Diana James, Pat Kile & Dick Miller

Learn about the history of a Capitol Hill Icon, Seattle First Baptist Church, which is the subject of a new book: Welcome Home: A 150-Year History of Seattle First Baptist Church, 1869 to 2019. Joining us today are Diana James (author of Shared Walls: Seattle Apartment Buildings from 1900-1939),Pat Kile and Dick Miller, who will speak to the history of the building and of its people, who have been actively engaged in peace and justice issues and actively welcoming and supporting LGBTQ people for decades. Tom Heuser, co-founder and president of the Capitol Hill Historical Society, will also appear on today’s program.

Welcome Home documents the compelling history of Seattle’s First Baptist Church from pioneer days to the present. Through an engaging narrative, first-hand accounts, timelines and photographs, this well-researched book reveals the significant role that the First Baptist Church has played in the religious social, cultural, and political life in Seattle...Anyone interested in the history of Seattle will want to read this book.”-Ann Ferguson, Curator of the Seattle Collection, Seattle Public Library. 

Elliott Bay has presented programs with Seattle First Baptist Church for many years, most notably "Seattle Spiritual Synthesis" speakers series.

Copies of Welcome Home are available at the Elliott Bay Book Company or from Seattle First Baptist Church. 

Find out more about Seattle First Baptist Church, here, and about the Capitol Hill Historical Society, here.

Co-presented with the Capitol Hill Historical Society.

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Saturday, June 19, 2021 - 2:00pm
Virtually Hosted by Elliott Bay Book Company