Canceled - History and Hops: Little Belle Crosses the Oregon Trail
CANCELED. Nothing is more important to us than the health and safety of our community, visitors, volunteers and staff. In light of current events, the Seaside Museum will be closed through March 31 and will reevaluate the situation at that time.
History and Hops presents Little Belle Crosses the Oregon Trail with Nancy Anderson. Belle Rinehart Ferguson, MD was one of the first female doctors in Oregon. Belle was just a toddler when she was brought West by her parents in 1863 on the Oregon Trail. They settled first in the Willamette Valley and then moved to The Dalles. Belle ultimately practiced medicine in several Oregon locations, finally retiring in Seaside. Oregon native and Gearhart resident, Nancy Anderson, will tell her Great Aunt Belle’s story, based on Belle’s own written account of her life. Anderson’s daughter, Heather Bell Henry, will join her—creating a five-generation span of history.
History & Hops is a series of local history discussions hosted by the Seaside Museum on the last Thursday of each month, September through May. Preserving Seaside’s History since 1974, the Seaside Museum and Historical Society is a non-profit educational institution with the mission to collect, preserve and interpret materials illustrative of the history of Seaside and the surrounding area.