… And the events just keep on coming!
Join us for one of Paul Dorpat‘s and Jean Sherrard‘s illustrated talks about their new book, Seattle Now & Then: The Historic Hundred!
- Saturday (tomorrow), December 1, 2018: 2:30 PM, Mercer Island Historical Society, at Aljoya, 2430 76th Ave SE
- Monday, December 3, 2018: 5:15 and 6:15 PM (15 minutes each), Ivar’s Salmon House, 401 NE Northlake Way
- Wednesday, December 5, 2018: 6:30-8:30 PM, Center for Wooden Boats, Wagner Education Center, 1010 Valley Street
- Thursday, December 6, 2018: 6-8 PM, Museum of History and Industry, 860 Terry Ave N (free first Thursday)
- Saturday, December 8, 2018: 1 PM, Tukwila Historical Society Heritage and Cultural Center, 14475 59th Ave S
In recent weeks, the book has garnered great media attention from:
Westside Seattle, “Seattle Time Travelers” column by Jean Godden
The launch of Seattle Now & Then, a new film by Berangere Lomont
KOMO-TV, “Eric’s Heroes,” with Eric Johnson
The Seattle Channel “Art Zone” with Nancy Guppy
To see all the print and broadcast media coverage of the book, click here.
A total of 25 Seattle notables have weighed in on Seattle Now & Then: The Historic Hundred. Here are two samples:
Paul Dorpat and Jean Sherrard have published a selection of the best of their “Now and Then” columns from The Seattle Times written over several decades. These columns reveal, explore and share Seattle local history by paralleling vintage photographs from previous years with photographs and commentary on these same spaces and places today. In so doing, Dorpat and Sherrard are able to focus on recurring issues and complex ideas that have shaped our city. Their creation of a People’s History of the region has made our past and how we look at the present and design the future much more accessible to scholars, historians and people interested in Seattle “Now and Then.”
Marcellus Turner, Seattle city librarian
The best thing about writing Seattle: A Pictorial History with my dad back in 1982 was meeting Paul Dorpat. He and Murray were kindred spirits, delighting in the oddities and ironies of the city’s past and present and, in their overlapping ways, telling its story. Paul is a treasure, and this book is a fitting sampling and tribute to his work.
Lane Morgan, Seattle author, Greetings from Washington,
co-author, Seattle: A Pictorial History,
editor, The Northwest Experience anthologies
For the rest of the blurbs, check out our blurbs page.
Eager to place your order? It’s easy. Just visit our “How to order” page. You can even specify how you want Paul and Jean to personalize your copy. Orders will be mailed starting next Monday and will reach mailboxes about a week later, well in time for holiday gift giving.
Big thanks to everyone who has helped make this book a successful tribute to the public historian who has popularized Seattle history via more than 1,800 columns for nearly 37 years, Paul Dorpat!
— Clay Eals, editor, Seattle Now & Then: The Historic Hundred