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Sealaska Heritage Institute to host brown-bag lecture on totem poles Monday

Posted: September 15, 2011 - 12:03am

On Monday, Sealaska Heritage Institute will host a brownbag lecture on the totem parks created or restored during the Great Depression. The lecture, held from noon-1 p.m. in the 4th floor boardroom at Sealaska Plaza, will be led by Emily Moore, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of California, Berkeley.

Moore will discuss the totem parks created in Saxman, Ketchikan, Wrangell, Kasaan, Klawock and Hydaburg, and the park restored in Sitka by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression. There will also be a screening of an 11-minute newsreel recently rediscovered. The film was produced by the U.S. Forest Service in 1949 and is titled “Timber and Totem Poles.”

The lecture is free and open to the public, though space is limited. For more information contact Emily Moore at (510) 590-6676.

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