Olympia Historical society bulletin

There are several upcoming events to put on your calendars. We hope to see you at one or more of these!

*First*, remember our membership meeting coming up soon on October 16. It will be held at the State Capitol Museum. We begin as usual with a members-only “meet and greet” in the dining room at 10:30, followed by a short business meeting and a presentation by Roger Easton on the Olympia trolley system. OHS president Ralph Blankenship will bring in an actual piece of the trolley still attached to a piece of the old Fourth Avenue bridge. This event is cohosted by the Washington State Historical Society and State Capitol Museum.

Clarification/correction: In my last bulletin, I indicated that these events are free to the public. While there is no extra charge to attend the presentation, WSHS charges a $2 fee to enter the museum itself. HOWEVER, WSHS has generously agreed to waive this fee for members of the Olympia Historical Society. If you are a member (or wish to join at the meeting), come to the meet and greet event at 10:30 to receive a “ticket” that will grant you free admission to the museum and the presentation for the day. The OHS Board has also agreed that joining in October will extend you membership through 2010 and 2011. Existing members may wish to pay their 2011 dues at the same time.

*Second*, the Heritage Center, in conjunction with other sponsoring agencies, are once again presenting a Basics of Archives workshop to be held at a variety of locations throughout the region. “The Basics of Archives” is a free workshop that will equip you with practical advice, sample forms and policies, and the basics of care for archival materials. Workshops will be held in three locations from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.: National Archives Pacific-Alaska Region in Seattle (October 14), Eastern Washington Regional Archives in Cheney (October 21), and Pierce County Public Works Environmental Services Building, University Place (October 29).  Pre-registration is required by October 8. Enrollment is limited. To register, contact Mark Vessey, mvessey@wshs.wa.gov, 360-586-0219

*Last* but not least, the 63rd Annual Pacific Northwest History Conference “Game Changers & History Makers: Women in Pacific Northwest History,” will be held November 3-5, 2010 at the Davenport Hotel in Spokane, Washington.

For information, program and registration visit: http://www.washingtonhistory.org/heritageServices/conferences.aspx

Note that online registration is required with all types of payments.

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*HURRY! Reduced fee for “Early Bird” registration ends October 6!*

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