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Historical Society to host Pints from the Past

SUBMITTED PHOTO  - The Pints from the Past program on April 11 will focus on the Willamette River Locks. The event will be held at the Midway Bar in Oregon City; admission is free, and food and beverages will be available to purchase.Clackamas County Historical Society will host its next Pints from the Past discussion at 6:30 p.m. on April 11 at Midway Bar, 1003 Seventh St. in Oregon City.

The program, “Unlocking the Locks,” will take attendees from the 1873 opening of the Willamette Falls Locks to its eventual closure by the Army Corps of Engineers in 2011 and detail what is being done to breathe life back into this stunning piece of national history. The lecture will be led by members of the Willamette Falls Locks Task Force, a state-created group charged with developing a plan for future operation of the locks.

Previous Pints from the Past events have drawn more than 200 attendees. Based on the turnout, attendees are encouraged to arrive early to ensure seating. The events are free; beverages and food are available for purchase.

“All local history lovers should come raise and lower a glass while learning how the raising and lowering of watercraft transformed the region,” said CCHS Executive Director Claire Blaylock.

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