Clark County Historical Museum presents Sammuel Murry-Hawkins, executive director of the Historical Music Preservation Project, for the next installment in its Speaker Series at 7 p.m. May 4 at the museum, 1511 Main St., Vancouver. “The Historic Music Preservation Project: Preserving Historic Music for Future Generations” highlights the work to preserve and catalog popular dance sheet music published between 1880 and 1955. The organization is the sole curator 4,000-title collection of the Herman Kenin Dance Band Library. The project shares this music with contemporary audiences through The Ne Plus Ultra Jazz Orchestra, an 11-piece ensemble which performs these songs exactly as they were heard in their heyday. The organization also sponsors a quartet, Ensemble Gitane, performing hot jazz in the style of Django Reinhardt.
Doors open at 6 p.m. General admission is $5; seniors and students are $4; children under 18 are $3; and the evening is free for museum members, veterans and active-duty military personnel. For more information, contact the museum at 360-993-5679 or firstname.lastname@example.org.