Posted on Feb 23, 2019

Cannon Beach History Center & Museum

Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. Moses Williams

Mar 14, 2019 – Mar 14, 2019
Join us on Thursday, March 14 at 4:00 p.m. for a special talk about Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. Moses Williams and his connections to Fort Stevens with Greg Shine of Fort Vancouver.

Shine has recently written an article on Buffalo soldiers in the PNW and their time in Washington and Oregon. Gregory Shine is a historian and author probably best known to Cannon Beach History Center & Museum members for his research, publications and 2009 presentation related to the US Schooner Shark, believed to the be source of the carronade preserved at the History Center. In addition to his work in the Oregon/Washington State Office of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, Greg serves as a lecturer in the History Department at Portland State University and volunteers on the editorial board of the Oregon Encyclopedia and the board of the Friends of Fort Vancouver National Historic Site nonprofit organization.

Greg wrote numerous articles for journals and the online Oregon Encyclopedia, including “Respite from War: Buffalo Soldiers at Vancouver Barracks, 1899-1900,” for the Oregon Historical Quarterly which he will draw upon for his History Center presentation. Greg and his family live in Portland, but can often be found exploring the Oregon Coast — especially Cannon Beach.

This event is free and open to the public. Seating for this event is extremely limited, so please arrive a little early. The doors will close promptly at 4:15 p.m.

This event has been sponsored by Inn at Cannon Beach!

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