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JCHS First Friday Lecture Series: Interpretations of S’Klallam Totem Poles
Friday, July 05, 2019, 07:00pm

The 2019 First Friday Lecture Series continues with Alexandra Peck (PhD candidate at Brown University studying Coast Salish-White relations, totem poles) S’Klallam and Non-Native Totem Poles of the Northern Olympic Peninsula.

July 5
Alexandra Peck PhD candidate at Brown University studying Coast Salish-White relations, totem poles
Interpretations of S’Klallam Totem Poles
At the Northwest Maritime Center

Her research interests include Coast Salish art, cultural change and exchange, placemaking and geography, and historical archaeology. Peck’s dissertation examines the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe’s adoption of totem poles by considering how tribal sovereignty, tourism, and settler colonialism have altered the role of public and ceremonial art traditions within Coast Salish communities. Her research is funded by the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, as well as the Ruth Landes Memorial Research Fund. Peck also holds an academic certificate in Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage from Brown University, where she conducted a report on Rhode Island’s monuments and memorials to Native individuals and communities.

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.

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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