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History instructor to examine mid-19th century environmental attitudes
Photos and Story by James Hill
The Washington County Historical Society and Museum will feature a PCC faculty member in its popular Crossroads Lecture. PCC history instructor Andrea Lowgren will chart this region’s varying attitudes toward the environment during the mid-1800s. The lecture is from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 19.
Lowgren will present her lecture, “A History of Ideas about the Natural Environment of the Willamette Valley,” at the monthly lecture series held at Washington County Museum at the Rock Creek Campus. Admission is $3 per person and free to WCHS members, employees or corporate members and PCC faculty, students and staff.
She will present on Native Americans’ approach to the natural environment as compared with that of this region’s European migrants in the mid-19th century. Lowgren will also explore the consequences of each of these perspectives and will show photos of Oregon’s natural history related to logging, technology, rivers and early Portland as well as maps of the Columbia River watershed.
The Washington County Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Mondays through Saturdays, except major holidays.