Gorge Owned (GO!) invites you to spend an evening learning about the Columbia River Highway, now known as the Historic Columbia River Highway, with an expert from the Oregon Department of Transportation. Learn how the Historic Columbia River Highway, which became a National Historic Landmark in 2000, originally came to be and discover how it continues to be reborn.
For more than 20 years, Robert W. Hadlow has researched and written on historic road resources throughout the United States. Hadlow is the senior historian with the Oregon Department of Transportation. In 2000, he completed a National Historic Landmark nomination for the Columbia River Highway Historic District. Hadlow has been on the governor-appointed Oregon State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation since 2008 and is now its vice-chair.
Hadlow will speak on Wednesday, November 5, at Columbia Center for the Arts at 15 Cascade Ave. in Hood River. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the lecture begins at 7 p.m. The cost is $8 for general admission and $5 for GO! members. Sense of Place is an annual lecture series that seeks to foster a deeper understanding of and connection to our landscape and to one other. Waucoma Bookstore will be selling books before and after the lecture.
This lecture was made possible in part by a grant from Oregon Humanities (OH), a statewide nonprofit organization and an independent affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, which funds OH’s grant program. The lecture is also supported by Friends of the Columbia Gorge and Green Home Design and Construction.