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How Maxine Mimms brought Evergreen State College to Tacoma: a new Capitol exhibit

How Maxine Mimms brought Evergreen State College to Tacoma: a new Capitol exhibit

A profile of Dr. Maxine Mimms is the latest chapter in Legacy Washington’s new project, “1968: The Year that Rocked Washington.” The profile — part of an exhibit that will open Sept. 13 at the State Capitol — is now online at the project’s homepage. There is an Evergreen State College Tacoma campus because of Dr. Maxine Mimms. She was born in Newport News, Virginia on March 4, 1928 — or “March Forth,” as Mimms puts it with a wry…

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New exhibit profiles counterculture chronicler Tom Robbins

New exhibit profiles counterculture chronicler Tom Robbins

In what TIME magazine deemed “the year that changed the world,” Tom Robbins embodied the Altered States of America. Now his profile is part of a new exhibition by Legacy Washington about that pivotal year, 1968. Robbins, 36, was an Air Force veteran, grad school dropout and journalist who quit The Seattle Times by calling in “well.” By 1968 he was mustache-deep in counterculture. He hosted a radio show called Notes from The Underground on non-commercial KRAB. He reviewed Jimi…

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New exhibit features Pat O’Day, legendary Seattle DJ and concert promoter

New exhibit features Pat O’Day, legendary Seattle DJ and concert promoter

A profile of Pat O’Day, the legendary Seattle disc jockey and concert promoter, is the latest chapter in Legacy Washington’s overview of 1968 “The Year that Rocked Washington.” Change was in the air. Everywhere. It was the year when Vietnam, civil rights, women’s liberation, and conservation coalesced — and a year when tragedy led the 6 o’clock news with numbing regularity. The Pat O’Day story opens on February 13, 1968, the day Jimi Hendrix returned to Garfield High School, his…

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New exhibit showcases Washington’s mark on the world

New exhibit showcases Washington’s mark on the world

Members of Nirvana, from left: Krist Novoselic, Kurt Cobain and Dave Grohl. (Photo by Anton Corbijn) A free, privately funded exhibit opening next week in the State Capitol does more than just celebrate the many triumphs in business, science, technology and music that put Washington on the global map. “Grand Coulee to Grunge” is a good reminder that, as a state, we’ve been making it big for more than a century, and continue to do so. The image-based exhibit will…

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