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Humanities in the Harbor: "Contested Boundaries: a New Pacific Northwest History"

Harbor History Museum is excited to continue Humanities in the Harbor, a monthly lecture series that explores unique and engaging topics for the Gig Harbor community, in 2018.

Humanities in the Harbor will continue in January with a special presentation by author David Jepsen on our region's contentious history.

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 presentation. 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. 

Contested Boundaries is 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.

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Humanities in the Harbor is held at Harbor History Museum, 4121 Harborview Drive, Gig Harbor, WA 98332. 

Admission is FREE for 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 door. 

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

Later Event: January 28
Museum Lab: Winter Workshop