History Tales To Resume on October 7, 2018
The North Olympic History Center's History Tales Lecture Series will resume for the 2018-2019 season on Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. Peggy Norris will explore the life of Andrew Carnegie at the First United Methodist Church, 110 East 7th Street, Port Angeles. The program will be held in the social hall; parking and entry are on Laurel Street.
Norris will talk about how Andrew Carnegie went from a poor bobbin boy to the richest man in the world. Why did he devote his life and money to funding community library buildings? Why is our Port Angeles Carnegie Library building unique, and why did it take over 15 years to get funding for the building? Where is the Battleship in the library? What do K.O. Erickson and the WPA have to do with the building? These are just a few of the questions Norris will address in her talk.
Peggy Norris grew up in Hillsboro, Oregon. She graduated from Pacific University with a BA in Political Science and then received her Masters in Librarianship from the University of British Columbia. Her career as a reference librarian has taken her to the University of Oregon, the Dallas Public Library and the North Olympic Library System. After retirement, she dedicated her life to that of a volunteer; she received a Community Service Award in 2015. She continues to volunteer for the Historical Society, her Kiwanis club, and Angelcrest Gardens. She enjoys walking, reading and knitting. During the various holiday seasons, you might notice some of her scarves decorating Bob Stokes’ metal sculptures on Laurel Street.