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History Café: George Guttormsen, Forrest Gump of the Northwest
Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
History Café: George Guttormsen, Forrest Gump of the Northwest
Wherenon-library location
Non-Library LocationMuseum of History and Industry (MOHAI)
AudienceTeens, Adults
LanguageEnglish
SummaryJoin the Seattle Public Library, History Link, and MOHAI in monthly conversations that stimulate meaningful dialogue about the ways the city's past has influenced the present.
DescriptionMuch like the fictional character Forrest Gump, George Guttormsen’s life intertwined with significant figures and events and left a mark on Washington State history. Guttormsen defended local author Betty MacDonald from defamation charges, worked with celebrated congressman Marion Zionchek, and played quarterback in the historic 1926 Rose Bowl.

Join Bob Royer, HistoryLink’s board chair and partner at Gallatin Public Affairs, as he follows the twists and turns of George Guttormsen’s life and the local 20th century history it illuminates.
NotesLibrary events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.
Contact Info*Central Library
Contact Phone206-386-4636
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Room CapacitySpace is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.
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