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02/09/2017 - Early Learning Coalition STEM

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Wed, 2017-02-01 20:00
Come explore the science of magnets with fun STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) activities for children up to age 5 (older siblings welcome too)!

Developmental Screening available too!

02/02/2017 - Rose's Gift:New Discoveries About Ashley's Sack

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Tue, 2017-01-31 20:00
Central Washington University presents a Black History Month lecture by Dr. Mark Auslander (Department of Anthropology and Museum Studies) One of the most enigmatic objects on display in the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture is "Ashley's Sack." On loan from South Carolina's Middleton Place, this unbleached cotton sack features an embroidered text recounting the slave sale of a nine-year-old girl named Ashley and the gift of the sack by her mother. Until now, Ashley's identity has been unknown. New research by Mark Auslander traces Ashley's Sack from the initial gift during the era of slavery to the present. Mark Auslander is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Museum Studies at Central Washington University, where he directs the university's Museum of Culture and Environment. He is the author of The Accidental Slaveowner: Revisiting a Myth of Race and Finding an American Family (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2011). He writes a regular blog on his ethnographic, museum, and cultural studies interests, "Cultural Environments." Co-sponsored by CWU Africana and Black Studies

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