08 December 2008

PNW Historians Guild Presentations

Nearby Norwegians Presents!

Several Nearby Norwegian members are scheduled to present at the 24th annual conference of the Pacific Northwest Historians Guild, to be held on March 7, 2009 at Seattle's Museum of History and Industry. Next year's conference will focus on the centennial of the 1909 Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition, held on the early University of Washington campus.

Among many interesting 15-minute presentations scheduled for the conference,

Luci Baker Johnson will offer an overview of topics concerning Norwegians and the AYPE, complete with a Power Point presentation and a film clip from "Norway Day" in 1909.

Cathy Lykes plans to present some of her in-depth research on "Health, Medicine, and the AYPE," including details about Seattle's concerns for public health, the operation of a hospital at the fair, and typical complaints of fair-goers, such as, the mysterious "AYPE headache."

Barbara Holz Sullivan is developing a presentation and paper on Finn Haakon Frolich, the Norwegian sculptor of "The Spirit of the Pacific," the busts of Edvard Grieg and James J. Hill, and the figurehead model for the Viking ship for Norway Day, all unveiled at the AYPE.

See you in March!

Chery Kinnick

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