Lecture, Virtual Event     

Mark O. Hatfield Lecture Series

MEMBERS: OHS members will receive an email on Tuesday, February 16, with details on how to access members-only pricing. If you do not receive this email, please contact us at HatfieldSeries@ohs.org or 503.222.1741. Not a member? Join today to receive discounted pricing.

Series tickets are on sale now. / Single lecture tickets will go on sale March 9 at 10am.

Tuesday, April 13 – Tuesday, May 11, 2021
7PM – 8:30PM

  • Teachers
  • Family-friendly

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Event Type: Lecture, Virtual EventAudience(s): Teachers, Family-friendly

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

Amanda L. Tyler headshot

Amanda L. Tyler

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.

Jon Meacham. Photo by Gasper Tringale

Jon Meacham

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 will receive an email on Tuesday, February 16, with details on how to access members-only pricing. If you do not receive this email, please contact us at HatfieldSeries@ohs.org or 503.222.1741. Not a member? Join today to receive discounted pricing.

Level

Series

Member
Series

Individual
Lecture

Member
Individual
Lecture

Patron

$150

$135

$80

$75

Reserved

$90

$75

$50

$45

General Admission

$50

$40

$30

$25

Purchase tickets online at portland5.com or by phone at 800.273.1530. Series tickets go on sale to OHS members and subscribers February 17 at 10am and to the public February 24 at 10am; single lecture tickets will go on sale March 9 at 10am. 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 info@portland5.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 info@portland5.com if you qualify for Arts for All tickets.

 

2020 Hatfield Lecture Series Tickets Still Available!

 

Joanne B. Freeman. Photo by Beowulf Sheehan

Joanne B. Freeman

The Field of Blood: Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War

Joanne B. Freeman is an expert on early American politics. Her newest book, The Field of Blood: Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War, explores the impact and legacies of physical violence in the U.S. Congress leading up to the Civil War.

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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 museumstore@ohs.org. All purchases in the OHS Museum Store support the Oregon Historical Society’s mission.

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