Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, Fort Clatsop is pleased to announce the next In Their Footsteps free speaker series event. This program is Gifford Pinchot: The Making of an American Conservationist presented by Joseph Blanco on Sunday, April 21, at 1:00 p.m.
Blanco will present a multimedia story of Gifford Pinchot, America's first forester and creator of the U.S. Forest Service. Through the use of historic photographs and audio and video clips, he will trace Pinchot's beginnings as a conservationist and his impact throughout the 20th century on into today. You will learn about the key influences in Gifford Pinchot's life and take a brief tour of his ancestral home, Grey Towers, located in Milford, Pennsylvania.
Joseph Blanco served as historian and historical interpreter for Grey Towers. He also trained tour guides and wrote three books about Gifford Pinchot and his wife, Cornelia Bryce Pinchot, and Grey Towers. Information about Blanco and his role as historian and author, including his published works, can be found at www.josephblanco.com.
This monthly Sunday forum is sponsored by the Lewis & Clark National Park Association and the park. These programs are held in the Netul River Room of Fort Clatsop's visitor center and are free of charge.