History and Hops tells saga of Seaside

Miss Clara Gilman as librarian (behind the desk), circa 1919 in the old soldiers and sailors club reading room.

The next History & Hops free local history lecture takes place Thursday, Sept. 29, at 6 p.m. at Seaside Brewing Co., 851 Broadway. Attendees will be traveling back through the ages to 100 years ago, circa early 1900s, as the program skims the headlines from bygone days in Seaside.

The saga of Seaside, from its humble beginnings as east and west Seaside will be told through anecdotal history and headlines from the Seaside Signal and Seaside Historical Society. One hundred years ago, the talk of the town ran the gamut from bear-hunting and trash-dumping to ladies’ “sociable and genteel entertainment.”

Lecturer Esther Moberg is the Seaside Public Library director. She grew up in Astoria and has a master’s degree in library science and a bachelor’s degree in organization administration. She has accumulated more than 16 years’ experience through her work in six public, school, and academic libraries. Moberg is the current vice chair of the Oregon Digital Library Consortium which runs the library2go e-books and audiobooks for over 100 libraries in the state of Oregon. She currently serves on the board of directors for the Clatsop Community College. She has participated in 11 half marathons and has volunteered in the past with the Extension Services Master Gardeners program in Oregon and Minnesota.

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