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Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau Presents

Washington on Wheels: Odd and Innovative Transportation Ideas from the Pacific Northwest

2020-06-13 15:00:00 2020-06-13 16:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau Presents From canoe journeys to flying cars (that actually worked!), explore the history and culture of travel in Washington State. Author Harriet Baskas takes us on a tour of state transportation history. Online Classes and Events

Saturday, June 13
3:00pm - 4:00pm

Add to Calendar 2020-06-13 15:00:00 2020-06-13 16:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau Presents From canoe journeys to flying cars (that actually worked!), explore the history and culture of travel in Washington State. Author Harriet Baskas takes us on a tour of state transportation history. Online Classes and Events

From canoe journeys to flying cars (that actually worked!), explore the history and culture of travel in Washington State. Author Harriet Baskas takes us on a tour of state transportation history.

Though Boeing is the best-known innovator in travel to have emerged from Washington State, there are many others.

From canoe journeys to flying cars (that actually worked!), explore the history and culture of travel in Washington State. Author and broadcaster Harriet Baskas takes audiences on a tour of notable highlights of state transportation history, examining not just how we get around, but why we travel and where we might be going next.

Audiences will be invited to share family stories of migration, memories of first flights and unforgettable car trips, and consider a future of autonomous cars and vacations in space.

 
Harriet Baskas has a MA in communications from the University of Washington, has served as the general manager for three Pacific Northwest radio stations, and has created award-winning radio for NPR. Her books include Hidden Treasures: What Museums Can’t or Won’t Show You.  She currently writes about airports, air travel, and museums for outlets that include NBC News, CNBC, and USA Today.

This presentation will take place on Zoom! To get a Zoom invitation, please register. An email address is required.

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