Yakima Valley Museum

Voices from the Past 2008
VoicesVoices From the Past, a cooperative program between they Yakima Valley Museum and Allied Arts, presents lecturers and performers addressing topics of interest to the community. 

February 17, 2008 - 1:00 P.M. at the Yakima Valley Museum
Celtic to Cowboy — Roots Music of the American West
Hank Cramer will examine the rich song traditions of American cowboys, and explore the origins of the music. The story is one migration, both of people and their culture. Hank will sing many of the popular songs of the American West, and then show examples of where the song derived. An Inquiring Mind program*.

March 9, 2008 - 1:00 P.M. at the Yakima Valley Museum
Archaeological and Cultural Resource Management for the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation
The Native American use of the Columbia Basin and surrounding lands has left a unique archaeological and cultural imprint throughout the landscape. These remains are incredibly important to the Yakama Nation and are managed through Tribal policy, Federal law and State law. This presentation by Shane Scott will provide a detailed synopsis of the archaeological types and how these various resources are preserved, protected and perpetuated.

April 6, 2008 - 1:00 P.M. at Allied Arts Center
Poetry from a Cowboy Farmer
Poet John Kulm of Chinook, WA, explores "the 5 stages of quitting farming" through poetry. He'll also share poems from his time touring the Northwest as a cowboy poet. John has been featured at the Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elk, Nevada and has appeared on PBS, and NPR's "All things Considered." Join us for an afternoon of words and wisdom learned farming in the great state of Washington.

All Voices from the Past programs are free and open to the public.

*Inquiring Mind is made possible through Humanities Washington and the Washington State Legislature on behalf of the Office of the Secretary of State.

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