T.N.T.: Desdemona Mystique

Learn the history of all things Desdemona in Astoria, from the wreck of the Desdemona in 1857, to the tavern that opened in 1934, the name, Desdemona, has a special resonance for the people of Astoria. This presentation explores the connections between the ship, a large sand bar, a lighthouse, and a tavern all named​ after Desdemona. Local historians Eric Wheeler and Lauri Serafin might raise more questions than answers in this well-researched, but light-hearted presentation.

Doors to the Lovell Showroom open at 6pm with food and beverages available via the Taproom window. All ages welcome & never a cover.

The Thursday Talk program is a reoccurring community lecture series every Thursday, October through May. Thank you to our 2023 Partners –

  • 1st Thursdays – Ales & Ideas w/ Clatsop Community College
  • 2nd Thursdays – Wit & Wisdom w/ Philosofarian
  • 3rd Thursdays – Thursday Night Talk w/ Clatsop County Historical Society
  • 4th Thursdays – Nature Matters w/ Lewis & Clark National Parks, National Parks Service, and North Coast Watershed Association

WHERE: Fort George Brewery, 1483 Duane Street Astoria, OR 97103 Map