About the Mark O. Hatfield Lecture Series
For twenty-three years, 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
2021 Series Speakers
Justice, Justice Thou Shalt Pursue: A Life’s Work Fighting for a More Perfect Union
Co-authored with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Amanda L. Tyler is the Shannon Cecil Turner Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. She is the co-author with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of Justice, Justice Thou Shalt Pursue.
His Truth Is Marching On: John Lewis and the Power of Hope
Presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham is one of America's most prominent public intellectuals. His latest book, His Truth is Marching On, draws on decades of interviews with the late Congressman John Lewis.
All lectures begin at 7pm PT and will be broadcast virtually at hatfieldlectureseries.org. OHS will send an access link and password by email one week prior to the lecture. Each lecture will be recorded and available to ticketholders on the website listed above using your unique password until midnight 30 days following the lecture.
Tickets and Pricing
MEMBERS: OHS members received an email on Tuesday, February 16, with details on how to access members-only pricing. If you do not have this email, please contact us at HatfieldSeries@ohs.org or 503.222.1741. Not a member? Join today to receive discounted pricing.
Single lecture tickets are on sale now. Additional service fees apply. 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 you wish to donate.
Benefits for Patron and Reserved Ticket Holders
Patron and Reserved level tickets include virtual admission to exclusive, post-lecture Reflection Roundtable discussions with regional historians and community leaders reflecting on the lecture within an Oregon context.
Patron Level: A portion of each ticket ($30 full price / $27 member price for single lecture tickets, $60 full price / $54 member price for series subscriptions) is tax deductible as a donation to the Oregon Historical Society. OHS will email a tax receipt to ticketholders after the series concludes.
2021 Post-Lecture Reflection Roundtable Discussions
- Reflection Roundtable following Amanda L. Tyler’s lecture
Thursday, April 15 at 7pm
- Reflection Roundtable following Jon Meacham’s lecture
Thursday, May 13 at 7pm
Details on reflection roundtable speakers coming soon!
OHS will send an email with details on how to join the Reflection Roundtable via Zoom the morning of the discussion.
Accessible Ticket Options
Student Tickets: Discounted tickets are available for students for $10; email email@example.com if you qualify for student tickets.
Educators: For group tickets, please contact HatfieldSeries@ohs.org.
Arts for All Tickets: Discounted tickets are available for Oregon Trail Card holders through the Arts for All program for $5; email firstname.lastname@example.org if you qualify for Arts for All tickets.
Purchase a Signed Book
If you are interested in purchasing any of the Hatfield Lecture Series speakers’ latest books (which include a signed bookplate), please contact that OHS Museum Store to place your order by emailing email@example.com. All purchases in the OHS Museum Store support the Oregon Historical Society’s mission.
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Hatfield Historians Forum Recorded Lectures, 2015 – 2018
Annette Gordon-Reed is the Charles Warren Professor of American Legal History at Harvard Law
H.W. Brands (2017)
Henry William Brands was born in Oregon, went to college in California, sold cutlery across...
An Evening with Teddy Roosevelt 2016
Joe Wiegand is regarded as our nation’s premier Theodore Roosevelt recreator. A political...
Candice Millard is a former writer and editor for National Geographic magazine. Her first...
Simon Winchester, best-selling author, journalist, and broadcaster, has worked as a foreign...
Rick Atkinson on World War II
Rick Atkinson is a best-selling author, Pulitzer Prize winner, and Washington Post...