Chetzemoka (čičməhán) Interpretive Trail
Join members of the Jamestown S'Klallam, Port Gamble S'Klallam, Lower Elwha Klallam Tribes and surrounding communities for the grand opening and dedication of the Chetzemoka (čičməhán) Trail at 1 pm, followed by the dedication of the 26-foot tall Totem Pole gifted to the Northwest Maritime Center by the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe at 2:30 pm.
The Chetzemoka (čičməhán) Trail is a joint endeavor of the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe and the Native Connections Action Group, Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. The historic sites selected by the Tribe are connected by a trail to increase the visibility of the S'Klallam history in qatay (Port Townsend) their traditional territory.
Schedule of Events, all FREE to the public. Celebrate the day and honor the 131st anniversary of číčməhán’s passing. Activities will take place throughout the day.
8-11 am: Olympic Peninsula Explorers Volkssport Club will offer a 3, 6 or 12-mile walk or bike starting at Memorial Field.
10-11 am: Jefferson Museum of Art and History. Free docent-led walk of downtown historic sites at .
10 am-1pm: ReCyclery. Family Fun Ride starting at 1925 Blaine Street. Choose your own easy route and start time. Bring your own bike or borrow one from the ReCyclery. Coffee, juice, bagels, cheese, fruit provided.
1 pm: Grand Opening of trail & dedication at Memorial Field. Traditional Native dedication ceremony with drumming, singing, dancing by members of the Jamestown S’Klallam, Port Gamble S’Klallam, and Lower Elwha Klallam Tribes.
2:30 pm: Northwest Maritime Center. Dedication of 26-foot totem pole donated by the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe and created by the House of Myths carvers.
11 am-5 pm: Jefferson Museum of Art and History. Exhibit of rarely displayed Native artifacts and objects.
11:30 am-5: 30 pm: Northwind Arts Center – Chetzemoka (číčməhán): Then and Now – Combination of traditional arts and modern Native creations.
All events are free to the public.