Guest Speakers

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, 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.

 

Orcas in Oregon
Quin Read from Defenders of Wildlife

January 12, 2017


Future Speakers:
February 9, 2017 Sarah Kidd
March 9, 2017 Astoria's Drinking Water - Ken Cook, Brooke Stanley and Carla Cole
April 13, 2017 Art in Parks - Marco Davis
May 11, 2017 Tides - Jonathan White
 

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.

 

The Corps and the War of 1812

On Sunday, December 18, at 1:00 p.m. Lorna Hainesworth's research on The Corps and the War of 1812 will be shared. Ms. Hainesworth will be unable to be there in person, but has shared her paper and PowerPoint with park staff who plan to share these with the attendees.

During the Corps of Discovery’s 1804-06 expedition, the U.S. Army was quite small as the country was in peacetime, but soon after, the War of 1812 with England began. Were some of the soldiers of the Corps of Discovery still in the Army? How did the war impact the civilians associated with the expedition? Maryland researcher Lorna Hainesworth was curious about connections between the Corps of Discovery and the War of 1812. She has recently authored a paper on this topic and is now traveling the country sharing the results of her research.

This monthly Sunday 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.

 

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.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Lewis and Clark National Historical Park
92343 Fort Clatsop Road

Astoria, OR 97103

Phone:

(503) 861-2471
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