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Doug Kenck-Crispin at History Center

Tom McCall and his role in local history

Published on November 3, 2017 11:28AM

Last changed on November 6, 2017 11:56AM

Historian Doug Kenck-Crispin comes to the Cannon Beach History Center and Museum.

Courtesy Doug Kenck-Crispin

Historian Doug Kenck-Crispin comes to the Cannon Beach History Center and Museum.

Courtesy Cannon Beach History Center
Doug Kenck-Crispin discusses the legacy of Tom McCall.

Courtesy Cannon Beach History Center Doug Kenck-Crispin discusses the legacy of Tom McCall.


Join the Cannon Beach History Center and Museum for a free meeting of the museum’s membership. Don’t miss this rousing, funny, and spirited presentation on Governor Tom McCall by Kick Ass Oregon History’s own Doug Kenck-Crispin.

Originally from Spokane, Washington, Kenck-Crispin came with his family in 1982 and settled in North Portland.

Kenck-Crispin is the resident historian for the podcast “Kick Ass Oregon History.” He has been featured in Imbibe and Portland Monthly magazines, OPB’s “Oregon Experience,” “Think Out Loud,” “Weekend Edition,” and the season premiere of Esquire TV’s “Best Bars in America.”

He has written for Portland Monthly, Street Roots newspaper and the Willamette Week. In addition, he hosts various historical speaking series, field trips and historical tours — across the state — that connect people with Oregon.

Kenck-Crispin will be talking about Governor Tom McCall in celebration of this year’s 50th anniversary of HB1601 McCall Beach Bill. McCall is known by many as the man who kept Oregon’s beaches open to the public, but he was so much more. He was an environmental governor, war hawk, republican, documentarian, and politician.

Start off happy hour with a pint of Fort George on Saturday, Nov. 18, at 5 p.m. at the Cannon Beach History Center and Museum. The museum is a private non-profit located at the corner of Sunset and Spruce in Cannon Beach, Oregon. This event is free and open to the public. For more information call 503-436-9301, visit cbhistory.org of find them on Facebook. Check out their Facebook page. The museum posts daily historic images and information.



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