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Humanities in the Harbor presents

January 25th 2018 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Zachary Sokolik | (253) 858-6722 |
Location: Harbor History Museum, 4121 Harborview Dr

The two-centuries-old conflict between people and governments struggling for control over Pacific Northwest land and resources, including lumber-rich areas like Gig Harbor, is the subject of the evening’s program at the Harbor History Museum on January 25, 2018, at 6 p.m.

Gig Harbor resident David Jepsen, who teaches Pacific Northwest and U.S. history at Tacoma Community College, will discuss his new book Contested Boundaries: a New Pacific Northwest History as part of the Museum’s ongoing lecture series, “Humanities in the Harbor.”

Coauthored with David Norberg at Green River College, Contested Boundaries includes a collection of stories about people contesting the political, economic, and social barriers that blocked their path to equality over the last two centuries. The narrative traces the experiences of Native Peoples, African Americans, Asians, and other immigrants across the centuries as they struggled to hurdle one boundary after another during settlement, industrialization, economic calamity, world war and globalization.

This program is free to Harbor History Museum members and $5 for non-members. Tickets can be purchased online on the Museum’s Buy Tickets page or by calling 253-858-6722; tickets may also be purchased at the Museum front desk.

Questions and inquires may be directed to Zachary Sokolik, Marketing & Events Coordinator at Harbor History Museum at