30340 S.W. Boones Ferry Rd. / Wilsonville, OR, 97070
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Wilsonville Old Church History Pub
Wilsonville Old Church & Pub - Wilsonville Old Church
5 p.m. doors, 6:30 p.m. event
All ages welcome
5 p.m. doors, 6:30 p.m. eventFreeAll ages welcome
Presented by Sig Unander Jr., Historian & Author
Considered the greatest natural disaster to hit the Northwest
region in the 20th Century, this storm ultimately altered the
region’s civil defense system, forest management, weather forecasting,
emergency preparation, the electrical power grid and many other things. It was
also an unforgettable experience for all who lived through it.
Join us to hear some of the powerful, personal stories of those in
the storm’s path and details of the background, event and aftermath. This
presentation is illustrated with dozens of striking images (some never
published) and includes audio of KGW’s Jack Cappell – the only meteorologist to
accurately predict the storm - describing it as it happens.
About the Speaker:
A professional communicator and community leader, Sig is a native
of Portland, Oregon. He began his career working in broadcast and print
journalism at media outlets in New Mexico, Minnesota and Georgia and as a
freelance writer. Returning to Oregon, he worked for KYTE and KLLB, Portland,
helped launch the annual Rose Festival Air Show, worked as a communications
specialist, ran a fine art publishing company and edited a business magazine.
More recently, he held positions as Director of Public Relations with Latin
Media Northwest and Project Development Director with Eravision, a Los Angeles
film production company.
Sig owns Presentations That Inspire, a public speaking,
writing, editing and consulting business located in a Portland suburb. Known
for meticulous writing and research, he works with businesses, nonprofits,
government agencies, libraries and private clients on diverse projects. He is a
member of Authors Guild, Willamette Writers, the Society of Professional
Journalists and Northwest Writers & Publishers Association.
A strong advocate of public service, Sig has served as an elected
city councilor and an appointed commissioner on several county government
boards and committees. He has served as Vice-President of the Public Affairs
Forum, President of the Simon Benson Fund and a board member of several other
nonprofits. He is active in chambers of commerce and civic organizations and
writes editorials and opinion pieces highlighting current issues.
Sig holds a Bachelors Degree in Political Science from
Pacific University and served as President of its Alumni Association board. He
also holds a post-baccalaureate degree in Latin American Studies from Portland
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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