Fort Walla Walla Museum invites you to the kickoff of the Museum After Hours lecture series–a monthly series of talks to be given at the Museum. The first event will be held next Thursday, January 30th at 4 pm., and is open to the public without charge.
Dan Clark, who is a local leader in community organizations and our resident director of the Living History Company, will be giving a talk about his new book, A Privileged Life: Memoirs of an Activist. Inspired by his work with the Living History Company, this book deals in large part with various aspects of both early and recent Walla Walla history. Dan will be focusing his talk on the importance of writing and publishing personal histories for present and future generations and the new opportunities available for doing that. There will be copies of his book for sale and he will be signing them as well.
Dan Clark was born and raised in Walla Walla and attended Whitman College before entering law school at the University of California at Berkeley. Following law school, he served as staff attorney and executive director of Solano County Neighborhood Legal Assistance Agency in Vallejo. In 1971 he returned to Walla Walla where he practiced law privately until his retirement in 2010. In addition to law practice, in 1978 he organized and administered the first general mediation project in Colorado and, in 1981, was a founder and first general secretary of Peace Brigades International, a human rights organization now headquartered in London. In addition, he has helped organize and lead a variety of community organizations in the Walla Walla area including the Fort Walla Walla Museum Living History Company.
If you can’t make it to this event, the book is also available at the Fort Walla Walla Museum Bookstore, Earthlight Books, The Book & Game Company, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Powell’s, the Walla Walla Public Library, and on Amazon Kindle as a ebook.