Welcome to Our History Page
On the evening of February 9, 1923, a group of educators and scientists met in the Davenport Hotel in Spokane, Washington. A committee developed plans to form an organization "of broad and general character designed to embrace all persons in the Inland Empire interested in the objectives of a regional scientific association."
The 1st Program Meeting took place in Spokane, WA from April 11-12 of 1924, in conjunction with the Inland Empire Teacher's Association. Forty-five papers and 5 general session lectures were presented in 6 sections: Botany-Zoology, Chemistry-Physics, Education, Geology-Geography, Medicine-Bacteriology, and Plant Pathology. There were 45 charter-members of the Association and the annual dues were set at $1.00.
Below is the group photograph of the Seventh Annual Meeting held at the Davenport Hotel in December, 1930.
As we approach our 100th year in 2023,
we will post biographies and interesting tidbits from the events and
people that shaped the Northwest Scientific Association.