PENDLETON — Beadworker Margaret Johnson and folklorist Josh Chrysler will share about living cultural traditions of Eastern Oregon.

The Oregon Folklife Community Conversation is Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Heritage Station Museum, 108 S.W. Frazer Ave., Pendleton. The program is free of charge.

Johnson was born to a Scots father and Crow/Chippewa/Cheyenne mother, and grew up near the Colville Reservation in Washington. She learned to bead when she was about 14 from elders at Colville. Her husband and children are enrolled members at the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation.

Chrysler, staff folklorist at Four Rivers Cultural Center in Ontario, has been hired on contract through a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. His mission is to produce programs and exhibits that celebrate the traditional culture and folklife of Eastern Oregon.

For more information, call 541-276-0012 or visit

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