Saturday 18th Mar 2017
4:30 – 7pm
Author Paula Pederson speaks about her writing journey, family secrets and her father's legacy as the "Mysterious Builder of Seattle Landmarks." Other speakers include: Larry Kreisman of Historic Seattle, Fred Poyner IV of the Nordic Heritage Museum, and Susan Haris of Dept. of Scandinavian Studies Advisory Board UW.
After decades of believing her mother's tale that Danish immigrant Hans Pederson left them penniless, author Paula Pederson uncovers the truth about her father's wealth and incredible contributions to Seattle, Washington. Paula discovers her mysterious father’s boom to bust life in the early 1900s, as she grapples with family secrets and heartbreaking deception in this memoir.
This is a personal coming-of-age journey spanning Seattle, Singapore, Shanghai, Honolulu, New York, New Jersey, Maine and finally to North Carolina. Educated abroad and on the east coast, Paula’s elite schooling taught her much about the nuances of social echelons and how that affects one's life choices.
This event is free to the public.
-via VIE Communication