Story Pub

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  • Location: Quarterdeck
  • Address: 22307 Dock Ave S #1, Des Moines, WA 98198

Event Info

  • Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Price: Net proceeds to benefit the Des Moines Historical Society. Tickets are $10 per person per event, and the price includes one drink (any beer, cider, or $8 wine).
  • Website: Event Link

Hosted by Des Moines attorney, filmmaker, and public speaker Steve Edmiston, each evening will feature true stories – some famous, some infamous, and some simply “lost to history.”


The 2022 Quarterdeck Story Pub schedule
All programs from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022 – The Birthplace of the Men In Black
The controversial legacy of Harold Dahl’s tragic 1947 UFO sighting over Puget Sound continues with this exploration of whether Dahl’s tale of the “Men in Black” may have been plagiarized by others in the 1950s. The event also launches the run-up to the 75th anniversary of the June 21, 1947, Maury Island Incident.

Wednesday, March 9, 2022 – A Body on the Beach
On February 21, 1933, the body of a Tacoma socialite is found at Woodmont Beach. The national scandal that follows encompasses heartbreaking grief, a love triangle, tabloid reporting, and an ongoing mystery.

Wednesday, April 13, 2022 – History Pub Open Microphone Night
Warm up with host Steve Edmiston’s “short take” on lost local history, followed by a guest storyteller, then take the microphone to share a tale from the past – (almost) anything goes!

Wednesday, May 11, 2022 – The Crisis
On the final day of the Cuban Missile Crisis, missile officers are exhausted, shaken, and fighting paranoia. Inspired by the remnants of the Nike Ajax Missile Site buried beneath the Kent Grandview Dog Park.