2126 S.W. Halsey St. / Troutdale, OR, 97060
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Troutdale Historical Society and McMenamins History present…
5 p.m. doors, 6:30 p.m eventFreeAll ages welcome
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Confluence connects people to place through art and education. Confluence Executive Director Colin Fogarty will explain how this community supported nonprofit tells the story of the Columbia River system through six art/landscape installations in collaboration with Northwest tribes, communities and the celebrated artist Maya Lin. This work is designed to connect people with a more inclusive history of our region, a history that stretches beyond the notion that Lewis and Clark discovered this region and the pioneers settled it.About the Speaker:Colin Fogarty has always been drawn to the idea that we are surrounded by history. So many of the most compelling stories we tell connect the present with the past. He was a reporter for Oregon Public Broadcasting for 13 years and won numerous regional and national awards. In 2008, he became regional editor of public radio's Northwest News Network. He led a talented team of correspondents who serve 12 public radio stations in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. Colin became Executive Director of the Confluence in 2014. In this role, Colin continues to help tell compelling stories about history - not on the radio but in the landscape, through community outreach, and in the digital realm.
These monthly, free events are open to everyone interested in Oregon and Pacific Northwest history. Co-sponsored by like-minded historical and civic organizations, we bring you experts, scholars, first-person experiencers and historians who expound on topics from Lewis and Clark to shipwrecks, hop growing to women pioneers and far, far beyond. It's like being back in the classroom - except this time you get to settle into comfortable seats and enjoy a drink or two with dinner while you listen and learn.
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