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The Razor’s Edge: The Washington Razor Clam Phenomenon with David Berger

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Name: The Razor’s Edge: The Washington Razor Clam Phenomenon with David Berger
Date: July 30, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM PDT
Event Description:

Presentation on The Razor’s Edge: The Washington Razor Clam Phenomenon to spark community conversation July 30th, 2017

MASON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND HUMANITIES WASHINGTON PARTNER TO BRING WRITER DAVID BERGERTO SHELTON FOR A FREE SPEAKERS BUREAU EVENT

 
Shelton, WA - Mason County Historical Society and Humanities Washington invite the community to an engaging conversation with David Berger, a member of the 2016-17 Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau. This free event takes place 2pm on July 30th at Mason County Historical Society Museum at 427 W. Railroad Avenue in Shelton, WA. For more information, contact Kristin Fabry at Mchsdirector2015@gmail.com or 360-426-1020.

About this program

What brings thousands of men, women, and children to Washington’s sandy coastal beaches every year, braving weather and surf? The buried treasure known as the Pacific razor clam.
Hunting and gathering these creatures has preoccupied Northwesterners from the time of the Native peoples to the present moment. Challenging to dig, delicious to eat, and providing a sometimes heady experience of abundance, razor clams are entwined with the state’s commerce, identity, and history. Join author and clam digger David Berger to explore the twists and turns of a quintessential Northwest activity from its pre-settlement days to the present.

About David Berger

David Berger has worked as a visual arts critic for The Seattle Times, executive director of a botanical garden, and as a communication officer for Dunhuang, a World Heritage Site on the Silk Road in China. Berger is also a Metcalf Fellow for Marine and Environmental Reporting. David Berger started razor clamming when he moved to Washington after graduating from college. Answering the many questions generated about razor clam lore, history, and biology led to writing a book, Razor Clams: Buried Treasure of the Pacific Northwest, being published in fall 2017. When not razor clamming, Berger is also a visual artist.
 
Location:
Where: 427 W. Railroad Avenue Shelton, WA 98584
 
Date/Time Information:
What: The Razor’s Edge: The Washington Razor Clam Phenomenon with David Berger
When: July 30th, 2pm
Contact Information:
Fees/Admission:
Cost: Free
On the Web: www.masoncountyhistoricalsociety.org or 
www.humanities.org/calendar-events
Questions? Mason County Historical Society
Director Kristin Fabry 
Mchsdirector2015@gmail.com
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