Deschutes Historical Museum and McMenamins invite you to History Pub on Jan. 28th. Enjoy a food and beverages in Father Luke’s Room while learning about the people who made history in Oregon. Topic will be : FROM FRONTIER NEWSPAPERING TO THE DIGITAL AGE: ONE OREGON FAMILY’S ODYSSEY and will cover the adventures of one of the most powerful Newspaper Families in Oregon. EO Media Group evolved from a weekly newspaper established in Pendleton in 1875 to a multi-city combination of daily and weekly publications throughout Oregon. It covers how powerful and colorful editors helped shape important events not only in communities where the papers operated, but in the state at large. Doors open at 6pm . Presentation starts at 7pm.
Presenter: William Willingham is a fourth-generation Oregonian. He was born and raised in Pendleton and now lives in Portland, working as a Consulting Historian. He received his BA from Willamette University and a Ph.D. from Northwestern University. He has written several books on Oregon history, including Grit and Ink: An Oregon Family’s Adventures in Newspapering, 1908-2018 (2018); Starting Over: Community Building on the Eastern Oregon Frontier (2005); Collegiate Architecture in the West: Willamette University, 1842-2012 (2019); Classic Houses of Portland, Oregon, 1850-1950 (1999).
History Pub fills up very quickly – come early!