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Schedule Announced For ‘Ocian In View’
Voyage Of A Summer Sun Author Robin Cody Leads Off Weekend’s ‘Ocian in View’ Events, November 12 through 14, 2010 on the Long Beach Peninsula
This year’s annual lecture series is presented in conjunction with the Smithsonian Institute Traveling Exhibition: “Journey Stories”
LONG BEACH PENINSULA, Wash. – October 2010 – Insightful and humorous Northwest ‘storycatcher’ Robin Cody will lead off this year’s ‘Ocian in View’ weekend on the Long Beach Peninsula, Nov. 12 through 14, 2010. This year’s events include Cody’s lecture, a bus tour, a Chinook salmon dinner, a concert, a wild game dinner, and an open house.
Cody, author of the award-winning Voyage of a Summer Sun and Another Way the River Has: Taut True Tales from the Northwest, will share stories of his 82-day solo canoe trip down the Columbia River from its source to its mouth as well as other true stories of people and place. His talk will take place at 6PM on Friday, Nov. 12, at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum. Tickets are $5 and include admission to the Smithsonian Institute’s Traveling Exhibition “Journey Stories” – examining the intersection between modes of travel and American’s desire to feel free to move.
A Columbia-Pacific Passage bus tour highlights Saturday’s activities. Jim Sayce, Washington State Historical Society’s manager of local projects, and Bill Garvin, environmental lawyer and descendant of P.J. McGowan, founder of the McGowan settlement, will guide tour goers to multiple historical sites and destinations along the north side of the Columbia River from Knappton Cove to Cape Disappointment. The bus departs from the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum at 9AM and returns at 1PM. Cost is $30 per person; advance reservations are required and may be made by calling the Museum at 360.642.3446.
Also at the Museum on Saturday, the Chinook Tribe will host a traditional salmon dinner including regional seafood, salad, Indian fry bread, dessert, and beverages. Cost is $15 per person. Seniors receive a $2 discount and tickets for children 11 years of age and under are $5.
Other weekend events will include a Lewis & Clark Wild Game Dinner at The Depot Restaurant in Seaview on Friday, Nov. 12, at 7:30PM; ‘O How Horrible is the Day’ at the Knappton Cove Heritage Center on Nov. 13 from 1 to 4PM – an open house with Pacific Northwest Living History interpreters, museum exhibits and guided river walks; and a concert by Carl Allen of folk songs tailored to the “Journey Stories” exhibition, at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center at Cape Disappointment State Park on Nov. 14 at 3PM. Concert tickets are included with admission: $5 for adults and $2.50 for children age 7 to 17.
Presented by the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum, the ‘Ocian in View’ lecture series began in 2000, when newly-rediscovered history took historians by storm: the Corps of Discovery completed their westward voyage when they reached the Pacific Ocean on the north side of the Columbia River (present day Long Beach Peninsula, Washington), overturning a long-held presumption that the Corps reached the ocean on the south side (present day Astoria, Oregon). For general program and destination information, please call the Long Beach Peninsula Visitors Bureau at 1.800.451.2542 or access http://funbeach.com. ‘Ocian in View’ information is available at http://columbiapacificheritagemuseum.org/news-events/ocian-in-view-lecture-series/ or by calling 360.642.3446.