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Gerald Newman will present a lecture titled, ”Value Added: New Light on Old Thorp and Modern Ellensburg,” at Hal Holmes Center at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21, at Hal Holmes Community Center.

Newman, Ph.D., was raised in Ellensburg and is a descendant of Thorp pioneers. The lecture brings together Thorp in the 1890s and Ellensburg in the 1950s.

Accompanying the talk will be Newman’s donation to the library of two new resources, The Ledger of the Thorp Literary and Debating Society, and his own newly published “Trying to Fix Stupid: The Autobiography of a Maverick Professor.”

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