Glasnost & Goodwill: Citizen Diplomacy in the Northwest

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Saturday, October 07 - Sunday, October 21
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Glasnost and Goodwill: Citizen Diplomacy in the Northwest is a fascinating, in-depth exploration of how citizen diplomacy in Washington and the greater Northwest contributed to the thawing of the Cold War. Visitors will learn about people from Washington traveling behind the Iron Curtain with thousands of letters expressing wishes for peace; elementary school children competing cross-culturally in chess tournaments and swimming competitions; fishermen supporting one another in international business ventures; and finally, the 1990 Goodwill Games in Seattle and the greater Puget Sound region–a major undertaking that further cemented the special relationship between Washington and the Soviet people.
Glasnost & Goodwill is brought to life through photographs, videos, oral histories, and authentic artifacts that trace the rise of grassroots diplomacy in the region from the early 1930s to the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, and beyond. On view through Sunday, January 21, 2018.

$15 General Admission

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