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REMINDER: ‘Maury Island Incident’ benefit for Historical Society is Feb. 11

REMINDER: A full screening of the locally-produced film “The Maury Island Incident” to benefit the Des Moines Historical Society will be next Wednesday night, Feb. 11, at Mt. Rainier High School. Filmmakers will also do a special presentation beforehand called “J. Edgar Hoover and the Maury Island Incident,” along with an audience Q&A. “The Maury Island […]

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‘Maury Island Incident’ benefit for Des Moines Historical Society will be Feb. 11

A full screening of the locally-produced film “The Maury Island Incident” to benefit the Des Moines Historical Society will be Wednesday night, Feb. 11 at Mt. Rainier High School. Filmmakers will also do a special presentation beforehand called “J. Edgar Hoover and the Maury Island Incident,” along with an audience Q&A. “The Maury Island Incident” is […]

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Karlene Petitt to speak about motivational forces behind airline career Nov. 12

Local resident Karlene Petitt is not only a wife, mother and grandmother – she is also a commercial airline pilot, a motivational speaker as well as the author of the two aviation thrillers, “Flight For Control” and “Flight For Safety.” Karlene will speak about growing up in Burien, telling stories of her life and the […]

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Learn about the ‘Discovery & Exploration of Puget Sound’ on Wed., Feb. 12

The Des Moines Historical Society will be presenting ‘Discovery & Exploration of Puget Sound: Stories and charts from the journals of George Vancouver 1792, Charles Wilkes 1841’ on Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. at the Des Moines IOOF Hall. Presented by Dick Blumenthal, who will discuss the earliest explorers of our inland waters, their […]

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REMINDER: Learn the history behind ‘The Maury Island Incident’ Wed. night!

REMINDER: Local Screenwriter/Attorney Steve Edmiston will be doing a presentation on ‘The Maury Island Incident‘ for the Des Moines Historical Society Wednesday night, Sept. 11, starting at 7 p.m. at the IOOF Hall in Des Moines. This is a fascinating piece of forgotten local history that was recently turned into a short film – set […]

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Learn about ‘The Maury Island Incident’ at Des Moines Historical Society Sept. 11

The Des Moines Historical Society will be hosting a presentation on ‘The Maury Island Incident‘ by local Screenwriter and Attorney Steve Edmiston, starting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 11 at the IOOF Hall. This is a fascinating piece of forgotten local history that was recently turned into a short film – set to be […]

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Learn about the history of Furney’s Nursery on Thursday, May 8

The Des Moines Historical Society will be presenting “The History of Furney’s Nursery” on Thursday, May 8, starting at 7 p.m. at the Des Moines IOOF Hall (728 So. 225th Street). Jason Billingsley will talk about the Furney family history in Des Moines, the beautiful display gardens at the nursery, and the gorgeous plants that […]

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