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"The History of KKK in Oregon":Tuesday­ Free Lecture at The Jack London Bar.

Every Tuesday night in the Jack London Bar(located in the basement of The Rialto at 529 SW 4th AVE) Meet up and listen to local writers and educators speak on topics like Oregon History, Environmental issues and Art. All lectures are informal, fun, and geared to folks who are curious about things and like spending time in bars. These are not stuffy lectures held in museum halls. Expect humor and adult language.

Seating: There will be big tables pushed together with Meetup table tents placed on them. Sit there to mix/mingle with other Anyones or sit anywhere you like.

Happy hour: 4-7. $1 off well drinks, draft and a nice small plate menu. Full menu available all night. The Jack London opens at 6pm and drinks/food are available upstairs in the main bar/pool room area before that for anyone who wants to come a bit early. Full bar and menu also available in the Jack London.

21+ only.

August lineup:

August 6: Speaker Finn JD John presents on "The History of the KKK in Oregon." Doors at 6. Lecture begins at 7:30pm. In the early 20th century, The KKK had a strong presence in state and local governemnt and even marched in the Rose Parade. Although their presence here was short-lived, the affects of their influence has been long lasting on our city. Finn is a dedicated local historian, author, and educator with a great sense of humor and ease at the mic.

August 13:
Speaker: Tracy Prince, PhD
Topic: " A Hollow, a Creek, and a War about Geese; The history of Goose Hollow."
Join author and historian Tracy Prince, PhD, Scholar in Residence at the Portland Center for Public Humanities
as she shares stories and history about Goose Hollow Neighborhood. Learn about how the area got its name, uncover Tanner Creek and more!

August 20:
Speaker: Doug Kenck-Crispen of Oregon Kick Ass History!
Topic: "When Oregon was British".
That's right, Oregon was once under the rule of the British Crown. John McLoughlin, the "Father of Oregon", was British. This is a really fascinating chapter of our state history and Doug will no doubt deliver it with the vim and vigor it deserves. Come for laughs, tawdry tales and don't mind the f-bombs, Doug is an grade A public historian dedicated to community education.

August 29:
6:30 Lecture:
Speaker: Amanda Caffail
Topic: "The Artic Ocean."
7:30 Lecture
Speaker: Joe Streckert

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  • Lauren

    Entertaining and very informative. The speaker was funny and knowledgeable. Met some cool people at my table and had good conversation. The speaker started a half hour late and spoke for a long time though. I was not expecting to be out so late on a weekday night.

    August 11, 2013

  • Selena

    It was interesting

    August 7, 2013

  • Todd

    Cannot make it

    August 6, 2013

  • Cindi K.

    Sorry not going to be able to make it.

    August 6, 2013

  • Kalima T.

    I hope this topic will be discussed again. Was looking forward to this. Me and my guests can't make it tonight.

    August 6, 2013

  • Nancy E.

    first time! looking forward to it.

    August 6, 2013

  • Jody

    This sounds really good, but I'm probably not gonna make it after all. It's shaping up to be a perfect river beach day, long and hot.

    August 5, 2013

  • suzanne

    So wanted to come, but something came up. Next time for sure.

    August 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have a class this night

    August 3, 2013

  • kent

    hi, i'm new to the town, much interested to join this lecture: )

    August 2, 2013

  • Nai S.

    This sounds very interesting

    August 1, 2013

  • Rusty S.

    Would Love to attend. I love Oregon history.

    1 · August 1, 2013

  • Terry R.

    No cover. Free for 21+.

    July 27, 2013

  • Kalima T.

    Is there a cost to attend this?

    July 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds fascinating...

    July 25, 2013

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