News Release 11-014
Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission
1111 Israel Road S.W., P.O. Box 42650, Olympia, WA 98504-2650, (360) 902-8500
Don Hoch, Director
Native American storytelling at Fort Ebey State Park
Apr. 27, 2011 –
EVENT: Native American storytelling at Fort Ebey State Park. This opening event for the Penn Cove Water Festival features Louis LaBombard, Professor of Anthropology at Skagit Valley College and Professional Story Teller
WHEN: May 13, 7 p.m.
WHERE: Fort Ebey State Park campground amphitheater, 400 Hill Valley Drive, Coupeville
WHO'S INVITED: Individuals, couples and families
COST: This is a free event
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The Penn Cove Water Festival is held May 14, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and features events and activities focused on Native American history and the waters that surround Whidbey Island. Events include tribal canoe races, Native American arts and crafts, storytelling, creative children’s activities, dance performances, cultural demonstrations and Native American and Northwest foods. The festival is held at Penn Cove in Coupeville. The festival is free.
HISTORY OF PARK: Fort Ebey State Park was originally built as a coastal defense fort in World War II. The park has three miles of saltwater shoreline on the Strait of Juan de Fuca, a freshwater lake for fishing, and miles of hiking and biking trails.
CONTACT INFORMATION: Fort Ebey State Park (360) 678-4636 or online at www.penncovewaterfestival.com