her students. Ostersmith will present lecture-demonstrations on both Loïe’s work and how it informed her recent contemporary work with students at Gonzaga. A film of the dance work presented in the Spring Dance Concert will include the reproductions of lighting techniques, dance style, and signature costume for Loïe’s Lily Dance, as well as a reimagined Loïe Fuller-inspired piece choreographed by Professor Ostersmith. Afterwards, stay and partake in the museum’s annual Starry night at the Museum. This program is sponsored by Judy Carlson Kelley.


Saturday, July 15, 2017 | 5 p.m. onwards
Starry Night at the Museum

Join us at Maryhill for a magical overnight campout and stargazing experience in one of the most majestic settings imaginable. Volunteers from Rose City Astronomers will provide telescopes to give visitors awe-inspiring views of the summer night sky. Catch glimpses of the Milky Way, the Andromeda Galaxy, Sagittarius, and even some meteors if we are lucky! Troy Carpenter from the Goldendale Observatory will inspire and inform our special views.  Arrive early and enjoy the program Loïe Fuller in the Garden. Don’t miss this fantastic, family-friendly event!

 

Cost for Tent or RV Campsite: $50 members | $60 non-members
Includes campsite in the gardens at Maryhill, and one (1) free admission to the museum for each member in your party. Tent and RV sites accommodate one tent or RV. Campers provide their own tents and camping gear. No cooking or fires permitted. There are no RV (electrical) hook-ups or showers. Deadline to register for tent or RV site is July 11. Visitors who wish to stargaze without camping, are welcome. Stargazing only is FREE on the grounds of the museum.

Image: Photo by Ian Heitz


Saturday, July 15, 2017
Free Counties

For over two decades, Maryhill Museum of Art has extended free admission on designated weekends to its neighbors in Oregon and Washington. On July 30 & 31, 2016 residents from the following counties are granted free admission upon presentation of an I.D. with address.

Oregon — Benton, Clackamas, Hood River, Jefferson, Linn, Marion, Multnomah, Polk, Wasco, Sherman, Gilliam.

Washington — Benton, Clallam, Columbia, Franklin, Island, King, Kitsap, Klickitat, Skagit, Skamania, Snohomish, Walla Walla, and Whatcom.


July 24-28, 2017 | 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily
Summer Art Institute: Describing the World -The Natural Sciences & Art

This five-day intensive program will strengthen your knowledge of art while integrating the visual arts into your lives—where you work, live and play. This year, we explore the inspiring intersection of the natural sciences and the arts. The natural sciences include life and physical science and, much like the arts, often employ a creative and imaginative response to the world we live in. The Institute is led by Maryhill’s Executive Director Colleen Schafroth and features guest artists and presenters throughout the week. Extracurricular activities can include visits to artist’s studios and regional institutions.

Cost: $195 member / $215 non-member; click here to register or call 509.773.3733 ext. 25. For an additional cost 30 clock hours or 3 credit hours are available through Portland State University Graduate School of Education/Continuing Education.

Image: Sorcha Meet and Sharon Moss at the 2016 Summer Art Institute


Saturday, July 29, 2017 | 6 to 9 p.m.
Tango Lesson & Dance

Discover the art and passion of tango! The evening starts with a 45-minute tango lesson at 6 p.m., followed by a milonga (tango dance party) from 7 to 9 p.m. All levels welcome, from beginner to advanced; no partner or experience required.

Cost: $5 members / $10 non-members. Registration preferred; but not required. To gain entry after hours, please use entrance to the Mary and Bruce Stevenson Wing just off the Cannon Power Plaza.Program repeats the fourth Saturday of the month, March through October.


July 31 – August 3, 2017
Pacific Northwest Plein Air Event in the Columbia River Gorge

Drawing on a long tradition of painting in the open air, this event attracts some of the finest painters from the Pacific Northwest and from across the country to capture the stunning light and inspiring vistas of the Columbia River Gorge. After four days of painting, works are displayed at Maryhill with juror-awarded prizes given to the most exceptional works. Paintings remain on view and available for purchase in the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust Education Center through August 27.

July 31 – August 3 | all day
Pacific Northwest Plein Air Paint Out

Artists spend four days painting at various locations throughout the Gorge, including on the grounds of Maryhill.

Friday, August 4 | 5 to 7 p.m.
Opening Reception: Pacific Northwest Plein Air in the Columbia River Gorge
The public is invited to view the “fresh” paintings artists created in plein air, meet the artists and enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres. Artwork will be available for purchase, with a percentage of the sales benefiting Maryhill. Awards will be given in a number of categories, including “Best Sky,” “Best Mountain,” “Best Water,” “Maryhill Museum Award,” and a purchase award.  Paintings remain on view and available for purchase through August 27.


Saturday, August 26 | 2 p.m.
Lecture: Art and the Habit of Travel Sketching

Taking photographs goes hand-in-hand with travel, but have you considered keeping a travel sketch book? Join artist Rita Sabler as she shares her travel-sketching tips, inspiration, and clever tool ideas to help you capture the landscape, the cafes and parks, architecture and colorful characters encountered on your travels.

Image: Rita Sabler, Downtown Portland from the Burnside Bridge.


Saturday, August 26, 2017 | 6 to 9 p.m.
Tango Lesson & Dance

Discover the art and passion of tango! The evening starts with a 45-minute tango lesson at 6 p.m., followed by a milonga (tango dance party) from 7 to 9 p.m. All levels welcome, from beginner to advanced; no partner or experience required.

Cost: $5 members / $10 non-members. Registration preferred; but not required. To gain entry after hours, please use entrance to the Mary and Bruce Stevenson Wing just off the Cannon Power Plaza.Program repeats the fourth Saturday of the month, March through October.


SEPTEMBER

Sunday, September 10 & Sunday, September 17, 2017 | 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Art of Books: Preserving Your Story Through Handmade Books

During this two-day workshop, writer, artist and bookmaker Maureen Lauran will show you how to craft a beautiful handmade book to hold your treasured ideas, art, and artifacts for years to come. Bring your personal content (list provided at registration), and Lauren, who has worked at many great institutions from the Smithsonian to Maryhill, will guide you through each step of the process, from conception and design to completion.

Cost: $60 members / $75 non-members. Supplies, coffee and snacks provided; no-host lunch. To register, call 509.773.3733 ext. 25 by August 28 or email louise@maryhillmuseum.org.


Saturday, September 16, 2017 | 5 to 9 p.m.
Annual Benefit Auction

Join us for one of the most anticipated occasions of the year, Maryhill’s annual benefit auction. Bid on some of the region’s most celebrated wines, and enjoy a fabulous array of hors d’oeuvres with select wines and brews. Nab amazing auction lots, such as exclusive dinners, trips, wine and more. Join us overlooking the Columbia and under the stars for a night you won’t soon forget. All proceeds support the museum’s annual exhibitions and programs.

Cost: Tickets are $100 per person. $50 is tax-deductible. Purchase tickets online using PayPal here; or call 509.773.3733 ext. 20.


Saturday, September 23, 2017 | all day
Smithsonian Museum Day Live!

In the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution, whose museums offer free admission every day, Museum Day Live! is an annual event created by Smithsonian magazine. Participating museums, including Maryhill, give free admission to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket. Get yours at smithsonianmag.com/museumday


Saturday, September 23, 2017 | 2 p.m.
The Written Image: Blending Poetry with the Visual Arts

Discover the fascinating work that can result when visual arts and poetry collide. Poet Shin Yu Pai discusses the history of artist-poet collaborations and creative innovation in American literature, while sharing her work as a writer, commissions for both art and cultural museums, and her collaborations with painters, photographers, installation artists, composers, and video artists. She’ll also discuss developing hybrid works that bring together her creative practices as a writer, photographer, and museologist.

Seattle-based Shin Yu Pai has authored the books AUX ARCS, Adamantine, Sightings, and Equivalence, and received grants from 4Culture, Seattle’s Office of Arts & Culture, and The Awesome Foundation. She is current poet laureate of the City of Redmond and was a 2014 Stranger Genius Award nominee. She has been poet-in-residence for the Seattle Art Museum and in 2010 became a member of the Macondo Workshop for Writers. Her visual work has been exhibited at The McKinney Avenue Contemporary, The Paterson Museum, American Jazz Museum, Three Arts Club of Chicago, Center for Book and Paper Arts at Columbia College Chicago, and the International Print Center. She received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Sponsored in part by Humanities Washington.


Saturday, September 30, 2017 | 6 to 9 p.m.
Tango Lesson & Dance

Discover the art and passion of tango! The evening starts with a 45-minute tango lesson at 6 p.m., followed by a milonga (tango dance party) from 7 to 9 p.m. All levels welcome, from beginner to advanced; no partner or experience required.

Cost: $5 members / $10 non-members. Registration preferred; but not required. To gain entry after hours, please use entrance to the Mary and Bruce Stevenson Wing just off the Cannon Power Plaza.Program repeats the fourth Saturday of the month, March through October.


OCTOBER

October 3-5 & October 10-12, 2017
Fall Museum Week: Shadow Play

Area 3rd and 4th graders are immersed in a day of art with hands-on activities, gallery tours, and group discussions. This year program will feature the Oregon Shadow Theatre and their production Jack and the Dragon. Program runs from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $3/student; teachers and chaperones are free. Transportation grants may be available. To make reservations call 509.773.3733 ext. 25 or email education@maryhillmuseum.org.


October 7 & 8, 2017
Car is King Weekend

Celebrate Sam Hill’s love of roads, the automobile, and the arts during this two-day festival devoted to creativity in all its forms.

SCHEDULE – Saturday, October 7

Concours de Maryhill | 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Classic car show; anyone can enter.  The day concludes with an awards presentation. Organized by Goldendale Motorsports Association. Free on museum grounds for spectators. Want to enter your car? Click here for more information.

Drive the Maryhill Loops Road | Noon to 2 p.m.
The historic Maryhill Loops Road, one of the first modern roads in the Northwest, is opened for automobiles only twice a year. This is your chance to take a spin past the beautiful scenery and through the road’s eight hairpin curves. Free on the historic Maryhill Loops Road, located just east of US 97 off of State Route 14.

SCHEDULE – Sunday, October 8

Maryhill Loops Hill Climb | 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Vintage sports cars from the 1930s to 1960s race singly in a three-mile timed climb up the historic Maryhill Loops Road. Free for spectators viewing the race from the Highway 97 Overlook and from designated viewpoints along the route. Organized by the Maryhill Loops Vintage Hill Climb Association; only their approved cars and drivers will be competing. This program is assisted by members of the Tri-Cities Strictly British Motor Club; Yakima Valley Sports Car Club and Society of Vintage Racing Enthusiasts.

MANY THANKS TO OUR Car is King Weekend Sponsors: Goldendale Motor Sports Association | Maryhill Loops Vintage Hill Climb Association | Maryhill Museum of Art | Tri-Cities Strictly British Motor Club | Yakima Valley Sports Car Club


Saturday, October 21, 2017 | 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (with a break for lunch)
Appraisal Clinic

Learn more about objects you love, from family heirlooms to garage sale treasures, as leading regional art dealers and appraisers donate their time and expertise in the areas of American Indian art, jewelry, fine and decorative arts. The opinions and appraisals are informal but always educational. Cost: $10.00 for the first item; $25.00 for three (includes free museum admission). Proceeds support Maryhill Museum of Art.


Saturday, October 28, 2017 | 6 to 9 p.m.
Tango Lesson & Dance

Discover the art and passion of tango! The evening starts with a 45-minute tango lesson at 6 p.m., followed by a milonga (tango dance party) from 7 to 9 p.m. All levels welcome, from beginner to advanced; no partner or experience required.

Cost: $5 members / $10 non-members. Registration preferred; but not required. To gain entry after hours, please use entrance to the Mary and Bruce Stevenson Wing just off the Cannon Power Plaza.Program repeats the fourth Saturday of the month, March through October.


NOVEMBER

 

Saturday, November 4, 2017 | 1 to 4 p.m.
Day of the Dead Family Celebration

Remember and rejoice our family members, past, present and future, while we also celebrate the end of Maryhill’s season. Join us for a slice of cake, art-making and learning about this important Mexican holiday.

 

 

 

 


November 6 – 10, 2017 | all day
Workshop: Icon Writing with Rev. Deacon Matthew Garrett

Explore the rich history and elaborate religious symbolism associated with painted icons during this hands-on workshop with Reverend Deacon Matthew Garrett. Participants will paint an icon from start to finish during the workshop. Icons will be written in acrylic on board. No previous art experience is necessary.

Cost: $425 members / $450 non-members. All supplies, lunch and snacks are included, as well as free admission to the museum for the duration of the workshop.  A non-refundable deposit of $200 is due by September 6, 2017. To register call 509 773.3733 or email education@maryhillmuseum.org.

Image: Reverend Deacon Matthew Garrett.


Saturday & Sunday, November 11-12, 2017
Closing Celebration

Join us to celebrate the conclusion of the 2017 season at Maryhill and to LEND A HELPING HAND to food banks in Klickitat County. For every two non-perishable food items that you contribute at Maryhill on this final weekend, you will receive one free museum admission.

Members will also enjoy a double discount (20%) in the Museum Store throughout the month of November. Our way of saying THANKS! Not a member? Join today! Enjoy free admission, invitations to special events, a discounts in the museum shop and cafe, and more!


Saturday, November 11, 2017 | all day
Veterans Day at Maryhill

Maryhill salutes veterans and active military by offering free admission to both groups every Veterans Day.


Sunday, November 12, 2017 | 2 p.m.
Washington at War: The Evergreen State in WWI

One-hundred years ago in 1917, the US entered The Great War to fight alongside European allies. But Washington’s homefront experience began long before the country entered the war, and continued afterward. Join historian Lorraine McConaghy for an illustrated introduction to the war’s themes and an opportunity to participate in a “Readers’ Theater.” We’ll read aloud together a script featuring newspaper accounts, diaries, writings, speeches, and correspondence of the era, as well as McConaghy’s extensive research focused on the war’s impact on Washington. This dramatic period – stretching from the Prohibition referendum in 1914 through Seattle’s General Strike and President Woodrow Wilson’s visit to Washington in 1919 – provides a fascinating lens into issues of immigration, wartime industrialization, women’s rights, social change, radical labor, epidemic disease, and worldwide turmoil.

Presented by Humanities Washington and the Washington State Historical Society in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of America’s involvement in World War I.

 Lorraine McConaghy is a public historian who earned her PhD from the University of Washington. At the Museum of History & Industry and Washington State History Museum, her work as historian and curator has dealt with Washington at war during the Treaty War of 1855-1856, the Civil War, World War I, and World War II. She has participated in working groups concerning the opportunities of commemoration, and presented lectures and workshops on readers’ theater programs at National Council on Public History, American Association for State and Local History, and the Washington Museum Association. In 2009, her readers’ theater script, Speaking Out, won the national performance award from the Oral History Association. In 2015, AASLH honored her Voices of the Civil War with a national award of merit. McConaghy’s work has been honored by the Washington State Historical Society’s Robert Gray Medal, the annual award of the Pacific Northwest Historians Guild, and the Humanities Washington Award.


November 15, 2017
Closing Day

Last day of the 2017 Season. The museum re-opens on March 15, 2018.