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Prallsville Lecture Series with Charlie Groth

March 24 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Another Haul: Narrative Stewardship and Cultural Sustainability at the Lewis Family Fishery

ewis Island in Lambertville, New Jersey, is the site of the Lewis Fishery, the last haul seine American shad fishery on the nontidal Delaware River. The Lewis family has fished in the same spot since 1888 and operated the fishery through five generations. The extended Lewis family, its fishery’s crew, and the Lambertville community connect with people throughout the region, including environmentalists concerned about the river. It was a Lewis who raised the alarm and helped resurrect a polluted river and its biosphere. While this once exclusively masculine activity is central to the tiny island, today men, women, and children fish, living out a sense of place, belonging, and sustainability.

In Another Haul: Narrative Stewardship and Cultural Sustainability at the Lewis Family Fishery, author Charlie Groth highlights the traditional, vernacular, and everyday cultural expressions of the family and crew to understand how community, culture, and the environment intersect. Groth argues there is a system of narrative here that combines verbal activities and everyday activities.

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Date:
March 24, 2019
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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The Book Garden
Phone:
908-996-2022
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Website:
www.bookgarden.biz

Venue

Prallsville Mill
33 Risler Street, Stockton, NJ United States
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