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Learn about the community's heritage through lecture on settlers, photographs

The Oswego Heritage Council will host a few events this month that the public is invited to attend.

The monthly Chautaugua First Wednesday lecture will take place at a new date and location. The lecture is set for Monday, Feb. 17, at the Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State St., Lake Oswego.

Guest speaker Stephen Dow Beckham will present information on "Changes in the Land, an examination of the impact of Euro-American settlement in Oregon."

This lecture is part of the Lake Oswego Reads program built around the book "Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore" by Elizabeth Rush.

Beckham will talk about logging and the lumber industry, log transport by water, farming, river channelization, harbor dredging, jetty construction, imposition of the cadastral (grid) survey system, dams and reservoirs, suppression of fire ecology, invasive species, mining-tailing-runoff, uranium processing, unexploded ordinance, power lines and natural gas.

The event is free and open to all.

An ongoing exhibit titled "Through the Lens: The Bickner Photographs," displays photographs taken by local residents in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and is free.

The OHC annual meeting will take place at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 22 at the Heritage House, 398 10th St., Lake Oswego. All are invited to attend.

You can join OHC as an individual, family or business. Memberships start at $35 and Heritage Sustainer memberships with monthly contributions are available for as little as $15 per month.

Charitable gifts of stocks are appreciated also. Call Charlene Green for more details at 503-635-6373.

Volunteers are also needed in a variety of areas including genealogy research, exhibit installation assistants, photography and metadata entry. Call 503-635-6373 for details.


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