Forks Timber Museum Manager Linda Offutt will talk about “The Importance of Keeping Small Museums Open” at the Clallam County Historical Society’s History Tales lecture series on Sunday, February 1, 2015. The presentation begins at 2:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 110 East 7th Street, Port Angeles. Parking and entry to the church’s social hall are on Laurel Street.
Offutt is a third generation Southern California kid who has had a varied career working in banks, the entertainment industry and the Claremont Police Department. She and her husband have traveled all over the western United States; and on one of those journeys in 2007, they found the home of their dreams in Forks.
Since Linda likes to keep busy, she immediately became involved with various charities and non-profits. When long-time Forks Timber Museum Manager Sherrill Fouts decided to retire, Linda offered to take over. Linda will talk about her first-hand knowledge of working with a small museum and its importance to the community.