May 13, 7:00pm - 9:30pm
History After Hours virtual event: COOPER! Alive or deceased? Disgruntled or ingenious? Folk hero or terrorist? This ages 21+ program explores the layers of myth and mystery surrounding the 1971 hijacking of Northwest Orient Flight 305 and the enigmatic figure at that story’s center, D.B. Cooper. See material released by the FBI and hear harrowing first-hand accounts of crisis decision making from that flight. Learn how to make Cooper’s favorite mixed drink, review 1970s fashions, and decide if you think a human could survive a mid-flight jettison from a Boeing 727.
South Sound Japanese American Day of Remembrance
May 20, 5:00pm - 6:45pm
Join us online to see a performance of Never again: The story of the Japanese American incarceration, presented by Dukesbay Productions. This play features a collection of first-person stories of people who were forced into incarceration camps during World War II. Over the course of several scenes, five actors will bring this powerful history to life.
South Sound Day of Remembrance
May 20, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Join us for a panel discussion about the history and meaning of U.S. government surveillance of Japanese Americans and World War II incarceration, in relationship to contemporary issues of anti-Asian violence, immigration and labor, private detention centers, and border patrol. Informed by history, we will address relevant questions about democracy and civil liberties, neoliberal policies, citizenship, and American identity.
Curator Talk with Peter Boag
Jun 10, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Join us for an immersive discussion surrounding the original exhibition Crossing Boundaries: Portraits of a Transgender West with curator Peter Boag, Professor and Columbia Chair in History of the American West at Washington State University, and author of Re-Dressing America’s Frontier Past.
Jun 19, 10:00am - 5:00pm
The oldest celebrated national commemoration of the ending of slavery, Juneteenth is commemorated to acknowledge a period in American history that continues to shape our communities. WSHS encourages you to join us in celebrating with one of our many partners who preserve the history of Black Americans and Washingtonians. See page for links and resources.