October 13th at 6pm SCWL will be hosting a Facebook livestream discussion with authors Dr. Lorraine McConaghy and Judy Bentley to discuss their book, Free Boy. Free Boy tells the story of an enslaved young man who made his escape to freedom from the Washington territory prior to the Civil War. This captivating bit of Washington history will be discussed as well as the general state of affairs in the Washington territory in the lead up to the outbreak of the Civil War. You won't want to miss this one!
Here is the direct link to the Facebook event page.
The program will be posted to our youtube channel later, as well.
Please join SCWL for the next installment of our free walking tours for 2021. Spend time under the beautiful golden autumn colors of the Grand Army cemetery's majestic old oak trees and learn about the unique history of the austere Capitol Hill cemetery park and the veterans of the Civil War that are buried there. The tour will begin at 1 pm and should last about 90 minutes. We will also be joined by the Capitol Hill Historical Society to talk with us about what work they do involving Capitol Hill history and how you can support them and get involved.
The Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery park is located at 1200 East Howe Street, just north of Volunteer Park and the historic Lake View Cemetery.
Visit our Facebook event page for additional information on this tour:
Visit the Capitol Hill Historical Society website:
Seattle's Civil War Legacy presents the history of Seattle's Civil War veterans. Over 2500 Civil War veterans resided in Seattle and King County area in the decades following the Civil War. Each of these veterans have their own individual history but there is also a greater collective history of this generation of veterans who came to Seattle. These men helped build the city both literally and figuratively. The mission of SCWL is the study and sharing of that history by way of written articles, video, public history and tours.