From Coos Bay to the White House: Candidate Kennedy in Oregon

Free and open to the public
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
7PM – 8:30PM

  • Free
  • Family-friendly
  • Researchers
  • Teachers

Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Ave
Portland, Oregon 97205
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Event Type: LectureAudience(s): Family-friendly, Researchers, TeachersLocation: Portland

In the years leading up to his presidential nomination in 1960, Sen. John F. Kennedy was a frequent visitor to Oregon, serving as grand marshal of the Medford Pear Blossom Parade and throwing out the first ball at a Little League game in The Dalles. It was all a long way from Harvard, but it led to a crucial victory in the Oregon primary that propelled him toward the Oval Office.

David Sarasohn is a columnist for The Oregonian, a former professor of American history, and the author of three books.

Ability Accommodation Information

This event provides the following accommodations:

  • Handicap Accessible