Sunday, December 11th, 2pm

Book talk, slide presentation & signing with Paul J. Stein

co-author of The Future Remembered: The 1962 World's Fair and Its Legacy

Astronauts, Elvis, sky rides, royalty, the Kennedys, religion, topless showgirls, the Canadian tattoo, the Cold War and futurist speculation ‒ the 1962 Seattle World's Fair had it all. The era and its people come to life in The Future Remembered: The 1962 Seattle World's Fair and Its Legacy ‒ a new, coffee-table-style book filled with fascinating history, stories and pictures to celebrate the fair's upcoming 50th anniversary.

This 300-page, image-rich hardcover and learn how the space race lit the fire under Seattle's movers, shakers and dreamers, and how they turned their little-known, geographically isolated city into the place that "invented the future" and gave us the remarkable legacy of a fondly remembered six months of learning and fun in 1962.

About the Authors:
Paula Becker is a staff historian for Seattle's HistoryLink.org where her essays document the dance marathon craze of the 1920s and 1930s, war-effort knitting on the home front during World Wars I and II, the career of The Egg and I author Betty MacDonald, and numerous other subjects. She and co-writer Alan J. Stein also wrote the book ‒ Alaska- Yukon-Pacific Exposition: Washington's First World's Fair.

Alan J. Stein is a HistoryLink.org staff historian and award-winning author of four previous HistoryLink
books, Safe Passage: The Birth of Washington State Ferries, 1951-2001; Bellevue Timeline: The Story of
Washington's Leading Edge City from Homesteads to High Rises, 1863-2003; The Olympic: The Story of
Seattle's Landmark Hotel. He is the Association of King County Historical Organizations' past president, and
Ex Noble Grand Humbug of Doc Maynard Chapter 54-40, E Clampus Vitus.

Cost / Admission
free

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Contact Info
David Domkoski
ddomkoski@tacomapubliclibrary.org
253 591 5666
Location
Main Library - Olympic Room
1102 Tacoma Avenue South
Tacoma, WA, 98402
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