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:

“C.E.S. Wood: Romancing Freedom” with Laurence Cotton, writer/filmmaker, and Tim Barnes, scholar/poet
Tuesday, January 26
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
The Old Church at Wilsonville McMenamins

Writer and filmmaker Laurence Cotton and scholar/poet Tim Barnes will share observations and insights into one of Oregon's most colorful and significant citizens - Charles Erskine Scott (C.E.S.) Wood (1852-1944).

Soldier, attorney, poet, essayist, artist and art patron, public speaker and raconteur, philosophical anarchist and cultural figure, C.E.S. Wood left a profound, enlightening, and controversial legacy on Portland, Oregon, and the West Coast. A friend of Chief Joseph, Clarence Darrow, Emma Goldman, and Mark Twain, Wood's romance with freedom made him a passionate defender of civil liberties and a leading progressive voice of early 20th-century America.

About the Speakers
Laurence Cotton is a historian, filmmaker, and co-producer of C.E.S. Wood. Tim Barnes is the co-writer of a biographical anthology, "Wood Works: The Life and Writings of Charles Erskine Scott Wood" (Oregon State University Press, 1997) and has published five books of poetry.