Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Classes, Classes, Everywhere Classes

The upcoming Washington State Genealogical Society's state conference (11-13 September 2009 at the Davenport Hotel) will offer you more classes and more learning opportunities than you'll have time to take!

Susan Gallyon Dechant (member of the Northeast Washington Genealogical Society in Colville) is presenting the free-to-the-public Beginners' Classes at the downtown Spokane Public Library on Friday morning. The first session is 10:15 AM to 11:15 AM and then repeats from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM.

Then Friday afternoon at 1:00 PM at the Davenport, three off-site tours will leave. One will go by bus out to Cheney and the Eastern Washington Branch of the Washington State Archives and the Washington State Digital Archives. One will go the shorter distance to the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, the Campbell House (for a private tour; public tours no longer available) and the Eastern Washington Historical Society library for tours. Your third choice is to visit historical structures in downtown Spokane by strolling down to the old-and-wonderfully-updated-and-renamed Bing Crosby Theater (formerly known as the Metropolitan Performing Arts Center) and then returning to the Davenport Hotel for a guided tour there.

Saturday is the main day of the conference and you will have to choose from among four classes each hour...for four sessions...which means there will be 16 classes to choose from! (Thank goodness each presenter will be submitting material for the conference syllabus!!) Look for more information on the classes and presenters in coming days on this blog.

Classes, classes, everywhere classes...while you cannot do them all, you cannot do any of them if you don't register for this wonderful conference. Click the link below so you can come and stuff your head full of genealogical learning.

Online Registration
(need help with the online registration? read our tutorial here)

Brochure and Saturday Schedule
(to help you choose your classes and activities)

Mail-in Registration Form
(for those who prefer registering offline)

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