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Sun, Aug 16


Online Event

Q&A Panel on The Hill With A Future & Capitol Hill history.

Featuring Jacqueline B Williams, author of Hill With A Future; Nan Little, long-time Capitol Hill resident and author of If I Can Climb Mt. Kilamanjaro, Why Can't I Brush My Teeth?; Rob Ketcherside, CHHS vice-president and author of Lost Seattle; and Tom Heuser, local historian and CHHS president.

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Q&A Panel on The Hill With A Future & Capitol Hill history.
Q&A Panel on The Hill With A Future & Capitol Hill history.

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Aug 16, 2020, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Online Event

About the Event

Join us for a Q&A panel discussion in partnership with Elliott Bay Book Company featuring local authors Jackie Williams, Nan Little, Rob Ketcherside, and CHHS president Tom Heuser about Capitol Hill history and Jackie's book The Hill With A Future, the only book devoted exclusively to Capitol Hill history.

In the fall of 2019 Capitol Hill Historical Society republished The Hill With A Future for the first time since it went out of print shortly after its first run in 2001. The project was funded by 4Culture.

Now we invite you to join us in conversation about the book and Capitol Hill History. Read the book ahead of time and come with questions for the panelists or just listen in on the discussion.

If you do not yet have a copy you can purchase one from us at or by calling Elliott Bay Book Company at 206-624-6600. Though we welcome direct purchases we highly encourage you to support local business during this difficult time by ordering from Elliott Bay. They will certainly appreciate it!

Lastly, registration is required in order to receive a link to the online Zoom conference 2 hours prior to the event. Historic Seattle has kindly offered to manage the Zoom conference for us.

About the panelists:

Jacqueline B. Williams, is the author of The Hill With A Future as well as Wagon Wheel Kitchens, The Way We Ate : Pacific Northwest Cooking, 1843-1900, and coauthor of Family of Strangers: Building a Jewish Community in Washington State. She has received the Virginia Marie Folkins Award, 1997 Award of Individual Excellence from the Washington Museum Association, and the 2008 Pacific Northwest History Award. She grew up in Louisville, Ky. but has lived in Seattle since 1971 and on Capitol Hill between 1972 and 2012. She now lives in a Condo on First Hill.

Nan Little, holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology, and is the author of "If I Can Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro, Why Can't I Brush My Teeth?: Courage, Tenacity and Love Meet Parkinson's Disease." She is also a representative with the Northwest Parkinson's Foundation and a national coordinator for Pedaling for Parkinson’s. She is originally from Detroit and has lived on Capitol Hill since 1973.

Rob Ketcherside is the author of Lost Seattle, co-founder and vice President of Capitol Hill Historical Society, and writes about local history on his blog He lived on Capitol Hill for fifteen years and is now in the Central District.

Tom Heuser, holds a BA in History, is a local historian, consultant, and co-founder and president of Capitol Hill Historical Society. He also writes about local history for CHHS and on his own blog He has lived on Capitol Hill for the better part of the past 16 years. 

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