Posted by: Loren Coleman on April 24th, 2008
“North America’s Great Ape: the Sasquatch”
Presented by Dr. John Bindernagel
A wildlife biologist looks at the continent’s most misunderstood large mammal.
Book Signing and Public Presentation
WHEN: Saturday, May 3, 2008
TIME: 10 AM to 12 Noon Book Signing; 1 PM Public Presentation
WHERE: State Capital Museum
211 21st Avenue SW
Olympia, Washington 98501
(360) 753 2580
COST: $5 per person for all ages
(Olympia, WA–) The State Capital Museum invites you to a special presentation by author and field researcher Dr. John Bindernagel of British Columbia. He will speak about his more than 30 years of studying Bigfoot. His work highlights some 150 Sasquatch reports and compares them with similar reports of great apes in Africa and Asia. Refining his field of study, Bindernagel has recently focused on the behavior of Sasquatch including its response to human presence. His field work consists of evidence gathered in the mountains of Vancouver Island and the ecological questions surrounding the life of a great North American ape.
Dr. Bindernagel’s presentation will be preceded by a book signing of his work North America’s Great Ape: The Sasquatch. This will be held at the museum and is hosted by the State Capital Museum Store.
The presentation and the book signing is a ticketed event. Tickets are on sale at the museum. Please come in during public hours, 11 AM to 3 PM, Wednesday-Saturday to purchase tickets in person. You may call to purchase tickets at anytime, not just during museum public hours. Please call either 586-0170 or 586-0166. If you have to leave a message, someone will return your call promptly.
The cost is $5.00 per person which includes the presentation, book signing and museum admission. The presentation will be held in a nearby facility with seating capacity of up to 300 people. You are advised to purchase tickets ahead to insure your admission to the book signing which will be held at the State Capital Museum in the morning, and the presentation in the afternoon.
This program is offered in conjunction with the exhibit Giants in the Mountains: The Search for Sasquatch, on view at the museum through September 2008. The exhibit explores the Sasquatch mystery and focuses on the Pacific Northwest environment which has created a rich setting for the traditional beliefs that have grown up around these beings. Scientific explanations, hoaxes and popular cultural interpretations about Bigfoot are tackled. Tribal artifacts and artwork as well as physical evidence collected in the field by anthropologist Dr. Grover Krantz are on display. Organized and presented by the Washington State Historical Society.
The State Capital Museum is located in Olympia six blocks south of the Capitol Building at 211 21st Avenue South West in the historic Lord Mansion. The State Capital Museum is a division of the Washington State Historical Society. The museum presents exhibits, programs, and events that bring to life the stories of Washington’s history. For more information, please call the Washington State Capital Museum at 360-753-2580, or visit us on the web at www.washingtonhistory.org . ###
Giants in the Mountains: The Search for Sasquatch October 2007-September 2008
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.