This February through May, the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture in Spokane will be featuring a major exhibit assembled by Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural History. Titans of the Ice Age fills four large galleries with all things mammoth and mastodon, and Jack will be doing a presentation and leading a field trip in celebration of our area’s close connection to the scientific history of the Columbia Mammoth.
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Based on an essay that appeared in Nisbet’s book Visible Bones plus extensive further research and updates, this talk will focus on the story of the Hangman and Pine Creek discoveries in 1876. They resulted in North American’s first mounted mammoth at the Field Museum and the type specimen of Mammut columbi at the American Museum of Natural History, as well as ongoing activity in the scientific world.
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Dr. Dan Fisher of the University of Michigan, who has worked on woolly mammoth sites in Siberia, will join Jack on a bus trip to the Hangman Creek site where the Coplen brothers unearthed the bones of multiple Columbia mammoths. We will continue on to Steptoe Butte to consider what the landscape might have looked like when these giants roamed the Palouse.
Limited space. For registration contact David Brum, Adult Education and Events Coordinator at David.Brum@northwestmuseum.org
Local writer and naturalist Jack Nisbet, will be at Auntie’s Bookstore to sign and personalize copies of his books for you!View Event
On Saturday, November 26, Jack will serve as guest staff at Aunties Bookstore in Spokane from 1:00-3:00 pm.View Event
Jack’s memorial piece for geologist Roy Breckenridge has been posted on the web site of the Ice Age Floods Institute. You can see it by visiting www.iafi.org.
Event Title: “Chasing Roots: Untangling the Puzzle of Wild Parsley and Biscuitroots”
Presenter: Jack Nisbet
Day/Date: Thursday, November 17
Time: 6:00-8:00 pm
Location: Eco Hub @ the Willamette Heritage Center
Address: 1313 Mill Street SE, Salem (on the first floor of the Wool Warehouse)
Cost: FREE and open to the public
Public Contact: Catherine Alexander, Straub Environmental Center Executive Director
Jack Nisbet’s book Ancient Places is a finalist in the non-fiction category of this year’s Washington State Book Awards. Winners will be announced on Saturday, October 8, after an authors’ reading at the Seattle Public Library that begins at 7:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. For more information go to