Wednesday, August 19, 2020

History on Stage

Steilacoom Pig War

History on Stage

Olympic Club - Olympic Club Theater

5:30 pm doors, 7 pm program

$5

All ages welcome

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About Steilacoom Pig War

Steilacoom Pig War

Presented by Erich Ebel, Historian

In 1859, the United States and Great Britain stood on the brink of war for the third time in less than a century, and it all started over the shooting of a wayward pig that had uprooted a neighboring farmer's potatoes. For 12 years, the US Army and the Royal Navy faced off on San Juan Island in Washington Territory, daring each other to make the first move. The cast of characters involved in this saga is a veritable who's who of 19th century historical celebrity. Washington state historian Erich Ebel recounts the story of The Pig War, otherwise known as The Bloodless War or The War That Wasn't.

About the Speaker:
Erich Ebel has lived on the green side as well as the brown side. He's navigated the rivers and climbed the mountains. He's fished its lakes, hiked its trails, marveled at its geology, and studied it's fascinating, storied history to help share it with the world. Erich has spent the past ten years discovering and sharing stories about Washington's history, heritage, and culture. His blog, videos, and podcasts hold a treasure trove of interesting facts, unknown facets, and fascinating tales that help to educate the general public about the privileges of being in Washington.

As the principal of Washington, Our Home consulting, Erich is dedicated to assisting the state's cultural institutions in preserving and promoting their own stories by expanding and enriching the experience of their audiences. From logos to local history curriculum, strategy to social media, and news releases to new technologies, Washington, Our Home has the professional skills to help cultural community organizations reach a larger and more diverse audience, generate new heritage tourism dollars in local economies, and promote local history worldwide. Click here for more information.

About History on Stage

History on Stage

Introducing a live version of an old favorite: History on Stage. While most of our History Pubs have gone virtual during these social distancing days, we are now hosting in-person, ticketed history events at select locations.

Don't forget your mask!