Lecture, Attend In Person or Online     Series: Hatfield Lecture Series

Mark O. Hatfield Lecture Series

MEMBERS: OHS members received an email with details on how to access members-only pricing. If you did not receive this email, please contact us at HatfieldSeries@ohs.org or 503.306.5220. Not a member? Join today to access the presale and discounted pricing.

Series and single lecture tickets are on sale now. / Virtual-only tickets available here.

Tuesday, February 1 – Tuesday, May 10, 2022

  • Teachers
  • Researchers
  • Family-friendly

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
1037 SW Broadway Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97205
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About the Mark O. Hatfield Lecture Series

For over two decades, the Oregon Historical Society’s Mark O. Hatfield Lecture Series has earned a reputation for hosting America’s most prominent historians, biographers, and public officials. The series began at the suggestion of Senator Hatfield and continues as a tribute to his legacy of public service and as an opportunity to share stories of the people and events that have shaped American history. Past speakers include notable historians and authors David McCullough, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Cokie Roberts, and Isabel Wilkerson.

Ability Accommodation Information

This event provides the following accommodations:

  • Handicap Accessible

2022 Series Speakers

Fredrik Logevall. Courtesy All American Entertainment.

Fredrik Logevall

JFK: Coming of Age in the American Century, 1917–1956

Fredrik Logevall is an award-winning historian and prolific writer on the Vietnam War and its legacy. His most recent book, JFK: Coming of Age in the American Century, 1917–1956, is a sweeping, revelatory biography that takes readers as close as they have ever been to the real John F. Kennedy.

Erik Larson. Photo by Bill Hayes.

Erik Larson

The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During The Blitz

Erik Larson is a master of narrative nonfiction whose vividly written, bestselling books have won several awards and been published worldwide. His latest book, The Splendid and the Vile, is a biography of Winston Churchill’s first year as prime minister.

Heather Cox Richardson. Courtesy Oxford University Press.

Heather Cox Richardson

How the South Won the Civil War: Oligarchy, Democracy and the Continuing Fight for the Soul of America

Heather Cox Richardson is professor of history at Boston College and an expert on American political and economic history. She is the author of six books on American politics including, most recently, How the South Won the Civil War.

Annette Gordon-Reed

Annette Gordon-Reed

On Juneteenth

Annette Gordon-Reed is a professor of history at Harvard University. Her latest book, On Juneteenth, sets out to capture the integral importance of the holiday to American history.

Tickets and Pricing

Series and single lecture tickets are on sale now.

MEMBERS: OHS members received an email on with details on how to access members-only pricing. If you did not receive this email, please contact us at HatfieldSeries@ohs.org or 503.306.5220. Not a member? Join today to access the presale and discounted pricing.





Single Lecture

Front Orchestra / Dress Circle
includes access to exclusive post-lecture receptions with speakers





Mid-Orchestra / Front Mezzanine





Back Orchestra / Back Mezzanine










In person tickets can be purchased at portland5.com and in person at the Portland'5 Box Office. Series ticket prices include all third-party service and order fees. For in person single lecture tickets, a $5 processing fee will be added by Portland'5 at checkout.

Virtual-only tickets can be purchased through OHS here. Virtual ticketholders will be able to livestream the event as well as have access to a recording.

All ticketholders will be emailed a recording of the lecture (closed captioning included) 48 hours after the event. The recording will be available for 21 days.

All sales are final. If you wish to donate your tickets and receive a receipt for tax purposes, please email HatfieldSeries@ohs.org with details on which ticket(s) you wish to donate.

Updated Health & Safety Guidelines (as of April 5, 2022)

Please note that in accordance with current statewide health and safety guidelines, masks will not be required for this program. OHS encourages and supports those who do choose to wear a mask at this program, understanding that many individuals continue to do so due to underlying health conditions that make them more vulnerable to COVID-19 or out of consideration for others, such as young children who are not yet eligible to be vaccinated. Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test are still required to attend this event.

Accessible Ticket Options

Student Tickets: Discounted tickets are available for students for $10. Bring your student photo ID to the Portland’5 Box Office to purchase tickets.

Special Access for Educators: With gratitude to our Education Sponsors, UBS Financial Services Inc. and Regence, a recording of two lectures will available for free to educators who subscribe to OHS’s Educator Newsletter! OHS will email subscribers following the sponsored lecture with information on how to access the recording (available for 21 days). If you are an educator and would like to receive these monthly newsletters and access the recordings, sign up here and be sure to select “Educator Newsletter.” Thank you, Regence and UBS, for supporting the Hatfield Lecture Series as Education Sponsors!

Arts for All Tickets: Discounted tickets are available for Oregon Trail Card holders through the Arts for All program for $5. Bring your Oregon Trail Card to the Portland’5 Box Office to purchase tickets.

Purchase a Signed Book

Copies of each speakers’ latest book (which include a signed bookplate) will be available for purchase before or after each lecture in the lobby of the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. You can also visit the OHS Museum Store Monday through Saturday, 10am to 5pm, or Sunday, 12pm to 5pm, or place your order by emailing museumstore@ohs.org or calling 503.306.5230. All purchases in the OHS Museum Store support the Oregon Historical Society’s mission.

Sponsorship Opportunities Available!

Interested in sponsoring the 2022 Hatfield Lecture Series? Contact Ali Griffin at ali.griffin@ohs.org or 503.306.5258.

Series Sponsors


  • Anonymous
  • The Acorn Fund of OCF
  • J & S Bishop Fund of OCF
  • Stephen Brown and Kimberly Crouch
  • Raymond and Mary Hull Caballero
  • California Oregon Broadcasting, Inc.
  • Devil's Food Catering
  • Verne A. Duncan
  • Kathy Eaton
  • Financial Fitness Association
  • Fred and Patricia Granum
  • Irv and Gail Handelman
  • Maria Hall and Walt McMonies
  • Rebecca Hill and John Parks
  • John and Sara Hortenstine
  • Elizabeth King and Rick Brandeburg
  • Marianne King
  • William F Martson, Jr and Jackson A Martson
  • Richard H. Meeker and Ellen Rosenblum
  • Kathy Moyd
  • Richard and Sarah Munro
  • Charles and Ruth Poindexter
  • Lynn and Steve Pratt
  • Dana Rasmussen
  • Jeannie and Leonard Santos
  • Dori Schnitzer and Mark Brown
  • Snell & Wilmer
  • Kay Stepp and Garry Bullard
  • Robert and Barre Stoll
  • William and Julie Valach
  • Carole Ann White
  • Bryan and Maureen Wolf