Oregon Lewis & Clark Speakers Bureau

These chapter members stand available to speak about Lewis & Clark and related topics. If interested in having any speak to your group, please contact them directly.

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Contact

Background

Expertise & Topics

Specialty & Props

Preferred Audiences

Geographic Range

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John W. Fisher

25216 Arrow Highline Rd, Juliaetta, ID 83535, 208-276-3164, jwfisher1961@gmail.com

Retired Lewiston High School Science Teacher. Lewis & Clark historical re-enactor and interpreter. Independent scholar and consultant to the Ft. Mandan Museum. Collector of period artifacts representing those carried on the expedition.

The material culture of the Expedition. Presentations include: "Venereal Disease and Mercury on the Expedition"; "Lewis's Traveling Library"; "Medical events Lolo to The Dalles"; "Medicine, Madame Charbonneau, & Pomp"; and "Medicines Purchased in a Philadelphia Apothecary Shop".

Pickup and trailer filled with trunks of artifacts, especially the country's best collection of expedition medical material; presentation in various period uniforms; high quality auditorium Power Point projector & personal amplification. Third person only.

Adults & Children; not all these presentations are suitable for children

Country-wide

Most any time with adequate notification

Travel & housing expenses and possible presentation fee

Albert Furtwangler

235 Oak Way NE, Salem, OR 97301, 503-316-8011, vfurtwan@willamette.edu

Retired college professor; author: "Acts of Discovery", "Bringing Indians to the Book"

1.) Interdisciplinary approaches to L&C; 2.) L&C and others' claims to empire...in territory and in early science.

Informal talks pursuing questions of value: Why L&C matter--in this region, in early American history, in the clash of empires in the North Pacific, in the development of rival views of the West (by empire builders, missionaries, settlers)

Adults, Students

Mid-Valley and beyond

Any time

no

Alisha Hamel

P.O. Box 1822, Clackamas, OR 97015, 503-705-5965, alishahamel@gmail.com

Executive Director, Historical Outreach Foundation; Lt. Col., Oregon National Guard

Entire history of the Corps, Military history of the Corps

Suitcase exhibit with period items and replicas

Children, Adults

Oregon, SW Washington

Any time

Donation requested to Historical Outreach Foundation

Tom Laidlaw

1607 Franklin St. # A, Vancouver, WA 98660, 360-695-4824, tomlaidlaw@comcast.net

Retired, Theatre Arts degree from Portland State University; volunteer interpreter at Fort Vancouver; instructor for Elderhostel's L&C tour from St. Charles to Astoria; member of OCTA.

First-person interpretation: Meriwether Lewis, Peter Skene Ogden, George Abernethy, Columbia Lancaster, William Cannon, and George Robert Twelves Hewes; plus straight lectures. Almost any part of the talks can be adapted to groups' specific needs.

A versatile series of programs on Northwest History is available, amplified by many audio visual aids, maps, charts, and modern Power-Point presentations. Programs of any length can be developed, from 20 minute mini talks to multi-day courses.

Children, Adults

Oregon, SW Washington

Any time

$50-100

Gloria Linkey

561 Bonnie Ct., Seaside, OR 97138, 503-440-7142, glorialinkey@aol.com

Historian, Author, College Adjunct Instructor (retired insurance broker)

Women and the Expedition ("Native American Women: Three Who Changed History")

First-person interpretation of Molly Bridget Sullivan, inn keeper in St. Louis in 1806, just after the expedition returns and 3 of the men are staying at her boarding house. In period clothing.

Children, Adults

Oregon Coast

Any time

Usually $100

Larry McClure

17760 SW Cheyenne, Tualatin, OR 97062, 503-692-5489, Larry.McClure@or-lcthf.org

Retired educator (NWREL)

Entire history of the Corps

Teaching teachers

Children, Adults

Portland Area

Any time

no

Roger Wendlick

6414 N Delaware Ave., Portland, OR 97217, 971-235-1805, Roger.Wendlick@or-lcthf.org

Noted L&C book collector & re-enactor

Entire history of the Corps

First-person interpretation of George Drouillard, tomahawk throwing, flintlock rifle, sign talking

Children, Adults

Oregon, SW Washington

Any time

yes, depends

Tom Wilson

206 Bristol St., Astoria, OR 97103, 503-325-6284, Tom.Wilson@or-lcthf.org

Ranger, Fort Clatsop; retired teacher

Entire history of the Corps, Military history of the Corps

Fort Clatsop, Winter of 1805-06, Saltworks & Saltmakers...with actual kettles and salt

Children, Adults

Oregon Coast

Any time

no