Jon Burpee Reception

Please join us for a reception to welcome Jon Burpee, the new superintendent of the Lewis and Clark National Historical Park.

This is a great opportunity for us to continue our partnership with both the Historical Society and Fort Clatsop.

I am hoping for a great show of support, please mark your calendars.

Please RSVP to Thelma Haggenmiller (

A donation is requested to help with the cost of catering, etc.

Celilo Falls Commemoration

April 29-30: To commemorate 60 years since Celilo Falls was silenced, the Oregon and Washington chapters will be going up the Columbia River Gorge to explore several areas of interest and to camp at MaryHill state park.

April 29 Saturday 10:00 AM ‘Tsagaglalal-She Who Watches’ pictograph/and petroglyph Tour at Columbia Hills State Park (Horse Thief Lake) which is on Washington Hwy 14 about 2 miles east of Dallesport/The Dalles. The tour and related sites may take up to 2 hours. Space is limited to 20 people, reservations required, send confirmation to Rennie Kubik at (Please arrive by 9:45 AM for pictograph/petroglyph tour)

12:30 Potluck and Chapter meetings at Celilo Park I-84 exit 97

1:30 Geologist Glen Kilpatrick speaking on the geology of the Celilo Falls area. We will also view Celilo Canal, and Expedition campsites and portage routes in the Wishram area.

2:30 Maryhill Museum of Art

Time permitting other trips to Oregon Trail marker near Biggs Junction, Overland Trail route down Maryhill Canyon, Stonehenge Memorial, Maryhill Winery and Wishram Historic Locomotive 1923 Great Northern 2507 P2 4-8-2 locomotive and tender.

6:00 Evening campfire Maryhill State Park Group Camp

Camping accommodations at Maryhill State Park (reservations here or Peach Beach RV Park at 509-773-4927, or Deschutes River State Recreation Area (OR State Parks) or LePage Park (USACE), or contact Rennie Kubik at or 360-546-5949 for group camping at Maryhill Park.

April 30 Sunday 10:00 AM Washington and Oregon Chapters Tour of Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles, OR then travel to Rowena Summit for a view of Mount Adams, and depart for home.

The Literary Corps of Discovery: The Impact of Lewis & Clark and the American Imagination

"The Literary Corp of Discovery: The Impact of Lewis & Clark and the American Imagination" presented by Library Director Doug Erickson. From Thomas Jefferson's hand-selected traveling library for Meriwether Lewis, to the artistic and literary impact of the Corp of Discovery on 19th century America, the Lewis & Clark Expedition has had a rich cultural history. This talk will explore these areas using multiple visual and textual examples of the influences and effects of America's most famous expedition.

Doug Erickson is the Library Director of the West Linn Public Library Previous to his present position at West Linn, Doug Erickson had been Associate Director of the Watzek Library, and Head of Special Collections and Archives at Lewis & Clark College from 1991-2015. He is co-author of five books including, William Stafford : an Exhibit Catalog and Bibliography (Lewis and Clark College: Ash Creek Press, 2000), The Literature of the Lewis and Clark Expedition A Bibliography and Essays (Lewis and Clark College, 2003), and Jefferson's Western Explorations: Discoveries Made in Exploring the Missouri, Red River and Washita by Captains Lewis and Clark, Doctor Sibley, and William Dunbar (Arthur H. Clark, 2004). William Stafford, A Bibliography, (Oak Knoll Press, 2013)

He has curated, lectured, and written text for exhibits on the American West that have been mounted at the Library of Congress, M.I.T, University of Virginia, CUNY- Graduate Center, The Jefferson Library at Monticello, American Philosophical Society, Academy of Science, Boston Athenaeum, University of Washington, University of Oregon, and The University of San Francisco. Doug has also been on this American Life, OPB, and Good Morning America, and been a research consultant for ABC Entertainment, PBS, HBO, Ken Burns Florentine Films, and other media and entertainment outlets.

Doug has served as a consultant for academic researchers and organization including, The Smithsonian, The Library of Congress, National Public Radio, Yale University, The University of California-Berkeley, and Stanford University. He has also taught courses on the American West, as well as on Archives and Special Collections at Portland State University, Emporia State University, and the University of Illinois, and been a consultant to many government agencies, universities and colleges, business, and non profits regarding Lewis and Clark, Archival Management, Books, and Libraries.

He is the past president of the NorthWest Area Archivists Association, Mountain Writers Series, and past vice president of the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation's Oregon Chapter.

More Info:

Oregon Chapter's Christmas Potluck Dinner and Annual Meeting

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The Oregon Chapter will host our annual holiday potluck 4–7 PM on December 3, 2016, at the Oregon coast at Fort Clatsop.

Lorna Hainesworth, the Maryland author, will speak on “The Corps and the War of 1812”. She last visited our chapter in 2010, when touring the West Coast.

The $10 fee will fund a meat dish and all the utensils, donations will fund the wine, and participants will bring the rest of the food and beverages “pot luck”.

End of Summer Potluck Picnic at Cathedral Park

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM


Oregon chapter member, Dr. Steven McClure, will share recent discoveries and theories about the Lewis & Clark Expedition's exploration of the Willamette River, including maps that indicate where Captain William Clark's canoe party camped in what is now the North Portland, Oregon area on April 2, 1806." For background information, read this:

This great Explore More activity is being held at Cathedral Park beneath the St. Johns Bridge in Portland Oregon. Gary and Faye Moulton have indicated that they may be able to join us at the picnic, too, as they will be in the area.

To get to Cathedral Park, follow Hwy 30 west from downtown Portland. Go across the St. John’s bridge. Turn left on Ivanhoe. Go 2 blocks and turn left on Baltimore Avenue which aligns parallel with the bridge. Follow Baltimore down to the park. At the bottom of the hill you will come to a sign reading "Cathedral Park." Turn left at the "Cathedral Park" sign. The picnic area parking lot is to your immediate right. Free parking is also available on several side streets if that lot is full. You risk a fine if you park in the large parking lot for the boat ramp. (See attached maps at the bottom)

There are nine picnic tables, most of which have shade, between the restrooms at the boat launch area and this parking lot. We will gather in the center of the picnic area where Dr. Steven McClure will have our Chapter banner displayed. The Park’s L&C interpretive sign is only 15-20 yards from the nearby restroom.

Bring some food to share, your own utensils and your own chair(s) if you don’t want to sit on the bench of the picnic tables. Added feature for our really active members – You can hike up the hill to the sidewalk on the North side of the bridge and look down on Clark’s campsite.

Hope to see you there!

Tillamook Head Hike

 AKA Clark’s Point of View Date: Saturday, August 20, 2016
Time: 9:30 AM (at the N. Trail head)

Meet at the North Trail Head in Seaside to organize a car shuttle. State Park’s entrance fee of $5 per vehicle.

Please Note this is a 6.3 mile strenuous hike.
Carry a lunch, the ten essentials, and dress appropriately.

Directions to the North Trail Head: Travel west on Avenue U in S. Seaside, turn left on Ocean Vista Dr., travel to Sunset Blvd and continue to the end of the road.

Join us to retrace William Clark’s historic hike over Tillamook Head on his way to the beached whale to collect food for the Corps of Discovery. We will meet at the North trail head in Seaside and organize a car shuttle. Leaving some cars at this trail head we will drive to Les Shirley Park for a brief stop to view the location of McNeal’s Folly and Clarks Campsite of January 8, 1806. Then we will travel to Indian Beach and discuss the location of the Indian dwelling Clark described, the canoe burials on the hillside, and the Kitchen Middens from the old village between two creeks. Then we will start our hike. At the top of the first hill we will view WW2 era radar/observation bunkers as we pass to a view of the Point of Clark’s Point of View (Bird Point) and Tillamook Rock Lighthouse. As we proceed on we will obtains views of the Clatsop Spit and Clark’s Mountain before descending to the North Trail Head and retrieve our vehicles.

Seaport Celebration

Location: Port of Portland—Terminal 2

It's our Chapter’s fourth year at Seaport, which has moved from Terminal 4 to Terminal 2 at 3556 N.W. Front Avenue.  Free parking and admission to family-friendly fun.  There'll be interactive booths from harbor businesses, affordable jet boat rides, food, music, etc., including the Oregon Chapter booth.  Please contact Steven McClure at if you might drop by to share a little of what you know about the Corps with the kids of all ages. 

Captain Clark Park and Oregon Chapter Holiday Dinner

Join the Oregon Chapter of the Lewis & Clark Trail Heritage Foundation for its annual celebration, with a local L&C site, a museum exhibit, a potluck dinner, a stimulating talk, and our annual business meeting.  Bring your friends and colleagues.  Many Washington Chapter members will attend.  Attend part or all of the scheduled events.

RSVP to or call 503-390-2886; please include number in party and names for dinner and your reservation for Two Rivers Heritage Museum Tour.

3:00 p.m.        Tour Captain Clark Park at Cottonwood Beach with Roger Daniels
                        South Index Street at South 32nd Street, Washougal, Washington
                        Meet at the Trailhead Parking Lot

William Clark, November 3, 1805: "... Passed a Small Prarie on the Stard. Side above, a large Creek opposit qk Sand River on the Stard. Side, extensive bottoms and low hilley Countrey on each Side (good wintering Place) ..."

Cottonwood Beach was one of the sites voted on for the winter camp, but lost out to Fort Clatsop. On the return trip, the Corps of Discovery camped here for six days from March 31 through April 6, 1806 while they gathered provisions and Clark led a group of men back down the Columbia to explore the Willamette River.

Lewis & Clark historian and Washougal resident Roger Daniels was instrumental in the development of Captain Clark Park, which was dedicated during the Bicentennial. Roger will lead a tour of Cottonwood Beach and share his experiences and insights on the creation of the park.

4:00 p.m.        Two Rivers Heritage Museum
                        1 Durgan St, Washougal, Washington
                        Admission Fee: $3 adults; $2 seniors, at the door

Tours of the Two Rivers Heritage Museum, highlighting the Corps of Discovery’s 6-day stay at Cottonwood Beach and exploration of the Mult-no-mah River, will be limited to 15. Make your reservation when you RSVP for the dinner. Tours will begin at 4:00 and 4:45 respectively.

Before or after your museum visit, you will have time to take the Pedestrian Tunnel that connects downtown Washougal to the Columbia River or shop at the Pendleton Outlet Store across the parking lot from the museum.
5:30 p.m.        “Lewis and Clark Contemporaries” with Tom McAllister and Potluck Dinner
                        Camas Community Center, 1718 SE 7th Ave, Camas, Washington
Dinner Cost: $10 at the door; includes meat and beverages. Plates, cups and tableware will be provided.

"Lewis & Clark Contemporaries"  Alexander MacKenzie, David Thompson and Simon Fraser explored  water routes to the Pacific in the same era, and a 4th Scot, the botanist/naturalist David Douglas, collected as a loner with superb survival skills.

Tom McAllister spent 40 years as the Outdoor Editor for The Oregonian and Oregon Journal. For the next 15 years he was a naturalist/historian with Lindblad Expeditions in Alaskan and Pacific Northwest waters. His volunteer work includes native plant restoration at Midway Island National Wildlife Refuge and leading field trips for Friends of the Columbia River Gorge and Audubon Society of Portland.  Tom served as president of the Oregon Chapter of The Nature Conservancy, The Flyfisher Foundation and Oregon Geographic Names Board.

Bring an appetizer, side dish or dessert to share and items you would like to contribute to the Silent Auction for our Education Fund. After dinner we will hold a brief annual meeting.           

Point William Interpretive Panel and Keith G. Hay Bench Dedication

Astoria Riverwalk at Alderbrook Lagoon

A little-known Lewis & Clark campsite is about to get some well-deserved recognition. On Saturday, November 7, the Oregon Chapter-Lewis & Clark Trail Heritage Foundation will dedicate an interpretive panel highlighting the Corps of Discovery’s 10-day stay at Point William (Tongue Point) and a bench honoring Keith G. Hay, long-time chapter leader. Join us at 2:00 p.m. for a celebration at the Alderbrook Lagoon at the eastern-most point of the Astoria Riverwalk.

On November 27, 1805 following their stays on the north shore of the Columbia River, the Corps of Discovery headed to the south shore to prepare for winter. Captain William Clark wrote:

“…we proceeded on between maney Small Islands passing a Small river of ____ yds wide which the Indians Call ___ and around a very remarkable point which projects about 1½ Miles directly towards the Shallow bay the isthmus which joins it to the main land is not exceding 50 yards and about 4 Miles around. We call this Point William”

Funding for this project was provided by the Lewis & Clark Trail Heritage Foundation from the Lewis & Clark Trail Stewardship Endowment, a National Council of the Lewis & Clark Expedition Bicentennial Legacy Project; the Oregon Chapter-Lewis & Clark Trail Heritage Foundation; and friends and family of Keith Hay. Thanks to our partners for their assistance: Astoria Parks and Recreation, Tongue Point Job Corps, the Clatsop-Nehalem Tribe, the Astoria Chamber of Commerce and the National Park Service.

Keith G. Hay

A career professional in outdoor recreation and environmental management, Keith Hay co-authored a landmark study commissioned in 1962 by the Interior Department’s Bureau of Outdoor Recreation to define what later became the National Lewis & Clark Historic Trail. In those years of data-gathering along the Trail, he studied the rivers and land route in detail across 10 states. Years later he was instrumental in resurrecting the Oregon LCTHF Chapter, becoming its president. He was also deeply involved in planning the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial in Oregon as the vice president of LCBO’s board.

Keith’s book The Lewis and Clark Columbia River Water Trail, a Guide for Paddlers, Hikers, and Other Explorers was published before the Bicentennial. It was immediately sought after by canoeists and kayakers as well as those driving along both sides of the river from Bonneville Dam to the river’s mouth, pointing out not only historic places but safe passages and overnight camping spots. The Lewis & Clark Trail Heritage Foundation honored Keith with its Meritorious Achievement Award at the 2011 Annual Meeting. Keith died in 2013.

Oregon Chapter picnic with the Moultons at Ft. Clatsop

Event — Please join us for a special event with Lewis & Clark superhero Dr. Gary Moulton, editor of the Journals and noted L&C scholar, who is visiting Fort Clatsop this summer.  We’ll share a picnic with him and his wife and hold a Q&A session with him.
Time — Arrive around noon, we will eat shortly thereafter.  Or, arrive early and catch a program at the Fort.  You can also catch programs after visiting as well.  Park hours in the summer  are 9:00 AM–6:00 PM.
What to bring — This is a BYOP (bring your own picnic), place settings and anything you would like to share.  You might also want to bring a lawn chair to sit in while visiting.  There are nice covered picnic shelters with picnic tables and shade (we’re being optimistic)
Where — Picnic area near Ft. Clatsop Visitor’s Center parking lot.  Please try to carpool as there are a limited number of parking spaces which can fill on busy days.
Admission fee — There is a $3.00 park fee per person over 15, free admission for those under 16, also free if you have any passes such as Senior or National Park passes.  Please pay at the Visitor’s Center upon arriving.
After we eat there will be an informal question and answer time with Dr. Moulton

We are limiting this to 50 people – please RSVP Lyn Trainer at no later than Sunday, August 16.
Hope to see you there!

Annual Columbia River Canoe/Kayak Paddle

It's coming up, everyone! Sometime in June or July we will be having our Annual Columbia River Canoe/Kayak Paddle near Skamokawa, Washington.

Watch for details!

Mike Carrick Collection

I am sure that most of you know Mike Carrick, and know about his historic gun collection, which includes a rare Girardoni air gun and other Lewis and Clark era weapons. Mike is a frequent contributor to We Proceeded On, does presentations about his collection, and also writes about guns for other publications. On February 21st, Oregon Chapter members will have a chance to peek inside Mike's collection and talk to him about them. Mike and Beverly have invited us to visit their home in Turner, Oregon (just south of Salem).

Date: February 21st, 2015 from 2PM to 5PM
Please RSVP to
Thelma for this special event.
We are limiting this to 25 attendees, and those who RSVP will get directions!

Oregon Chapter 15th Annual Holiday

(Sunday Events)

No reservations are required for Sunday’s events.


Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014
10:00 am
Salt Works At Seaside, Oregon

  • Presentation by Tom Wilson and Mark Johnson.
Intersection of Hwy 101 and Beach Dr.; turn right on Lewis & Clark Way. Park where available; walk west on L&C Way to Salt Cairn off the Promenade. Then drive to Cannon Beach, Oregon. (Take the Cannon Beach exit off Hwy 101, continue on N. Elm, which turns into 3rd St.)

Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014
12:00 noon
Lumberyard Rotisserie & Grill—No-host lunch
  • Presentation by Dick Basch, American Indian Liaison—L&C National Historical Trail, on the NeCus' Village where Clark and party stayed during their visit to the whale.
264 3rd St., Cannon Beach. (503) 426-0285.

Suggested Lodging for the weekend: Astoria Crest Motel.

3 miles east of Astoria on Hwy 30 at 5366 Leif Erickson Dr.
Everyone is responsible for their own lodging. Use the code "hohnbaum" for the group room rates that the Chapter has arranged.

Oregon Chapter 15th Annual Holiday

(Saturday Dinner & Bus Tour)

The Oregon Chapter's 15th Annual L&C Holiday Activities are spread amid a weekend of Lewis & Clark explorations. These Activities will be held in Ilwaco, Washington and some places in Oregon.

You can partake in any and/or all of the scheduled Holiday Activities.

Just make your reservations as needed according to what you are going to participate in.


All are invited—members and guests alike! We welcome members of the Washington Chapter to join us.

Jim Sayce of the Washington State Historical Society will lead us on a Narrated Bus Tour of L&C Sites on the lower Columbia River, including Point Elise / Hungry Harbor / Cliff Point / and the Dismal Nitch Rest Area.

The TOUR is on Saturday, December 6, 2014
Tour is from
1:00 pm to about 5:00 pm
Firm Deadline: RESERVATIONS are REQUIRED by Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014 (Bus capacity is limited but space is still available)

  • The tour will begin and end at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum (CPH) in Ilwaco, WA
    (360) 642-3446 The CPH Museum is one block off US Hwy 101 at 115 Lake St. SE Parking is available on the street.
  • Cost of transportation for this tour is $10.00 per person—pay on the bus.
  • PLEASE Contact Dick Hohnbaum to confirm your Bus Tour Reservations—include names and number in party
  • Dick Hohnbaum— or call Dick with any questions: 503-390-2886
Bring your own lunch/snacks/beverage if you need something to eat/drink during the tour. For all who are coming on the tour—a kitchen is available at the Museum to store food in the refrigerator before the bus tour and to heat it up before the dinner. We will be using a School Bus provided through First Student Transportation.



The POTLUCK DINNER is on Saturday, December 6, 2014
The POTLUCK DINNER is scheduled for
5:00 pm
Firm DINNER Deadline: RESERVATIONS are REQUESTED by Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014 (Space is still available)
  • The Dinner is being held at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum (CPH) in Ilwaco, WA (360) 642-3446 The CPH Museum is one block off US Hwy 101 at 115 Lake St. SE Parking is available on the street.
  • Cost for dinner is $10 per person and includes the Meat, Beverages and Table Service—Pay at the door.
  • You can also pay your 2015 membership dues of $15 per person at the same time!
  • PLEASE Contact Dick Hohnbaum to confirm your DinnerReservations—include names and number in party
  • Dick Hohnbaum— or call Dick with any questions: 503-390-2886
We will hold a brief annual meeting and a silent auction to raise money for our Education Fund—please bring items to auction off.
After dinner Gloria Linkey will speak on “How Native American Women Helped Lewis & Clark”.

Suggested Lodging for the weekend: Astoria Crest Motel.

3 miles east of Astoria on Hwy 30 at 5366 Leif Erickson Dr.
Everyone is responsible for their own lodging. Use the code "hohnbaum" for the group room rates that the Chapter has arranged.

Picnic at Rooster Rock State Park



I-84 East - Rooster Rock State Park Exit

We have the Handicapped Group Area/Picnic Shelter “C” reserved. There is a $5.00 per car entrance fee to the park.

Bring your picnic basket with food and drink. We’ll provide ice.

Our own Re-Enactor Extraordinaire, Roger Wendlick, will share his story of the significance of this beautiful spot in the Columbia Gorge to the Corps of Discovery.

There are horseshoe pits next to our shelter, a field where badminton can be set up and disc golf is not far away. Bring the kids and grandkids and make it a fun day for all.

Questions can be directed to Thelma at 503/659-5590 or

Annual Lewis & Clark Paddle Event

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Longtime chapter member Margaret
Miller rallies paddlers at the SkamakowaVista
Park put-in on the Lower Columbia.
See the Columbia River as Lewis and Clark saw it. Margaret Miller and I will lead our annual Lewis and Clark paddle trip on Saturday, June 28th, and we would like you to join us.

We will be paddling the same route as in years past, following the incoming tide

Columbia River & Sloughs, from Skamokawa to Cathlamet

We’ll paddle past two Wahkiakum Villages and note where Lewis and Clark did some trading.

If you are interested, please contact one of us to RSVP no later than Tues. June. 24th.



Paddlers will need to pack a lunch, water, and sunscreen. And, of course, you must wear a PFD (personal floatation device).
You will also need to bring:
  • $1.00 launch fee to box at Skamokawa Vista Park.
  • $2.00 take-out fee to be collected by Mark for Elochoman Slough Marina in Cathlamet.

Here is our time table:

  • 9:30 AM - Meet Mark at the YMCA in Longview to caravan to Cathlamet
  • 10:30 AM - Meet Margaret at Elochoman Marina in Cathlamet to drop extra vehicles, sign waivers, discuss float plan, then travel to Skamokawa
  • 11:30 AM - Start paddling from Skamokawa
  • 12:30 PM - Lunch at Hornstra Beach
  • about 2 PM - Arrive Elochoman Slough Marina

Refreshments and social time at Margaret’s house following paddle trip.

Note that we are not supplying boats so you must bring your own boat (canoe or kayak).
If you do not have a boat, you may be able to rent one at one of Alder Creek's locations (
If you are planning to rent a boat, please arrange it in advance, and be sure you can transport it.

Paddle the Columbia: Skamokawa to Cathlamet, Washington

 ~ 7 miles, 3 hours ~

Note: we are not supplying boats so you must bring your own boat (canoe or kayak).

If you do not have a boat, you may be able to rent one at the Skamokawa Paddle Center but you must be able to transport the boat back to the launch after the paddle.

If you are planning to rent a boat, please arrange it in advance with the paddle center (

Be sure to pack a lunch, water, and sunscreen. And, of course, you must wear a PFD.

We need an RSVP by June 27th (Wed before the event). Please include your cellphone number in case we need to scrub the event in the morning due to conditions. Please RSVP to Margaret Miller at 360-423-4760.


8:30 a.m.   Meet at Longview YMCA, 15th and Douglas. Avoid any Interstate delays.
                  Sign waiver with Mark Johnson, pay $3.00 per boat take-out fee to Mark
8:45 a.m.   Caravan leaves to meet Margaret at Elochoman Slough Marina, Cathlamet
9:30 a.m.   Margaret Miller goes over float plan with the group.  View take-out place.
                  Restrooms available.  Arrange shuttle after the paddle.
      Additional waiver signing. Collect remaining take-out fees and pay at office.
9:45 a.m    Depart Marina for Skamokawa Vista Park.
10:00 a.m. Arrive Skamokawa Vista Park (Restrooms)
                  Stop at kiosk to study story of Lewis and Clark Expedition in that area.
                  Pay $1.00 per boat into slot in box at ramp.
                  Put in at Skamokawa Creek. Wait for all paddlers to put in. Take photos.
                 Take a lunch, water, snacks, sunscreen.
                 Paddle Steamboat Slough, Columbia River,
 11:30 or so  Lunch at Hornstra Beach
12:30 or so  Depart Beach for Elochoman Slough Marina.
                 Paddle Elochoman Slough,
1:30 or so    Take out at Elochoman Slough Marina.
                  Shuttle to Skamokawa Vista Park to retrieve vehicles

Optional: wine and cheese at Margaret’s house, 1812 E. State Route 4

Tour of Lewis & Clark Trail Sites Near Astoria and Seaside

The Oregon Historic Trails Advisory Council (OHTAC) has asked our organization to lead them on a tour of several important sites along the Lewis and Clark Trail near Astoria and Seaside. Several chapter board members will be acting as guides and interpreters for this tour, and we are inviting interested chapter members to come with us and share your knowledge with OTHAC members, or just enjoy the outing. If you want to come, please RSVP to Chapter President Mark Johnson ( before May 29th.

Here is our planned schedule:

  • 8:30-9:15 am - Dismal Nitch rest area - view and discuss bronze statue 
  • 9:30-10:15 am - Station Camp/Middle Village
  • 10:45-11:30 am - Salt works, Seaside
  • 11:45 am-12:45 pm - Lunch on your own
  • 1:00-1:45 pm - Indian Beach, Ecola State Park 
  • 2:15-2:45 pm - Necanicum Estuary (site of Clatsop houses and Clark visit) 
  • 3:15- 5:00 pm - Fort Clatsop 
  • 7:00 pm - Dinner Wet Dog Cafe, 144 11th Street, Astoria 503-325-6975
The OHTAC is composed of nine volunteer citizens appointed by the governor. Its responsibility is to serve as Oregon’s official liaison with other states, associations, federal departments, bureaus, recognized tribes and committees concerned with Oregon’s sixteen designated historic trails and to plan and coordinate activities which foster state and national recognition of the significance of Oregon’s historic trails.

The Columbia River Gorge - Garden of the Corps of Discovery

Posters are now available for this joint Event with the Washington and Idaho Chapters.

Click on the thumbnail to open a PDF, then just choose save from the File menu, and you are ready for print.

Home Printing

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Professional Print Shop

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Oregon Chapter Christmas Dinner

The 12th annual Oregon Chapter' Christmas Dinner will be held Sunday, December 4th from 4:00 to 8:00 at the Tualatin Heritage Center, in Tualatin, Oregon. The cost is $10.00 per person. Meat, drinks and table service are furnished. Please bring a dish to share. There will be a silent auction, please bring items to be auctioned off. All proceeds go to the Chapter's Education Fund.

The center is located at 8700 SW Sweek Drive.

Dr. Al Furtwangler will our guest speaker. His topic is "The Heritage of Lewis & Clark in Oregon:

RESERVATIONS CAN BE MADE BY E-MAIL AT or by telephone 503-390-2886 or by mail at 6916 Wheatland Lane N. Keizer, OR. 97303.

I need to know how many reservations are needed and the names of the party.

Hope to see you there.

Joint Meeting - Washington, Idaho, and Oregon Chapters

Including Lecture on David Thompson by Jack Nisbit

Group Camping at Sacagawea State Park, Pasco Washington

Event Date(s): July 8, 9, and 10 2011
Coordinator: Chuck Raddon (Idaho Chapter), Barb Kubik (Wash. Chapter), Dick Hohnbaum (Oregon Chapter)
Coordinator Email: Chuck Raddon Email
Starting Location: Sacajawea State Park, Pasco, Washington
Event Summary: See attached document (PDF)
Camping: $12 per night plus food and incidentals

Q: Will Jack Nisbet's Saturday morning talk be open to the public - i.e., non-members of the Chapters or LCTHF?
  • Yes, the Nisbet talk is open to the public.  We doing some local media release and hope to get some new members from this.
Q: Will attendees need to pay an admission fee to the park?
  • I think there is a $1 admission fee but if you are camping it is waved, and (I think) if you are a member of our group and we've reserved the site and are paying a site fee then our members are free—I think.
Q: If so, are annual parks passes now available for purchase at the park?
  • Yes, when I visited there last week they were just gearing up for the new fee system. They are somewhat confused, I was there the first day of the new fees and there was some confusion over the new fees.
Q: The attached notice which I received stated that participants in the meals should RSVP by June 6.  Is it now too late to RSVP for the breakfasts and dinners?
  • Oh-Oh!!! The RSVP should have said  by JULY 6, not June 6. I hope that didn't go too far. Please help us correct that.
Q: If not, what is the suggested donation for for the meals?
If an attendee is not camping at the park, and will not take part in all the meals, what donation do you suggest per meal?
  • Donations are donations; we don't want to hassle over money. There will just be a can or box and it's up to you as to how you value the meals. I suspect most folks that eat all four meals would leave us $30 which would be fine and cover expenses. We were also planning on deserts for the camp fire, but Barb wants to Potluck those, so we'll see what happens. We're also hoping folks will jump in and help with the clean-up.
Q: Would I be right to assume that we should RSVP specifically about which meals we plan to take part in?
  • Yes, we would like to know how many people are planning to come to each meal, so we need a meal by meal head count RSVP.
Q: If it is too late to RSVP for the dinners, is it OK to "brown bag" it, or eat elsewhere first, and still attend the campfire activities?
  • We're assuming some will not want to camp but instead find a local motel. They are welcome at the meals as it works into their schedule, but we do need some idea of how many will be at each meal. There will always be changes, nothing ever runs perfect so we intend to be flexible.

Behind-the-Scenes Collection Tour


Christmas Potluck at Ft. Clatsop


Annual Holiday Party


Meet Stephanie Ambrose Tubbs


Third Choice on the Ballot


Ridgefield National Wildlife Reserve


Wildflowers of the Columbia Gorge


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39th Annual Foundation Meeting


Christmas Party


38th Annual Foundation Meeting


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