Keep It Real in Port Townsend with WaMA Conference

Commanding Officer's Quarters, Fort Worden © Courtesy Jefferson County Historical Society
Commanding Officer's Quarters, Fort Worden © Courtesy Jefferson County Historical Society

Still Time to Register for Conference with Real Value

Commanding Officer's Quarters, Fort Worden © Courtesy Jefferson County Historical Society
Commanding Officer’s Quarters, Fort Worden © Courtesy Jefferson County Historical Society

No matter their discipline, Washington museums collect, preserve and interpret real elements of this region’s culture—things, stories and places. “Authenticity: Real Things, Real Stories, Real Places,” the theme for the Washington Museum Association’s 2014 Conference, offers an appropriate pivot point for exploring and sharing the rich diversity of the state’s museum community. You can participate in this enlightening and compelling dialogue with museum colleagues from around the state by attending the WaMA Conference in Port Townsend, June 18-20.

Conference sessions and workshops will take place at historic Fort Worden, with the opening reception happening at the Frank A. Bartlett House, an 1883 charmer on the National Register of Historic Homes. 4Culture’s Christina DePaolo and Tina Hoggatt will present Keeping It Real: Project Management for Successful Storytelling, one of two preconference workshops. Local raconteur and commentator, Knute Berger will keynote and the Northwest Maritime Center will be the site of this year’s Annual Banquet of northwest seafood and shanty singing. With sweeping views of mountains and saltwater, Port Townsend is an exceptional location for the WaMA Conference. Join your colleagues in experiencing this “real place” for yourself by registering today.