While summer might be all about fun in the sun, that does mean you can’t learn a thing or three along the way. Dr. David Beine, dean of the College of Global Engagement at Spokane’s Great Northern University, offers a fine opportunity to dive deep into the local history of Spokane Garry through a guided tour of some of the places important to Garry’s life — and the life of Spokane. Beine is an expert in the life of the one-time chief of the Middle Spokane tribe, and he’ll lead the bus trip that includes stops at Garry’s original homestead as well as Drumheller Springs, Latah Creek, Indian Canyon and his final resting place in Greenwood Cemetery. Throughout, Beine will describe the significance of each stop, making this a crash course in local history that’s hard to beat.
Sat, July 13 from 9 am-1 pm • $35 • Bus departs Great Northern University • 611 E. Indiana Ave. • greatnorthernu.org/events/spokane-garry
— Dan Nailen