Burke Museum and King County archaeology program and artifact identification March 16 is in Monroe. Residents are encouraged to bring bone and stone tools and other finds.
The Monroe Historical Society invites the community to its annual membership meeting and program Saturday, March 16 at the Monroe Library. Laura Phillips, Archaeology Collections Manager at the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, will speak about local archaeology followed by
an artifact identification session. Archaeologist Philippe LeTourneau of the King County Historic Preservation Program will join Phillips to identify objects. Residents are encouraged to bring in up to two items for identification, including Native American artifacts from the Pacific Northwest made from bones, antlers, rocks and shells. No appraisals will be given. The experts do not authenticate items for sale. Artifact ID Day is an annual event at the Burke Museum in Seattle.
The program begins at 10:30 a.m. followed by the artifact session from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The Monroe Historical Society will then hold its regular membership meeting to review accomplishments of the past year and elect officers and new trustees. The Monroe Library is located at 1070 Village Way in Monroe. All ages are welcome.
7 pm Monday, March 11
Everett Public Library Auditorium
It was a stimulus package, parks-building effort, and an environmental
project, all rolled into one. It was the Civilian Conservation Corps, and
it worked wonders during the Great Depression here in the Evergreen State. Author, historian and artist Janet Oakley reveals the surprising facts about CCC efforts in the Evergreen State at 7pm Monday March 11.
Many of the "tree soldiers" were job-starved Easterners, brought in by train to heal the environmental scars of the West. They wore Army-type uniforms and woke to reveille each morning. Most were 18-25 year-olds whose families were on relief. The Army provided their board and transportation to Washington State.
Many had never seen mountains before. They built their own camps from scratch. The rock-solid construction of the observation tower at the top of Mt. Constitution on Orcas Island is a fair sample of the craftsmanship of the tree soldiers, and parks all over the state still show their marks, as does our landscape.
Oakley will appear in the Everett Public Library Auditorium, 2702 Hoyt in Everett sponsored in part by Humanities Washington. All library programs are free and open to the public. For further information, please call 425-257-8000.
Granite Falls Historical Museum has CCC Exhibit
Photos, documents, and a hand-built topographic map of the Mountain Loop Highway are amongst the items. Stop by any Sunday afternoon and learn about the CCC right here.
Saturday, March 2 2:00-3:00pm
Museums only display about 10% of their holdings to the public. Learn the surprising political, philosophical, artistic, environmental and historic reasons why museums keep objects from view, and find out which museums own
Bing Crosby's toupees, a quilt made of Ku Klux Klan robes, Native American
spirit boards, and other amazing artifacts. Presented by Harriet Baskas,
author and award-winning radio producer. Please preregister online at
, or by phone at (425) 493-8202. Mukilteo PublicLibrary, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd, Mukilteo, WA 98275
Author, historian and artist Janet Oakley reveals some surprising facts
about Civilian Conservation Corps efforts in the Washington State at 7pm
Monday March 11 in the Everett Public Library Auditorium, 2702 Hoyt in
Everett. Her appearance is sponsored by the library and by Humanities
Washington. The program is free.
The CCC was a stimulus package, parks-building effort, and an
environmental project, all rolled into one. It worked wonders during the
Great Depression here in the Evergreen State.
Many of the "tree soldiers" were job-starved Easterners, brought in by
train to heal the environmental scars of the West. They wore Army-type
uniforms and woke to reveille each morning. Most were 18-25 year-olds
whose families were on relief. The Army provided their board and
transportation to Washington State. Many had never seen mountains
before. They built their own camps from scratch.
Cameron A. Johnson
Everett Public Library
2702 Hoyt Avenue
Everett, WA 98201
Open, fill out, and print the online membership form.
the information and mail the form, with your check, to:
Granite Falls Historical Society
PO Box 1414
Granite Falls, WA 98252
You can also join at the museum during open hours on Sundays from 12
noon to 5 p.m.
The Sharp House bedroom has a temporary display of quilts made by women in past and present Granite Falls area. The display case shows drawings for quilt designs, the oldest, more fragile quilts on loan or in our collection, and quilt making materials. Stop by any Sunday between 12 noon and 5 p.m. to admire these lovely works of art.
See and read about the work of carver William Shelton. Burke Blog
The Granite Falls Historical Society Board of Directors has mailed it's annual report on the year's events to members. You can read the letter right here, using Adobe Reader
or Google Docs Just click the file name below. The letter opens in a new window.
One hundred years ago, seacoast forts like Flagler,
Casey, and Worden were the sentinels of Puget Sound. Built with acres of
concrete, bristling with coastal defense guns, they housed hundreds of
soldiers and artillerymen. But what were they
Bill Woodward, Professor of American History at
Seattle Pacific University, discusses “Those Mysterious Seacoast Forts,”
at 2pm Sunday September 16 at the Everett Public Library Auditorium,
2702 Hoyt in Everett.
Washington’s seacoast forts are state parks now, a
playground for dogs and kids, but a hundred years ago they were a
defense network. The first was built after the Civil War and guarded the
Columbia River, but within a generation they covered
all approaches to Puget Sound. What were the threats they meant to
deter, were those threats real, and what effect, if any, does any of
this have to do with us today?
Woodward says the fears that gave rise to these
forts still echo today, and help explain both how Americans see the
world and how we rely on new technologies to “guarantee” security.
This event is free.
For further information, please call 425-257-8000.