Inquiring Minds Program - March
The presenter is Janet Oakley, writer, historian, and educator.
"Inquiring Mind/Conversations" is a cultural enrichment program sponsored by Humanities Washington, which is connected with The National Endowment for the Humanities and partially funded by the Washington State Legislature. This arrangement provides Washington communities with an impressive roster of historians, musicians, actors, and lecturers who bring history and the arts alive through performance and lecture.
The programs are presented once a month at the historic Harstine Island Community Club at 2:00pm in the afternoon. Doors open at 1:30. Coffee pot on! Visiting encouraged!
What: Inquiring Minds Program: “Tree Army: The Civilian Conservation Corps in Washington State, 1933-1941”
Where: Harstine Island Community Club, Harstine Island, 3371 E. Harstine Island Rd. N., Shelton, WA 98584
When: Sunday, March 17, 2013 at 2:00 pm
About Janet Oakley
Janet Oakley is a writer and historian based in Northwest Washington. A former educator at the Skagit County Historical Museum, she grew up listening to her mother’s stories about the Civilian Conservation Corps boys from “New Joisey,” who occupied a rugged side camp up the creek from her uncle’s ranch. Oakley writes social studies and history curricula for schools, national parks and museums. She has published in historical journals, including an upcoming article on the ship Ann Parry for the Sea Chest maritime journal, and wrote the award-winning novel Tree Soldier. When not writing, she makes butter and other folk crafts with students or is involved with reenactments at English Camp on San Juan Island.
Oakley currently lives in Bellingham.