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Legendary mountain man Joe Meek lecture set

Hillsboro, OR–The Washington County Museum’s long running “Crossroads” Lecture series moves to a Noon- 1 p.m. time slot beginning Sept.18.
The lectures, always on the third Wednesday of each month, generally focus on Washington County and Oregon history.  They are free after museum admission.  Guests may bring a brown bag lunch to the lectures that will be held in the Museum’s gallery on the second floor of the Hillsboro Civic Center Plaza building, 120 E Main, on the corner of First and Main in downtown Hillsboro.
“We’ve had numerous requests from the businesses and government offices especially, to have the lectures during the lunch hour, so we’re giving it a try,” says Marcia Hale, Director of Guest Services and Public Programs, who coordinates the monthly lecture series.  “Since our move to downtown Hillsboro last November, we have seen an increase in lecture attendance and many, many requests from local business people that they’d love to come but the former 2 p.m. slot didn’t work very well.  We have a great slate of lectures for folks to try this fall!”
On October 16, noted former Oregonian newspaper columnist John Terry will present a program on the legendary pioneer Mountain Man, Joe Meek.  Terry will discuss the reality of the Mountain Man in the early Northwest.   November 20, Gaston author Ken Bilderback presents “Finding History Beneath Our Feet:  The Road to the Past Begins Wherever You’re Standing”.  He will talk about how tracing the history of a creek with no name near his Gaston home led him to exploring every major trend in Oregon history one step at a time and two books later.
Wrapping up the fall series on December 18, Aloha resident Janelle Josephson will talk about her new book on the history of the Aloha-Reedville area.  The book includes many images found in the archives of the Washington County Museum.
Details about the lectures can be found on the museum website at www.washingtoncountymuseum.org.  Museum members attend the lectures free, general  admission is $6.00 for adults, $4.00 for Seniors, (ages 60 +), Military, and students.  Admission may be purchased at the door the day of the lecture.