Humboldt County Historical Society – Disasters of Humboldt Bay

Disasters of Humboldt Bay, a video project about three famous disasters, is a presentation at the Arcata Playhouse at 2 p.m. on March 19, 2023 offering short videos and a facilitated panel discussion about the historical significance of the bay. Executive Director Jane Hill, said, β€œThe panel, composed of experts selected by leaders from the Wiyot Tribe, will address how our view of the natural world and its challenges shapes our experiences as individuals and societies. Disasters provoke curiosity and a willingness to admit human frailty. They can motivate sharing and consideration of our similarities and differences.”

The event is free and open to the public. It will also be live streamed (information on streaming TBA).

This event is made possible by a $5,000 grant from California Humanities. California Humanities, a nonprofit partner of the National Endowment of the Humanities, promotes the humanities – focused on ideas, conversation and learning – as relevant, meaningful ways to understand the human condition and connect us to each other in order to help strengthen California. California Humanities has provided grants and programs across the state since 1975.

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