Past to Present: Columbia River Maritime History

presented by: Columbia River Maritime Museum

Starts:Tuesday, January 08, 2013  9:45 AMEnds:Tuesday, January 08, 2013  12:00 PM
Cost: The cost is $35 for non members and includes an individual membership. Museum members are free.


Columbia River Maritime Museum

1792 Marine Drive

Astoria, OR 97103

Event Description:

The Columbia River Maritime Museum presents Past to Present:  Columbia River Maritime History, an eight week lecture series, offered this winter at the Columbia River Maritime Museum.  Utilizing the collections and exhibits of the Museum, presenters will cover the unique maritime history of the Pacific Northwest.  Local experts will speak on a variety of topics regarding the rich maritime history of this region that will fascinate attendees.  Coast Guard rescue swimmers, early Chinese in Clatsop County, Port of Portland, and canoes of the Chinook people are just a few of the many topics that will be explored.   People interested in becoming Museum tour guides will have the opportunity to sign up for additional training.  New volunteers will become actively involved in each session gaining knowledge in ways people learn, making information relevant to visitors, reading artifacts, and creating themes.  Trainees will continue their education through enrichment classes, field trips, and research projects.   Enrolling in Past to Present is an excellent way for people to become more familiar with the Museum as a historical resource and is recommended for anyone interested in volunteering at the Museum.  Anyone interested in attending the lecture series should pre-register with Genia VanWormer, Volunteer Coordinator, at 503-325-2323 no later than January 4th, 2013. The series is scheduled to meet from 9:45 to noon Tuesday mornings in the Kern Room beginning January 8th.

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