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The Newberg Historical Society

The Newberg Historical Society Program

Hosted by the Newberg Historical Society, this monthly talk takes place every last Tuesday of the month at the Chehalem Cultural Center. 

On June 26 the Newberg Area Historical Society will welcome Julie Anderson to speak at their monthly meeting.  Julie will be speaking on the topic “William Hobson: the Man Who Brought Quakerism to Newberg.”  Hobson settled permanently in The Chehalem Valley in 1876 and was influential in starting the Quaker congregation now known as Newberg Friends Church.  Julie will speak about his growing up years, his pioneer days in Iowa and his time in Newberg, with an emphasis on his work as a Quaker minister and his influence in Newberg from the late 1870s to the early 1890s, including his involvement with Friends Pacific Academy (George Fox University).

Julie Anderson has lived in Newberg since 1992.  She is a graduate of George Fox University.  Julie and her husband, Carl, are the parents of two teenage daughters. She works part time at Camp Tilikum as a Guest Host in the retreat center and has written devotionals and adult Bible study material for Barclay Press. Over the past several years she has developed an interest in Friends (Quaker) history, which has lead to spending considerable time in the George Fox University Quaker Room and Archives perusing old books and microfilm.

The Newberg Area Historical Society welcomes the public to their meetings which are held in the Chehalem Cultural Center.  Speakers begin at 7pm and the business meeting begins at 6:30pm.

NOTE: This event is not programmed by the CCC, please contact the Newberg Historical Society with any questions:

Earlier Event: June 25
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