Finding David Douglas
Historian and film producer Lois Leonard will facilitate the screening of Finding David Douglas, an hour-long documentary film about the 19th century Scottish botanist/plant hunter, David Douglas (1799-1834). Douglas explored western North America in a time before white settlement altered the landscape. He discovered and introduced more than 200 new species to the gardens and forests of Europe. This film is produced by the Oregon Cultural Heritage Commission in collaboration with the US Forest Service and the Forestry Commission Scotland. Widely reviewed to critical acclaim, Finding David Douglas is the first film to tell the story of Douglas. This program is free and is a featured event in our line-up for GroundBreaking Reads, 2013 Adult Summer Reading Program.