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Lecture to focus on Civil War

Lecture to focus on Civil War

Victoria E. Bynum, who teaches history at Texas State University, will discuss her latest book, “The Long Shadow of the Civil War,” on Wednesday, Oct. 10.

The free presentation is set for 7 p.m. in Jonasson Hall, on the lower level of Melrose Hall on the Linfield College campus.

Bynum’s book is a series of narratives about Southern men and women who fought against the Confederacy rather than for it. It builds on her earlier book, “The Free State of Jones,” a work that has been optioned by a major Hollywood producer.

For the past 25 years, her research and teaching interests have centered on gender, class and race relations in the 19th Century American South.

The presentation is being offered through the Jonas A. “Steine” Jonasson Endowed Lecture Series, which honors Jonasson, professor emeritus of history. He was associated with Linfield for more than 60 years before his death in 1997.

For more information, contact Peter Buckingham at 503-883-2479 or

Pancake breakfast set Oct. 7

The McMinnville Volunteer Fire Association will host its annual pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, at the McMinnville Fire Station downtown.

Pancakes, eggs, ham and beverages will run  $3 for children 6 to 12 and $6 for older diners. The event will also feature fire and ambulance station tours, along with free balloons and fire engine rides for the kids.

The nonprofit volunteer association holds the event to raise funds for its charitable activities, which include sponsoring T-ball and Little League teams, 4-H clubs, grad nights and school programs.

For more information, call the fire department at 503-435-5800.

Building scientist to speak Tuesday

Tyvek, Parr Lumber and the Green Building Guild of Yamhill County are teaming up to bring green building expert Mark Laliberte to Yamhill County on Tuesday, Oct. 9.

Laliberte will present “Houses That Work: The Science Behind High-Performance Homes” at 6 o’clock at Red Ridge Farms, 5510 N.E. Breyman Orchards Road in Dayton. Appetizers will be served and wine tasting will be offered for a fee.

The event is open to visitors, but space is limited. RSVPs are requested to

Laliberte helped created curriculum for the educational series Houses That Work and served as an adviser for the EPA Energy Star and DOE Building America programs. He addresses more than 8,000 builders a year through events like the JLCLive Conference and NAHB International Builders Show.

“Mark has a wealth of knowledge and experience,” said Shan Stassens, a local homebuilder active in the Green Building Guild. “Listening to his talks really inspires me and our company to build the best performing homes possible.”

The Green Building Guild of Yamhill County is an association of building professionals dedicated to the promotion of green building practices. The guild provides a public forum for the exchange of experience and information to advance the principles and practice of green building.

— The News-Register staff

Lecture to focus on Civil War

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