Fw: news release for May 20 program by Jeff Smith at Fort Clatsop
- Attached and below, please find a news release for this month's In Their
Footsteps event. A photo of the speaker and one of the book are also
Lewis and Clark NHP
(See attached file: In Their Footsteps May 12-Jeff Smith news release.doc)
(See attached file: Jeff Smith.JPG)(See attached file: Astoria book
In Their Footsteps
Astoria: History in Images
Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, Fort Clatsop is pleased to
announce the next installment of its In Their Footsteps free speakers
series. The program is Astoria: History in Images by Jeffrey Smith on
Sunday, May 20 at 1:00 p.m. in the Netul River Room of the Fort Clatsop
Drawing on the more than 23,000 photographs in the Columbia River Maritime
Museum’s archives, Jeffrey Smith has compiled the recent book Astoria, part
of the Images of America series by Arcadia Publications. He will share
some of the images that, for a variety of reasons, were left out of this
book and the stories that go along with these historic photos of Astoria.
Smith is the curator at the Columbia River Maritime Museum where he has
worked for the past 13 years. With a life-long interest in history he
graduated with a degree in the subject from Portland State University and
taught briefly before entering the museum field 26 years ago.
The book, Astoria is available for purchase at the Lewis & Clark National
Park Association bookstore in the visitor center. Smith will have a
book-signing following his presentation.
This third Sunday forum is sponsored by the Lewis and Clark National Park
Association and the National Park Service. These programs are held in the
Netul River Room of Fort Clatsop’s visitor center and are free of charge.
For more information, call the park at (503) 861-2471.