Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, Fort Clatsop is pleased to announce the next In Their Footsteps free speaker series event. This program, entitled Women to Reckon With by Glynda Peterson Schaad, is scheduled for Sunday, April 18, at 1:00 p.m.

Glynda Peterson Schaad is a fifth generation Olympic Peninsula resident and historian who co-authored High Divide: Minnie Peterson's Olympic Mountain Adventures, The Early Years 1915-1962 with her brother, Gary Peterson. Published in 2005, the book chronicles the life of their grandmother who was a mountain guide and packer for over 50 years. Glynda and Gary also published and revised Smitty Parratt's classic, Gods & Goblins: A Field Guide to Place Names of Olympic National Park, in 2009.

Women to Reckon With: Untamed Women of the Olympic Wilderness, a 2007 book co-authored by Schaad, is filled with true stories of bold and intrepid nineteenth century Olympic Peninsula women. This book grew out of a college course developed and taught by Schaad titled, Wild Women of the West. Her presentation will introduce us to some of these women, many whom history has forgotten, hidden, or ignored.

Some of Schaad's books will be available for purchase at the event, which will conclude with a book-signing.

This monthly Sunday forum is sponsored by the Lewis & Clark National Park Association and the park. These programs are held in the Netul River Room of Fort Clatsop's visitor center and are free of charge.

For more information, call the park at (503) 861-2471.

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