Fishtrap launches its National Endowment for the Arts Big Read program with a true tale of resilience and survival, In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex by Nathaniel Philbrick. This National Book Award winning tale tells the story of the whaleship Essex which in 1820, was rammed by the biggest whale anyone had ever seen and inspired Herman Melville to write Moby Dick. Fishtrap has created a month of free online events for readers, students, and families to learn about whales and the history of whaling in America. Fishtrap has also provided more than 400 free books to schools and libraries in Wallowa and Union Counties.
Ed Talks with Julia Triezenberg, Museum Educator at the Columbia River Maritime Museum
Sailor Superstitions: Life at sea could be very dangerous. To protect themselves against some of these dangers, sailors developed a culture of rituals or beliefs that served as good luck charms onboard. In this EDU Talk, learn about the many superstitions that continue to be tradition in the maritime world.
The Big Read 2021: Sailor Superstitio...
Date and Time
Wednesday Feb 24, 2021 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM PST
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
1:00 pm and anytime after that on fishtrap.org