Event: Tea and Quilt Social – Bring a Quilt to Share – Tea, Scones, Fresh Fruit Served
Speaker: Jo Ann Tannock, Traditional Quilter
When: Saturday, November 1, 2014, 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Where: Beaverton History Center, 12412 SW Broadway, Beaverton, OR
Cost: $10.00 per Person, Limited to 16 Guests
Send checks payable to Beaverton Historical Society, P.O. Box 1825, Beaverton, OR 97075 or pay in person at the History Center, 12412 SW Broadway St., Beaverton, OR, (503) 430-0106, HistoricBeaverton.org
Join us for our Tea and Quilt Social. Bring a quilt to share while enjoying tea, scones and fresh fruit. Jo Ann Tannock will be our guest. She is a self-taught traditional quilter, and quilts entirely by hand. Jo Ann has donated quilts to the Washington County Museum, Dixie Mt. Grange, and the Genealogical Society of Washington County for fundraising. She has lived on Dixie Mt. for 60 years, on a century farm where they raise strawberries, Christmas trees, hay and timber.
Event: Aviation History
Speaker: Tom Philo, Secretary/Archivist/Historian for local Oregon 8th Air Force Historical Society
When: Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 7:00 – 8:00 PM
Where: Beaverton Historical Society, 12412 SW Broadway, Beaverton, OR
Admission: $2.00 Suggested Donation
Tom Philo is the Secretary and the Archivist/Historian for the local chapter of the Oregon 8th Air Force Historical Society. Tom has been active in reading about, researching, and sharing knowledge of all types of history since grade school.
Tom joined the Oregon 8th AFHS chapter in 1997 due to his love of aviation and history and volunteered to become the secretary soon after joining. Once of his first presentations to the chapter was a photo journey of what remains of the 8th Air Force bases in the UK culled from photos that he has taken during his 7 trips to the UK he since his first trip "over there" in 1982.
Asides from reading books on all aspects of the 8th Air Force, and history in general, he has also flown in a few WW II aircraft including a Boeing B-17G "Flying Fortress", North American B-25H "Mitchell", an Boeing AT-6 "Texan" trainer plus he has "stick time" in a Travel Air "Mystery Ship" bi-plane as well as a Boeing "Stearman" bi-plane. He has sat in numerous different WW II type aircraft over the years as well as going looking through the insides of many Allied and Axis and taking photos.
Using a specializing generalist method of learning about history he does not concentrate in a narrow field but learns about all aspects of a subject field. This means not only learning about the equipment but the tactics used and the science behind the theories, detailed equipment, supporting staffs and people, logistics, funding, medical, operational and other aspects of both the attacker and the defender so as to understand the specifics while putting it into context of the whole conflict to not only understand how it was done but also why it was implemented.