|What Is That? Presented by Harriet Baskas|
Thursday, May 17th at 6:00pm in the Library Meeting Room
What Is That?: Unusual and Offbeat People, Places, Things and Events in Washington State presented by Humanities Washington Speaker Harriet Baskas
Why does downtown Winlock feature a statue of the world’s largest egg, and why is there a drive-through stump displayed at a rest-stop on I-5? Washington is notorious for its offbeat and unusual landmarks. This presentation will explore the cultural, economic, artistic, historic, and philosophical influences on local and state history by exploring iconic and unusual objects, events, and stories. Learning the often-forgotten or untold story behind an artifact or event leads to a discussion of history and community identity and brings added meaning and context to objects and events within a community.
Humanities Washington sparks conversation and critical thinking using story as a catalyst, nurturing thoughtful and engaged communities across our state. For more about Humanities Washington, visit www.humanities.org.