30340 S.W. Boones Ferry Rd. / Wilsonville, OR, 97070
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Wilsonville Public Library, Wilsonville-Boones Ferry Historical Society and McMenamins History present…
Wilsonville Old Church & Pub - Wilsonville Old Church
5 p.m. doors, 6:30 p.m. event
All ages welcome
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5 p.m. doors, 6:30 p.m. eventFreeAll ages welcome
Presented by: Tyrone Marshall, Professor of Theatre Arts,
Linfield College and Brenda DeVore Marshall, Professor of Theatre &
Communication Arts, Linfield College
Pacific City is home to one of the most unusual fishing fleets in
the world. Fishermen and women have launched dories (flat-bottomed boats)
through the surf at Cape Kiwanda since the early 1900s. Although major
commercial fishing from the dories has given way to robust recreational
activity, the dory fishermen and women remain an integral part of the
traditional lore and contemporary life of the community for residents and
tourists alike. In 2011, Linfield students and faculty began documenting the
history of the Pacific City dory fleet to preserve a part of Oregon’s past and
present. The collection of narratives and images tells the story of the fleet
in the words of those who know it best – the anglers and the wives, mothers,
husbands, fathers, fish buyers and boat builders who support them. To date more
than 100 dory fishers have been interviewed This lecture features an overview
of the project, a brief survey of historical highlights, stories of Yamhill
County connections to the dory fleet, as well as panels from a traveling
exhibit and excerpts from the interviews.
About the Speakers:
Tyrone (Ty) Marshall, professor of theatre and resident designer
at Linfield College since 1987, teaches scenic and lighting design as well as
other technical theatre courses. He also creates the scenic and lighting
designs for most of Linfield Theatre's productions. Originally from New
Hampshire, he holds an A.A. degree in Drama from Wharton County Junior College
in Texas, a B.A. in Theatre from North Texas State University, and an M.F.A. in
Scenic Design and Technical Theatre from Southern Illinois University–Carbondale.
Ty has created more than 200 scenic and lighting designs for university and
professional theatres. In addition to his design work, since 2011 Ty has been a
project collaborator for Linfield’s Launching through the Surf: The Dory Fleet
of Pacific City project to document the history of the fleet through the
creation of permanent digital archives and other programs. In his spare time,
Ty is an avid photographer.
Professor Brenda DeVore Marshall has been teaching in Linfield
College’s Theatre and Communication Arts Department since 1987. She also serves
as chair of the department. She studied theatre and music at the University of
Denver, earning a B.A. degree. She specialized in speech communication and
theatre at North Texas State University, where she received a master’s degree,
and at Southern Illinois University—Carbondale, where she earned a Ph.D. She
teaches a wide range of courses in human communication and engages in research
about women’s political discourse. Brenda serves as the director for Linfield’s
Launching through the Surf: The Dory Fleet of Pacific City project. This
on-going oral history undertaking aims to document the history of the fleet
through the creation of a permanent digital archives and other programs.
Photo credit: “Mike Dixon landing in his dory, the Native Son,”
courtesy of Tyrone Marshall.
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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