Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Wilsonville Public Library, Wilsonville-Boones Ferry Historical Society and McMenamins History present…

Wine and Whiskey in the Wild West

Wilsonville Old Church History Pub

Wilsonville Old Church & Pub - Wilsonville Old Church

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


All ages welcome

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About Wine and Whiskey in the Wild West

Wine and Whiskey in the Wild West

Presented by Ken and Kris Bilderback

This program traces the pivotal role that the battle over alcohol has played in Oregon’s history. One of the most intense stories we relate in in ‘Wine and Whiskey’ began in front of what today is McMenamins Grand Lodge in Forest Grove, OR. Two cops kidnapped by bootleggers at gunpoint. Years later, one of the cops was murdered by another bootlegger.

Come hear the rest of the story and more like it!

About the Speakers:
Ken and Kris Bilderback have authored four history books that have won prizes for history and literature at book festivals in New York, Los Angeles, Hollywood and San Francisco. Their latest, Law and Order at the End of the Oregon Trail, explores the role of race, gender and anti-government sentiment in the evolution of Oregon jurisprudence.

About Wilsonville Old Church History Pub

Wilsonville Old Church 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