October 12 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Lacey City Hall Council Chambers
Scoundrels: The Life of Susie Lewis
November 09 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Lacey City Hall
The Pig War: Great Britain vs. The United States
Location: Lacey City Hall Council Chambers and Online
In 1859, the United States and Great Britain stood on the brink of war for the third time in less than a century, and it all started over the shooting of a wayward pig that had uprooted a neighboring farmer’s potatoes. For 12 years, the US Army and the Royal Navy faced off on San Juan Island in Washington Territory, daring each other to make the first move. The cast of characters involved in this saga is a veritable who’s who of 19th century historical celebrity. Washington state historian Erich R. Ebel recounts the story of The Pig War, otherwise known as The Bloodless War or The War That Wasn’t.