Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

Fredrik Logevall: 2022 Hatfield Lecture

JFK: Coming of Age in the American Century, 1917–1956

Fredrik Logevall is an award-winning historian and prolific writer on the Vietnam War and its legacy. His epic and groundbreaking book Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America’s Vietnam, won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize in History. His most recent book, JFK: Coming of Age in the American Century, 1917–1956, is a sweeping, revelatory biography that takes readers as close as they have ever been to the real John F. Kennedy. The first volume of a two-part biography, this book spans the first thirty-nine years of JFK’s life to reveal his early relationships, his formative experiences during World War II, and his political aspirations. Logevall is also the Laurence D. Belfer Professor of International Affairs at Harvard Kennedy School and professor of history at Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

The Oregon Historical Society Presents
2022 Mark O. Hatfield Lecture Series

For over two decades, the Oregon Historical Society’s Mark O. Hatfield Lecture Series has earned a reputation for hosting America’s most prominent historians, biographers, and public officials. The series began at the suggestion of Senator Hatfield and continues as a tribute to his legacy of public service and as an opportunity to share stories of the people and events that have shaped American history. Past speakers include notable historians and authors David McCullough, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Cokie Roberts, and Isabel Wilkerson.

2022 Mark O. Hatfield Lecture Series Speakers:

  • Fredrik Logevall | February 1, 2022
    JFK: Coming of Age in the American Century, 1917–1956
  • Erik Larson | March 1, 2022
    The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During The Blitz
  • Heather Cox Richardson | April 12, 2022
    How the South Won the Civil War: Oligarchy, Democracy and the Continuing Fight for the Soul of America
  • Annette Gordon-Reed | May 10, 2022
    On Juneteenth

All lectures begin at 7pm PT at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. All ticket options will have access to a recording of each lecture for 21 days after the event. Virtual-only tickets which include a livestream of the lecture are available through the Oregon Historical Society.  

Tickets & Pricing

Series single lecture tickets are available now.

OHS MEMBERS: If you have not received an email containing details on how to access members-only pricing, please contact us at or 503.306.5220. Not a member? Join today to receive discounted pricing.

Front Orchestra / Dress Circle
includes access to exclusive post-lecture receptions with speakers
$350 $305 $111 $100
Mid-Orchestra / Front Mezzanine
$212 $182 $76 $66
Back Orchestra / Back Mezzanine
$126 $106 $46 $36
Virtual-Only $115 $100 $30 $25

In-person tickets can be purchased at and in person at the Portland'5 Box Office. Series ticket prices include all third-party service and order fees. For in person single lecture tickets, a $5 processing fee will be added by Portland'5 at checkout.

Virtual-only tickets can be purchased through OHS here. Virtual ticketholders will be able to livestream the event as well as have access to a recording.

All ticketholders will be emailed a recording of the lecture (closed captioning included) 48 hours after the event. The recording will be available for 21 days.

All sales are final. If you wish to donate your tickets and receive a receipt for tax purposes, please email with details on which ticket(s) you wish to donate.

Accessible Ticket Options

Student Tickets: Discounted tickets are available for students for $10. Bring your student photo ID to the Portland’5 Box Office to purchase tickets.

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Arts for All Tickets: Discounted tickets are available for Oregon Trail Card holders through the Arts for All program for $5. Bring your Oregon Trail Card to the Portland’5 Box Office to purchase tickets.

Purchase a Signed Book

Copies of each speakers’ latest book (which include a signed bookplate) will be available for purchase before or after each lecture in the lobby of the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. You can also visit the OHS Museum Store Monday through Saturday, 10am to 5pm, or Sunday, 12pm to 5pm, or place your order by emailing or calling 503.306.5230. All purchases in the OHS Museum Store support the Oregon Historical Society’s mission.


All ticket holders, regardless of age, are required to show proof of full COVID vaccination or a negative test result (within 72 hours of this event) from a healthcare provider for entry into the theatre. “Fully vaccinated” means that ticket holders have received their final vaccination dose of either the two-dose regimen of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines or one dose of Johnson & Johnson at least 14 days before your performance date. Be sure to have your ID with you as well.

Also, in accordance with state and local guidelines, face masks are required for entry. Masks must completely cover nose and mouth. Gaiters and bandanas are not acceptable. If wearing a face mask that does not comply with Metro policy, Portland’5 will provide a face mask for patrons. Masks must be worn at all times except while eating or drinking for brief periods. Prolonged periods of mask removal are not permitted for eating or drinking – masks must be worn between bites and sips.

This policy is subject to change.

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