October is Archives Month and the theme is “Strange Washington”
How perfect is this theme for this state, especially in October? A lot of strange things have come out of Washington. Sasquatch. Flying saucers. A disproportionate share of serial killers. D.B. Cooper. And a ton of other things you might not have heard of. Yet.
We have a few events planned for Archives Month to take a look back at some of the strange history our state has to offer.
October 27, 2017 – 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Olympia Archives Building
1129 Washington St. SE, Olympia, WA 98501
History Happy Hour
November 2, 2017 – 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, 3 Magnets Brewing Company
(Free admission does not include food and beverages.)
Tales of Strange Washington
This event took place on October 7, 2017 at the Olympia Archives Building
Some great speakers illustrated the strange history of Washington, with talks about some of the infamous individuals and incidents to spawn in our home state.
The event was aired by TVW. You can watch the presentation here.
Serial Killers - Mary Hammer, Digital Projects Archivist
Big Foot & Strange Images - Benjamin Helle, Branch Archivist
Washington’s Strangest People - Tracy Rebstock, Southwest Regional Archivist
Haunted Places & Roadside Oddities - Al Eufrasio, co-author of Strange Washington
E-mail Jamison with any questions about this event.