D.B. Cooper & the Exploding Whale: Folk Heroes of the Northwest :- Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Cannon Beach History Center & Museum



On Thursday, April 25 explore the history and legends that make Oregon unique.  Acclaimed Oregon author and historian William L. Sullivan will take you on a journey through legendary northwest folk heroes from Sacajawea and D.B. Cooper to Bigfoot. Expect entertaining and educational tales about the historical figures that helped define the spirit of the Pacific Northwest — as told by the author of the thriller, “The Case of D.B. Cooper’s Parachute”.

Sullivan has written four novels and a dozen nonfiction books about the Northwest, including “Hiking Oregon’s History” and “Oregon Favorites.” His journal of a 1000-mile hike he took across Oregon, “Listening for Coyote,” was chosen by the Oregon Cultural Heritage Commission as one of Oregon’s “100 Books,” the 100 most significant books in the state’s history.

Sullivan is an engaging lecturer who keeps attendees on the edge of their seats. You won’t want the lecture to end! This event is free and open to the public. Sullivan’s presentation will start at 4:00 p.m.  Seating and parking is limited for this presentation, so arrive early and get a cup of coffee or tea. The doors will close at 4:15 p.m. While you’re at the museum, check out the latest exhibits on display there.  On display in the event space is Language of Time the latest exhibit from local artist Stirling Gorsuch, in the temporary exhibit space is an exhibit about Oregon coast shipwrecks focusing on The USS Shark, The Glenesslin, The Peter Iredale, and the latest archaeological work related to the Beeswax Project.

The Cannon Beach History Center & Museum hosts a series of off-season lectures on various topics from astrophysics to Sir Francis Drake.  The museum is located in mid-town Cannon Beach and is a private non-profit they doesn’t receive city, federal or state funding.  Admission to the museum is donation based because they believe history should be accessible to tall, no matter financial status.  The Cannon Beach History Center & Museum is open Wednesday through Monday, from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

The Ocean Lodge has sponsored this event! If you haven’t checked out their property, you should. It’s beautifully located right on the beach in Tolovana with an epic view of Haystack Rock. Their lobby fireplace, cookies at check in, and friendly service, make this a great spot for a getaway. Check them out at http://www.theoceanlodge.com/