"Sharing Our Stories"
Learn about the recent history of Clark County through storytellers drawn from more than 150 participants in the 2018 Clark County Stories series. The audience will also be invited to share their own short anecdotes on the themes: Favorite Places and Migration Stories in Clark County. Reception to follow in Dengerink Administration Building, Rooms 129 and 130.
The 2018 “Clark County Stories: How We Came to this Place” series grew out of Washington State University Professor Sue Peabody’s realization that the county’s population has doubled since 1988 to nearly half a million. More than half of Clark County’s residents (54 percent) were born in another state and about 10 percent were born in another country.
Recognizing a growing gulf of understanding between recent arrivals and Clark County residents with deeper historical roots, WSU Vancouver professors, Sue Peabody and Donna Sinclair, in collaboration with Clark County Historical Museum and Fort Vancouver Regional Library District, began a series of community conversations to identify bearers of these stories of change, foster community dialogue and facilitate mutual understanding.
Visit the Clark County Historical Museum site to learn more about the series.
Sue Peabody at 360-546-9647 or firstname.lastname@example.org