Kristen Griffin, Manager of the Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve here on Whidbey Island, will be the guest speaker at the September 2015 general membership meeting of the Nordic Lodge on Saturday, September 19th. Her program, titled “Ebey’s Forever” will touch on what makes Ebey’s Reserve such an important and cherished place. She attributes her lifelong passion for heritage to her grandparents, including her mother’s parents who immigrated to Seattle from Norway in the 1920s.
Kristen has been the Reserve Manager since February 2014 and has 25 years of historic preservation and cultural resource experience, including, most recently, 7 years as the Historic Preservation Officer for the City of Spokane and Spokane County. Prior to that, she worked for a variety of National Park Service units in Alaska and lived on Baranof Island. She was the historian at Sitka National Park as well as the historian and archaeologist for Denali National Park in Alaska.
The Lodge’s Fritz Cornell Nordic Hall is located within the Reserve’s Boundaries.
The meeting opens at approximately 10am. The program itself will begin somewhere between 10:15 and 10:30 a.m.