A talk with Michael McCloskey, author of “A Glimpse Into History”

We invite you to a special evening with award-winning author Michael McCloskey. He will speak about his newest book, A Glimpse into History, which revisits the words of prominent figures in Oregon’s history who called for the conservation of nature in this beautiful green state.

“Adding to his previous studies of Oregon’s environmental history, Mike marshals the words of Oregonians from across three centuries—writers, and politicians, suffragists and ministers, explorers, outdoorsmen, scholars, and lawyers, judges and activists—whose vision for Oregon has not been merely as a good place to live but a place standing as a model…for the long- term stewardship of our natural resources.”

– Chet Orloff, emeritus director Oregon Historical Society

After earning degrees at Harvard (B.A.) and 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. In addition to his forty-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.

Thursday, September 13th, 2018 from 6:30-7:30pm at the museum

Museum admission is $3-$5, FREE for members, and entrance to the museum is included with the event.