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Published on October 10, 2017 3:41PM

The Oregon Coast Learning Institute will continue its winter semester this Tuesday, Oct. 17, with a presentation on Oregon missionary and education pioneer George Atkinson.

Starting at 10 am, Donald Sevetson will present “Atkinson: Father of Oregon Public Education,” telling the story of this Congregational minister whose energy and passion played a large role in forming Oregon’s education system, its early railroad network and its prison system.

Sevetson has done additional research into a treasure trove of Atkinson correspondence resulting in the recent publication of “A Public Spirit: George H. Atkinson’s Written Legacy.”

Rounding out the day’s offerings at 1 pm OCLI veteran Judy McNeil will present “TED Talks,” thought-provoking lectures on current topics.

The Oregon Coast Learning Institute meets each Tuesday at Salishan Spa and Golf Resort, located east of the traffic light at Gleneden Beach.

Dues of $75 cover all of the 12 Tuesdays in the winter semester, and guests are always welcome to attend a full day’s presentations for free.

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