The Kittitas County Historical Museum continues its annual Lecture Series with a presentation on Thursday, September 22nd at 6pm at the Kittitas County Historical Museum in historic Downtown Ellensburg. The event is free, but seating will be limited. Guests are asked to register via KCHM.org for in-person attendance or for virtual access through Zoom.
The Lost Apple Project
*About the Lecture:
David Benscoter, founder of The Lost Apple Project, will talk about the historical importance of apples in the region and how the Project has located several species once thought extinct.
The Lost Apple Project has partnered with the Whitman County Historical Society in Washington and the Temperate Orchard Conservancy in Oregon to investigate, identify and preserve heritage apple trees and orchards in Oregon, Washington and Idaho. The Project has recovered 29 apple varieties that were thought to have disappeared, including a recent find at Flora, Oregon. These heritage varieties are possibly more resistant to pests and can be used to enhance modern varieties. He will also highlight the importance of apples to homesteaders as a source of food and apple cider vinegar.
*About the Speaker:
David Benscoter, a retired FBI and IRS Criminal agent, lives north of Spokane and travels throughout the Pacific Northwest in his search for heritage apples.
To register for in-person attendance at the Museum: https://www.eventbrite.com/…/lecture-lost-apple-project…
To register for virtual access via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/…/tZ0rdeGoqTspHNbENZm1jUOmN4M18…
Please note that if you are unable to attend the lecture while it is live, the Zoom portion is expected to be recorded and made available for viewing after the event.
*At a Glance:
What: The Lost Apple Project
Who: David Benscoter, founder of the Lost Apple Project
When: Thursday, September 22, 2022 at 6pm
Where: Kittitas County Historical Museum, 114 E 3rd Ave, Ellensburg, WA 98926
Cost: Free, but visit KCHM.org for tickets for either in-person or virtual attendance
Questions? Contact Sadie Thayer, firstname.lastname@example.org, 509-925-3778