Fall Programs 2022

Our SAHS History Lecture series returns –

December 11th, 2022
Sunday afternoon
4 – 6 pm

“From Island to Tidal Marsh”
Guest Speakers: Loren Brokaw & Lindsey Desmul –

Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) and partners transformed the landscape between Camano Island and Stanwood over the last three years by removing dikes and returning the area to tidal marsh.  This area is called Leque Island and it now has an elevated walking trail that has been popular with the community.  In this presentation, WDFW staff will cover the site history, the story of how the restoration project came to be, and the results of what has been observed since the project.
For a history of Leque Island, here is an article from a 2004 issue of the SAHS newsletter Stanwood Area Echoes.
This will be an in-Person program at the Floyd

2004 view of Leque Island from the old Mark Clark Bridge looking southwest.  The Eide House has not yet been removed and the white in the distance are snow geese.

.This program and the three other programs were funded through the Snohomish County Historic Preservation 2022 Grant.

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Thanks to our speaker Gwen Whiting for an interesting lost story of a young man born in 1857 to become an artist and lived the life of a starving but excellent artist. His father was General George Pickett who was involved in the notorious Pig War (before his infamous exploits for the Confederacy).  As many soldiers and loggers did in the Territorial days, he Pickett had married a Native American woman who didn’t survive long enough after his birth for us or James T. Pickett to know anything about her.

“Dreamland: The Lost World of James Tilton Pickett ~ 1857-1889”
Guest Speaker:
Gwen Whiting, Lead Curator, Washington State Historical Society
Sunday, November 13th
4 – 6 pm 
This will be an in-Person program at the Floyd

An artist and visionary of Native ancestry born near Bellingham, James Tilton Pickett was well-known in the late 1800s for the paintings and sketches that he did for local newspapers and patrons.  This talk will explore some of the mythology around the Picketts in the Pacific Northwest, while focusing on what is currently known about James’ life and career.  (more info pdf)

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Thank you to Peter Blecha for his program Saturday
October 8th 

at the Floyd Norgaard Cultural Center
Co-author of “Lost Roadhouses of Seattle”, a deep dive into the forbidden nightclubs of bygone Seattle. 
This program and the three other programs were funded through the Snohomish County Historic Preservation 2022 Grant.

Thank you to Ross Reynolds and Humanities Washington for his entertaining program on Sept 11 on “How Audio Technology Changed the World”

How Audio Technology hanged the World


 
Thank you to Humanities Washington. Mr. Reynolds program was made possible by Humanities Washington