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Elwha: A River Reborn Visit Seattle Partner!
11/22/2013 through 3/9/2014
Keyword: Museums Region: University District

Based on the book by Seattle Times reporter Lynda Mapes and photographer Steve Ringman, this new exhibit from the Burke Museum takes you into the Northwest's legendary Elwha River Valley to discover the people, places, and history behind the world's largest dam removal project, an unprecedented bet on the power of nature. Once legendary for its pre-dam wild salmon runs and Chinook weighing as much as 100 pounds, today the Elwha is being dramatically rethought as its two massive dams are torn down. With the start of the first dam blasts in September 2011 comes a chance for unprecedented environmental restoration and community renewal. Elwha: A River Reborn sheds light on this essential part of Washington State's history through compelling stories, stunning photographs, and Burke collections, from fish to cultural objects from the Elwha region.

Burke Museum
1701 45th Avenue Northeast
Seattle 98195
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