Stella Historical Society hosting Oregon speaker
October 10, 2019
Stella Historical Society will host a program featuring Cameron La Follette at its Oct. 14 meeting, and the public is invited.
La Follette’s presentation will explain the ways local historical societies’ activities and records are crucial for historians. She will also describe how she works to locate hard-to-find information in genealogy and other historical research. In addition, she will talk about the importance of genealogy to tracing not only unknown or barely remembered people, but also historical eras.
La Follette is executive director of Oregon Coast Alliance, a coastal conservation organization. She was lead author and researcher on most of the articles for Oregon’s Manila Galleon, the Summer 2018 Oregon Historical Quarterly special issue that focused on Oregon’s oldest known shipwreck. She continues to research and write on Oregon coast history for such venues as The Oregon Encyclopedia.
La Follette's most notable accomplishments include her early environmental activism on federal forest management in the state of Oregon, as well as her current dedication to protecting the Oregon coast. In addition to her environmental work, La Follette is a traditional poet. Her poetry is permanently archived in the University of Oregon Special Collections. She runs the Classic Poetry Group in Salem, Ore., and was a volunteer poetry editor for the University of Toronto’s Representative Poetry Online.
A potluck dinner will be followed by a brief business meeting, then Cameron will speak.
The 6 p.m. program will take place at Stella Lutheran Chapel, 124 Sherman Road, located about two miles north of Ocean Beach Highway along Germany Creek Road west of Longview.
The event is free; guests are invited to bring one of their favorite dishes to share. For more information, call 360-423-3860 or 360-423-8663.