Finding David Douglas, a documentary about the famous botanist, will be shown at the latest History Pub at the Kennedy School (5736 NE 33rd), this Monday, May 21, 2012.
The compelling story of the intrepid 19th century Scots botanist David Douglas is told in this tri-national production. Finding David Douglas transports viewers to England and Scotland; treks through locations in Oregon, Washington, California and British Columbia; sweeps across the high Canadian Rockies to remote York Factory on Hudson Bay; and reaches Douglas’s 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. It details his relations within the multi-cultural community of the Hudson’s Bay Company and the many Indian tribes he visited.
After the screening, filmmaker Lois Leonard will host a Q&A.
Join event co-sponsors Oregon Historical Society and Holy Names Heritage Center at 7 p.m. Monday for a beer and history! Admission is free and this event is all ages.
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