700 N.W. Bond Street / Bend, OR, 97703
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Old St. Francis History Pub
Old St. Francis School
5:30 p.m. doors, 7 p.m. event
All ages welcome
Qualifies for “Attend a McMenamins History-Sponsored Event” Experience Stamp.
Why not stay the night too? Mention you’re attending the History Pub for 10% off your hotel room.
5:30 p.m. doors, 7 p.m. eventFreeAll ages welcome
Presented by Nate Pedersen, Author
The Ouija Board has inspired fear, sparked creativity, and
provided relief for the bereaved for over 120 years. Come learn about the
history of this mysterious board game and its connection to the Spiritualism
movement that swept through America in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Nate Pedersen highlights the history of both the game and the movement.
About the Speaker:
Nate Pedersen is a librarian, historian, and writer in the
Idaho. He is the co-author of Quackery: A Brief History of
the Worst Ways to Cure Everything with Lydia
Kang, published by Workman.
Nate is the Silverstone Branch Manager with Meridian Library District. Until recently, he was
a Community Librarian with Deschutes
Public Library in Bend, Oregon and served as a member-at-large,
representing Central Oregon, on the Oregon Heritage
Trees Commission. He is the current Past President on the Board of
Directors for the Deschutes
County Historical Society & Museum. He lectures frequently on historical
topics around the Pacific Northwest.
Nate’s nonfiction has appeared in Mental
Art of Manliness, Powell’s
Books and The
Believer. He the Wednesday blogger with Fine Books & Collections. His
scholarly publications have appeared in the Oregon Historical
Quarterly and the Oregon
He lives in Boise, Idaho with his wife, writer April Genevieve Tucholke, and two dogs,
where they enjoy the outdoor life.
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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