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NESTcafé: Washington on Wheels: Odd and Innovative Transportation Ideas from the PNW*
June 17, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Though Boeing is the best-known innovator in travel to have emerged from Washington State, there
are many others. From canoe journeys to flying cars (that actually worked!), explore the history and
culture of travel in Washington State. Author and broadcaster Harriet Baskas takes audiences on a
tour of notable highlights of state transportation history, examining not just how we get around, but
why we travel and where we might be going next. Audiences will be invited to share family stories of
migration, memories of first flights and unforgettable car trips, and consider a future of autonomous
cars and vacations in space.
Harriet Baskas has a MA in communications from the University of Washington, has served as the
general manager for three Pacific Northwest radio stations, and has created award-winning radio for
NPR. Her books include Hidden Treasures: What Museums Can’t or Won’t Show You. She currently
writes about airports, air travel, and museums for outlets that include NBC News, CNBC, and USA
RSVP’s are requested but not required.
Free and open to the public.