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 Garry Bush in period costume of the 1800s

August 18th, 2019 -The Life and Times of Pomp: Jean Baptiste Charbonneau

By: Garry Bush

As an infant, Jean Baptiste Charbonneau accompanied the Corps of Discovery to the Pacific. He grew to be a fur trade legend. After traveling in Europe, he was involved with the Santa Fe Trail, the Mexican War, and the California Gold Rush. Garry Bush will share the epic story of Sacagawea and Toussaint Charbonneau’s well-traveled son, “Pomp.”

Garry Bush is a retired high school teacher from Lewiston, Idaho who enjoys living history. He has been giving presentations about both Jean Baptiste Charbonneau and Toussaint Charbonneau for many years.

This third Sunday of the month forum is 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:

-Sunday, September 15John Colter’s Impact on American History by Christopher Hodges
-Sunday, October 20 - Ever Wild, A Lifetime on Mount Adams by Darryl Lloyd
-Sunday, November 17 - Courageous Tales of the Corps of Discovery by Ian Sampson
-Sunday, December 15 - Historic Winter Transportation by Richard Brenne

 

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.

 

Please check back in the fall for a list of 2019/2020 speakers!

Last updated: July 30, 2019

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