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Gig Harbor Literary Society

2022-12-06 18:00:00 2022-12-06 19:30:00 America/Los_Angeles Gig Harbor Literary Society Join us on the first Tuesday of each month to read historical fiction, contemporary fiction or nonfiction set in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Harbor History Museum -

Tuesday, December 06
6:00pm - 7:30pm

Add to Calendar 2022-12-06 18:00:00 2022-12-06 19:30:00 America/Los_Angeles Gig Harbor Literary Society Join us on the first Tuesday of each month to read historical fiction, contemporary fiction or nonfiction set in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Harbor History Museum -

Join us on the first Tuesday of each month to read historical fiction, contemporary fiction or nonfiction set in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

Bring a snack to share as we discuss "A Frontier Killing, Its Legacy of Lies, and the Taking of the American West" by Blaine Harden

In 1836, two missionaries and their wives were among the first Americans to cross the Rockies by covered wagon on what would become the Oregon Trail. Dr. Marcus Whitman and Reverend Henry Spalding were headed to present-day Washington state and Idaho, where they aimed to convert members of the Cayuse and Nez Perce tribes. Both would fail spectacularly as missionaries. But Spalding would succeed as a propagandist, inventing a story that recast his friend as a hero, and helped to fuel the massive westward migration that would eventually lead to the devastation of those they had purportedly set out to save.

Event location: Harbor History Museum 
https://harborhistorymuseum.org 
4121 Harborview Dr., Gig Harbor, WA 98332
253-858-6722

AGE GROUP: | Seniors (55+) | Adults (18+) |

EVENT TYPE: | Book Club |

Venue details


Harbor History Museum 

https://harborhistorymuseum.org 
Harbor History Museum
4121 Harborview Dr., Gig Harbor, WA 98332
253-858-6722