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April 2019

Candace Wellman, Heritage Resources Distinguished Speaker at Western Washington University

April 16, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Western Washington University Libraries, Special Collections (Wilson Library 6th floor)
Bellingham, WA
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Candace Wellman will present "Inside the Archives: Exploring Whatcom County's 19th Century Cross-Cultural Marriages." She will discuss her research process and subsequent discoveries. The talk is free and open to the public. While helping researchers at the Washington State Archives, Candace Wellman discovered that 80-90 percent of all marriages in Whatcom County’s early decades were cross-cultural. The husbands included nearly every community founder and official, yet history authors mentioned only white women as founding mothers. She became determined to illuminate the…

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Candace Wellman at Village Books in Lynden (Waples Room)

April 27, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Village Books – Lynden, 430 Front Street
Lynden, WA 98264 United States
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Candace Wellman will be the featured local author for Indie Bookstore Day at Village Books in Lynden (Waples Room). She is the author of "Peace Weavers: Uniting the Salish Coast Through Cross-Cultural Marriages" and "Interwoven Lives: Indigenous Mothers of Salish Coast Communities." While helping researchers at the Washington State Archives, Wellman discovered that 80-90 percent of all marriages in Whatcom County’s early decades were cross-cultural. The husbands included nearly every community founder and official, yet history authors mentioned only white women…

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May 2019

Celebrate WSU’s Presidential History with the authors of “Leading the Crimson and Gray”

May 3, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Terrell Library Atrium, PO Box 645610, Washington State University
Pullman, Washington 99164-5610
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It’s a LAUNCH PARTY! Meet the authors and celebrate the release of Leading the Crimson and Gray: The Presidents of Washington State University, a new title from WSU Press. Leading the Crimson and Gray chronicles the lives and legacies of those who served in one of WSU’s most visible roles—president. The outstanding gathering of chapter authors includes professors, editors, an archivist, an associate dean, graduate and doctoral students, an assistant vice president, and a chancellor. All have strong ties to…

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Philip F. Beach at Colfax Library Community Center

May 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Whitman County Library – Colfax Branch Community Center, 104 South Main Street
Colfax, WA 99111 United States
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Learn about early railroads on the Palouse at a presentation by Philip F. Beach, author of Wheat Country Railroad: The Northern Pacific’s Spokane & Palouse and Competitors. Racing for regional economic supremacy, the Oregon Railway & Navigation Co., Union Pacific, and Northern Pacific Railroad laid rail, invested capital, speculated, and built a remarkable infrastructure—competition that played a critical role in agricultural and population growth on the Palouse. Wheat Country Railroad offers the most comprehensive and detailed study ever compiled on their intense…

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Candace Wellman at Seaport Books

May 16, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Seaport Books, 106 First Street
La Conner, 98257
Photo of Candace Wellman seated in front of a window

Meet Candace Wellman, author of Peace Weavers: Uniting the Salish Coast Through Cross-Cultural Marriages and Interwoven Lives: Indigenous Mothers of Salish Coast Communities. While helping researchers at the Washington State Archives, Wellman discovered that 80-90 percent of all marriages in Whatcom County’s early decades were cross-cultural. The husbands included nearly every community founder and official, yet history authors mentioned only white women as founding mothers. She became determined to illuminate the hidden history surrounding these relationships. Over twenty plus years, and working with…

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Philip F. Beach at Pullman Heritage Depot’s Freight Room

May 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Pullman Heritage Depot, 330 North Grand Ave
Pullman, WA 99163
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Learn about early railroads on the Palouse at a presentation by Philip F. Beach, author of Wheat Country Railroad: The Northern Pacific’s Spokane & Palouse and Competitors. Racing for regional economic supremacy, the Oregon Railway & Navigation Co., Union Pacific, and Northern Pacific Railroad laid rail, invested capital, speculated, and built a remarkable infrastructure—competition that played a critical role in agricultural and population growth on the Palouse. Wheat Country Railroad offers the most comprehensive and detailed study ever compiled on their intense…

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Candace Wellman at Village Books in Fairhaven

May 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Village Books – Fairhaven, 1200 11th Street
Bellingham, WA 98225 United States
Photo of Candace Wellman seated in front of a window

Meet Candace Wellman, author of Peace Weavers: Uniting the Salish Coast Through Cross-Cultural Marriages and Interwoven Lives: Indigenous Mothers of Salish Coast Communities. While helping researchers at the Washington State Archives, Wellman discovered that 80-90 percent of all marriages in Whatcom County’s early decades were cross-cultural. The husbands included nearly every community founder and official, yet history authors mentioned only white women as founding mothers. She became determined to illuminate the hidden history surrounding these relationships. Over twenty plus years, and working…

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October 2019

Candace Wellman to present Researching the “Unknowable” Woman at the 2019 Women Writing the West Conference

October 11, 2019 @ 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
Women Writing the West 2019 Conference, Omni La Mansion del Rio Hotel, 112 College St
San Antonio, TX 78205

Candace Wellman, author of Peace Weavers: Uniting the Salish Coast Through Cross-Cultural Marriages and Interwoven Lives: Indigenous Mothers of Salish Coast Communities, will speak on Researching the “Unknowable” Woman. While helping researchers at the Washington State Archives, Wellman discovered that 80-90 percent of all marriages in Whatcom County’s early decades were cross-cultural. The husbands included nearly every community founder and official, yet history authors mentioned only white women as founding mothers. She became determined to illuminate the hidden history surrounding these…

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November 2019

Candace Wellman at the Whatcom County Historical Society

November 14, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Whatcom County Historical Society, 1308 E Street
Bellingham, WA 98225

Meet Candace Wellman, author of Peace Weavers: Uniting the Salish Coast Through Cross-Cultural Marriages and Interwoven Lives: Indigenous Mothers of Salish Coast Communities. While helping researchers at the Washington State Archives, Wellman discovered that 80-90 percent of all marriages in Whatcom County’s early decades were cross-cultural. The husbands included nearly every community founder and official, yet history authors mentioned only white women as founding mothers. She became determined to illuminate the hidden history surrounding these relationships. Over twenty plus years, and working…

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December 2019

Washington State University Press 28th Annual Holiday Book Fair

December 5, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Terrell Library Atrium, PO Box 645610, Washington State University
Pullman, Washington 99164-5610
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Washington State University Press will host its 28th annual holiday book fair on Thursday, December 5, from 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m., in the Terrell Library Atrium on the Pullman campus. The fair highlights books published throughout the year and is open to everyone. Festivities include steep discounts of 20-50% on all titles, drawings for free books, and complimentary refreshments. The fair will feature new titles on a variety of subjects—Washington State University presidents; environmental issues in the American West; Joni Earl…

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