Photos of the first 16 weeks of pandemic lockdown in Port Angeles will be the topic of a lecture by photographer Amy McIntyre, executive director of the North Olympic History Center. (Amy McIntyre/ North Olympic History Center)

Photos of the first 16 weeks of pandemic lockdown in Port Angeles will be the topic of a lecture by photographer Amy McIntyre, executive director of the North Olympic History Center. (Amy McIntyre/ North Olympic History Center)

North Olympic History Center to present free lecture series

PORT ANGELES — The North Olympic History Center, formerly the Clallam County Historical Society, will present North Olympic Voices, a monthly arts and lecture series to replace the nonprofit’s History Tales talks, beginning at 2 p.m. Sunday.

The year-long educational program will feature speakers in conversation on local topics in arts, sciences, and civics to celebrate and enrich life in Clallam County, said Amy McIntyre, executive director of the North Olympic History Center.

North Olympic Voices will be livestreamed until further notice on the second Sunday of each month from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at https://bit.ly/2Lssx2w. It is free and open to the public.

McIntyre will give the first North Olympic Voices presentation on her social documentary photo project called “Any Port in a Storm: Pandemic Sundays in Port Angeles, Washington,” this Sunday.

McIntyre took photos of lockdown life every Sunday morning in Port Angeles for the first 16 weeks of the pandemic as it arrived stateside.

A photo of an empty classroom taken on the final day of the project was recently selected for the permanent collection of the Library of Congress.

Port Angeles Mayor Kate Dexter will moderate the talk.

McIntyre succeeded Kathy Estes as the History Center’s executive director in August when Estes retired after 33 years leading the organization, which was formed in 1948 to preserve and share Clallam County’s history.

The Feb. 14 presentation will be given by David Brownell, tribal preservationist for the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe and North Olympic History Center board member, at 2 p.m.

Brownell also will speak in April, June, August, October and December. The intervening months’ speakers and topics will be announced.

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