Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

Liz Cheney: 2024 Hatfield Lecture

Oath and Honor: A Memoir and a Warning

Liz Cheney served as the U.S. representative for Wyoming’s at-large congressional district from 2017 to 2023. She chaired the House Republican Conference, the third-highest position in the House Republican leadership, from 2019 to 2021, and served as the Vice Chair of the Select Committee investigating the January 6 insurrection.

Decades from now, scholars, historians, and students will look to the events of January 6, 2021, as pivotal in American history—events that put to the forefront the question of whether the founding principles of our nation and our Constitution will continue to stand. Cheney had a front-row seat to the events of the day as well as a direct influence, on how they are understood by the American public. Her experience is reflected in her new book, Oath and Honor: A Memoir and a Warning. In 2022, Cheney, along with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, received the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library’s prestigious Profile in Courage Award, with a commendation for her “consistent and courageous voice in defense of democracy.”

About the Mark O. Hatfield Lecture Series

For twenty-five years, the Oregon Historical Society has presented the Mark O. Hatfield Lecture Series, bringing together the nation’s top historians and award-winning authors for thought-provoking evenings of history. 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 history. Past speakers include notable historians and authors Heather Cox Richardson, David McCullough, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Jon Meacham, Cokie Roberts, and Isabel Wilkerson.

2024 Mark O. Hatfield Lecture Series Speakers

  • Kelly Lytle Hernández | Tuesday, February 6, 2024 at 7pm
    Bad Mexicans: Race, Empire, and Revolution in the Borderlands
  • Liz Cheney | Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at 7pm
    Oath and Honor: A Memoir and a Warning
  • Ned Blackhawk | Tuesday, April 2, 2024 at 7pm
    The Rediscovery of America: Native Peoples and the Unmaking of U.S. History
  • H.W. Brands | Tuesday, May 7, 2024 at 7pm
    Founding Partisans: Hamilton, Madison, Jefferson, Adams and the Brawling Birth of American Politics

Tickets & Pricing

Series tickets to the four-part 2024 Mark O. Hatfield Lecture Series go on sale to OHS members on October 19 at 10am and to the public November 2 at 10am.

Tickets to individual lectures go on sale to OHS members January 19 at 10am and to the public January 26 at 10am.

MEMBERS: OHS members will receive an email October 18 with a promo code to access the series presale and members-only pricing. If you do not receive this email, please contact or call 503.306.5220. Not a member? Join today to access the presale and discounted pricing.

A Note on General Admission Seating: The General Admission area at all Hatfield Lecture Series events has moved to open seating. To secure specific seats in advance, please purchase Reserved or Patron level tickets.

Front Orchestra / Dress Circle
includes access to exclusive post-lecture receptions with speakers
$350 $305
Mid-Orchestra / Front Mezzanine
$212 $182
Back Orchestra / Back Mezzanine
$126 $106
includes access to livestream
$126 $106

Virtual-only tickets are sold exclusively through the Oregon Historical Society. Virtual-only ticket holders 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 14 days.

Tickets to individual lectures go on sale to OHS members January 19 at 10am and to the public January 26 at 10am.

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

Educator and Student Tickets: Discounted single lecture tickets will be available in January. More information coming soon!

Arts for All Tickets: Discounted series tickets are available for Oregon Trail Card holders through the Arts for All program for $20. Bring your Oregon Trail Card to the Portland’5 Box Office to purchase tickets.

Purchase a Signed Book

Copies of each speaker’s latest book (which include a signed bookplate) will be available for purchase before and after each lecture in the lobby of the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. You can also visit the OHS Museum Store seven days a week, 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.

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