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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
The Art of the Protest Song

Type: Musical Performance, Special Event, Online Video     Series: Second Sunday

The Art of the Protest Song

In celebration of High Hopes: The Journey of John F. Kennedy, the Oregon Historical Society has partnered with four local folk musicians to present a showcase of popular topical/ and protest songs from the Kennedy era as well as original songs focused on contemporary issues. Join us for a rousing display of the music that helped define Kennedy’s era and the tradition of protest songs that continues today.

  • Free
  • Family-friendly
Annette Gordon-Reed

Type: Audio Recording, Lecture, Special Event     Series: Hatfield Lecture Series

Annette Gordon-Reed

Annette Gordon-Reed is the Charles Warren Professor of American Legal History at Harvard Law School and a professor of history in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University. She won the Pulitzer Prize in History in 2009 for The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family. Her most recently published book (with Peter S. Onuf) is “Most Blessed of the Patriarchs”: Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination. Her honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship in the humanities, a MacArthur Fellowship, the National Humanities Medal, and the National Book Award, among others.

  • Family-friendly
  • Teachers
Swahili women’s group celebrates at the community garden; courtesy African Family Holistic Health Organization

Type: Special Event, Partner Event, Dance Performance     

Our Story. Our Voice. Our Culture.

Oregonians from Bhutanese, Micronesian, and African communities introduce their cultures and share stories in an evening of fun and learning. Women will tell birth stories, offering a glimpse of experiences that carry vital lessons to be learned by health professionals and the broader Portland community. The program includes song, poetry, and dance performances from the three communities.

  • Free
  • Family-friendly
Daughter of Oregon pioneers Katherine Kubil cuts Oregon’s 64th birthday cake, 02-26-1923, Oregonian collection, Orig 0318P485, Neg No. 009818

Type: Special Event     

Celebrity Chocolate Cake Smack-down


Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Ave
Portland, Oregon 97205

  • Free
  • Family-friendly
Scale model of circus baggage wagon and draft horses is displayed by wood carver Ed Quigley, March 29, 1959, Oregon Journal collection, bb016183

Type: Special Event     

What’s It Worth?


Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97205

  • Family-friendly
Theodore Roosevelt recreator Joe Wiegand. Photo by Mark Glenn Studio

Type: Lecture, Special Event     Series: Teddy Roosevelts Oregon Roadshow

An Evening with Teddy Roosevelt


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

  • Free
  • Teachers
  • Family-friendly
  • Researchers
Doris Kearns Goodwin

Type: Lecture, Special Event     

An Evening with Doris Kearns Goodwin


Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
1037 SW Broadway
Portland, Oregon 97205

Meier and Frank 1976 Christmas display. CN 023668 bb006591

Type: Special Event     

Holiday Cheer


Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Ave
Portland, Oregon 97205

  • Free