Join Michael Hemp for an enlightening talk about the deeper connections that the Pacific Northwest has to John Steinbeck's Cannery Row

Michael Hemp
The History Company
Sat, March 3
March 3, 2018 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Foss Waterway Seaport
705 Dock Street
Tacoma, WA 98402

On Saturday, March 3rd, 2018, Foss Waterway Seaport presents historian Michael Kenneth Hemp, revealing exciting new horizons for Pacific Northwest history, our cultural and literary connections, marine science and maritime interests, and a new travel and hospitality industry potential throughout Puget Sound and the Pacific Northwest. His presentation is titled “CONJUNCTION".

In 1983, Michael Kenneth Hemp established the non-profit Cannery Row Foundation and has served since as its principle researcher and celebrant. His acclaimed “CANNERY ROW, The History of John Steinbeck’s Old Ocean View Avenue” (1986) is now in its 3rd edition’s, 4th printing.

He is now President Emeritus of the Foundation and principle of The History Company, engaged in historical research, heritage marketing consulting, publishing, lecturing, and heritage special events.

California’s old Cannery Row historian and historical authority on John Steinbeck’s world-famous Cannery Row and its pioneering marine biologist Edward F. “Doc” Ricketts, has relocated to Gig Harbor, Washington, in order to further research, record, and establish and celebrate our shared legacies. Foss Waterway Seaport is proud to have been chosen for the premier presentation of "CONJUNCTION: The Emerging Connection of Cannery Row, the historic Pacific Northwest, John Steinbeck & Ed Ricketts, the Sea of Cortez, and the Saga of the Western Flyer."


Admission to this event is FREE with paid admission to the museum.

A “Meet the author” and unique book signing will follow the event.