September 13, 2018 Meeting
First meeting for this season will be at China Harbor (6:00 pm).
The speaker will be Kent Hickey, he will discuss the 1865-66 travels to Appomattox and throughout the South by young Northern journalist John Richard Dennett, whose essays first appeared in the Nation and were later collected in The South as It Is 1865-1866. During part of his talk Mr. Hickey will portray the journalist Dennett in character, especially in reporting on the Freedmen. Mr. Hickey will also tell what it is like to work in living history for the National Park Service, based on his volunteer service as a historical interpreter at Appomattox during summers. For the rest of the year he is the President of Seattle Prep.