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On the 2nd Thursday of the month at 3:00pm -- 4:30pm, we will present "THPO Topics." See below for details and links. Please email us if you are interested in being on our notification list for future events.
Recordings of Previous THPO Topics
January 14: THPO--What is it? (a.k.a. Jamestown S’Klallam Tribal Historic Preservation Office. We like to call it Tippo.)
A Tribal Historic Preservation Officer “wears many hats,” from archaeologist and collections manager to regulatory compliance officer, and much more. Join us for an in-depth look into the world of THPOs and their many responsibilities.
February 11: Ancestral Villages of the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe
Did you know the Jamestown S’Klallam trace their ancestry primarily to six ancestral villages located on the northeast Olympic Peninsula? We will review historic documents, oral histories, and archaeological data related to these sites and examine the historic factors that led to their abandonment.
March 11: Archaeology of the Sequim Prairie
The archaeological record of Sequim Prairie and its environs stretches back at least 14,000 years. We will look at some of the more significant sites in the Sequim area and learn what these sites tell us about cultural adaptations to climate change and traditional ecological knowledge.
April 8: A Glimpse of Sxʷčkʷíyəŋ, a S’Klallam Village at Washington Harbor
Learn about the ethnographic and archaeological research on sxʷčkʷíyəŋ, one of the ancestral villages of the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe that stood at Washington Harbor. The presentation will feature artifacts, maps, and historical photos as well as ethnobotanical and cultural data.
Find the Washington Harbor booklet on the "Research" tab above, "Coast Salish Culture" drop-down.
June 10: nəxʷŋəyaʔáw̕xʷɬč --The Founding of Jamestown--coming soon
nəxʷŋəyaʔáw̕xʷɬč means “silver firs” in the S’Klallam language;
this was the name of the location chosen by Chief James Balch
and the S’Klallam to establish their new village which they named Jamestown in his honor. We will examine the historic factors that led the S’Klallam to seek a new village site, and how they built their own unique community without assistance from the Federal government.
1070 Old Blyn Hwy
Sequim, WA 98382
1033 Old Blyn Hwy
Sequim, WA 98382
||By Appointment Only
|Sunday & Holidays
Information ~ ʔuč
1070 Old Blyn Hwy, Sequim, WA
1033 Old Blyn Hwy, Sequim, WA 98382