Historical Society speaker to talk about Celilo Falls November 17 at 2pm

November 13, 2012
Celilo Falls (contributed photo)

Celilo Falls (contributed photo)

Camas-Washougal Historical Society invites the community to hear “Stories of Celilo Falls” at their meeting Saturday, November 17, 2012.  It will be held at 2 p.m. at the North Bank Masonic Lodge at 888 Washougal River Road (formerly 17th Street, just before the bridge).

The guest speaker, Donna Sinclair, M.A., is a Washougal resident whose passion is the Columbia River Basin.  Currently a candidate for Ph.D. in Urban Studies at Portland State University, she is also a Washington State University Vancouver history instructor, an affiliated scholar in the Public History Program at Portland State University, a recent staff member of The Center for Columbia River History, and Celilo website coordinator  and historian on The Confluence Project.

Sinclair has recently produced an interpretive website derived from her work as an independent oral historian, “Stories of Celilo Falls” which she will show at the meeting.  Individuals who have visited  Celilo Falls before 1957 are also invited to attend and share any special memories of the experience with the audience and the C/WHS videographer.

For more information or questions, contact C/WHS Program Director, Ceil Kirchner, (360) 513-0188.