Archive for June 2019

White Eagle Lore, Reexamined

Hello from the History Department. Full disclosure: This is a reboot from an eBlast about the White Eagle originally published in 2013 – but it still holds true because history. Whether or not ghosts roam the hallways is undocumented; who’s to say if there are or aren’t spirits who remain in residence? (I say yes.)…

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The 5th Floor

Hello from the History Department – You may have heard about the diminutive 5th floor at the Elks Temple? – we even named a beer after it. But what it lacks in square footage, it makes up in lovely artwork by McMenamins artist Cleo Hehn, depicting several of the company’s most important influences and inspirations.…

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Extraordinary in Its Utter Simplicity

Hello from the History Department – Edgefield Concerts on the Lawn will rock and roll the old poor farm this week! Hello, summer! So when you’re there in that wonderful venue, enjoying a show along with thousands of others, do not for one second think to simply walk past one of the best little joints in…

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“Wonderful Things Happen”

Hello from the History Department – The 2018–19 school year is quickly drawing to a close, so today we take a look at another of the teachers, Kate Drew, who made the Kennedy School special, back when it was an operating elementary school. What a wonderful attitude Mrs. Drew had and passed along to her…

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