Mount St. Helens 40th Anniversary Story Hour

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Just because we can’t commemorate the 40th anniversary of the eruption of Mount St. Helens in person at the Washington State History Museum and the Mount St. Helens Visitors Center doesn’t mean we can’t come together virtually!

Mount St. Helens, also known as Lawetlat’la and Loowit, is a natural and cultural landmark with a storied history. The 1980 eruption was the most dramatic chapter in recent memory, abruptly changing the way we lived, worked, recreated, and thought about the mountain. We’re bringing together a group of Washingtonians with deep connections to the area to share their stories of Mount St. Helens before, during, and after the blast.

In addition to our group of six storytellers, Interpretive Specialist Alysa Adams will give her famous Mount St. Helens eruption talk and lead a craft for all ages. If you want to get creative along with Alysa, be sure to round up the following supplies by Monday night:

Volcano Hat Craft:
-paper or cardstock
-tape, stapler or glue stick
-coloring utensils; crayons, markers, colored pencils or paint
-Mount St. Helens images for inspiration (will be provided during live program)
-Imagination and creativity to build a hat from scratch……
-And a sense of humor for wearing your volcano proudly!

This program is FREE! Consider supporting the Washington State Historical Society by becoming a member or donating as well as Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission through donation or Discover Pass and license plate purchases.

May 18 2020


Date: May 18
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Washington State History Museum

1911 Pacific Ave
Tacoma, WA 98402 US

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