Capturing our past: Washington needs more John Hughes

John HugesHughes also invited fellow Rotarians to Olympia, where he and 1.5 others work to chronicle Washington’s history makers. “We’re also doing exhibits at the capitol building. The new one has an Aberdeen connection, it’s called ‘Grand Coulee to Grunge: 8 stories that changed the world’ and of course it deals with Krist Novoselic and Kurt Cobain” You can find updates to the state’s Legacy Project on their website at

JOHN C. HUGHES, an award-winning reporter, editor and publisher, became chief historian for The Legacy Project in 2008. He is a trustee of the Washington State Historical Society and has contributed to several Northwest history books, including “On The Harbor: From Black Friday to Nirvana.”