Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Wilsonville Old Church Virtual History Pub

Gold! Gold! Gold! Gold!

Wilsonville Old Church & Pub - Wilsonville Old Church

Event goes live at 7 pm


All ages welcome

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All McMenamins locations are open for takeout, including food, beer, wine, cider and coffee, using proper COVID19 precautions. Call your order in and then swing by to pick up beer and tots to recreate the full History Pub experience at home.

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 Virtual History Pub

Wilsonville Old Church Virtual History Pub

McMenamins History is pleased to broadcast live, free virtual programming, accessible to anyone with a Facebook account. We’ll bring you scholars, writers, experiencers, experts and more who will give presentations on Pacific Northwest history. Join us for these scheduled events on the McMenamins History page on Facebook – and don’t forget to stock up on your favorite McMenamins beer, wine, cider and more beforehand!