North Mason Chamber
The Razor’s Edge: The Washington Razor Clam Phenomenon with David Berger
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 programWhat 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.