Lecture     Series: Hatfield Historians Forum

Mark O. Hatfield Distinguished Historians Forum

Series tickets sold out / Individual lecture tickets not available this year
Tuesday, February 7 – Tuesday, May 2, 2017

First Congregational United Church of Christ
1126 SW Park Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97205
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Tickets to the 2017 Hatfield Historians Forum are sold out. Due to a sell out of series tickets, tickets to individual lectures will not be available this year. We apologize for any inconvenience!

If you have already purchased tickets and have any questions about your series ticket order, please contact Brown Paper Tickets via their 24/7 customer service line at 1-800-838-3006. Thank you!

About the Forum

For nearly 20 years, the Oregon Historical Society has presented the Mark O. Hatfield Distinguished Historians Forum, bringing together the nation’s top scholars and award-winning authors for thought-provoking evenings of history.

Ability Accommodation Information

This event provides the following accommodations:

  • Handicap Accessible

2017 Speakers

H.W. Brands

H.W. Brands

The General vs. the President: MacArthur and Truman at the Brink of Nuclear War

Henry William Brands was born in Oregon, went to college in California, sold cutlery across the American West, and earned graduate degrees in mathematics and history in Oregon and Texas. Currently the Jack S. Blanton Sr. Chair in History at the University of Texas at Austin, he writes on American history and politics, with books including his newest work, "The General vs. the President: MacArthur and Truman on the Brink of Nuclear War."

T.J. Stiles. Photo by Michael Lionstar

T.J. Stiles

Custer’s Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America

T. J. Stiles is the Pulitzer Prize- and National Book Award-winning author of The First Tycoon and Custer's Trials. He has served as a historical adviser and on-screen expert for American Experience programs on PBS. T. J. Stiles’s latest book, Custer’s Trials, paints a portrait of Gen. George Armstrong Custer both deeply personal and sweeping in scope, proving how much of Custer’s legacy has been ignored.

Jeff Greenfield

Jeff Greenfield

If Kennedy Lived: The First and Second Terms of President John F. Kennedy: An Alternate History

One of America’s most respected political analysts, Jeff Greenfield has spent more than 30 years on network television, including CNN, ABC News, CBS, and as an anchor on PBS’ Need to Know. His latest book,“If Kennedy Lived: The First and Second Terms of President John F. Kennedy: An Alternate History,” was released in October 2013.

Ticket Prices

All lectures begin at 7pm.
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Attention Series Ticket Holders:

The Oregon Historical Society is now using Brown Paper Tickets as our box office service for the 2017 Hatfield Series. In this new system, series subscribers will only receive one ticket (either via print at home, mail, or mobile) that will admit patrons to all four lectures in the series.

OHS staff and volunteers will also have your name on a list at will call in the event that your ticket is lost. Tickets can also be reprinted through the print at home service if needed.

If you have any questions, please contact Brown Paper Tickets by calling their 24/7 customer service line at 1-800-838-3006.



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  • Arleen Barnett
  • Gerry & Meredith Brodsky
  • John & Nancy Dennis
  • William H. Kilkenny
  • Paul W. Leavens
  • Richard & Shannon Leonetti
  • Neil Kelly
  • Perkins Coie
  • Charles & Ruth Poindexter
  • John Russell & Mary Fellows
  • Leonard & Jeannie Santos
  • William & Helen Jo Whitsell

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