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.
Nov. 17, 2019 -Trials and Tribulations of the Corps of Discovery
By: Ian SampsonLewis and Clark National Historical Park, Fort Clatsop is pleased to announce the next In Their Footsteps free speaker series event. Trials and Tribulations of the Corps of Discovery by Ian Sampson will be on Sunday, November 17, at 1:00 p.m.
Ian Sampson is a self-educated historian with a personal fascination in the story of the Corps of Discovery under the leadership of Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. Ian emigrated from Australia in 1980, studied at the University of Idaho, and upon graduation has worked as an historian on small cruise ships for more than twenty years. Ian loves to share the stories of historical events and show significance, meaning and relevance to both the actual event and the characters involved.
Lewis and Clark, and the men that volunteered and were accepted, were all aware of, and anticipated many “dangers, difficulties and fatigues” during this journey. Ian will regale you with stories of their courage and the trials and tribulations all of them had to overcome in order for them to survive and successfully complete the journey.
In Their Footsteps is a monthly Sunday forum sponsored by the Lewis & Clark National Park Association and the park. These programs are held in the Netul River Room of Fort Clatsop’s visitor center and are free of charge.
For more information, call the park at (503) 861-2471.
Other upcoming In Their Footsteps speaker series programs include:
- December 15 - Historic Winter Transportation by Richard Brenne
- January 19 - What Did Lewis & Clark Eat? by Jennifer Burns Bright
Nature Matters: Where Nature and Culture Meet
A lively monthly conversation about the intersection of nature and culture, takes place on the second Thursdays of the month at 7:00pm, August through May, at the Fort George Brewery + Public House in Astoria, Oregon. Doors open at 6 p.m. to purchase dinner or beverages at the George before the event. 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.
Nov. 14, 2019-How harmful are Harmful Algae Blooms?
By: Dr. Wayne Carmichael
At the next Nature Matters, Dr. Wayne Carmichael will discuss the need to balance human activities with our need to manage nutrients in aquatic systems, mitigate harmful algal blooms and reduce health risk; all in the context of a changing climate.
Upcoming Nature Matters Programs:
Last updated: October 31, 2019