Jerry Eckrom, a re-enactor from the Fort Nisqually Interpretive Center, will portray Dr. John McLoughlin, of the Hudson’s Bay Company at the Lakewood Library Sept. 15 at 7 pm at a free program sponsored by the Lakewood Historical Society. It is open to the public.
Dr. McLoughlin was chief factor of the Columbia Fur District for Hudson’s Bay Company. At the Tuesday program, Eckrom will bring Dr. McLoughlin to life in 1854 while in retirement at his home in Oregon City, Oregon. During the presentation Dr. McLoughlin will look back on a long and eventful life.
Heightening the re-enactor’s presentation will be a special display including a beaver hat from the Lakewood History Museum’s collection. It came from the John Harry Woolverton estate. Also on display will be a life-sized beaver and beaver pelt loaned to us by Roger Hamel of Roger’s Taxidermy in Lakewood.