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McCloskey to share historical firsts of Oregon

SUBMITTED PHOTOS:  - Michael McCloskey will present the first of a series of lectures in the History Without Walls series, hosted by the West Linn Historical Society.West Linn Historical Society will present author Michael McCloskey in the first of a series of guest lectures at noon Nov. 12 in the West Linn Public Library, 1595 Burns St., West Linn. McCloskey will share some of the historical achievements from his book, “Oregon: A State that Stands Out.”

McCloskey’s book assesses how the state stacks up by national standards. Including fun facts and little-known historical firsts, this title covers dozens of fields, such as politics, nature conservation and the arts.

McCloskey earned a law degree from the University of Oregon, and after a 40-year career with the Sierra Club, chaired Portland’s Heritage Tree program for eight years.

“We are pleased to welcome outside experts such as Michael McCloskey, to share their knowledge of history with West Linn,” said Danny Schreiber, vice president of the West Linn Historical Society.

“With the leadership of our committee chair person Dede Montgomery, this series of guest presentations will provide a source of information that should both educate and entertain.”

The lecture is free and open to all.

The guest lecture series is part of the History Without Walls campaign started by the West Linn Historical Society late in 2015.

The campaign creates historical enrichment programs that are fun, entertaining and educational.

Learn more online at westlinnhistory.org.

— The Review, Tidings