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Posted on: April 20, 2016

[ARCHIVED] - Dig In: Surprising Stories of Washington Fruit -

Dig in to the messy, juicy history of Washington's produce industry as Issaquah History Museums and Humanities Washington bring "Ripe for the Telling: Surprising Stories of Washington Fruit" to our community.

The free program comes to the Issaquah Depot Museum, 78 First Ave. N.E., at 11:30 a.m. April 23, 2016.

Issaquah History Museums will host anthropologist Julia Harrison for a program on the history of Washington's fruit industry. From apples to oranges, huckleberries to durian, "Ripe for the Telling: Surprising Stories of Washington Fruit" will reveal an unexpected cornucopia of perishable products that preserve historic events and reflect our changing relationship to the natural world.

Harrison will present a large cast of characters: pioneers, entrepreneurs, orchardists, labor activists, a horticultural prodigy and Cashmere’s own "Cider King." Full of suspense, tragedy, triumph, heroism, and even some romance, this presentation reveals some of our state’s juiciest stories.

Beyond providing nutrition and injecting billions of dollars into our state's economy, fruit connects us to the past, to the environment, and to people we may never meet.

Questions? Email the Issaquah History Museums or call 425-392-3500.