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McMenamins Elks Temple History Pub: The Boys in the Boat – A Daughter Remembers

March 2, 2020 - March 3, 2020


The critically acclaimed non-fiction novel The Boys in the Boat, by Daniel James Brown, celebrates the 1936 U.S. men’s Olympic eight-oar rowing team. Nine working class boys from the Pacific Northwest stormed the rowing world, transformed the sport, and galvanized the attention of millions of Americans. Hear an explanation of the book’s genesis and stories from the daughter of Joe Rantz, one of those working class boys who made history.
Join the Historical Society and guest presenter Judy Willman at the lively McMenamins Elks Temple. History Pubs are held the first Tuesday evening of every month and take place in the beautiful Spanish Ballroom. They’re free and open to the public! Each month a different topic is presented, focusing on great stories of Pacific Northwest history.
The Spanish Ballroom offers food and drink for purchase. History Pub guests can also get a 15% discount on hotel rooms for the evening at Elks Temple with the code HISTPUB!


March 2, 2020
March 3, 2020


Washington State Historical Society
(125) 324-4011
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Washington State History Museum
1911 Pacific Ave
Tacoma, 98402
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