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History Cafe: Civil War in Washington Territory

In the midst of the sesquicentennial of the Civil War, MOHAI’s public historian Dr. Lorraine McConaghy will share her research into how this major national event impacted Washington Territory.

About History Cafe
Join us on the 3rd Thursday of the month at the MOHAI Cafe at the Museum of History & Industry's new location in Lake Union Park for lively a discussion about history. Each cafe features a different topic, and invites history enthusiasts to come together and share what you know. Grab a cup of coffee - or glass of wine - and enjoy learning about the past!

Please note: History Cafe is a free program, but if you wish to visit the MOHAI galleries, you must pay museum admission (galleries close at 8 pm).

This event series is brought to you by MOHAI, KCTS 9, The Seattle Public Library, and

RSVPs: Seating at History Cafe is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Your RSVP gives us an idea of how many people are coming, but does not guarantee you a seat, so we encourage you to arrive at least 15 minutes early. If an event is full on Meetup, you may still come.
Parking: After 6 pm, numerous lots near Lake Union Park offer free parking. Look for parking lots off Fairview Ave, Westlake Ave, or Valley Street, or take the South Lake Union Streetcar from downtown Seattle.

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  • Josh

    I agree Michelle, it was very informative. So much info and too little time.

    March 22, 2013

  • Michelle

    Excellent. A true expert provided a wonderfully detailed presentation. She was also very passionate about the topic, which was infectious. Loved it.

    March 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    excellent topic, but another commitment

    March 19, 2013

  • Tomoko S.

    look forward to it!

    March 18, 2013

  • Igor G.

    I look forward to it! It'll be my first meeting, Moved here from Boston recently..

    February 16, 2013

  • Chris H.

    Looking forward to it.

    January 22, 2013

  • Janet O.

    There were a number of Southerners in the NW, many were up on Bellingham Bay serving at Fort Bellingham. Notable is George E Pickett of Pickett's charge at Gettysburg, but Jefferson Davis' nephew was at the fort too. They left in 1861.

    I also understand that during the war the number of people coming out on the Oregon Trail was high from both the North and South.

    January 16, 2013

  • George L.

    I hope someone explains why there is a monument to Confederate soldiers at the Lakeview Cemetery. It's a long way from the South.

    January 1, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      You are right that Confederates in Washington is incongruous! But they were here. Check HistoryLink Essay #8538, and at the History Cafe program I am sure Dr. McConaghy will have lots of stories to tell us. She is terrific, don't miss this program!

      January 1, 2013

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