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SPA Winter Lecture Series – 2022

We are excited to announce our inaugural winter lecture series on architecture, design, historic preservation, historic research and related topics near and dear to SPA members. The lectures will be on the third Thursday of the months of January, February and March, at 6:00 p.m. At this time, they will be via Zoom. The lectures are free for SPA members and will be $10.00 per lecture for members of the public. That means that the entire series will be $30.00 for the public, the same cost as an annual individual membership in SPA. So please consider joining today to take advantage of this program!
To sign-up for the first lecture click HERE!  or for the series or to become a member click HERE!  Or contact Dave Shockley at [email protected] so he can sign you up. You will be sent the Zoom invitation on Wednesday before the lecture.

Thursday, January 20, 2022, 6 p.m.

We are very excited to have Seattle architectural historian Lawrence Kreisman as our first speaker in the series. Larry, who is the retired Program Director of Historic Seattle, has spoken in Spokane before about the Arts and Crafts Movement in the Pacific Northwest. He will be speaking this time on “Collecting 1900 Modern,” featuring his and Wayne Dodge’s amazing collection of turn-of-the-century decorative items and furnishings. Don’t miss this!


Thursday, February 17, 2022, 6 p.m.

Our second lecture will be by Phil Gruen, who is an Associate Professor in the School of Design and Construction at Washington State University. Phil, who is an architectural historian, will be focusing on the early-twentieth century development of the iconic Georgian Revival architectural core of the WSU campus and include a number of Spokane’s prominent architects of the day, including Rigg & Van Tyne, Whitehouse & Price, and Julius Zittel. More information on the lecture will be available closer to the date.


Thursday, March 17, 2022, 6 p.m.

Our third lecture in this year’s series will be on researching the history of your historic house. Our speaker is to-be-determined, but will draw on the information that is presented in the videos and links that are presented on our Historic Preservation Resources https://www.spokanepreservation.org/educational-resources/
and SPA Resource Directory https://www.spokanepreservation.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/SPA-Resource-Directory.pdf webpages. This will allow attendees to become more familiar with the resources we have available. We will be allowing for ample time, however, for your questions for our invited speaker!


Diana Painter, Education Chair