From the Orcas Island Historical Society
In lieu of its regularly scheduled History Matinee, the Orcas Museum will sponsor Lorraine McConaghy to speak on Friday night August 24, from 7-9pm, in the Lundeen Room of the Orcas Senior Center. Her topic will be: Washington Territory during the Antebellum and Civil War Eras. As the nation commemorated the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War, Ms. McConaghy curated an exhibit called Blue vs. Gray: Civil War in the Pacific Northwest which revealed the influences of that conflict as a ‘war of issues’ in which the political leaders and residents of Washington Territory fully participated. As she is a member of the Humanities Washington speakers bureau, this lecture is provided free of charge.
For more information on Ms. McConoghy and her subject see: www.humanities.org/programs/inquiring-mind-speaker-lorraine-mcconaghy