Ignite West Linn: History on fire

Ignite West Linn

The West Linn Historical Society is pleased to introduce Ignite West Linn: History on Fire next Sunday, January 21 at 2pm. This hour-long event will precede the Society’s annual meeting, and offer dynamic and lively fast-paced glimpses into history. Ignite presenters get 20 slides which automatically advance every 15 seconds. Join us to participate and share your feedback – for after all, if the event is successful, you too could be our next presenter! But be prepared, don’t think you’ll come, nod off or catch up on your email while sneaking peeks at your cell phone. The Emcee (early warning, that is me) will see to it that audience members, too, will have a serious job during this event. Oh, and we will have fun in the process!

This event will take a place at the soon-to-open Willamette Ale and Cider House, located at 1720 Willamette Falls Drive in Historic Willamette. Hold your horses, as the venue won’t be ready for a public opening until February 16, and we’ll be serving coffee at Ignite West Linn.

Drum Roll: The five selected presentations for this first-ever West Linn Ignite include:

  • “The Origin of Play” – Mike Watters
  • “Beavers: 1840-1920” – Steven Murschel, Beaver Ambassador
  • “Language of Flowers” – Beth Smolens
  • “Can you believe it happened in Oregon?” – Emily Axelrod
  • “Willamette Falls” – Siobhan Taylor, Willamette Falls Heritage Area Coalition

We hope you join us. RSVP on the West Linn Historical Society’s Facebook event page.

And if, in case, you haven’t yet had an opportunity to participate in our community’s engaging history activities, be sure to visit the Historical Society’s web and Facebook pages to learn more about them, including the Historic Fashion Show and Tea, Live Radio Show, Living History Tour, and more.

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