|Special Brown Bag Program: The Pearl Fisher of the Wabash|
Event Type: Speaker Series|
Start Time: 12:10 PM
End Time: 1:10 PM
The freshwater pearl industry once flourished along Indiana's inland waterways. In the early decades of the twentieth century, about 600 pearl fishers operated around Vincennes alone. This film documents Barnett Bass as he fishes for fresh-water mollusks in southern Indiana's White River. The film explores issues of technological innovation, international trade and resulting stresses in the environment. In 1986 the film won the Award of Excellence for Best Ethnographic Film in The Americas.Library: Vigo County Public Library - Main Branch
Location: Meeting Rooms A,B, & C
Dr. Nan McEntire taught folklore at Indiana State University from 1999-2011. She has studied Indiana folklore and customs for many years and published articles and books related to the traditions of Indiana folk artists and musicians. She worked as a folklorist with Dillon Bustin and Jens Lund, producers of "The Pearl Fisher:.