McConaghy to lead 'Territorial Voices: A Civil War Reader's Theater'

Lorraine McConaghy, a public historian with the Museum of History and Industry in Seattle, will be presenting "Territorial Voices: A Civil War Reader’s Theater" at the Redmond Historical Society meeting from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Jan. 12, 2013 at The Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center, 16600 N.E. 80th St.

The interactive, living-theater piece will have the audience reading the words of ordinary settlers, territorial military and administrative leadership. McConaghy will give a brief lecture to set the stage for the audience participation and will present various opinions on race and slavery in Washington Territory. Conversation will follow about the ideas and themes raised in the communal theater. The presentation is sponsored by Humanities Washington.


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