Journeying Undammed Waters: The Free-Flowing Columbia Unveiled

On March 2nd, 2018, “Columbia River Unveiled” cultivated a deeper understanding of the Columbia River. Based on historical narratives from a host of explorers and adventurers, William Layman shed light on our connection with this once very wild river. Rare historical photographs took us underneath the reservoirs to see the river as it was before the dams, when generations of indigenous people left their legacy and then voyagers braved the rapids, twists, and turns of the free-flowing Columbia.

William Layman has spent much of his adult life working on the Columbia’s grand story through theater, sculpture, books, and writings which include, “Native River: The Columbia Remembered,” and “River of Memory: The Everlasting Columbia,” the latter of which was an exhibit featuring poetry, music, and historical photographs that toured internationally to seven venues.

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