30340 S.W. Boones Ferry Rd. Wilsonville, OR, 97070
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Wilsonville Old Church History Pub
Wilsonville Old Church & Pub - Wilsonville Old Church
5 pm doors, 6:30 pm event
Free. First come, first served. Arrive early!
All ages welcome
5 pm doors, 6:30 pm eventFree. First come, first served. Arrive early!All ages welcome
Presented by Todd Brothers, Founder of the Columbia Red Branch
Hurling is the most exciting game you have never heard of.
It is simultaneously one of the world’s oldest field games and the newest team
sport, quickly growing in popularity her in the Pacific Northwest. Its origins
go back at least 3000 years in Ireland, and evidence points to even more
ancient origins. Today, it is hugely popular in Ireland and is currently
enjoying world-wide surge in popularity as amateur sports clubs across the world
pick up the game.
About the Speaker:
Todd Brothers earned an MA in History from WSU in 1992, focusing on the
Middle Ages, specifically, the Twelfth Century Norman Invasion of Ireland. He
founded the Columbia Red Branch Hurling Club in 2001. Todd has been a
medieval reenactor since 1988 & has taught medieval history at the middle
school level since 1995. From 2001 until 2016, he was very active in the
Pacific Northwest hurling scene traveling with the Red Branch to compete in
three North American County Tournaments.
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
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