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.

Guest Speaker Gloria Linkey
Guest Speaker Gloria Linkey

A Town Called Seaside
November 19th, 2017

Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, Fort Clatsop is pleased to announce the next In Their Footsteps free speaker series event. A Town Called Seaside will be shared by Gloria Stiger Linkey on Sunday, November 19, at 1:00 p.m.
Gloria Linkey will share from her research for her 2017 book, A Town Called Seaside, a decade-by-decade story of Seaside, Oregon - from a summer resort town in the 1940s to the thriving tourist attraction and community it is today. Linkey remembers pre-World War II days, when people walked the “Prom” in fine attire or watched Lone Ranger serials at one of Seaside’s two movie theaters. She will also demonstrate how the town has grown and improved with the help of many dedicated people and organizations.
Linkey is a past president of the Seaside Museum & Historical Society and a member of the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation. Her previous books are Native American Women: Three Who Changed History and Abby Rescues Animals.
A Town Called Seaside will be available for purchase at this event. Linkey’s earlier history book is available at the Lewis & Clark National Park Association bookstore in the Fort Clatsop visitor center. There will be a book-signing following her presentation.

Upcoming Speakers

December 17th: Richard Brenne, Channeling Your Inner Lewis & Clark…


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 at 7:00pm, 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.

Guest Speaker Meg Reed
Guest Speaker Meg Reed

Citizen science, coastal hazards, and community resilience on the Oregon Coast
November 9th, 2017

In the face of a changing climate, Oregon’s already dynamic coastal environment will continue to see challenges to development, infrastructure, recreation, and natural environments. All levels of government, organizations, and individuals are faced with difficult questions about how best to prepare, adapt, and mitigate for these challenges.

Meg Reed, the Coastal Shores Specialist for the Department of Land Conservation and Development’s Coastal Management Program, addresses those dynamics and more Thursday, Nov. 9 at a Nature Matters presentation.

Oregon’s Coastal Management Program is charged with the management, conservation, and development of Oregon’s coastal and ocean resources through the statewide land use planning program. Reed provides technical assistance to cities, counties, and state agencies regarding land use planning for coastal shore processes and geologic hazards. She also coordinates Oregon’s King Tides Photo Project. Reed’s background is in marine science, natural resource management, and science communication. The Nov. 9 event will examine some of the hazards coastal communities face and how climate change factors in to the policies and management of coastal resources and development. Additionally, this talk will discuss ways in which citizens can help provide coastal managers with local data through King Tides photographs to better help visualize the impacts of sea level rise. To find out more about the King Tides Photo Project, visit This year the Haystack Rock Awareness Program, as well as Oregon Shores and Surfrider, will be partnering to encourage participation and provide support for the project on the North Oregon Coast.


Salty Talks

Salty Talks, a partnership with the park, SALT Pub & Hotel, Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum, Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission and with support from Friends of Columbia River Gateway and the Port of Ilwaco, offers a “dash” of culture and nature on the second Wednesday of the month, October through May. The 6:30 p.m. event takes place at the SALT Pub & Hotel in Ilwaco, Wash.

Please check back later for information about continuation of this series.

Last updated: October 27, 2017

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