Upper images are courtesy of the Northwest Room . Images to the left are courtesy of the Logan Camporeale Collection. The video is courtesy of the Nostalgia Magazine Collection.
Westerners Speakers Team
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March 15, 2018 our speaker will be Logan Camporeale, who will present “Destined for Spokane: The Titanic and the Rice Family”. Logan has Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in History from Eastern Washington University, and currently works at the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture as the Volunteer Coordinator and Lead Interpreter in Historic Campbell House.
With the 106th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic coming up in April, Logan will talk about Titanic’s local and regional connections. He will talk about regional passengers form all three passenger classes, including the Rice family, the Chapmans (the inspiration for the movie A Night to Remember), and the region’s only known first class passenger, Bert Brady of Pomeroy.
Our speaker will share photos and stories about these people with connections to the disaster. He will also discuss how people back in the Inland Northwest learned of their passing.
Please join us at the Airport Holiday Inn, 1616 S Windsor Drive Spokane, Washington 99224. Contact Pat Holien by March 11th, for reservations. Pat's email is
phone number is 509-951-2090
Click on Nostalgia image above to see new video.
As some of you know, Jeff Sims' wife, Lorae Sims, went to heaven last Saturday. She died after falling on the ice while skating.
Here is what Jeff wanted to share.
"As you know, my wife was not a history buff. Her joy was quilting and fabric art, just as my joy is history. We did however share many other things in common, such as gardening, cooking, laughing, dancing and enjoying our granddaughter. She had a relentless love for her children, her granddaughter, her husband, her extended family, and an enormously wide circle of friends. Her smile and her laughter, though silenced now, will live on in the memory of all who knew her and loved her. The photo was taken at the Manito Park Lilac Garden, one of our favorite local places. We would have been married 20 years this May"