Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Wilsonville Old Church Virtual History Pub

Drawing a Line in the Sand: The True Story of Gov. Tom McCall and Oregon’s Beach Bill

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Event goes live at 7 pm

Free

All ages welcome

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All McMenamins locations are open for takeout, including food, beer, wine, cider and coffee, using proper COVID19 precautions. Call your order in and then swing by to pick up beer and tots to recreate the full History Pub experience at home.

About Drawing a Line in the Sand: The True Story of Gov. Tom McCall and Oregon’s Beach Bill

Drawing a Line in the Sand: The True Story of Gov. Tom McCall and Oregon’s Beach Bill

Presented by Kevin Curry, Ph.D.

Tom McCall is largely credited for keeping Oregon’s beaches open to the public in 1967. In reality, the state had owned the beaches since 1947. A loophole in that original law, however, threatened the public sanctity of the beaches, requiring the newly elected Gov. McCall to utilize his knack for grandstanding to save them. Join us to learn the real story behind Oregon’s Beach Bill.

About the Speaker:

Kevin Curry holds a Ph.D. in public affairs and policy and was an executive producer of the documentary film, The Gentleman of the Senate: Oregon’s Mark Hatfield. He is the director of video and an adjunct faculty member at Linfield College.

Painting Courtesy: Pander, Henk, Man Reading, 1984

Photo Courtesy: Sjef Wildschut; private collection

About Wilsonville Old Church Virtual History Pub

Wilsonville Old Church Virtual History Pub

McMenamins History is pleased to broadcast live, free virtual programming, accessible to anyone with a Facebook account. We’ll bring you scholars, writers, experiencers, experts and more who will give presentations on Pacific Northwest history. Join us for these scheduled events on the McMenamins History page on Facebook – and don’t forget to stock up on your favorite McMenamins beer, wine, cider and more beforehand!