Venue/Location: Laurelhurst Theater, 2735 E. Burnside Street, Phone: 503-232-5511
Date: Saturday, June 25, 2011 - 1:00 PM
"Finding David Douglas" Screening
Local historian and filmmaker (and NHN associate) Lois Leonard directed and produced this 56-minute film about the scientific adventures of the intrepid 19th century Scots botanist and plant hunter David Douglas.
Viewers will tap his roots in Scotland and England; trek along through California, Oregon, Washington and British Columbia; sweep across the Canadian Rockies to remote York Factory on the Hudson Bay shore; and ponder his mysterious final destination on the Big Island of Hawaii. The film focuses on Douglas’s groundbreaking contributions to science – the Douglas fir and many more plant and animal species are named for him – and details his relations within the multi-cultural community of the Hudson’s Bay Company and the many Indian tribes he visited across Western North America.
The movie was created with support from the Oregon Cultural Heritage Commission and this viewing is offered through the Northwest History Network.Seating is limited.