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Okropong. Courtesy Obo Addy Legacy Project

Type: Online Video, Lecture, Musical Performance     Series: History Pub

The Legacy of Obo Addy and His Impact in the Pacific Northwest

For decades, the musical traditions of Ghana were explored and extended by Ghana-born and Portland-based drummer, composer, and bandleader Obo Addy. Together with his world beat band, Kukrudu, and traditional quartet, Okropong, Addy was one of Ghana's greatest musical ambassadors. Join us for a presentation on Obbo Addy's impact on the Pacific Northwest, including a performance by Okropong.

  • Family-friendly
  • Researchers
  • Teachers
Rabbi Joshua Stampfer, the Rev. Dr. Rodney Page, and Mr. Frank Afranji

Type: Special Event, Panel Discussion, Online Video     

Oregonians’ Efforts for Peace in the Middle East

This evening of dialogue features perspectives and memories shared by three Oregonians — a Jew, a Muslim, and a Christian — who for almost three decades have been struggling together from their common faith, to work, pray, and strive for peace in the Middle East. Rabbi Joshua Stampfer, Mr. Frank Afranji, and the Rev. Dr. Rodney Page first traveled to Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza in 1988, during the first Intefada (uprising). They then founded the Oregon Inter-religious Committee for Peace in the Middle East. On New Year’s morning in 1990 they started Cavalcade for Peace in the Middle East just before the first Gulf war. The Cavalcade continued, on New Year’s morning, for many years. Join us for an evening of reflection on the ways they have worked together in Oregon and increase interfaith understanding and foster peace. Jan Elfers, new Executive Director of Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon, will moderate the panel. Questions will be taken from the audience.

  • Family-friendly
Soldier of the 25th Infantry Division, c., 1969. Charles O. Haughey

Type: Online Video     Series: Oregon Experience

The Vietnam War Oregon Remembers

Nearly 50 years after the end of combat operations in Vietnam, Oregonians remain deeply affected by the events of those times. “Oregon Experience” explores the stories of a wide variety of people, from combat veterans, nurses and support personnel, to anti-war protestors and outspoken political leaders, grieving family members and today’s Vietnamese community — all coming to terms with an event that divided the country and forever marked those who lived through it.

Theodore Roosevelt recreator Joe Wiegand. Photo by Mark Glenn Studio

Type: Lecture, Audio Recording     Series: Teddy Roosevelts Oregon Roadshow

An Evening with Teddy Roosevelt 2017

Back by popular demand, famed Teddy Roosevelt reprisor returns for a free performance at the First Congregational United Church of Christ. Watch as the Colonel comes to life at an exciting living history event, where you will be convinced you are in the presence of our twenty-sixth president.

  • Teachers
  • Family-friendly
2017 Oregon History Day participants

Type: Education Event     

Educator Night at the Oregon Historical Society


Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Ave
Portland, Oregon 97205

  • Free
  • Teachers
Chinese Exclusion Act

Type: Film Showing, Panel Discussion     

The Chinese Exclusion Act


Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Ave
Portland, Oregon 97205

  • Free
  • Adults
  • Researchers
  • Teachers
“The Beaverton Outlaws” In the 1930s, a group of air-minded Oregonians started one of the first homebuilding clubs. Here, the pilots and builders banded together against a new threat: federal regulation. Courtesy Oregon Aviation Historical Society

Type: Lecture     Series: History Pub

The Beaverton Outlaws


McMenamins Kennedy School
5736 NE 33rd Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97211

  • Free
  • Family-friendly
  • Researchers
  • Teachers
Wordstock: Portland’s Book Festival

Type: Special Event, Panel Discussion     

Wordstock: Portland’s Book Festival


Portland Art Museum, Oregon Historical Society, and neighboring venues.
1219 SW Park Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97205

  • Family-friendly
The Art of the Protest Song

Type: Musical Performance, Special Event     Series: Second Sunday

The Art of the Protest Song


Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Ave
Portland, Oregon 97205

  • Free
  • Family-friendly
The Last of the President’s Men by Bob Woodward

Type: Book Talk     

History Book Club: The Last of the President’s Men


University Club
1225 SW 6th Ave
Portland, Oregon 97204

  • RSVP Required
  • Members Only
  • Adults