From the desk of Carolyn Petersen
Congratulations to the Shoalwater Bay Tribe on their new museum library location!
On Friday, September 8, the Shoalwater Bay tribe realized a long held dream of opening a museum to highlight their cultural contributions to their community. Tribal Library Consultant Carolyn Petersen conveyed a letter of congratulations on their achievement from Secretary of State Kim Wyman which was presented to tribal members.
Some of the highlights of the collection: a cedar hand dugout canoe, a recreation of a tribal headdress using eagle feathers collected from the beach combined with an otter skin purchased at a tribal gathering, and a facsimile of the map with President Andrew Jackson’s signature showing the Shoalwater Bay reservation
Shoalwater Bay tribal librarian Linda Rose was excited at the opening as well because it meant that the tribal library now shares space with the museum which is on a prime location on the coastal highway (in Tokeland, WA.) Many more folks will discover the library in its current location. New shelving on casters will allow Linda to accommodate her frequent community programming.
The tribe hopes many visitors will stop by to appreciate both the museum and the library.