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 Richard Brenne

January 20th, 2019 - Historic Winter Transportation

By: Richard Brenne

Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, Fort Clatsop is pleased to announce the next In Their Footsteps free speaker series event. Historic Winter Transportation by Richard Brenne will be Sunday, January 20, at 1:00 p.m.

People of northern climes have long used various methods of transportation specific to winter weather such as skis, sleds, and snowshoes. Did the Lewis and Clark Expedition use any of these or note seeing Indians use these tools? Join Richard Brenne for a discussion of the history of these transportation methods.

Brenne is a skier, mountain climber, world traveler, tour guide, freelance writer and award-winning screenwriter whose works have been produced by the Discovery Channel, HBO, and Warner Brothers. He also produces and moderates panel discussions and town meetings about human impacts on the earth.

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:
2/17/2019 - Barbara Linnett, Five Common Birds of Astoria
Aaron Webster, End of the Stone Age: George Ramsay
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.

Woman in front of driftwood structure on a beach

January 10th, 2019 - Tidal Rock Project: Interacting in Green Space

By: Jessica Schleif

Jessica Schleif is a horticulturist specializing in edible and habitat gardens. As a performance and installation artist her practice is greatly influenced by nature and science. The Tidal Rock Project is an artist environmental installation with video projection, sound, and performance in an evocative and underutilized outdoor green space in central downtown Astoria. The collaborative artists will lead an effort to engage community artists and performers, tribal members and municipal staff of the City of Astoria in a pre-renovation and cumulative events that will include on site temporary art installations using natural materials. This presentation will introduce the Tidal Rock Project and discuss the future of the space.

Last updated: December 19, 2018

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