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Sense of Place: History Slam

Sense of Place: History Slam

December 13, 7pm
Hosted by Gorge Owned!
Tickets Available Here

 

Textbooks usually present history as an ordered set of facts which build a neat narrative. But real history is messy and largely unknowable. An incomplete record doesn’t allow for certainty, and the human desire for a good story can leave a record which is more entertainment than fact.

Both speakers have approached local history with an inquisitive but skeptical eye, and have found much of what is passed down as history is made up of unsupported reminiscences. We like to dive deep into a story, searching for evidence and corroboration. Scott specializes in finding physical traces of the past which have survived to the modern era. Arthur specializes in finding documentation, including photographic evidence and period newspapers. We often compare notes, share sources, and debate the finer points of the distant past.

Join Gorge Owned at Columbia Center for the Arts for evening will feature a collection of this dynamic duo’s favorite subjects, with a focus not only on what they know, but how we came to know it. This event will be improvisational, challenging each other and taking audience requests. We’re looking to have some fun, to educate and entertain, and to encourage a healthy skepticism. We will focus on local, perhaps familiar subjects but offer new insights.

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  • December 13, 2017
    7:00pm - 9:00pm

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Venue Phone: 541-387-8877

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Address:
215 Cascade Avenue, PO Box 1543, Hood River, Oregon, 97031, United States

Description:
Columbia Center for the Arts (CCA) is located in downtown Hood River, Oregon in the heart of the spectacular Columbia River Gorge. This thriving art center increases and enhances the opportunities for artists and residents of the greater Columbia River Gorge community to participate in arts education and the literary, performing, and visual arts.

  • December 13, 2017
    7:00pm - 9:00pm