OF ROYAL INTEREST
Member Merilee Mulvey shares an article on the family history of Prince Harry’s fiancé, Meghan Markle. Read the full article HERE.
LIVING VOICES (theatre performance) – Northwest Passages,
Jan. 28, 2 pm, Bromley Rm
Public is invited. No admission charge.
“Northwest Passages tells the story of the development of the Pacific Northwest, focusing primarily on the years between 1880 and 1920. It is an examination of forces that pulled people here from regions throughout the United States and the world, the dreams they hoped to fulfill, the realities they encountered, and the established communities of people who were affected by this great influx. The “passage” of our title refers not just to a journey from one place to another, but also from one time to another, from an old way of life to a new way of life—that was embodied in the dream of the bountiful, prosperous, rugged Northwest.”
“Anna Julia Larson is six years old when her family emigrates from Sweden. Following the encouragement of his brothers who were already established in the Northwest, Julia’s father decides to take his family away from their ancestral home. The pain of parting is felt keenly by Julia’s mother, who has serious doubts about their prospects in America. She says good-bye to her relatives for the last time, knowing that she will never see any of them again.
The family (Julia, her older brothers Anders and Edvin and her parents) travel safely across England and then across the Atlantic to Ellis Island. “
* * Join us on January 28th for the 2 p.m. performance in the Bromley Room. * *
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