McMenamins and Friends of Historic Forest Grove Present

History Pub – Healing the Big River: Salmon Dreams and the Columbia River Treaty, All Ages

All Ages
Wednesday, June 12
Doors: 6pm ** Show: 7pm

McMenamins Presents:
Healing the Big River: Salmon Dreams and the Columbia River Treaty 
Presented by Peter Marbach

Take a visual journey to the origins of the Columbia River, from its source as a tiny spring in the Canadian Rockies to the Pacific Ocean. Photographer Peter Marbach shares stories from his 12-year project documenting all 1,250 miles of the mighty river. Learn about the complicated history of the Columbia River Treaty, its impact on First Nations and Indigenous communities, and the ongoing efforts to restore one of the world’s greatest salmon runs, from the sea to its source in British Columbia.  

Peter Marbach is an author and photographer with three decades of experience capturing Oregon’s most beautiful landscapes. His work addresses important environmental and Indigenous justice issues and has been featured in National GeographicOregon Field Guide, and more.  Marbach’s photo essay book, Healing the Big River: Salmon Dreams and the Columbia River Treaty includes guest essays by First Nations leaders, tribal members, and salmon restoration advocates about their connection to the river and efforts to re-negotiate for a modernized treaty that honors Indigenous knowledge and the natural environment.

Grand Lodge Theater
3505 Pacific Ave

Forest Grove, Oregon 97116

Wednesday June 12th, 2024
Doors 6:00PM / Event 7:00PM

Tabitha Moffat Brown joined a wagon train with her family from Missouri to Oregon in 1846 at the age of 66. The arduous journey left them near starvation. Despite losing almost everything, they arrived in Oregon. Yet, Tabitha’s greatest accomplishments were still ahead of her. Join us for the story of how Grandma Brown founded Tualatin Academy (now Pacific University), and why she is known as the “Mother of Oregon.”    

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