Our Town: Native America [Adult Program]

On October 31st from 1-5 p.m. Artist DeAnn Jacobson will demonstrate the techniques and artistry of Native American weaving from the Puget Sound area. Those interested have the opportunity to join one of these workshops to learn and produce a handmade creation. The workshop is $35 for members and $50 for non- members.

 

DeAnn Jacobson is a 5th generation great granddaughter of Chief Seattle and 4th generation great granddaughter of his daughter, Princess Angeline. She is of Suquamish and Duwamish descent and is a en-rolled member of the Duwamish Tribe in W. Seattle. She was born and raised in the Puget Sound region and loves the rich diversity of the native culture. She has been weaving with cedar and other native materials for the past 12 1/2 years. DeAnn began learning the art of weaving with cedar and other locally native materials and apprenticed under her second cousin, Master Basket Weaver, Mary Lou Slaughter. She has been active in the community sharing the native culture and history. Previously, DeAnn has collaborated locally with the Burke Museum, MOHAI, Duwamish Tribe, and Indian Education program in the Central Kitsap School District. She has also had the opportunity to share and learn weaving skills cross-culturally to orphaned and destitute children with Children of the Nations in Uganda. DeAnn feels it is important to continue the tradition of weaving and sharing of her native heritage. She understands that she is a culture bearer in regards to the gift she has been given of weaving and sharing that with others. 

 

If you are interested in learning more about our adult programming or would like to make a reservation, please email elizabeth@harborhistorymuseum.org or call 253-858-6722 x6