Abby Williams Hill: Her Life, Her Legacy


From left: Abby Hill and the children at Yellowstone National Park,
Mt. Booker Near Lake Chelan, Mt. Rainier from Eunice Lake

Join Laura Edgar, Curator of the Abby Williams Hill Collection, as she speaks to the Tacoma Historical Society

Monday, November 10, 2014
7:00 p.m.

Murray Boardroom, Wheelock Student Center
University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Washington

The event is free and open to the public.
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Abby Williams Hill (1861-1943) was a landscape painter, social activist, and prolific writer who lived in Tacoma from 1889 to 1910. She produced a remarkable collection of landscape paintings showcasing the grandeur of the American West, as well as a vast archive of letters and journals addressing issues of continuing social and historical interest including African-American and Native-American rights, early childhood education, alcohol abuse, the plight of tuberculosis patients, and the preservation of our national parks. Hill’s children donated her archive and over 150 of her paintings and drawings to the University of Puget Sound after Hill died in 1943. Laura Edgar, Curator of the Abby Williams Hill Collection at the University of Puget Sound, will speak about Hill’s life and her impact on the state of Washington.

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