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JCHS: First Friday Lecture Series: Native Arts, History & Culture
Friday, June 07, 2019

The 2019 First Friday Lecture Series continues with June's lecture - Repatriation & NAGPRA from the Burke Museum

Glenys Ong is a bioarcheologist specializing in the repatriation of Native American human remains and other objects of spiritual importance protected by the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA). She has worked at the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture since 2016 and collaborates with tribes in Washington and Alaska to return their ancestors to their rightful homes. Her archaeological fieldwork has taken her from tropical Southeast Asia to the Arctic coast of Alaska. Glenys was born and raised in Singapore and is an alumna of Brown University.

This year the series will be held at both the Northwest Maritime Center and the Cotton Building – please check the full schedule on our website: to ensure you are headed to the correct location.

Due to the popularity of this program, JCHS is introducing a First Friday Season Pass. This pass ensures the holder a seat at the lecture as well as a reception with the speaker prior to their presentation. Only 75 passes will be offered. The pass is $50 for JCHS Members and $65 for Non-members. Passes can be purchased on our website, at the Jefferson Museum of Art & History or over the phone. General admission will be a $5 to $10 suggested donation and will have entry on a first-come basis until capacity has been reached.

All lectures in the 2019 First Friday Lecture Series will focus on Native arts, history and culture. The full schedule is below – we welcome press coverage for the entire series or individual lectures as they pertain to your community. Press releases with details on each speaker and presentation will be sent three weeks prior including the full schedule with any changes that may have occurred. 

Location Northwest Maritime Center, 431 Water Street, Port Townsend, WA, 98368
Phone:360.385.3628 x 104
Event Sponsor: Jefferson County Historical Society
Contact Angie Bartlett, Public Programs Manager at or call 360-385-1003
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