Smith Rock State Park’s annual lecture series is held every Friday night in October at the Welcome Yurt. This year’s theme is Archeology Celebration.
October 12: Dr. Patrick O’Grady, staff archaeologist at University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History will present “A Window to the Past: Recent Archaeological and Paleo-environmental Research at Rimrock Draw Rockshelter.”
—October 19: Jarold Ramsey, author and professor emeritus at University of Rochester, NY and member of Jefferson County Historical Society will present “In Search of Coyote: Examining the Identity of Native America’s Most Provocative Culture Hero.”
—October 26: Dallas Winishut, Ichishkin language instructor with the Culture and Heritage Department at The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, will present “Ancestral Voices: The Ancient Languages of the Warm Springs Reservation.”