Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Wilsonville Old Church History Pub

Gold! Gold! Gold! Gold!

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 Gold! Gold! Gold! Gold!

Gold! Gold! Gold! Gold!

Presented by William Lokey - Adventurer, Mountaineer, Emergency Manager and Polar Logistician

Learn about the greatest adventure in US and Canadian history, from the first rumors of gold in the Yukon in the mid 1800’s, to how it brought the Pacific Northwest out of the depression after the Crash of 1893, and how it is still impacting America today.

About the Speaker:

William Lokey has enjoyed a 50-year career of travel and adventure, supporting science in the Polar Regions and helping communities prepare for, respond to, and recover from disaster.  

During his summers in college (he has a degree in Art from Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio), he worked for the Juneau Icefield Research Program supporting student training and research programs.  Later, he managed logistics and provided survival training for the US Antarctic Program, doing four tours, wintering over on three occasions.

After Antarctica, William had a 40-year career in emergency management, working at the local, state, and federal levels and as a consultant.  He has managed preparedness, response, and recovery operations for hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, tornadoes, winter storms, volcanic eruptions, wildland fires, and terrorist attacks.  He has shared his expertise throughout the USA, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ecuador, Singapore, Thailand and Japan.

William has climbed mountains and led expeditions to peaks in the United States, Canada, France, Mexico, New Zealand and Africa.  Now retired, he enjoys travel, mountaineering, skiing, and sharing his experiences with schools, service clubs, and on cruise ships. 

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