[OR_Archaeology] Exhibit of Clatsop basketry in Cannon Beach
susan.white at state.or.us
Tue Feb 9 14:03:08 PST 2010
The exhibit "Jennie's Baskets: The Daggatt Family Collection" will be on display at the Cannon Beach History Center and Museum through mid-July.
Jennie Michelle and Jennie Williams were Clatsop basket makers who produced an extensive body of work. Michelle married a Seaside resident Meschelle Merchino in the 1880s and died in 1905, leaving behind a legacy of basketry and tourist photos. During her later life, she was wrongly touted as the "last Clatsop," and was featured in many black and white photos. Her artisanship and
productivity as a basket maker were both noteworthy. Less is known about Jennie Williams, a Clatsop basket maker who lived in the Seaside area until her death in the 1930s.
The exhibit is funded in part by a grant from the Oregon Heritage Commission. The Cannon Beach History Center and Museum is located at the corner of Spruce & Sunset Streets. For more information, call 503-436-9301 or visit www.cbhistory.org .
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