History Pub

The Wilsonville Public Library Foundation, the Wilsonville / Boones Ferry Historical Society, and McMenamins have teamed up to present monthly programs focusing on Oregon’s rich history.
History Pub

Join us the last Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Wilsonville McMenamins’ Old Church for an engaging evening of Oregon history. The admission is free. Minors must be accompanied by parent. Doors open at 5:30 PM.

McMenamins' Old Church is located in the Fred Meyer Shopping Center at 30340 SW Boones Ferry Road.

Upcoming Events:

May


“The Portland Mavericks: Winning with Baseball’s Double Dirty Dozen” with Frank Peters, former manager/player with the Portland Mavericks
Tuesday, May 31
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
The Old Church at Wilsonville McMenamins

Frank Peters, former manager/player with the outrageous Portland Mavericks baseball team of the 1970s, will tell stories from his days with this rowdy bunch of minor leaguers. Watch the award-winning 2014 documentary The Battered Bastards of Baseball (viewable on Netflix only) before you attend our presentation to really have an idea of this team's incredible history. (While we'd love to screen the film, rights are unavailable due to its Netflix contract.)

Frank will short a short 10-minute video of team footage and pass out images from the team's heyday. 

June


"The Making of ‘The General’—Buster Keaton’s Masterpiece" with "Oregon Encyclopedia" author and former State Librarian of Oregon Jim Scheppke
Tuesday, June 28
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
The Old Church at Wilsonville McMenamins

In the summer of 1926, one of the greatest silent films of all time, Buster Keaton's The General, was made on location in Cottage Grove, Oregon.

Oregon Encyclopedia author and the former State Librarian of Oregon Jim Scheppke will introduce the film and describe the how it was filmed, including the famous train wreck scene-the most expensive scene in the history of silent film.

After Jim's introduction there will be a screening of the movie in its entirety, followed by Q & A.