Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Wilsonville Old Church History Pub

Myths and Milestones – Ten things you need to know about Wilsonville History

Wilsonville Old Church & Pub - Wilsonville Old Church

5 pm doors, 6:30 pm event

Free. First come, first served. Arrive early!

All ages welcome

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About Myths and Milestones – Ten things you need to know about Wilsonville History

Myths and Milestones – Ten things you need to know about Wilsonville History

Presented by Charlotte Lehan and Greg Leo, local historians

What do you REALLY know about Wilsonville History? Join us for a presentation on the most significant – and sometimes overlooked – events in Wilsonville history. Along the way, two of Wilsonville’s most knowledgeable local historians will challenge some accepted "facts" to remind us that history is never actually finished but is always open to new discoveries and interpretations of the past.

About the Speakers:

Charlotte Lehan is a seventh generation Oregonian, currently serving on the Wilsonville City Council. She is a former Clackamas County Commissioner and former Wilsonville Mayor. For the past 15 years, her passion has been local history and historic cemetery restoration. She is currently the President of the Pleasant View Cemetery Association and serves on the Oregon Historic Cemetery Commission.

Her interest in Oregon history and heritage led to her service on the Oregon Heritage Tree Committee, the Oregon Historic Marker Committee, the Wilsonville-Boones Ferry Historical Society, and the Willamette Falls and Landings Coalition.

Greg Leo is a third generation Oregonian who has been active in civic affairs around Wilsonville for the last 25 years.  An avid reader of history and advocate of heritage programs, Greg has served as President of Friends of Historic Champoeg and is the current Vice President of Friends of Historic Butteville.

Greg has successfully advocated for seven legislative acts that commemorate important events in Oregon History. These historical events and people are celebrated by schools, civic, heritage and community organizations around Oregon.

He lives with his wife Rachel on a small farm near Champoeg and is the owner of The Leo Company, a Public Affairs and Government Relations firm that advises corporations, Native American Tribes and local governments on media relations and public affairs matters.

About Wilsonville Old Church History Pub

Wilsonville Old Church History Pub

These monthly, free events are open to everyone interested in Oregon and Pacific Northwest history. Co-sponsored by like-minded historical and civic organizations, we bring you experts, scholars, first-person experiencers and historians who expound on topics from Lewis and Clark to shipwrecks, hop growing to women pioneers and far, far beyond. It's like being back in the classroom - except this time you get to settle into comfortable seats and enjoy a drink or two with dinner while you listen and learn.

This event is eligible for a History Pub Stamp