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An Insider’s Look at Seattle Times’ Now & Then Column

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November 10th, 2020 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Online via Zoom | Mercer Island, WA


“Now & Then” is a popular photo-history column in the Sunday Seattle Times’ Pacific NW Magazine and online. An old “then” photo of Seattle is compared side-by-side to a modern “now” photo accompanied by a well-researched article showcasing Seattle’s fascinating history. The current columnists Clay Eals and Jean Sherrard, of The Seattle Times, will share a behind-the-scenes look at their popular photo-history column, originated by Paul Dorpat, who retired in 2019.

Clay and Jean will discuss research methods and innovative touches included in ‘web extras’ they provide for each column. They’ll also pay homage to Paul Dorpat’s signature warmth and humor in his columns, which they will strive to carry on.

“Now & Then” can be seen at www.seattletimes.com/category/now-and-then or at pauldorpat.com.

This event is part of the King County Library System’s Author Voices series and is hosted in partnership with the Mercer Island Historical Society.

Please register. You will receive the Zoom link within 24 hours of the program.

Above photo of the East Seattle School on Mercer Island, which was also the location for the Boys & Girls Club. The building is now slated for demolition to make way for a new residential housing development.  Photo courtesy Mercer Island Historical Society.

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