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In Their Footsteps at Fort Clatsop
Published: 01/16/2017  Updated: 02/24/2017

Lewis and Clark National Historical Park at Fort Clatsop announces the 2017 In Their Footsteps speaker series.

Join the conversation and be inspired by history, people and culture. This speaker series is an opportunity to meet scholars, authors and artists. The 2017 speaker series programs are scheduled monthly on the third Sunday, at 1pm. This free forum is sponsored by the Lewis & Clark National Park Association and presented at Fort Clatsop Visitor Center in the Netul River Room.

Third in the series for 2017, This Road We Traveled with Purposeful Pioneering Women will be shared by Jane Kirkpatrick on Sunday, March 19 at 1pm.

Do you know who the Mother of Oregon is? You'll hear her story and a few other stories of pioneering women who made a difference in their time and who continue to touch lives today. Jane Kirkpatrick is the award-winning author of 31 books, most based on the lives of actual historical men and women. She has spoken around the world about the power of stories in our lives. Her latest book, This Road We Traveled, is based on the life of Tabitha Moffat Brown, her daughter Pherne Pringle, and granddaughter Virgilia Pringle, women who took the first Applegate Cutoff in 1846. Tabitha was 66 years old and lame when she began the journey. It was what she did after arriving in the Oregon Territory that inspired the 1987 Oregon Legislature to name her the Mother of Oregon.

Future In Their Footstep speaker series programs include:

Identification and Preservation of Jean Baptiste Charbonneau's Grave
Presented by authors Michael Hanley and Roger Wendlick
April 23, 2017

Looking for Diversity and Inclusion
Presented by writer Glenn Nelson
May 21, 2017

For more information, call the park at (503) 861-2471

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