Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Old St. Francis School History Pub

The Malheur Occupation and Public Lands in the American West

5:30 p.m. doors, 7 p.m. event
Free
All ages welcome

About The Malheur Occupation and Public Lands in the American West

Presented by: Bill Robbins, Ph.D., McMenamins History, Deschutes Historical Museum and Oregon Historical Society present...

Join Professor Bill Robbins for a presentation on the creation of Malheur Wildlife Refuge and the continuing struggle over management of public lands in the West. A continuation of earlier protests, the roots of the Malheur Occupation of 2016 can be found in the history of Harney County, from the arrival of cattle in the late 19th century through the Great Depression, the creation of the refuge and the passage of the Taylor Grazing Act of 1934.

About the Speaker:
Bill Robbins is Emeritus Distinguished Professor of History at Oregon State University and author and editor of several books, including Landscapes of Promise: The Oregon Story, 1800-1940 (1997); Landscapes of Conflict: The Oregon Story 1940-2000 (2004); and Oregon, This Storied Land. This October he will publish the sesquicentennial history of Oregon State University as a land-grant institution.

About Old St. Francis History Pub

Old St. Francis 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.