Restless Earth

Mar 27, 7pm, 2016

From the Methow ValleyJack Nisbet 2014 Interpretive Center

The story of the great earthquake of the Inland Northwest: A slide presentation by naturalist Jack Nisbet.

Geologists and historians are still trying to sort out exactly what happened when a powerful earthquake shook much of the Inland Northwest in December of 1872. Native Americans who lived in the area at the time tell stories about rivers being diverted and the landscape altered. This  slide presentation by author and teacher Jack Nisbet is an attempt to piece together the story with oral accounts, written descriptions, and the latest scientific research.

Based in Spokane, Jack Nisbet is the author of several books that explore the human and natural history of the Northwest, including The Collector, a biography of David Douglas that was named a 2010 Book of the Year by the PNW Booksellers Association. Nisbet’s most recent book, Ancient Places, is a cycle of stories about people and phenomena that helped to shape the landscape of our region. Jess Walter called it a “fascinating read,” and said “I can think of no better guide to this corner of the West.”

DATE: Mar 27, 7pm. LOCATION: The Merc Playhouse, Twisp, Wa. TICKETS: Suggested donation $12 per person. CONTACT: