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‘Telling it like it was’ series returns for NVHS


Nehalem Valley Historical Society continues its second Saturday lecture series on April 13 at 3 p.m.

Coast residents and visitors are invited to enjoy “Early Twentieth Century Timber Workers – Songs and Stories” presented by Steven Beda, Assistant Professor of History, from the University of Oregon. 

Hear stories and enjoy photographs about Oregon’s north coast lumber camps and mills during the early decades of the twentieth century. 

Special guests, musicians Scott Butler and Mark Loring of the duo Audio Tattoo, will perform songs of Oregon workers’ life in the woods and mills. 

Introduction by James Cook, Oregon Vice President of the Pacific Northwest Labor History Association. 

Location:  The Historic Pine Grove Community House, 225 Laneda Ave. Manzanita, OR. 

This program is free and open to the public. The lecture series is sponsored by NVHS membership, the City of Manzanita, and the Old Wheeler Hotel. 

For more information on the series and the historical society exhibit and archives, visit www.nehalemvalleyhistory.org,



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