Following up on episode 7 with Aaron Asis we continue to follow along and meet some of the voices that informed Fort Words at Fort Worden State Park. In this second installment, Asis interviews Ella Sandvig, a resident and employee during the Fort Worden Juvenile Diagnostic and Treatment Center era, and also Timothy Caldwell, a local historian intimate with the nuances and stories of the Fort during its military eras.
Fort Words is a public art installation created by Asis to celebrate the inspired conditions and historic significance at Fort Worden State Park. These temporary installations are drawn from local oral histories, collections of historic texts, and public testimonials to give voice to these battery sites and share stories of the Forts dynamic history with park visitors — through October 31st, 2020.
Fort Words was developed with support from Centrum, Jefferson County Historical Society, Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe, Fort Worden Public Development Authority, Coastal Artillery Museum, Friends of Fort Worden, Ignition Arts — with special support from the Port Townsend Arts Commission, and Washington State Parks & Recreation.
See the Fort Words website here.