Presented by: Lynne McKee, Wilsonville Public Library, Wilsonville-Boones Ferry Historical Society and McMenamins History
Lynne McKee spent eight years at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. as their Art Theft Program Manager, coordinating investigations that resulted in the recovery of more than $300 million in cultural property. She was also co-founder of the FBI’s Rapid Deployment Art Crime Team. Join us as Lynne McKee shares the real story of illicit trafficking in art and antiquities through actual FBI cases and undercover operations.
About the Speaker:
Since 2016, Lynne McKee has been the Benton County Fairgrounds Manager. Prior to that, she was the Executive Director of Deepwood Museum & Gardens, an 1894 Queen Anne Victorian historic house located in Salem, Oregon. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from the University of California at Davis and a master’s degree in Museum Studies from San Francisco State University. She has worked for a variety of museums including the Autry Museum of Western Heritage in Los Angeles; Monticello, Thomas Jefferson’s historic home in Charlottesville, Virginia; and the National Museum of Natural History, part of the Smithsonian Institution. Mrs. McKee also worked for the FBI in Washington, D.C. for eight years as their Art Theft Program Manager recovering stolen cultural property around the world. During her tenure at the FBI she co-founded the organization’s first Art Crime Team.
About Wilsonville Old Church History Pub
These monthly, free events are open to everyone interested in Oregon and Pacific Northwest history. Co-sponsored by like-minded historical and civic organizations, we bring you experts, scholars, first-person experiencers and historians who expound on topics from Lewis and Clark to shipwrecks, hop growing to women pioneers and far, far beyond. It’s like being back in the classroom – except this time you get to settle into comfortable seats and enjoy a drink or two with dinner while you listen and learn.