First Friday Lecture: Town Tavern Tales

The April 5 First Friday Lecture will feature a panel discussion of "Town Tavern Tales: Truth and Fantasy." Panelists will share stories about their life and work in the tavern/commune. Audience participation is encouraged. The program begins at 7:00 p.m. in the Cotton Building rather than the usual city council chamber venue.

The Town Tavern was thriving as a commune during the 1970s and 1980s. It attracted an eclectic crowd from across America including artists, writers, poets and musicians. In 1981 it briefly starred as a location for the film "An Officer and a Gentleman."

Anyone with photographs of Town Tavern life are invited to bring them to the program to be scanned and become part of the JCHS archives. The historical society has been collecting oral histories about the Town Tavern for about ten years as part if the Port Townsend Renaissance Project. JCHS executive director Bill Tennent said, "This event gives us an opportunity to remind residents that history did not end at some distant time in the past and that these more recent events have played an important role in the cultural life of our community."

Location

Cotton Building
607 Water St.,
Port Townsend, WA, 98368
United States
48° 6' 55.6884" N, 122° 45' 12.8196" W
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Cotton Building
607 Water St.,
Port Townsend, WA, 98368