February 2013 – Lorraine McConaghy
Lorraine McConaghy is a public historian who has devoted her professional life to researching and teaching Pacific Northwest history. At Seattle’s Museum of History & Industry, she has curated a series of successful projects, including the museum’s core exhibits Metropolis 150 and Essential Seattle, as well as Blue vs. Gray: Civil War in the Pacific Northwest. McConaghy teaches in the Museum Studies program at the University of Washington, and her work has been honored by the Washington Museum Association, the Oral History Association, the National Council on Public History and the American Association for State and Local History. In 2010, she received the Robert Gray Medal, the highest honor awarded by the Washington State Historical Society.
March 2013 – Shanna Stevenson
Shanna Stevenson is a long-time local historian in Olympia. Formerly the Historic Preservation Officer for Olympia, Thurston County and Tumwater, she joined Washington State Historical Society in January 2006 as the Coordinator of the Women’s History Consortium project. She has a B.A. in History and Education from Gonzaga University and a Masters in Public Administration from The Evergreen State College. As Coordinator of the Women’s History Consortium (WHC), Shanna staffs a 15 member advisory board composed of Governor’s appointees and legislators, leads the WHC website initiative and planning for the commemoration of the Washington Suffrage Centennial.
April 2013 – William Wheeler
Bill Wheeler is a Naval Officer, engineer and educator. He holds degrees in Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering from the University of Michigan, Mechanical Engineering and Financial & Material Management from the Naval Postgraduate School and completed the Executive Management Program at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.
In the Navy, he served on four ships, in two Naval Shipyards, on two fleet staffs, and in the Naval Sea Systems Command as a Life-Cycle-Engineer and program manager. He completed his Navy service as a Captain.
Following his Navy career, he was a manager at Cascade General Shipyard (at the site of the WWII Swan Island Kaiser Shipyard) and a member of the Clark College Engineering faculty. He is now an Emeritus Professor of Engineering at Clark College
May 2013 –
May’s lecture on mid-century historic modernism in Vancouver’s architecture will feature a panel of architects and preservationists.
June 2013 – Evelyn Rodewald
Evelyn Rodewald grew up along the Missouri River in northeastern Montana near the Assinniboine and the Sioux. She earned her master’s in American history with an emphasis on the Indians of the Columbia Plain from Washington State University. During her career she taught school, lived and worked internationally, and edited an international newsletter for veterinarians. Upon retirement she and her husband, Gordon, returned to Montana and live in Whitefish.
July 2013 – Michael Honey
Dr. Michael Honey is a Haley Professor of Humanities, University of Washington Tacoma, and author of Going Down Jericho Road: The Memphis Strike, Martin Luther King’s Last Campaign, and other books of labor and civil rights history.
August 2013 – Irene Martin
Born in England, raised in Canada, and a forty year resident of the U.S., Irene Martin has specialized in Columbia River fisheries history and regional history in her writing career. Winner of the Governor’s Heritage Award in 2000, she is the author of numerous books and articles, and actively involved in her community, Skamokawa. She is an Episcopal priest, and has fished commercially with her husband on Willapa, the Columbia River and in Southeast Alaska and Bristol Bay.
September 2013 – Daniel M. Ogden, Jr.
Dr. Ogden wrote his doctoral dissertation on the Development of Federal Power Policy in the Pacific Northwest at the University of Chicago in 1949. He then joined the political science faculty at Washington State University – Pullman from 1949 to 1961. He served on the staff of the Secretary of the Department of the Interior from 1961-1968, was Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Colorado State University from 1968 to 1976. He then returned to Washington D.C. to be Director of the Office of Power Marketing Coordination in the U.S. Department of Energy. The Bonneville Power Administration was one of his five agencies. In 1984 he retired to return to the Northwest as Manager of the Public Power Council, a trade association of the preference customers of Bonneville. From 1949 on he maintained a close watch on the development of the federal power system and after retiring in 1988 authored an extension of his dissertation to 2012, which he published as The Development of Federal Power Policy in the Pacific Northwest Volume II.
October 2013 – Shelby Anderson
Shelby Anderson is an Assistant Professor in the Anthropology Department at Portland State University. Research interests include the archaeology of past hunter-gatherer societies, evolutionary theory, historical ecology, ceramic technology, applied archaeology, cultural resource management, and archaeology of the Arctic, Sub-arctic and Pacific Northwest. Anderson received an undergraduate degree in Anthropology from Western Washington University and a graduate degree from the University of Washington. Over the years she has worked in a variety of settings (e.g. tribal, federal agency, private consulting) in Alaska, Washington, Utah, Colorado and the Russian Far East.
November 2013 – Ian C. MacMillan
Ian MacMillan is a retired NW Permanente physician and author of “Permanente in the Northwest: Partnering with the Kaiser HHealth Plan”, published in the fall of 2008. He lives in Charbonneau, Oregon.