Sponsored by Wilsonville Library Foundation & Wilsonville-Boones Ferry Historical Society

“Herbert Hoover's Oregon Boyhood: Origins of a Principled Life”

Wilsonville History Night

Sarah Baker Munro, M.A.

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  • 5 p.m. doors; 6:30 p.m. event |
  • Free |
  • All ages welcome

About “Herbert Hoover's Oregon Boyhood: Origins of a Principled Life”

Herbert Clark Hoover, 31st president of the United States, was born in West Branch, Iowa. After he was orphaned at the age of nine, he moved to Oregon to live with his uncle, Dr. Henry John Minthorn, and his family.

Hear about how growing up in the rural community of Newberg and small town of Salem sharpened Hoover’s love of woods and streams, reinforced his Quaker values, and honed the principles of conservation, humanitarianism and individualism that governed his adult life.

The Hoover-Minthorn House Museum in Newberg is a tribute to Hoover’s Oregon childhood and offers an opportunity to reflect on the influences that made Hoover the “Great Humanitarian.”

About the Speaker
Sarah Baker Munro is the Director of the Hoover-Minthorn House Museum, boyhood home of Herbert Hoover, the 31st President, in Newberg, Oregon. She has been an active member of Friends of Timberline for almost thirty years, served as board president, and wrote Timberline Lodge: The History, Art, and Craft of an American Icon, published by Timber Press in 2009. Sarah earned an M.A. in Folklore from the University of California, Berkeley, and a B.A. from Pitzer College, Claremont, California.

About Wilsonville History Night


Join us for beer and history, Co-Sponsored by the Wilsonville Public Library and Wilsonville-Boones Ferry Historical Society, the Oregon Encyclopedia, and McMenamins, in which you'll hear lively local and regional history while you enjoy a frosty pint or two of handcrafted ale.

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