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Labor Wars of the Northwest

Sat, Nov 9 @ 7:00 p.m.

Tickets are $7 for the general public.

Free for children under 12 with student identification.

Tickets are available at the Polson Museum, Harbor Drug, online, and at the door 30 minutes prior to the show.

A rocky slice of Grays Harbor and Northwest history is revisited in the new documentary, Labor Wars of the Northwest.

Written and directed by Northwest historian David Jepsen, Labor Wars chronicles the labor unrest, strikes, and gunfights that roiled throughout the region a century ago, including the radicalism and violence that erupted when labor activists and town leaders brawled in Aberdeen and Hoquiam.  

The film also examines labor conflict in the context of a decades-long struggle that began with the arrival of the railroads in the 1880s. It shines new light on the 1911 conflicts in Aberdeen, the tragedy in Centralia, and the Seattle General Strike of 1919.

Mr. Jepsen will lead a discussion on labor history and answer audience questions following the film.

The 7th Street Theatre and the Polson Museum are jointly sponsoring the film’s screening.

For more information, contact the Polson Museum at: 360.533.5862.