Sense of Place Lecture Series Explores the History of Timberline Lodge

Columbia Gorge Earth Center Event

Jon Tullis: Timberline & Why it’s Cool

Sense of Place lecture explores the history of an iconic Oregon landmark, Timberline Lodge

Join the Columbia Gorge Earth Center on Tuesday, December 18 at Springhouse Cellar in welcoming Jon Tullis to share the history of Timberline Lodge. Tullis is Timberline’s Director of Public Affairs. He recently edited and published a book titled, Timberline Lodge; A Love Story.

Springhouse Cellar will open their doors at 6 p.m. and the lecture begins at 6:30 p.m. Come early to enjoy a glass of wine or beer, save a seat, buy a signed book on the lecture’s topic from Waucoma Bookstore and meet others in your community.


Event Details

DATE: December 18, 2012

TIME: 6 pm doors open, 6:30 pm lecture begins

COST: $5 suggested donation

LOCATION: Springhouse Wine Cellars (13 Railroad St., Hood River, OR)


Seventy-five years ago, in the throes of the Great Depression, Timberline Lodge was constructed high on the south slopes of Mt. Hood through President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Works Progress Administration (WPA). The lodge provided work for hundreds of Oregonian laborers, craftsmen, and artisans. Today, Timberline has a firm respect for its tradition, yet a forward leaning sense of innovation. Learn about the lodge’s historical significance has how it has been preserved as it continues to offer recreation for twenty-first-century visitors.


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About the Sense of Place Lecture Series

Whether it is recreation, resource extraction or farming, most people who live in the Gorge are here because of some connection to the land.Through monthly speakers who represent a variety of industries and perspectives, the Sense of Place Lecture Series seeks to explore the cultural and natural history of the land so that together we can uncover what ties us all to this place and to each other.


Future lectures

January 15, Brett Vandenhuevel & Lauren Goldberg, Hanford’s Nuclear Legacy: The Impact on our River Today

February 19, Scott Burns & Marjorie Burns, Cataclysms on the Columbia: The Great Missoula Floods

March 19, Arthur Babitz, Visible Change: The Transformation of the Hood River Valley As Seen in the Photographic Record


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