From the wreck of 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.

The Clatsop County Historical Society’s TNT lecture series is a free event at Fort George Brewery on the third Thursday of each month. Doors open at 6:00 pm, with lectures beginning at 7:00 pm. Seasonal beers on tap, food, and other beverages are available for purchase. Minors are welcome with an accompanying adult.

For more information about this event or other Clatsop County Historical Society activities, please call 503-325-2203 or e-mail: