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Sunday, September 11 • 1:30pm - 1:45pm
Icon of Croatian Boat Building and Fishing: The FV Shenandoah

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The FV Shenandoah is one boat with three lives: tender, seiner, and now, teacher. Centerpiece of the Harbor History Museum's Maritime Gallery, the Shenandoah was built in Gig Harbor, Washington, by Croatian-born boat builders and fished by two Croatian families for 73 years. This pedigree made her ideal for adding to the museum's collection but a challenge to restore for safe exhibition. This presentation connects the tale of the FV Shenandoah, from her family fishing history to present-day restoration, including the special considerations made to ensure an authentic curatorial and conservation approach to her preservation and interpretation.

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Stephanie Lile

Harbor History Museum
Stephanie Lile is the Director and Curator of the Harbor History Museum in Gig Harbor, Washington. She is presenting with Riley Hall, Shipwright and Preservation Specialist at the Harbor History Museum. Lile has worked at world-class museums and has two decades of expertise in historical... Read More →

Sunday September 11, 2022 1:30pm - 1:45pm PDT
Discovery Stage