The talk will focus on Coquille people, particularly those of the twentieth century.
Roberta Hall, born in 1939 in Indiana, completed a doctorate at the University of Oregon in 1970, then moved to Vancouver Island to teach at the University of Victoria where she began to learn about the Pacific coast’s many cultural traditions. Her family returned to Oregon in 1974. In 1976, Coquille members invited Oregon State University anthropologists to help them salvage an eroding archeological site near the Coquille River. This project grew over the years to involve more Coquilles and community volunteers who did oral histories and gathered information from museums, archives, and archaeology. Hall retired from the OSU faculty in 2003; her other anthropological work is in human evolution and past and present human health.
Doors open at 6pm
Museum exhibits and store open until 8:30pm
Free with paid museum admission
CHM Members get in free
First Tuesday Talks are sponsored by Al Peirce Company with additional support from The Mill Casino.
All events subject to change.