Pints from the Past: The Pig War

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Prof. Stephen Dow Beckham will deliver a free, public lecture in the "Pints from the Past" series at 7:00 PM, Tuesday, January 8, at the Lake Theatre, State Street, Lake Oswego.  "The Pig War," an illustrated presentation, examines the confrontation of the United States and Great Britain between 1859 and 1871 in the San Juan Islands of Puget Sound.  The killing of a pig erupted into an international dispute that brought naval ships and army troops to occupy San Juan Island.  The face-down endured from 1859 to 1872 and was, at last resolved with arbitration by Kaiser Wilhelm I of Prussia.  This chapter in regional history also became wrapped up in events of the U.S. Civil War.  Prof. Beckham is the Pamplin Professor of History, Emeritus, Lewis & Clark College.  He taught college students for 42 years and has resided in Lake Oswego since 1977.  Beckham is the author of numerous books on Pacific Northwest history and Native Americans.  He has authored historical exhibits at regional and national museums.  He is the former "Oregon Professor of the Year" and recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award, American Historical Association.

Come on down and support a local business that serves delicious food and a wide variety of beverages while you enjoy free entertainment from our delightful presenter.  Doors open at 6:30 so you have time to choose a seat and order a meal. The presentation begins at 7:00!

This program is offered by the Lake Oswego Public Library in cooperation with Clackamas County Historical Society and the Lake Theater & Café. Admission is free and no ticket is required. Doors open at 6:30, presentation begins at 7:00. The Lake Theater & Café is located at 106 North State Street in Lake Oswego. For more information, contact Carissa Barrett at or 503-534-4237.

Lake Theater and Cafe
106 North State Street
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
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