Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe gets grant to digitize collections

BLYN — The Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe has received a $14,536 grant from the Office of the Secretary of State to find previously undigitized items from their collections, digitize them and add them to The House of Seven Generations Online Museum.

The Washington Digital Heritage grant is among the 13 given local libraries in 2023. A total of $152,476 was awarded by the Office of the Secretary of State, which oversees the Washington State Library and the Washington State Archives, announced in late September.

According to state officials, the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe will use the newly digitized materials to create a digital exhibit to add to the The House of Seven Generations Online Museum (H7G) about Tamanowas Rock in Jefferson County, an ancient sacred site of the S’Klallam people.

The project will be shared through a station in the library’s physical exhibit space, the Tribal newsletter and a Zoom presentation.

Materials to be digitized include VHS and cassette tapes of tribal events and language classes and documents collected and created by the tribe’s first cultural resources specialist. That specialist served as the repatriation coordinator for the three S’Klallam/Klallam tribes in the 1990s and early 2000s, following the passage of the Native American Graves and Repatriation Act.

The Library’s Washington Digital Heritage grant awards are in their 16th year of funding projects that promote the creation and sharing of content documenting state history.

The Washington Digital Heritage Grants are funded by the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services.

“It is an honor to oversee programs that help so many worthy recipients do the vital work of preserving and documenting our shared history,” Secretary of State Steve Hobbs said.

“Local libraries and government agencies often have extremely limited resources. These longstanding programs are an excellent way for the state to help get important jobs done.”

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