Join Dede Montgomery, a sixth-generation Oregonian whose family ties have instilled in her a deep connection to the land and curiosity about life in early Oregon. Dede would like to share a discussion and reading from her book, “My Music Man,” with the community. “My Music Man” uses stories of seven generations of family living near Oregon’s Willamette River to illustrate the power of storytelling. Dede’s dad (My Music Man, or Dick Montgomery) grew up on Thurman, often found playing in Macleay Park. His grandparents lived in the house with the drinking fountain on the corner, and Dede and her brothers all attended Lincoln. Additionally, Dede’s grandfather, Richard G. Montgomery, Sr., lived on Thurman while he wrote his book, "The White-Headed Eagle." Join Dede as she talks about her book, her family, and our very own neighborhood!
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6–7:30 p.m. | Thursday, May 17
Free | Donations appreciated | No RSVP necessary