Those Mysterious Seacoast Forts --

Doing Homeland Defense the Old-Fashioned Way

2011 - 2012 Inquiring Mind Lecture Series

“Homeland Security” is not a 9/11 phenomenon.  In the midst of the Civil War, leaders worried about foreign threats and began to take steps to protect America’s three coasts.  Now quaint state parks, these long silent artifacts of past fears raise fascinating questions about threats both imagined and real.  Presented by William Woodward, professor of American History at Seattle Pacific University, this program is co-sponsored by Humanities Washington.

Thursday, February 16th