Tuesday, July 2, 2013
The Columbia Gorge Discovery Center is kicking off the Fort Dalles Days events on Friday, July 12, at 5:30 p.m. with a History Dinner and a 6:30 p.m. presentation by Steven L. Grafe, curator of Art at Maryhill Museum of Art.
Grafe’s presentation will cover the Columbia Basin photography of Lee Moorhouse from 1898 to 1916. The Discovery Center is located at 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles. For information call 541-296-8600 or visit www.gorgediscovery.org.
Moorhouse took up the photographic hobby in 1898, and during the two decades that followed he made thousands of images of the Columbia Basin. His photos capture scenes of local ranch and town life, regional railroad activity, and marine traffic on the Snake and Columbia Rivers.
Many of his images record action at early Pendleton Round-Up rodeos and Indians on the Umatilla Reservation and elsewhere. Despite its scope and depth, Moorhouse’s work remains largely unknown to the people who now live in the communities he photographed.
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