Est. 1955

Upper images are courtesy of  the Northwest Room .  Images to the left are courtesy of the Reva Dean Collection. The image above is courtesy of the Nostalgia Magazine Collection. 

Sharing PACIFIC Northwest HISTORY

Riva Dean

Westerners Spokane CORRAL 

The purpose of the Westerners Spokane Corral is to bring together in warm fellowship men and women who have a common interest in Pacific Northwest history. The Westerners meets the third Thursday of every month, except July and August. Westerners encourage historical research,  popularize western lore , history through publication, awards and preservation of archival records, documents and other evidence of the Pacific Northwest.

​ Call Sheriff  Dick Jensen (509) 747-1335. Send mail to:  The Westerners Spokane, P.O. Box 1717, Spokane, WA 99210 for more information.  We meet the third Thursday of every month, except July and August.  Meeting time is 5:30PM for dinner and 7:00PM for the speaker at the Airport Holiday Inn, 1616 South Windsor Drive, Spokane.

On June 21, 2018, our presenter will be Riva Dean; her talk is titled "The Northwest Room at Spokane Public Library."  Ms. Dean is the Northwest Room Librarian, where she has been for almost ten years. Prior to her position for Spokane Public Library, she worked for 15 years at the Arizona Historical Society in Tucson and a brief period with the National Park Service archives. She is a certified archivist and holds a MLS from the University of Arizona and a MA in history from Central Washington University.

Riva will be talking about the resources in the Northwest Room. In addition to describing the local history resources which many of you may have used, she will talk about some of the library’s treasures. The Northwest Room’s closed stacks include photographs, manuscripts and rare books relating to the Northwest. The vault also includes the Fuller collection, a collection of rare books collected by George Fuller, Spokane’s first librarian."

Please join us at the Airport Holiday Inn, 1616 S Windsor Drive Spokane, Washington 99224. Contact Pat Holien by June 18th, for reservations. Pat's email is and
phone number is 509-951-2090

Westerners Speakers Team
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