On the 2nd Thursday of the month at 3:00pm -- 4:30pm, we will present "Learning Our Landscape." See below for details and links. Please email us if you are interested in being on our notification list for future events.
January 2023--Archaeological Enigmas and Intrigues
In this talk Gary Wesson, Archaeologist, shares his conclusions and lingering questions about a historical site on Kitchen Dick Road in Sequim and a prehistorical intertidal site near West Twin Creek.
February 2023--A Look at the Lyre
David Brownell, ED of the North Olympic History Center, talks about the changes and colorful characters over the past 150 years of the Lyre River, home to legendary runs of chum salmon and stands of virgin timber. He reviews historic maps, photographs and archival materials documenting the unique history of the Lyre, and the Olympic Peninsula's very own Gettysburg.
March 2023--North Olympic History Center Projects and Programs Updates
Executive Director David Brownell will provide updates on the work going on at the North Olympic History Center, including collections digitization, exhibits and more.
April 2023--Landscape and Occupational History at č̕ixʷícən
Sarah will discuss archaeological, geological and Native American oral historical evidence of tsunami along the coast of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, focusing on what was learned from excavating č̕ixʷícən where she was the project geoarchaeologist during the 2004 excavations in Port Angeles.
May 2023--Our Changing Landscapes
Since the formation of planet earth (earth, land: sčtə́ŋxʷən) the surface of the planet has changed more times and ways than we can know. Geologic processes and life itself can change the makeup of the atmosphere and the landscapes. Changes in the atmosphere, whether species driven or not, can change the climate of the planet. Are humans a keystone species, which is sometimes defined as having a disproportionately large effect on its natural environment? We have certainly modified the landscape from traditional burning practices that maintain prairies or support traditional foods and fibers, to urbanization, to consumption of fossil energy, to ecosystem restoration. Robert will discuss why the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe has recently launched a climate and energy initiative, why the Tribe has a shellfish nursery in Kona, HI, and loosely tie together observations, musings, and questions about our changing climate and landscape including recent restoration work completed on nəxʷŋiyaʔa̕wəɬč, the Dungeness River.
1070 Old Blyn Hwy
1033 Old Blyn Hwy
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