TNT: The Shoreys in Hammond

Executive Director of Oregon Black Pioneers, Zachary Stocks, will present the story of Julia Shorey and her children, Victoria and William, who were residents of Hammond in the early 1900s—one of the few African American families in Clatsop County at that time. Julia Shorey was the widow of Captain William T. Shorey, known affectionately as the “Black Ahab.” He became the only black captain operating on the West Coast of the United States in the late 1880s and 1890s. The John and Winthrop was the only whaling ship in the world to be manned entirely by an African American crew.

Zachary Stocks is a public historian and the Executive Director of Oregon Black Pioneers. Zachary previously served as Program Director of Historical Seaport and Visitor Services Manager of Northwest African American Museum. He is a former Colonial Williamsburg and Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History intern and a former seasonal Park Ranger at Lewis & Clark National Historical Park. He holds a BA in History from the College of William & Mary with a certificate in Public History from the National Institute for American History and Democracy, and an MA in Museology from the University of Washington.

Doors to the Lovell Showroom open at 6pm with food and beverages available via the Taproom window, talk starts at 7pm. All ages welcome and never a cover.

The Thursday Lecture Series is a reoccurring community lecture series every Thursday, October through May. Thank you to our 2023/2024 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 Historic Park, Lewis & Clark National Park Association, and North Coast Watershed Association

WHERE: Fort George Brewery, 1483 Duane St. Astoria, Oregon 97103 Map