Tuesday, 07 April 2020

Elks Temple History Pub

Iconic, Yet Invisible: Hidden Treasures of the Richards Studio Photography Collection

5:30 pm doors, 7 pm event

Free. First come, first served. Arrive early!

All ages welcome

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Why not stay the night? Receive 15% off your hotel room that evening using the code HISTPUB or mention it when you call the hotel.

About Iconic, Yet Invisible: Hidden Treasures of the Richards Studio Photography Collection

Iconic, Yet Invisible: Hidden Treasures of the Richards Studio Photography Collection

Presented by Tacoma Public Library and Pacific Northwest historian Michael Sullivan.

For 35 years, the Richards Photography Studio captured iconic images of the South Sound’s events, people, places, and industries, creating a vast and invaluable album of Tacoma history. Historian and preservationist Michael Sullivan will introduce audiences to the stories behind a portion of the yet-to-be-seen 800,000 images while revealing an incredible amount of historic material. Library director Kate Larsen will share how the community can support efforts to expand and sustain this collection. 

About the Speaker:

Michael Sullivan is a Pacific Northwest historian, writer, teacher and storyteller. He is the writer of Tacoma’s premier local history blog: https://tacomahistory.live./

And he taught a course on the History of Tacoma at the University of Washington Tacoma for more than 20 years. Most recently Sullivan wrote the introduction for the new edition of Murray Morgan’s epic book Puget’s Sound, a Narrative of Tacoma and the South Sound, published by the University of Washington Press.

About Elks Temple History Pub

Elks Temple History Pub

These monthly, free events are open to everyone interested in Oregon, Washington and Pacific Northwest history. Co-sponsored by like-minded historical and civic organizations, we bring you experts, scholars, first-person experiencers and historians who expound on topics from Lewis and Clark to shipwrecks, hop growing to women pioneers and far, far beyond. It's like being back in the classroom - except this time you get to settle into comfortable seats and enjoy a drink or two with dinner while you listen and learn.

This event is eligible for a History Pub Stamp

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