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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.

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
Tillamook Burn, 1933, bb004576

Type: Lecture     Series: History Pub

Legacy of Fire: Examining the Past for Clues to Oregon’s Wildfire Future


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

  • Free
  • Family-friendly
  • Researchers
  • Teachers
The People’s School: A History of Oregon State University by Dr. William G. Robbins

Type: Book Talk     

The Making of “The People’s School: A History of Oregon State University”


Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Ave
Portland, Oregon 97205

  • Free
  • Researchers
  • Teachers
Frank Branch Riley Collection, Box 12, No. 4

Type: Special Event     

Estate Planning 101


Oregon Historical Society, Hatfield Room
1200 SW Park Ave
Portland, Oregon 97205

  • Free
  • RSVP Required
Rose Mary Villanueva with her parents, godfather “Chap” Cruz Campo, and her godmother Magdalena Campos on her baptism day. June 1, 1947. Courtesy Latino Roots in Oregon Project

Type: Lecture     Series: Second Sunday

Latinas in Oregon History: Women’s Stories from the Latino Roots Project


Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Ave
Portland, Oregon 97205

  • Free
  • Family-friendly
  • Researchers
  • Teachers
Bob Woodward

Type: Lecture, Special Event     Series: Hatfield Historians Forum

Bob Woodward


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

  • Family-friendly
  • Teachers
The Long Defeat: Cultural Trauma, Memory, and Identity in Japan by Akiko Hashimoto

Type: Book Talk     Series: History Book Club

The Long Defeat: Cultural Trauma, Memory, and Identity in Japan


University Club
1225 SW 6th Ave
Portland, Oregon 97204

  • RSVP Required
  • Members Only
  • Adults
  • Free for Members
Photo card catalog

Type: Workshop     

Genealogy Workshop — Bury the Dead, Not the Living: Organizing Your Records


Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Ave
Portland, Oregon 97205

  • Researchers