Guest Speakers

Aerial view of Cape Falcon

Cape Falcon, Oregon

What is Cape Falcon Marine Reserve?

Join Charlie Plybon, Oregon Policy Manager for the Surfrider Foundation and member of the Friends of Cape Falcon Marine Reserve, to learn about marine reserves and protected areas, how they are designated, the role they play in ocean conservation. Learn about Cape Falcon Marine Reserve, which will become the newest state's reserve in 2016. It's located in the waters off Oswald West State Park, between Cannon Beach and Manzanita.

This Nature Matters presentation will be at Fort George Brewery + Public House, Lovell Building, on Thursday, October 15 at 7 p.m.


Nature Matters: Where Nature and Culture Meet

A lively monthly conversation about the intersection of nature and culture, takes place on the third Thursdays of the month, August through May, at the Fort George Brewery + Public House in Astoria, Oregon. The series delves into the many ways that human beings look to the natural world for inspiration, sustenance and survival - the intersection of nature and culture. The collaborative series is hosted by Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, Lewis & Clark National Park Association and the North Coast Watershed Association in partnership with the Fort George Brewery + Public House and is free to the public.

Engine Train pulling logs

53 Ton Shay Engine; Big Creek Logging- Camp 3

Clatsop County Historical Society

The Oregon Historical Railroads Project

Lewis and Clark National Historical Park is pleased to announce the next In Their Footsteps free speaker series event. This program is The Oregon Historical Railroads Project by Edward Kamholz on Sunday, October 18 at 1 p.m.

Edward Kamholz's presentation will focus on railroad logging in Oregon with special emphasis on northwest Oregon. The Oregon Historical Railroads Project is an historical survey of Oregon's private, public and urban/interurban railroads examining their development patterns with an ongoing effort to make this information available to the public in the form of an on-line map. This resource will track the arrival,
establishment and spread of Anglo culture in the state from the 1870 through the mid-twentieth century.

Edward Kamholz, M.B.A., is a forest historian and co-author of The Oregonian-American Lumber Company: Ain't No More (2003, Stanford University Press.)

In Their Footsteps Speakers Series:
November 15, 2015: Dismal Nitch: Shinning a Bright Light into the Dark Coves of History by Jim Sayce, Researcher
December 20, 2015: Lewis and Clark: The Big Picture by Richard Brenne, Writer and Producer


In Their Footsteps Lecture Series

On the third Sunday, September through May at 1 p.m., this speaker series is an opportunity to meet scholars, authors, and artists. Join the conversation and be inspired by history, people and culture. This forum is sponsored by the Lewis & Clark National Park Association and presented in the Netul River Room of Fort Clatsop's visitor center, and is free of charge.

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