Are you interested in local history? At the Pacific Northwest Historians Guild's biennial conference, "Armistice to Amazon: A Century of Transformations," you're invited to share stories and hear insights about changes in the Pacific Northwest from 1918 to 2018. The history conference takes place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 3 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., 206-386-4636.

Library programs are free and open to the public. Online registration is recommended to ensure there are enough handouts. Parking is available in the Central Library garage for $7.

At the conference, presentation topics will include: the effects of both World Wars, Native rights issues, labor strife, neighborhood preservation, non-violence, inclusive archives management and a high-level view of regional development.  


9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Opening session with guest speaker Stephanie Toothman

  • "Changing Narratives: Telling All Americans' Stories through the National Park Service's Parks and Programs"
10:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

Breakout sessions:

  • A Century of Change
  • Changing Seattle Neighborhoods
  • Inclusive Approaches to Historical Research

Noon to 1:15 p.m. Lunch and group conversations
1:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Breakout sessions

  • Transformative Leadership in Higher Education
  • How to Get Published
  • Urban Activism in WWII and After

3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Breakout sessions

  • Finding an Audience
  • The 20th Century Chinese-American Experience
  • Traumas of the World War I Era

The Pacific Northwest Historians Guild brings together scholars and public historians, professional and amateur, concerned with the study and dissemination of regional history. Founded in November 1980, the Guild fosters teaching and appreciation of Northwest history and promotes communication among regional historians