Peninsula College at Forks invites the public to the West End premiere of House of Learning: The Spirit of the Peninsula College Longhouse, on Friday, May 29, 2015, at 5:30 p.m., at the PC Forks campus at 481 S. Forks Ave. The documentary shares the story of the Peninsula College Longhouse. The screening will be followed by a light meal and traditional Drumming led by the Quileute Tribe. Participants can bring their own drum, or just themselves.
Peninsula College is home to the first Longhouse in the nation built on a community college campus, in partnership with the six local Tribes. The House of Learning is a gift to all, which honors the spirit of tribal cultures who have called the Olympic Peninsula home since time immemorial.
Native American drums play an important part in many Native American Indian tribal ceremonies, celebrations and spiritual festivals, including healing ceremonies. The circle is significant because it has no beginning and no end, and all points are considered equal. The energy from each player travels through the circle and is transmitted as rhythmic vibration, supported by the intention and spirit of each person.
Thanks to a generous grant from the Peninsula College Foundation, admission is free, but donations will be gratefully accepted. All proceeds will benefit programming sponsored by the Longhouse, including at the Forks campus.
For more information, please contact Deborah Scannell at [email protected] or (360) 374-3223.