The Lower Columbia Preservation Society presents a lecture by Dr. Gail Evans-Hatch, "Historic Landscapes," at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 28 at the Clatsop Community College Performing Arts Center, 16th Street and Franklin Avenue in Astoria.

Hatch works throughout the United States as a cultural resource specialist, developing historic resource inventories and structure reports, publishing her work in historic journals and engaging the public through oral presentations. Her lecture will discuss the importance of identifying historic landscapes and how preserved landscapes may enhance a culture. She will cover areas such as how to define a cultural landscape through the imprint of human activity upon it, and how to read the history of the land through written documents, photographs, maps and oral histories.

The evening includes a brief annual meeting of the Lower Columbia Preservation Society.

The lecture was made possible in part by a grant from the Oregon Council for the Humanities, a statewide nonprofit organization and an independent affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The lecture is free and open to everyone. For information, call (503) 325-0209.

The Lower Columbia Preservation Society is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to "preserve, protect and promote the historic architecture in the Lower Columbia region." For information, call (503) 325-3981.

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