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Massacre at Hells Canyon

Type: Online Video     Series: Oregon Experience

Massacre At Hells Canyon

In 1887, a gang of horse thieves gunned down as many as 34 Chinese gold miners on the Oregon side of the Snake River near Hells Canyon. Some have called it the country’s worst massacre of Chinese by whites. Though the killers were known, and at least one confessed, no one was ever convicted.

Kam Wah Chung

Type: Online Video     Series: Oregon Experience

Kam Wah Chung

In the late 1800s, thousands of Chinese miners came to Eastern Oregon in search of gold. Among them were two men - Ing “Doc” Hay and Lung On - who opened a store and herbal apothecary called Kam Wah Chung. Though originally catering to their fellow Chinese, over time these two men attended to the medical needs of many, becoming highly regarded members of the community.

Red, White & Black: An Oregon Wine Story

Type: Film Showing, Panel Discussion     Series: Second Sunday

Red, White & Black: An Oregon Wine Story


Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Ave
Portland, Oregon 97205

  • Adults
Coquille, Ore. E.W. Rollins Collection, Acc 24549, Box 5.

Type: Special Event     

Santa Visits Santaland December 16 – 17


Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Ave
Portland, Oregon 97205

  • Free
  • Family-friendly
Coquille, Ore. E.W. Rollins Collection, Acc 24549, Box 5.

Type: Special Event     

Santa Visits Santaland December 23


Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Ave
Portland, Oregon 97205

  • Free
  • Family-friendly
Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush

Type: Book Talk     Series: History Book Club

Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush


University Club
1225 SW 6th Ave
Portland, Oregon 97204

  • RSVP Required
  • Members Only
  • Adults
Black United Front leader, Ron Herndon, stands on a desk at a School Board protest against the closure of Harriet Tubman Middle School, March 30, 1982. Steve Nehl, Oregon Journal. OrHi 95005 ba018353

Type: Exhibit Opening     

Members Opening Reception—Racing to Change: Oregon’s Civil Rights Years


Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Ave
Portland, Oregon 97205

  • RSVP Required
  • Free for Members
  • Members Only
  • Family-friendly
Oregon Spectator front page, July 22, 1851

Type: Lecture     Series: Second Sunday

Beyond Fake News: How We Find Accurate Information about the World


Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Ave
Portland, Oregon 97205

  • Free
  • Family-friendly
  • Researchers
  • Teachers
Taylor Branch. Photo by J. Brough Schamp

Type: Lecture, Special Event     Series: Hatfield Historians Forum

Taylor Branch


First Congregational United Church of Christ
1126 SW Park Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97205

  • Family-friendly
  • Teachers
Enemies: A History of the FBI by Tim Weiner

Type: Book Talk     Series: History Book Club

Enemies: A History of the FBI


University Club
1225 SW 6th Ave
Portland, Oregon 97204

  • RSVP Required
  • Members Only
  • Adults