30340 S.W. Boones Ferry Rd. / Wilsonville, OR, 97070
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Wilsonville Public Library, Wilsonville-Boones Ferry Historical Society and McMenamins History present…
5 p.m. doors, 6:30 p.m. eventFreeAll ages welcome
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Presented by: John Ritter, Historian
Explore Salem's wild past with local historian John Ritter. Hear
the rich history of Salem’s underground tunnels; learn about Chinese opium
dens, distilleries, speakeasies, madams, the Klan march, the great gunfight,
the Governor and so much more.
About the Speaker:Dr. John Ritter is an Adjunct Professor of History at Corban
University and Linfield College, a Guggenheim Fellow in American History, a
Taft Fellow in American Government, and a Fulbright Fellow in Arabic Studies.
He has received six National Endowment for the Humanities awards, and has
graduate degrees in History, Geography, Corrections and Special Education. He
taught history for 40 years and specializes in Salem History. A lifelong Salem
resident, he grew up on a West Salem farm.
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.
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