Join us for First Thursday lectures at the museum! February to November the museum is open from 5 to 9 p.m. for our First Thursday Lecture Series. CCHS members get in free; otherwise, regular admission rates apply. Lectures begin at 7 p.m.
The 2014 First Thursday Museum After Hours Lecture Series program is sponsored by the Clark County Historical Preservation Commission and Applied Archaeological Research. Big thank you to the Grant House for providing refreshments!
September 4th at 7:00pm Candice Goucher will discuss how the food on our plates has changed over the centuries. Discovering the past of ordinary people can be as simple as eating one meal at a time. Every bite we take offers a taste of local and world history.
Candice’s lecture will be paired with the opening of our newest exhibit, Food for Thought: Clark County’s Food History.
Dr. Fountain teaches courses in early American, Native American, and environmental history at Washington State University-Vancouver where he is currently a University Diversity Council Faculty Fellow. His research ranges across several related topics, including the historical impacts of animals, the interaction of competing European empires and Native Americans, and the dynamics of the fur trade in the Far West. He has two forthcoming books; one is on the environmental and cultural impact of horses in Native American culture and the other is a history of wild horse management. His current project examines the Hudson’s Bay Company fur trade and indigenous resource use. A Board Member of the Salmon Creek Watershed Council, he lives and works in the Salmon Creek watershed.
As freelancer for more than 20 years, Martin Middlewood writes about technology, energy, the environment, and healthcare for newspapers, trade and technology magazines. He’s a board member of the Institute for Science Engineering and Public Policy and a past workshop leader for Write Around Portland. He has a Master’s Degree from EasternWashingtonUniversity in Professional and Technical Writing and has done graduate work in American History. He lives in Vancouver.