Lectures Explore Northwest History
Byline: The Register-Guard
The University of Oregon Museum of Natural History will host a series of free lectures on the theme "Defining Our Home: Historical Views of the Far West," for four consecutive Fridays beginning Oct. 11.
The one-hour talks are part of the statewide 2002 Oregon Archaeology Celebration.
Each lecture will be at 5:30 p.m. in Room 175 of the Knight Law Center, 1515 Agate St.
After each talk, guests can meet the speakers next door at the museum, 1680 E. 15th Ave., for light refreshments and socializing.
"These lectures are about our history, Oregon's history," says Patricia Krier, the museum's public programs director.
"They offer different ways of learning, such as seeing a play or observing maps and botanical specimens. They provide new theories about old subjects and give the audience a chance to hear from community and university experts."
Botanist Dave Wagner will begin the series this Friday with his lecture on "Botanical Legacy of Lewis and Clark."
Wagner, the founder and operator of the Northwest Botanical Institute and a former UO biology professor, will discuss what the famous explorers said about the plants they found and why we use English names instead of names derived from the native cultures.
On Oct. 18, Yoncalla storyteller Esther Stutzman and Oregon author Shannon Applegate will present the play, "Two-Way Seeing: Pioneer and Native American Views. …