Now in its 53rd year, the Joseph Jenkins Lecture Series features educational and entertaining presentations on environmental, natural history, and scientific topics. Lectures are held Wednesdays at 7:00 pm at the Museum. Lectures are free, but donations are always accepted. Please register for lectures online here.

 

Joseph Jenkins Lecture Series 2017 Programs

 

Wednesday, July 5

Dinner with an Explorer

Since 2001, Dave and Amy Freeman have traveled over 30,000 miles by kayak, canoe and dogsled through some of the world’s wildest places, from the Amazon to the Arctic. National Geographic named Dave and Amy Adventurers of the Year in 2014. Join Amy for dinner and conversation at the Rivers Eatery from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Then see her lecture at the Cable Natural History Museum. Register online here.

Joseph Jenkins Lecture Series: A Year in the Wilderness

On September 23, 2015, Dave and Amy Freeman embarked on a yearlong adventure in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in an effort to protect the Boundary Waters from proposed sulfide-ore copper mining on the Wilderness edge. Amy will share their adventures, show their short film “Bear Witness,” and talk about the incredible teamwork that made their expedition memorable. 7:00 p.m. at the Cable Natural History Museum. Refreshments. Sponsored by Henry and Jodi Kingdon. Refreshments provided. Donations welcome. Register online here.

 

Wednesday, July 12

Dinner with Photographer Jeff Richter

Join this evenings’ speaker for dinner and conversation at the Rivers Eatery from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Then see his lecture at the Cable Natural History Museum. Register online here.

Joseph Jenkins Lecture Series: Shadowing the White Deer

The thrill of encountering a white deer in the wild is something you never forget. Jeff has searched out these beautiful anomalies and spent countless hours filming them to produce a gorgeous documentary. He’ll share the film, and then talk more about the science, history and mystique of the white deer. 7:00 p.m. at the Cable Natural History Museum. Sponsored by Henry and Jodi Kingdon. Refreshments provided. Donations welcome. Register online here.

 

Wednesday, July 19

Dinner with writer, storyteller, and humorist Al Batt

Join this evenings’ speaker for dinner and conversation at the Rivers Eatery from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Then see his lecture at the Cable Natural History Museum. Register online here.

Joseph Jenkins Lecture Series: Things the Squirrel Taught Me

If you feed the birds, that usually means that you have to outsmart the squirrels. In that battle of wits, they’ve exposed writer, storyteller, and humorist Al Batt as an unarmed man. The peace talks with squirrels will continue. 7:00 p.m. at the Cable Natural History Museum. Refreshments. Sponsored by Henry and Jodi Kingdon. Refreshments provided. Donations welcome. Register online here.

 

Wednesday, July 26

Joseph Jenkins Lecture Series: The Wildflowers of Lois Nestel

Legend tells us that the idea for a natural history museum in Cable came during a slideshow on wildflowers given by local naturalist Lois Nestel. Come relive that historic moment! Current Museum Naturalist, Emily Stone, will share Lois’s original slides and script, plus additional commentary. Bring your memories of the Museum. 7:00 p.m. at the Cable Natural History Museum. Refreshments. Sponsored by Henry and Jodi Kingdon. Refreshments provided. Donations welcome. Register online here.