On the Road with Finley and Bohlman

Motoring across Alkali Flats, 1912. Org. Lot 369, Finley B0160.

Motoring across Alkali Flats, 1912. Org. Lot 369, Finley B0160.

Our year of working on the Reuniting Finley and Bohlman project is reaching its conclusion and to celebrate, we are taking our show on the road. Starting in two weeks, OHS staff are headed out east to share some of our favorite finds from the collections. Complete program details available at www.ohs.org/finley.

We hope that we will see you there!

On the Road with Finley and Bohlman
program tour schedule:

William L. Finley photographing beside his car near Island Ranch, Harney County, Oregon, 1919. Org. Lot 369, Finley D1991.

William L. Finley photographing beside his car near Island Ranch, Harney County, Oregon, 1919. Org. Lot 369, Finley D1991.

Burns
Presented by Laura Cray

Free and open to the public
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
6:30PM – 8PM

Harney County Library
80 West D Street
Burns, Oregon 97720

 

Finding Finley and Bohlman’s Wildlife Muses – A Malheur Refuge Outing

Follow in Finley and Bohlman’s footsteps Wednesday, April 26th on a self-guided tour of some of Harney County’s best birding hotspots. Guide maps will be handed out at the event Tuesday night and the Malheur Refuge Headquarters will be staffed with volunteers and refuge employees to answer questions from 8:00am to 4:00pm.


William L. Finley seated in front of an umbrella blind taking notes on the 1905 Klamath expedition with several small birds perched around his legs. Org. Lot 369, Finley A1600.

William L. Finley seated in front of an umbrella blind taking notes on the 1905 Klamath expedition with several small birds perched around his legs. Org. Lot 369, Finley A1600.

Klamath Falls
Presented by Laura Cray

Free and open to the public
Thursday, April 27, 2017
7PM – 8PM

Oregon Institute of Technology, College Union Auditorium
3201 Campus Drive
Klamath Falls, Oregon 97601

 

 

Finding Finley and Bohlman’s Wildlife Muses – A Lower Klamath Refuge Outing

Follow in Finley and Bohlman’s footsteps Friday, April 28th on a self-guided tour of some of the Klamath Basin’s best birding hotspots. Guide maps will be handed out at the event Tuesday night and the Refuge Headquarters at Tule Lake will be staffed with refuge employees to answer questions from 9:00am to 4:00pm.


Ellis Hadley (First in line), William L. Finley (center), and Herman Bohlman (last) wading pantsless through water to photograph a red-tailed hawk’s in 1902 near Portland, OR. Org. Lot 369, Finley A2652.

Ellis Hadley (First in line), William L. Finley (center), and Herman Bohlman (last) wading pantsless through water to photograph a red-tailed hawk’s in 1902 near Portland, OR. Org. Lot 369, Finley A2652.

Corvallis
Presented by Laura Cray and
Bob Sallinger

Free and open to the public
Saturday, May 13, 2017
6PM – 7:30PM

Willamette Room – Oregon State University Library
121 The Valley Library
Corvallis, Oregon 97331

 

Finding Finley and Bohlman’s Wildlife Muses – A Finley Refuge Outing

The William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge was named for the famous conservationist and photographer of the same name. Join USFWS staff and volunteers on an evening discovery outing while looking for the very species Finley and Bohlman captured and described in their photographs, writings and talks. We’ll finish just in time for you to enjoy a picnic meal out at the Tyee Winery bonfire event that night, just down the road. And the walk will set the stage for the Saturday evening event discussing the fascinating history and legacy of William L. Finley and Herman Bohlman – conservation leaders without whom we might not have this special wildlife refuge right out our backdoor.


Herman T. Bohlman and William L. Finley climbing up a the face of Shag Rock to photograph murres in 1903 at Three Arch Rocks, OR. Org. Lot 369, Finley A2520.

Herman T. Bohlman and William L. Finley climbing up a the face of Shag Rock to photograph murres in 1903 at Three Arch Rocks, OR. Org. Lot 369, Finley A2520.

Oceanside
Presented by Laura Cray and Bob Sallinger

Free and open to the public
Sunday, May 14, 2017
2PM – 3:30PM

Netarts Community Club
4949 Hwy SR131
Netarts, Oregon 97143

Finding Finley and Bohlman’s Wildlife Muses – A Three Arch Outing

May 14, 2017 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Cape Meares Scenic Viewpoint

Immediately following the main program, Join USFWS staff and volunteers on a discovery outing while looking for the very species Finley and Bohlman captured and described in their photographs, writings and talks. From the Cape Meares Scenic Viewpoint, visitors will be able to enjoy views of Three Arch Rocks and to learn about the seabirds protected at the refuge.


Herman T. Bohlman and A. W. Anthony photographing kingfishers in 1902 near Portland, OR. Org. Lot 369, Finley A2723.

Herman T. Bohlman and A. W. Anthony photographing kingfishers in 1902 near Portland, OR. Org. Lot 369, Finley A2723.

Portland
Presented by Laura Cray with guest panelists Bob Sallinger, Tom McAllister, and Worth Mathewson

Free and open to the public
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
6:30PM – 7:30PM

Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Ave
Portland, Oregon 97205


Learn More

To see more, be sure to check up on the Reuniting Finley and Bohlman Collection on Oregon Digital throughout the year as additional materials are uploaded.

This blog series is part of a yearlong partnership between the Oregon Historical Society Research Library and Oregon State University Libraries Special Collections and Archives to digitize the Finley and Bohlman photograph and manuscript collections held by our libraries and to unite them online through Oregon Digital and the OHS Digital Collections website. Stay tuned in coming months for future installments about Finley, Bohlman, and their birding adventures around the state.

This project is supported in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Oregon State Library.

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