Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Edgefield History Pub

Timberline Lodge and Mt. Hood Recreation between 1937 and 1946

Edgefield - Blackberry Hall

5 p.m. doors, 6:30 p.m event


All ages welcome

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About Timberline Lodge and Mt. Hood Recreation between 1937 and 1946

Timberline Lodge and Mt. Hood Recreation between 1937 and 1946

Presented by Sarah Baker Munro

President Franklin Roosevelt dedicated Timberline Lodge on September 28, 1937 as “a new adjunct of our National Forests, but also as a place to play for generations of Americans in the days to come.” This talk will focus on developing recreation in the Mt. Hood National Forest resulting from New Deal projects – Timberline Lodge, Silcox Hut and the Magic Mile Chairlift, the Timberline Trail, and Zigzag Ranger District. Illustrations include these developments and images of badminton, golf, horseback riding, and hiking and scenery in the Forest dating from 1937 to 1946. Some images have been locked away for generations.

About the Speaker:

Sarah Baker Munro has been active with Friends of Timberline since 1975. She co-wrote a catalog of the lodge published in 1977 and authored Timberline Lodge: The History, Art, and Craft of an American Icon, published by Timber Press in 2009. She wrote a history on Timberline that was published by Arcadia Press in 2016. In 2004, Sarah co-sponsored a symposium at the Portland Art Museum on Labor Arts and curated an exhibit on the New Deal in Oregon at the Oregon Historical Society.

Sarah graduated from Pitzer College in Anthropology and Art History and completed an MA in Folklore at the University of California at Berkeley. She is currently the Director of the Hoover-Minthorn House Museum in Newberg, the boyhood home of Herbert Hoover, 31st President of the United States.

About Edgefield History Pub

Edgefield 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