Oregon Encyclopedia History Night @ Edgefield

Since the last Oregon Encyclopedia History Night was fun and I enjoyed the presentation was very informative, let's try this again. The power station is a small theater, but by getting there early I should be able to hold enough seats for the group. We will be upstairs on the balcony - and Happy Hour is from 3 - 6 pm. So come early if you are able to.

The topic for the night:

Our Vanishing Glaciers: 100 Years of Glacier Retreat in the Three Sisters Wilderness Area

Jim O'Connor will examine the history of early Pacific Northwest exploration, climbing, and glacier photography with present-day matches of historical photographs.

 

About the Presenter - O'Connor is a Pacific Northwest native long interested in the processes and events that shape the remarkable and diverse landscapes of the region. He has spent the last 20 years focused on the "science of scenery" (as ascribed to the field of geomorphology), for the last 15 years with the U.S. Geological Survey Water Science Center in Portland, Ore.

About Oregon Encyclopedia History Night

The Oregon Encyclopedia hosts a series of History Nights in collaboration with McMenamins pubs. Come join us for an enlightening evening of history, served up with food and a pint or two of good beer, and find out more about the history and culture of our state from OE authors. Bring your encyclopedia-worthy Oregon stories to share with the OE Editors-in-Chief.

 

 

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  • Susan C.

    Thanks. Peter -- my first History Night - very enjoyable.

    January 29, 2014

  • Michelle

    Great lecture!
    I won't t miss O'Connors next talk, "Bridge of the Gods" in my home port of Astoria at the Ft.George. Last time, it was a packed house!

    January 29, 2014

  • Peter

    I am a sucker for historic photography, so I had my fill of it tonight! I also appreciate the absence of the global warming theory contributing it to the shrinking of local glaciers!

    January 28, 2014

  • Susan C.

    Quite interesting.

    January 28, 2014

  • Harold S.

    I had to stop to replace my headlights, and by the time I got to McMenamin there was even a place to stand. Drowning my sorrows in a beer :-(

    January 28, 2014

  • Deb

    Hey Peter I am still out on se Division nr the 205, please give up my seat, not gonna make it in time. Thx!

    January 28, 2014

  • Rob B

    Here NOW

    1 · January 28, 2014

  • Alexandra

    Hey, Peter - do you know exactly how early you'll be? I can probably be one of the earlier ones, but I don't want to be first and the only one there! :)

    1 · January 28, 2014

  • christina

    Not going to make it, but sounds awesome! Next time!

    January 28, 2014

  • Sarah O.

    this sounds so interesting and I would LOVE to have attended. thanks for adding me to the list. BUT....I work in Tigard and there's NO WAY I'll be able to get to Edgefield by 6pm. Maybe another history night....

    January 27, 2014

    • Peter

      You could, if you leave Tigard by 2 pm the latest! ;-) no worries! I will do another soon at the Kennedy School, which might work better!

      1 · January 27, 2014

  • Susan C.

    Do they allow Pub Food in the theater, or do we have to eat before we go in?

    January 27, 2014

    • Peter

      You can order and eat in the theater! Or order in the restaurant/bar and have it delivered to the theater!

      1 · January 27, 2014

  • Sharon

    I'm not sure that I can make it by 6 PM, so I changed my RSVP. I'll look forward to another time!

    January 27, 2014

  • Steve

    Just to let people be aware, I arrived at 6pm to a similar event in the past at the Pub Theater and it was already full. Early as possible arrival is needed.

    January 27, 2014

  • Deb

    Hope I can get there early enough to sit w/U all, I will be commuting from the deep South East of PDX! Peter, Official Greeter (I love how that rhymes) if U can, save me a seat.

    January 27, 2014

  • Ron B.

    Cool

    December 17, 2013

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