Building the Jetties
May 10th 2017It took over 50 years to build the immense structures that define the mouth of the Columbia River. They were constructed with the best turn-of-the-century technology. Steamships and locomotives moved and placed over 3 million tons of stone to build the North Jetty alone. Their construction has had a profound effect on both the people and thelandscape of our region. Join us with local historian Gary Kobes to hear more about the fascinating history of building the jetties.
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.
Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean
May 11th, 2017
Expert mariner and marine conservationist Jonathan White’s
Nature Matters will resume in August! Check back for more details of speakers for the 2017-2018 Speaker Series.
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.
Photographing Oregon’s Public Coast, Celebrating 50 Years of Access
Sunday May 21th
Photographer Rick Schafer is a fifth-generation Oregonian who apprenticed with his step-father, photographer Ray Atkeson, for 12 years. For over 30 years, Schafer’s stunning landscape photography of the Pacific Northwest has illustrated billboards, advertising, calendars, and many books including Magnificent Places: Oregon Coast. His current project is scheduled to be released in July for the 50th anniversary of the Oregon Beach Bill and titled The Oregon Coast, A Legacy Like No Other with text by Jack and Jan McGowan.