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Salish Friendship Feast

July 19, 2013 · Updated 3:38 PM
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The Salish Bounty Friendship Feast features a seafood buffet and Samish Nation Cultural Representatives Rosie Cayou James and William Bailey at the Outlook Inn July 27, 1 – 4 p.m.

The event is the Orcas Island Historical Museum’s biggest fundraiser of the year . The seafood buffet is inspired by the traditional diet of the local Coast Salish people provided by New Leaf Cafe.

Lunch will start on the lawn at 1 p.m. Guests are invited to attend demonstrations and exhibitions on the grounds of the hotel, and also in the Victorian Room. Local scientist Russell Barsh will give an overview of the local component of the Burke Museum’s Travelling Exhibit. "Salish Bounty" which will be on display at the Orcas Island Historical Museum from July 20 to Sept. 20. Judi Watson will also tell stories about Judd Terrill and his partnerships with Boston Tom "Chechilem" "Tsit sa lum" as recorded in the census, who is the focus of the exhibit. "Boston Tom" died and was buried in Eastsound in 1913. His lodge was on the site of the historic Outlook Inn.

Tickets for this event cost $75 and are limited. All profits will go to the museum, to fund general operations and ensure that they can continue to offer an interesting and stimulating program of events in the upcoming year.

To buy tickets or for more information, visit www.orcasmuseum.org.

 

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