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Curtis Comes Back to Seattle: Re-discovering Edward Sheriff Curtis and Native American Culture in the Pacific Northwest

Humanities in the Harbor, a monthly series that explores unique and engaging topics for the Gig Harbor community, will continue in July as we welcome documentarian Vaun Raymond for a screening of his film, Curtis Comes Back to Seattle: Re-discovering Edward Sheriff Curtis and Native American Culture in the Pacific Northwest.

Edward Curtis is known internationally as one of the most important photographers and ethnographers of all time.  Less known are his roots in the Seattle area, and the vital role Native Americans of the Pacific Northwest played in inspiring his work.

Join descendants of Edward Curtis and people he photographed as they re-trace Curtis’ footsteps in the Pacific NW during the 150th anniversary of his birth. This feature-length documentary includes interviews with author Tim Egan, as well as recently-discovered sound recordings of Curtis’ children, sharing first-person accounts of life in the field with their father.

The film is directed by Vaun Raymond, who specializes in documenting Seattle history and teaches filmmaking at The Art Institute of Seattle. It is the final installment in a series of Curtis sesquicentennial films produced by Raymond.

The 90-minute film will be followed by a 30-minute discussion and Q&A with filmmaker, Vaun Raymond.

Admission to Humanities in the Harbor is $5, but FREE for Harbor History Museum members. Tickets may be Purchased Online or at the front desk of the Museum. Members are encouraged to RSVP as seating is limited. RSVPS can be made by emailing Zachary Sokolik, Marketing & Development, at marketing@harborhistorymuseum.org or by phone at 253.858.6722 ext. 5.

Earlier Event: July 10
Gig Harbor Literary Society
Later Event: August 7
Gig Harbor Literary Society