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Storm Warning: Historic Weather in the Evergreen State

November 5, 2019 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Storm Warning: Historic Weather in the Evergreen State
with Feliks Banel and Humanities Washington

November 5, doors open at 5:30 PM, event 7:00-8:30 PM 

Held at McMenamins Elks Temple Spanish Ballroom, 565 Broadway, Tacoma
FREE and open to the public, all ages welcome.

Local broadcaster and historian Feliks Banel explores our region’s darkest weather days and most infamous storms. With archival photos, radio, and TV clips, Banel takes us back in time to hear stories of those who survived some of the worst Pacific Northwest weather in recorded history. 

Banel explores how these storms can revive our shared humanity. Frightening weather can bind communities together to share resources, commiserate, and protect each other. Participants may share their own memories of how they survive being snowed in, washed out, or left without power in the wake of a big storm—and why we remember those moments for the rest of our lives.

About the speaker: 

Feliks Banel is a writer and producer, and serves as editor of COLUMBIA, the quarterly magazine of the Washington State Historical Society. He has been a host and contributor for KIRO Radio on matters of Northwest history and culture for many years; he created the history series This NOT Just In for KUOW Public Radio; and he produces documentaries for the Seattle Channel.

About history pub: 

The Washington State Historical Society partners with McMenamins Elks Temple for History Pub on the first Tuesday of each month (excluding December). Learn about a new topic in Pacific Northwest history each time! These events are eligible for McMenamins passport stamps. Beverages and pizza are available for purchase in the Spanish Ballroom, and food and drinks may be brought in from other Elks Temple restaurants. Enjoy the Spanish Ballroom and learn while you sip and savor. Enter the code HISTORY2019 to receive a 15% discount on rooms for the evening, courtesy of McMenamins.