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Membership Meeting

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 7 - 9 p.m.
at the Des Moines Historical Society Museum.

Topic: "Discovery & Exploration of Puget Sound - Stories and charts from the journals of George Vancouver 1992 and Charles Wilkes 1841,"

Presented by: Dick Blumenthal

Dick will discuss the earliest explorers of our inland waters, their journeys and adventures. You will be able to follow nautical charts (on the back of your handout) which includes the amazingly accurate chart from George Vancouver's expedition of 1792. Peter Puget, Joseph Whidbey and Joseph Baker were among his shipmates.

The Charles Wilkes exploration in 1841 was responsible for many of our earliest place names. Disk will explain the origins of names that surround us, and be happy to chat and answer audience questions.

Dick knows his subject well, and is an excellent speaker. He has written several books, what are essentially transcriptions of the explorer's journals. There books are available on his website.

After the program, there will be door prizes and an opportunity to visit and enjoy refreshments.

The Des Moines Historical Society looks forward to seeing familiar faces, and welcomes visitors and newcomers. Please join us on Wednesday, February 12, 2013 7-9 p.m. at the Des Moines IOOF Hall - 728 So. 225th St. Des Moines, WA. The one-hundred year old IOOF Hall is in downtown Des Moines, on So. 225th street, one-half block west of Marine View Drive.

For more information call Jim Langston, Program Chairman, (206) 878-7205.




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