Guest Speakers

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.

 
State Park ranger aboard a tall ship

March 17th, 2019 - End of the Stone Age: George Ramsay

By: Aaron Webster

Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, Fort Clatsop is pleased to announce the next In Their Footsteps free speaker series event. End of the Stone Age: George Ramsay by Aaron Webster will be on Sunday, March 17, at 1:00 p.m.


Cape Disappointment State Park Ranger Aaron Webster has worked at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center for the past 16 years. He has a passion for using storytelling to illuminate the lesser-known history of our region. His presentation tells the story of George Ramsay, a Native American who lived near the mouth of the Columbia River during the time of Lewis and Clark. Ramsay may have been the son of a European sailor in the late 1700s, and by some accounts lived long enough to meet the Wilkes expedition in 1841. His story illustrates the triumph and tragedy of the fur trade era.

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.


Other upcoming In Their Footsteps speaker series programs include:
4/14/2019 -
Robert Heacock, The Astorians – Vision and Desperation
in the Pacific Northwest
5/19/2019 - Cameron La Follette, Beeswax Shipwreck

 

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.

 
Speaker Cristen Don standing in front of a river view

March 14th, 2019 - Diving Beneath Oregon’s Marine Reserves

By: Cristen Don


Go on a virtual underwater tour of Oregon’s five marine sites to explore the work being done by Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife (ODFW) and its many collaborators at the Nature Matters talk Thursday, March 14.

The free 7 p.m. presentation takes place at the Fort George Brewery Lovell Showroom, 1483 Duane Street, Astoria. This event is open to the public. Doors open at 6 p.m. to purchase dinner or beverages at the Fort George Brewery before the event.

Join Cristen Don, the Marine Reserves Program lead at the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife for the event. She and her team are responsible for the management and scientific monitoring of Oregon’s five marine reserve sites. The Cape Falcon Marine Reserve, located between Cannon Beach and Manzanita, is the northern most of the five. ODFW is seeking input from local communities for development of the Cape Falcon Marine Reserve site management plan being written in 2019. ODFW is looking for activities and projects of interest to local communities to implement in the Cape Falcon Marine Reserve in addition to ODFW’s projects. By highlighting the communities’ interests in the management plan, ODFW hopes to attract additional research and resources to foster community led projects.

Over the past 15 years, Don has worked on a variety of ocean policy and management topics including alternative ocean energy, near-shore fisheries, and marine reserves and protected areas. Don has worked on the planning and implementation of Oregon’s marine reserves since 2007. She has a bachelor’s degree in marine biology from the University of California at Santa Cruz and a master’s degree in marine and environmental affairs from the University of Washington.

Last updated: March 6, 2019

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92343 Fort Clatsop Road

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