Submitted by Marianne Bull.
Some of the worst Pacific Northwest weather in recorded history will be reviewed by Feliks Banel at the Steilacoom High School Library on Friday, January 11 at 3:00 pm. This free event is part of the Steilacoom Library Speaker Series.
Feliks Banel is a local broadcaster and historian who will speak on ferocious weather here in the Pacific Northwest and how these frightening events can bind communities together as people share resources, protect each other and commiserate the situation they find themselves in at the mercy of Mother Nature.
Banel will also invite the sharing of personal stories and memories of those attending. Being snowed in, washed out or left without power create memories that are not soon forgotten.
Banel is a local broadcaster and historian. He is the editor of Columbia, the quarterly magazine of Washington State Historical Society and also a contributor to KIRO Radio on Northwest history and culture. He has also produced documentaries for the Seattle Channel. Banel lives in Seattle.
The Steilacoom Library Speaker Series is sponsored by the Friends of the Steilacoom Library and the Pierce County Library Association in partnership with the Steilacoom Historical Museum Association. Future programs can be found listed on the Pierce County Library and Steilacoom Museum websites. The events are held at the Steilacoom High School at 54 Sentinel Street in Steilacoom in the student library room.