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  • October 17
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  • Aberdeen

Cultural Traditions Community Meeting

Help us create a new Center for Washington Cultural Traditions! Launching this fall, the Center for Washington Cultural Traditions will be Washington State’s new folklife and traditional arts program, and we are hosting a series of community meetings to get your input on the Center’s development. What is folklife, and what are traditional arts? They […]

  • When
  • 2:00 pm, Tuesday
    October 17, 2017
  • Where
  • Aberdeen Museum of History
    111 East 3rd St
    Aberdeen, WA 98520 United States
  • October 17
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  • White Salmon

Crazy Politics: Populism, Conspiracy Theories, and Paranoia in America

Anti-establishment candidates rail against the government they seek to lead; populist groups like the Tea Party or Occupy Wall Street howl about corruption in political and economic institutions; and wild conspiracy theories abound. Has American politics always been so crazy? With political science professor Cornell Clayton, explore how American politics has become an arena for […]

  • When
  • 6:00 pm, Tuesday
    October 17, 2017
  • Where
  • White Salmon Valley Community Library
    77 NE Wauna Avenue
    White Salmon, WA 98672 United States
  • October 17
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  • Manson

Coming Home: How the Humanities Helps Soldiers Find Meaning After War

What is the true nature of war, and how does the experience of war affect the human heart? How have the myths and realities of combat, and the invisible wounds of war, been portrayed over the ages? This talk shares stories of the men and women who signed up to serve during the wars in […]

  • When
  • 6:00 pm, Tuesday
    October 17, 2017
  • Where
  • Manson Public Library
    80 Wapato Way
    Manson, WA 98831 United States
  • October 17
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  • Poulsbo

The Pine and the Cherry: Japanese Americans in Washington

In the lead-up to World War II, Japantown in Seattle featured grocery stores, cafes, and native-language services, as well as labor and music clubs. Trading companies imported Japanese goods, and restaurants served the familiar sukiyaki, tofu, and miso soup. In Eastern Washington, Japanese farmers prospered. Then came Executive Order 9066. Those born in Japan, as […]

  • When
  • 6:00 pm, Tuesday
    October 17, 2017
  • Where
  • Poulsbo City Hall, Council Chambers
    200 Moe St. NE
    Poulsbo, WA 98370 United States
  • October 17
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  • Gig Harbor

The Razor’s Edge: The Washington Razor Clam Phenomenon

What brings thousands of men, women, and children to Washington’s sandy coastal beaches every year, braving weather and surf? The buried treasure known as the Pacific razor clam. Hunting and gathering these creatures has preoccupied Northwesterners from the time of the Native peoples to the present moment. Challenging to dig, delicious to eat, and providing […]

  • When
  • 6:00 pm, Tuesday
    October 17, 2017
  • Where
  • Harbor History Museum
    4121 Harborview Drive
    Gig Harbor, Washington 98332 United States
  • October 17
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  • Mount Vernon

Sasquatch: Man-Ape or Myth?

Throughout the Northwest, people have been reporting encounters with the Sasquatch—a hairy, eight- to ten-foot-tall hominid—for hundreds of years. Yet aside from a collection of large footprint casts and a sizable assemblage of eyewitness accounts, some attributable to the earliest humans in the Northwest, no scientifically accepted evidence has been offered to establish this being’s […]

  • When
  • 6:30 pm, Tuesday
    October 17, 2017
  • Where
  • Mount Vernon City Library
    315 Snoqualmie St.
    Mount Vernon, WA 98273 United States
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