The Coffee Table, with guests from the Pratt Museum and Park.
The Pratt Museum and Park
Credit KBBI file photo
The Pratt Museum, and now Park as well, is practically a Homer landmark. Find out how the staff at our home-grown museum are leading the facility and it's surrounding acres into the future on Coffee Table with host Jay Barrett.
The Pratt Museum's new Executive Director Jennifer Gibbins has been on the job for two weeks.
Gibbins moved to Alaska from Washington, DC in 2004 and has lived in Anchorage, Seward and Cordova. She arrived into Homer just a few days before beginning work at the museum and says that finding the opportunity to live and work in Homer has been a long time coming.
This week on Sound Collections we hear from Willie Suter, who together with his wife Brigitte owns and operates Brigitte’s Bavarian Bed and Breakfast in Homer. Willie and his wife have spent years converting their property into an oasis of collected treasures; with everything from walls lined with license plates to fishing nets and driftwood structures artfully scattered among the grounds. Willie talks about the utility of their collections, and how he’s come to find himself happily “stuck” in Homer.
On this episode of Sound Collections, you'll hear from Diane Selanoff, who has been gathering traditional foods with her family for almost as long as she can remember. Originally from Port Graham, Diane now lives in Valdez, where she gathers and collects all sorts of things from the beaches and forests surrounding her home. Click on the link to hear a sampling of Diane’s stories and vast knowledge of the local edible ecology.
Lee Post has had a fascination with collections of all sorts since he was a kid. Since moving to Homer over 40 years ago, he’s gained quite a reputation for his animal bone collecting. From beached whales to marine birds, Lee has preserved, illustrated, and categorized hundreds of animal skeletons, contributing crucial information about the ecology of the region. Check out the latest episode of Sound Collections, where we hear stories and adventures from ‘the bone man’ himself!