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History Pub talks about the birth of the Portland Timbers

"The 1975 Portland Timbers" - where it all beganRCTID! Join us on Tuesday, January 28, for an evening with Michael Orr, podcaster and local author of The 1975 Portland Timbers: The Birth of Soccer City, USA.

In this History Pub talk, Michael Orr takes a look back at the first season of the Timbers team in 1975, a season so successful that it landed the Timbers in the NASL Soccer Bowl and earned Portland the nickname “Soccer City USA.” Learn more about the team that inspired huge crowds and featured stars like Peter Withe and Willie Anderson.

“Soccer City, USA: The Birth and Rise of the Portland Timbers” with Michael Orr
Tuesday, January 28
6:30 PM -8:00 PM
The Old Church at Wilsonville McMenamins
Free admission

For more information, contact the Reference Desk at 503-682-2744 or reference@wilsonvillelibrary.org.

History Pub starts Tuesday, March 26

Come join us at our first History Pub!

Come join us at our first History Pub!

In collaboration with the Wilsonville-Boones Ferry Historical Society and McMenamins, the Wilsonville Public Library presents History Pub!

Learn about Oregon history in a local historical site (The Old Church at Wilsonville McMenamins) on the last Tuesday of the month at 6:30 P.M. Attendance is free of charge, but of course you are welcome to purchase food and drink to enjoy with your history lecture. Doors open at 5:30 P.M.

The first lecture is next Tuesday, March 26, about slavery in the Oregon Territory (to answer your question: Yes, there were slaves in Oregon!),  presented by local historian and journalist Greg Nokes. Find out more on the library’s calendar page.

We’re excited about this series of lectures and hope you will join us!

History Pub: Slavery in the Oregon Territory
Tuesday, March 26
6:30-8:00 P.M.  Doors open at 5:30 P.M.
The Old Church at Wilsonville McMenamins

For more information, contact the Reference Desk at 503-682-2744 or reference@wilsonvillelibrary.org.