Guest Author Talks
Throughout the year, guest authors and presenters share their books and tales with the West Linn Historical Society members. These free public presentations allow for one on one connections with historians and history buffs alike.
Join the West Linn Historical Society for our next guest speaker, Deborah Hopkinson. During her presentation "Touch the Past: Sharing a Passion for History," she’ll talk about how she mines history to create historical fiction and nonfiction that introduce readers to historical thinking skills. Please join us for a fun evening--whether you’re looking for ways to share your love of history with others, have questions about how to turn your ideas into a manuscript, or just like to read!
Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 7PM
FREE Register in advance at
On May 17, 2020 historian and West Linn Historical Society member Dede Montgomery presented our first virtual guest lecture on the History of Football in Oregon. Below is a link to the recording of that presentation.
West Linn Historical Society member and local author, Dede Montgomery presents her new book, My Music Man, a memoir of life along the Willamette River and her family history in Oregon. Below is a link to the recording of that presentation.