Tuesday, March 27, 2018

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

19th Century Archaeological Discoveries

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 19th Century Archaeological Discoveries

19th Century Archaeological Discoveries

Presented by: Lynne McKee, Former FBI Art Theft Program Manager

Mummies, explosions, beheadings, bandits, sandstorms, wild dogs - early archaeologists braved a host of Indiana Jones-worthy adventures to explore newly discovered sites during the 19th century.  From Egyptian tombs to the ancient cities of Troy and Petra and on to Machu Picchu, this presentation will share stories of early archaeologists who visited these sites through historic images and quotes from their personal field journals.

About the Speaker:
Lynne McKee received a B.A. in Anthropology from UC Davis and a MA degree in Museum Studies at San Francisco State University.  She has been involved with archaeological digs throughout California, as well as traveling to the Middle East to study Egyptology.  She has worked for a variety of museums including the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History and Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's historic home in Virginia.  She also worked for eight years as the FBI's Art Theft Program Manager, and was involved in numerous investigations recovering stolen antiquities.

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