Noted regional author and historian, Irene Martin, will be the featured speaker at the Pacific County Historical Society’s annual meeting at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, February 10 at the Naselle-Grays River Valley High School. The event follows the always-popular Deep River American Legion Auxiliary’s Valentine Smorgasbord.
Martin will talk about canneries on the Columbia River; how they started; what made them work or not work; how they changed over time; and some of the more colorful individuals who owned and operated them.
Martin has authored The Flight of the Bumble Bee and The Columbia River Packers Association and a Hundred years in the Pursuit of Fish among other works. Her latest books will be available for purchase.
The event is open to Society members and the public. The program will follow a very short business meeting.
For additional information, contact the Pacific County Museum in South Bend from 11 to 4 daily at 875-5224 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.