Author Michael McCloskey: A Glimpse into History

This is a past event. Saturday, April 13 at 1:00pm

Quail Hollow Clubhouse 21100 N.E. Sandy Blvd., Fairview, OR

Join the annual meeting of the East County Historical Organization (ECHO) with guest speaker is Michael McCloskey, author of A Glimpse Into History: What Famous People Have Said About Oregon and the Need to Conserve It. 

In A Glimpse into History, award-winning author Michael McCloskey revisits the words of prominent figures in Oregon’s history who called for the conservation of nature in this beautiful green state.

A Glimpse into History is a winner of the Great Northwest Book Festival and the Independent Booksellers Association’s top awards. It features the words of over 90 figures who turned Oregon into the premier “green” state. They were explorers, pioneers, settlers, ministers, climbers, scientists, poets, politicians, writers, ranchers, activists, lawyers and businessmen. They shaped the culture that saw value in nature and triggered demands for policies to protect it. Through their inspiring words, their presence is still felt. Oregon was blessed in being shaped by such talented, passionate people.

About the Author:

Earning degrees at Harvard (B.A.) and from the University of Oregon (J.D.), Michael McCloskey led the Sierra Club as executive director and chairman during pivotal phases of getting framework laws enacted nationally to protect the environment. After a 40-year career with the Sierra Club, he chaired Portland’s Heritage Trees program for eight years. He still lives in Portland and recently authored the award-winning Conserving Oregon’s Environment: Breakthroughs That Made History and Oregon: A State that Stands Out.

Mr. McCloskey will have copies of this book available for purchase at $24.95 each. Light refreshments will be served, and the meeting is open to the public.

There is free parking at the venue and the TriMet Bus #21-Sandy/223rd stops nearby. The venue is handicapped accessible.

For more information, call 503.618.0946, email or visit the event website.

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Free, Readings & Talks



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