Sense of Place
Fostering a deeper understanding of connections to our landscape and to each other.
Now in its 8th year, the annual Sense of Place Lecture Series continues to deliver interesting, meaningful lectures that bring us closer to the human and natural history of the Columbia River Gorge. Each lecture draws, on average, over 100 people looking to build a greater connection with the place they call home.
The Sense of Place lecture series is truly a unique cultural asset. While both highly educational and relevant, presentations never fail to entertain, inspire and challenge the audience. A concerted effort is made to host high-quality presenters who are experts in their fields — authors, historians, artists, movers and shakers. We are now recruiting sponsors for our 2017-2018 season Sponsorships start at $150- please read the sponsorship packet here. Contact email@example.com if you are interested in sponsoring the 2017-18 Series.
We are proud to announce another fantastic line up for the 2017-18 season:
October 11, 2017, The Bonneville Landslide: A Bridge of the Gods Before Lewis and Clark, Nick Zentner
November 8, 2017, The Gorge Latino Experience, A Panel Discussion Moderated by Dr. Lynn Orr
December 13, 2017, History Slam: An Improvisational View into our Past, Arthur Babitz and Scott Cook
January 10, 2018, Hanford: Our River Runs Through It, A Panel Discussion Moderated by Columbia Riverkeeper’s Dan Serres
February 14, 2018 Steamboats and Captains of the Columbia, Captain Tom Cramblett
March 14, 2018 River of Hope— Salmon Dreams and the Columbia River Treaty, Peter Marbach
Last year’s Sponsors:
- Common Energy, LLC
- Columbia Gorge Physical Therapy
- Dog River Coffee
- Northwest Natural
- Friends of the Columbia Gorge
- Scott Sorensen Construction, Inc
Lecture Specific Sponsors:
- Sitka Stairs: October 19, Never Give Up! Minoru Yasui and the Fight for Justice, Holly Yasui, Will Doolittle & Peggy Nagae
- Tofurky: November 16, The Paradox of the Cascades Tribes, David Lewis, PhD.
- Jay Sherrerd: December 14, Crag Rats: Eight Decades of Mountain Rescue from Mt Hood to the Columbia River, Christopher Van Tilburg
- Interfluve: January 18, Connecting our Past to our Future: Tribal Life Along the River, Paul Lumley
- Camp 1805 & Solstice Woodfire Cafe: February 15, Woody Guthrie’s Columbia River Songs & The Planned Promised Land In The PNW, Greg Vandy
- Hood River Valley Residents Committee: March 15, A Sense of Honor: How Community Members Supported Japanese Americans during World War II, Linda Tamura
- Kevin Widener & Luci Walker
- Dave Radcliffe
- Dr. Lynn Orr in honor of The History Museum of Hood River County
- Brad Schrick
- Lee & Melinda Weinstein
- Mimi Macht
Lectures take place on the third Wednesday evening of the month (except for December), October – March at the Columbia Center for the Arts in Hood River.
Upcoming LecturesThe Sense of Place lecture series runs annually from October through March. The schedule for the 2015-16 lecture series will be announced this summer.
The series looks impressive and we’re glad to be supporting your work on it.Jennifer Allen