Tuesday, April 30, 2024

The Real “Boys in the Boat” – A Daughter Remembers

Presented by Judy Rantz Willman

History Pub

Anderson School - Haynes' Hall

6pm doors, 7pm program


All ages welcome

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About The Real “Boys in the Boat” – A Daughter Remembers

The Real “Boys in the Boat” – A Daughter Remembers

The critically acclaimed non-fiction novel The Boys in Boat, by Daniel James Brown, is the story of the University of Washington eight-oar rowing team that won the 1936 Olympic gold medal in Germany. The 2023 Hollywood film adaptation sparked new interest in this incredibly history. Join Judy Rantz Willman, daughter of UW crew member Joe Rantz, for an explanation of the book's genesis, reflections on the movie version, archival film footage of the actual Olympic race, and personal insight into this inspiring story. 

Judy Rantz Willman is the daughter of Joe Rantz, one of the original "boys in the boat". Judy grew up in Lake Forest Park, Washington, and graduated from UW with a Bachelor of Science in home economics education and has a background in writing. She and her husband, Ray, live outside Redmond, WA. 



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These events are open to everyone interested in Pacific Northwest history, and beyond! Often co-sponsored by local or state historical and civic organizations, we bring you experts, scholars, first-person experiencers, historians and documentaries expounding on topics from indigenous history to the birth of Portland, early explorers to hop growing, and on and on! 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.

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