A Thousand Words' Worth

A Thousand Words’ Worth

Washington Authors Tell Stories with Objects
  • Dates:
    Mar 9 - Aug 4 2019
This past exhibition was on view from March 9 to August 4, 2019.
We invited well-loved Washington authors to mine the Historical Society’s collections to tell stories through artifacts and objects. Each author worked with the Historical Society’s curator, head of collections, or registrar to consider the many items in the collections, and chose arrays of objects that spoke to them, sometimes evoking themes from published work and sometimes inspiring new writing ideas.
Come and enjoy these authors’ selections paired with their writing and explore how history connects to popular culture and other parts of the humanities. Authors include:
  • Octavia E. Butler
  • Chenoa Egawa
  • Kathleen Flenniken
  • Jamie Ford
  • Samuel Green
  • David Guterson
  • Frank and Brian Herbert
  • Dr. Charles Johnson
  • Debbie Macomber
  • Betty MacDonald represented by Paula Becker
  • John Okada represented by Frank Abe
  • Chandler O’Leary and Jessica Spring
  • Shawn Wong