3505 Pacific Ave. Forest Grove, OR, 97116
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Grand Lodge History Pub
Grand Lodge - Grand Lodge Theater
5 pm doors, 6:30 pm program
All ages welcome
Qualifies for “Attend a McMenamins History-Sponsored Event” Experience Stamp.
Why not stay the night? Receive 15% off your hotel room that evening using the code HISTPUB or mention it when you call the hotel.
5 pm doors, 6:30 pm programFreeAll ages welcome
Presented by Sig Unander, Jr., Historian & Author
to wealth and privilege, Roosevelt became an advocate of the working man and a
populist reformer, taking on big oil, banking and railroad monopolies. A combat
leader and proponent of military strength, he also won the Nobel Peace Prize
for ending a major conflict in the Far East.
Speaker and author Sig Unander tells the story of America’s youngest and
most dynamic president, from his Ivy League education, ranching life and work
as a New York City police commissioner, through his spectacular rise in
politics and extensive literary achievements. The presentation highlights
Roosevelt’s lesser-known presidential “firsts” and Oregon connections.
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 Bachelor’s 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 State
***Photo Credit: John Singer Sargent
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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