Historical Society hosts speaker at library Sept. 17

September 15, 2014

NEW — 4:30 p.m. Sept. 15, 2014

The Newcastle Historical Society will host guest speaker Marilyn Tharp Clise at 7 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Newcastle Library, 12901 Newcastle Way.

Clise’s bloodlines are steeped with Newcastle history. Her great-grandfather came to Newcastle in 1870 and went on to serve in the second Legislature of the state of Washington.

His son, and Clise’s grandfather, John Henry McKnight, was born in Newcastle and went on to become the Renton pioneer that inspired McKnight Middle School’s name.