Oregon History Is Feature for Oct. 5 Meeting

You know the Beach Bill and the Bottle Bill, but chances are a retired history teacher and author will surprise you with stories of some  little-known political leaders who have shaped our state.

Tom Marsh, author of To the Promised Land: A History of Government and Politics in Oregon, will be the guest speaker at the annual meeting of the New Friends of the Beaverton City Library on Saturday, October 5, 2013, at 2 p.m. in the conference room of the main library. His talk, “Under the Radar,” will highlight some significant Oregon politicians you may not have heard of.

Marsh was a popular high school history teacher for 33 years, including 28 years in the Beaverton School District. In the 1970s, he served two terms in the Oregon House of Representatives, representing northeast Washington County.

To the Promised Land, published last year by OSU Press, covers nearly 200 years of our evolution from a territory to a state at the forefront of environmental and social movements. Copies will be available at the event, including a signed copy as a raffle prize.

The annual meeting and election of New Friends of the Beaverton City Library follows the talk and will include NFBCL’s¬†contributions to the Beaverton City Library and Murray Scholls Branch Library.

The program is free and the public is welcome. Refreshments will be served, courtesy of New Seasons and Starbucks.

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