Do you know your Captain Cook?

British Explorer James Cook is best known for his discoveries in the South Pacific and Hawaii. However, he is less appreciated for his role in the mapping of the Northwest and the establishment of Euro-American sovereignty over the region. Featuring two dozen slides of historic maps, David Nicandri, historian and former executive director of the Washington State Historical Society, will discuss the impact of Cook’s search for the fabled Northwest Passage as part of the Redmond Historical Society Speaker Series.

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Captain Cook, the famous British captain was a pivotal figure in the search for the Northwest Passage by changing the orientation of the quest from the Atlantic to the Pacific.

Saturday, April 11th
Captain Cook and The Evolution of the Cartographic Image of the Northwest Passage
10:30am – noon (Doors open 10:00)
Redmond Historical Society Speaker Series

Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center
16600 NE 80th St., Redmond, WA.
$5 suggested donation for non-members
Speakers subject to change.
For details: www.redmondhistoricalsociety.org.