WEST END WEEKEND
Historical society members and friends meet up on the wild west side of Jefferson County every November to enjoy a weekend of exploration at, and around, the beautiful Kalaloch Lodge.
The 2016 West End Weekend is November 18, 19, and 20. JCHS executive director Bill Tennent said, “There are two major goals of the weekend—to encourage people to explore that beautiful and historic area of Jefferson County and to collect stories and historical information from West End residents for the JCHS archives.”
WEST END WEEKEND SCHEDULE 2016
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 18
The Forks Timber Museum will be open for people travelling through Forks en route to Kalaloch 10:00-4:00. (The museum will also be open on Saturday and Sunday.)
An exhibit about the internment of Japanese Americans from Jefferson County during world War II be mounted in the Kalaloch Lodge Becker Suite at 5:00 and will be on exhibit until 10:00 a.m. on Sunday.
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 19
10:00 a.m. –1:00 p.m.: Storytelling at the Peak 6 Adventure Store on the Upper Hoh Road. Author and teacher Glynda Schaad, granddaughter of legendary Minnie Peterson, will share stories of poet May McLeod Pitt at 11:00 a.m.
2:00 p.m.: In the Kalaloch Lodge Becker Suite. Joshua Chenoweth will give a slide presentation and lecture “Revegetation of the Elwha.” He is a botanical restorationist working for Olympic National Park.
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 20
Japanese Internment exhibit closes at 10:00 a.m.
West End residents are invited to have their stories recorded throughout the weekend by the JCHS Oral History team. The recordings become part of the oral history collection housed at the JCHS Research Center in Port Townsend.
The historic Kalaloch Lodge is headquarters for the event and offers special rates for Peninsula residents.
Contact JCHS at 360-385-1003 for more information or to schedule an oral history interview.